February 2016 | Volume 5, Number 1
Finding New Ground in Subsea Integrity Management
Deepwater production has become more reliant on the integrity of subsea, umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) systems. A JIP explored cost-effective inspection and maintenance options.
Training, Updated Procedures Essential to Cybersecurity Efforts
More than 45% of energy companies fell victim to at least one cyberattack in 2014, a higher percentage than in any other corporate sector. With constant hacking threats, companies must develop strong cybersecurity strategies.
Improved Models May Help Multiphase Flow Conditioning
In trying to reduce the footprint of facilities, operators often select the wrong piping components, hampering the performance. Selection of the right piping can avoid separation issues.
Optimized HSE Processes Central to Operational Risk Management Strategies
Change is constant in the oil and gas industry, bringing an increase in operational risk. As companies acquire and develop assets around the world, they must reduce their risk exposure by improving operational integrity.
Laser Lifting Technology
01 Feb 2016
OptiLift’s Motion Reporter is a decision support tool that equips crane operators with information a ...
Subsea Connector Contacts
29 Jan 2016
Birns’ range of coaxial subsea connector contacts can withstand open face hydrostatic pressure at wa ...
Wireless Pressure Gauge
25 Jan 2016
Emerson Process Management’s Rosemount wireless pressure gauge enables remote collection of field da ...
Multiple Screw Pumps
18 Jan 2016
Netzsch’s NOTOS multiple screw pumps are designed to handle low- to high-lubricant fluids and a vari ...
Riser Buoyancy Clamp
14 Jan 2016
Advanced Insulation’s distributed buoyancy modules help reduce tension and load strain on subsea ris ...
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator Series: The Effect of Shear on Produced Water Treatment
The sources and magnitude of shear and the effects on oil droplet size can have significant consequences for downstream separation equipment performance.
ON THE MOVE
29 January 2016
Darren Woods was elected president of ExxonMobil Corp. and as a member of the company’s board of dir.......Read More
28 January 2016
OPITO International, a developer of safety training standards, hired Richard Edwards as its Americas.......Read More
28 January 2016
Wood Group Mustang promoted Kent McAllister to president of its offshore business unit. McAllister, .......Read More
26 January 2016
Offshore Installation Services (OIS) named Colin Shellard as its managing director. Shellard has mor.......Read More
Lauren Engineers and Constructors
25 January 2016
Lauren Engineers and Constructors promoted Randy Lipps to president, Tom Modisett to chief financial.......Read More
25 January 2016
KBR appointed Ann Pickard to its board of directors. Pickard has held several positions during a 15-.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Peer Reviewed Papers - Overview
The value of peer reviewed papers is discussed along with two papers on sand/solids removal from separators and pipeline protection.
Thank you to our Peer Reviewers
OGF thanks those involved in the peer reviewing of papers during 2015.
Design of a Cyclonic-Jetting and Slurry-Transport System for Separators
Oil and gas wells often produce sand or solids with the well fluids. Despite exclusionary well designs, these solids can cause equipment failure, completion problems, or changes in production. This paper offers a way to remove solids in separators.
Monitoring of Oil and Gas Pipelines by Use of VTOL-Type Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Use of unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor pipeline networks for theft and other issues is discussed.
ON THE COVER
GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Iranian Oil and Gas Production Shows Significant Upside Potential, but Limitations Remain
Iran’s oil and gas sector has been significantly affected by the introduction and tightening of international sanctions in recent years. represents a significant step forward in terms of normalizing the country’s relations with the global community.
Why Business Advice Is Often Bad Advice
Whether using internal expertise or outside consultants, projects and initiatives can go awry due to cultural issues and bad management advice. This can have implications for many aspects of a business, including process safety.