August 2015 | Volume 4, Number 4
Water Management for Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects
Produced water from chemical floods can cause problems for separation and water treatment equipment due to the polymers and surfactants used. Challenges are greater offshore where space limitations can affect treatment options.
Monitoring, Maintenance Of Mooring Systems Help To Extend Design Life of Production Facilities
As many platforms begin to produce beyond their design life, maintenance of mooring systems becomes more critical. With redundancies in place, operators may be unaware of initial failures, which can have major consequences if another failure occurs.
The Unexpected Challenges in an FPSO Mooring Project
A routine maintenance project became more complicated when an ROV inspection exposed unexpected trenching that reduced the holding capacity of the system.
Inlet Devices, Gas Demisting Devices Are Keys to Improving Scrubber Performance
A webinar on scrubber design explains how to enhance separation efficiency by using an inline cyclonic separator as a pre-separator upstream of the scrubber.
Automated Technology Needed in Wake of Oil Price Downturn
A recent webinar discussed the challenges the industry faces in adapting automated systems and the steps that operators should take to tackle the challenges.
Collaboration, Openness are Critical to Success of Zero-Incident HSE Culture
Improving safety culture is an important goal that can improve, and eventually eliminate HSE incidents in oil and gas.
Situational Awareness, Cognitive Biases Influence Decision Making
“Decision Making: What Makes a Decision Good,” was the topic of a recent webinar held by the SPE Human Factors Technical Section.
STTS To Hold Special Session on Gas Scrubber Design at ATCE
"Gas Scrubber Design and Validation for Robust Separation Duty" is the title of a special session planned by the Separations Technology Technical Section.
Flow Measurement Computer
27 Jul 2015
Cameron’s Scanner 3100 flow computer offers two integral flow runs and the ability to coalesce up to ...
Integrity Monitoring System
22 Jul 2015
Permasense’s ET210 integrity monitoring system delivers continuous wall thickness and temperature me ...
Subsea Connector System
17 Jul 2015
Trendsetter Engineering’s connection system is comprised of a TC7 clamp connector, TC11 clamp connec ...
Turbine Valve Control Actuator
13 Jul 2015
Voith Turbo’s SelCon linear actuator is designed with a safety function for gas and steam turbine va ...
Water Cut Monitor
08 Jul 2015
AMETEK Drexelbrook’s Universal IV CM water cut monitor is designed to make accurate water-in-oil mea ...
Ultrasonic Test Machine
06 Jul 2015
GE Measurement and Control’s ROWA-WT ultrasonic test machine for seamless tube and pipes combines hi ...
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: The Effect of Inlet Geometries on Flow Distribution
Efficient separation assumes uniform flow, but the reality of inlet geometries can invalidate this assumption, leading to separation problems and loss of separation efficiency.
ON THE MOVE
12 August 2015
Alex Schneiter has been named president and CEO of Lundin Petroleum. He has been with the company si.......Read More
30 July 2015
DNV GL appointed Remi Eriksen as its group president and chief executive officer (CEO). He has previ.......Read More
30 July 2015
DNV GL also promoted Tor Svensen, CEO and president of the maritime division, to group vice presiden.......Read More
30 July 2015
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen has been named CEO and president of the maritime division for DNV GL. Ørbeck-N.......Read More
23 July 2015
Jim Moore was named CEO of Polyflow. He was previously the COO of the company, which makes spoolable.......Read More
Daniel W. Rabun
21 July 2015
Daniel W. Rabun was named to the board of directors at Apache. Rabun currently serves as the nonexec.......Read More
18 July 2015
Advanced Insulation appointed Ian Wilcock as business development manager of its ContraBlast range o.......Read More
16 July 2015
AFGlobal named Curtis Samford as its president and CEO. Samford joined the firm as president of its .......Read More
15 July 2015
Steve Bertone has been named president of the Americas division of the Sparrows Group. He will overs.......Read More
14 July 2015
Zion Oil and Gas appointed Victor Carrillo as its CEO. He had been on the company’s board of directo.......Read More
10 July 2015
Xodus Subsea appointed Amedeo Marcotulli to the position of general manager for its Americas divisio.......Read More
10 July 2015
Maria Ancheril has been hired by Xodus Subsea as its business development manager for the Americas. .......Read More
01 July 2015
2H Offshore appointed Prahlad Enuganti as technical manager in its Aberdeen office. Enuganti joined .......Read More
30 June 2015
Carl Hahn has been named director of international sales operations focusing on oil and gas separati.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Peer Reviewed Papers - Overview
The OGF peer review editor invites discussion on published papers and introduces the five papers in this issue.
Risk-Based Analysis and Engineering of Safe Distances Between Occupied Structures and Processing Equipment
This paper presents a technique that results in an occupied structure being located properly and constructed to reduce the risk of harm to the occupants to a tolerable level.
Challenges in a Multidisciplinary Approach for Explosion Design for Floating Facilities
Floating LNG (FLNG) units have a higher risk of explosion than onshore plants because of the limited and congested environment on the ship. This paper focuses on proper design to address this hazard.
Integrated Project Delivery: A Paradigm Shift for Oil and Gas Projects in the UAE and the Middle East Region
The focus of this paper is how efficiencies affect schedule, with the recognition of the secondary effect on project cost. This paper also proposes integrated project delivery to enhance effectiveness.
Feasibility and Evaluation of Surfactants and Gas Lift in Combination as a Severe-Slugging-Suppression Method
Use of surfactants and gas lift in combination to suppress severe slugging were tested. Surfactants were able to suppress severe slugging for most of the cases, and gas lift helped significantly.
Cryogenic Tanks Recertification: Case Study for Operational-Life Extension
This paper provides a benchmarking of different cryogenic tanks in terms of operation life and type of containment (single- vs. double-containment tanks) in the LNG industry. The different options adopted to recertify these tanks are covered.
ON THE COVER
GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Subsea Infrastructure Growth Tempered by Oil Price Collapse
Projects are being delayed or deferred due to low oil prices, which is affecting the market for subsea, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF).
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