August 2016 | Volume 5, Number 4
Astronomy, Fiber-Optics Provide Blueprint for Data
Managing an unconventional asset requires the proper analysis of large amounts of data. How can unconventional asset operators utilize data processing technologies commonly used in other industries?
Safety Improvements in Unconventionals Require Situational Awareness
Past experiences with problematic situations often drive the decision-making process, and while experience may be helpful, it can also lead to the development of biases that hamper an organization’s ability to manage dynamic environments such as unconventional projects.
Cold Finger Method Effective at Testing Paraffin Inhibitors
A presentation from the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium examines a testing strategy to determine the effectiveness of paraffin inhibitors.
Bayesian Networks Helpful in Shale Risk Management
By using a Bayesian network, a probabilistic graphical model, in their shale operations, companies might eliminate some of the hurdles they face in these areas, an expert said at the 2016 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference.
URTeC: New Strategies Needed To Maximize Produced Water Storage, Usage
At the 2016 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Barry Donaldson, vice president of global sales and marketing at Tetra Technologies, discussed possible cost-effective water management strategies.
SPE Announces Realignment of Technical Disciplines
The SPE Board of Directors has realigned the Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction technical disciplines under one Technical Director.
Mooring Systems Reduce the Risk of Hurricane Damage to Offshore Drilling Units
How do mooring systems reduce risks of hurricane damage to mobile offshore drilling units?
Deepwater Symposium: Sensors, Analytics Help Maintain Pipeline Integrity
At the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium in New Orleans, a presentation discussed the application of sensors and analytics in pipeline integrity management systems.
Compact Temperature Calibrators
02 Sep 2016
Ametek’s JOFRA Calibration CTC series of compact temperature calibrators offer interchangeable inser ...
Coriolis Mass Flowmeter
24 Aug 2016
ABB’s CoriolisMaster FCB300 series of Coriolis flowmeters feature low pressure drop, high flow capac ...
Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves
22 Aug 2016
Valmatic’s QuadroSphere trunnion mounted ball valve protects its seats from media velocity by minimi ...
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Level Design and Control in Gravity Separators
The Oil and Gas Facilities Savvy Separator series continues with its eighth article, this time on level settings and control in gravity separators.
ON THE MOVE
06 September 2016
Chevron appointed Wanda Austin to its board of directors, effective December 1. She will serve on th.......Read More
Carlos Murrieta Cummings
02 September 2016
Carlos Murrieta Cummings was named managing director of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Murrieta served.......Read More
02 September 2016
Chevron named Dambisa Moyo to its board of directors, effective October 11. She will serve on the co.......Read More
C. Susan Howes
01 September 2016
C. Susan Howes was named vice president of engineering at Subsurface Consultants and Associates (.......Read More
23 August 2016
Stephen Williamson has been named chairman of the board of directors at T.D. Williamson, a pipeline .......Read More
22 August 2016
Marathon promoted T. Mitch Little to executive vice president of operations. Little, who currently s.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Application of Plume-Cooling Technology To Solve a GTG Impingement Problem: A Case Study
The compact nature of offshore platforms makes the management of the exhaust from engines a concern from a health and safety standpoint. In this paper, the authors present a typical plume-impingement problem aboard an offshore platform and discuss the application of plume-cooling technology.
Applying Subsea Fluid-Processing Technologies for Deepwater Operations
Subsea processing is an evolving technology in ultradeepwater development and has the potential to unlock a significant amount of hydrocarbon resources. In this paper, the authors have reviewed the application of subsea systems in 12 deepwater fields and discussed the significance of each.
Safety for a Helicopter Load/Unload Operation on an Offshore Platform: Optimization From Several Viewpoints and the Psychological Aspects of the Marshaller
Helicopter operations are important in the offshore industry but accidents involving them can have fatal consequences. This paper focuses on risk mitigation during the loading/unloading task of a slickline/wireline job from various viewpoints, including the psychological aspects of the crew.
ON THE COVER
GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Onshore Spending on the Cusp of Recovery
Douglas-Westwood’s quarterly World Oilfield Services Market Forecast and World Oilfield Equipment Market Forecast continue to suggest that 2016 marks the start of a barren period for the global oilfield services and oilfield equipment sectors, with onshore looking more positive than offshore.
The Reason for Reason: To Win Arguments
It may seem like reason is a powerful tool to lead us to truth, but does it really work well?
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