Repsol Targets Upstream Production in Capex Boost
As part of a revised strategic plan, the Spanish company says it will invest more than $9 billion on its overall operations by 2020, with much of it going to its upstream business unit.
SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Chair Appointed, Theme of Conference to be License To Operate
Michael Borrell, senior vice president, North Sea and Russia at Total, was appointed conference chair. "Our License To Operate: Breaking Through to Excellence" will form the theme of the biennial conference and exhibition which will take place in Aberdeen from 3–6 September.
Siemens and Bentley Systems Collaborate on Process Industries Academy Initiative
The goal is to support the development and sharing of best-practice approaches for project delivery and asset operations using cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations.
Construction Begins on Pipeline Connecting Finland and Estonia
The offshore gas pipeline will connect the gas markets of Finland and Estonia, enabling integration with the European Union’s common energy market
Huisman and RAMLAB Initiate Consortium To Produce World’s Heaviest 3D Printed Steel Crane Hook
The hollow hook will weigh close to 1000 kg and have a safe working load of 325 metric tons.
RAMCO Agrees to Services Contract with Equinor
The $10 million/year contract covers the inspection and mobilization of casing and tubing at two Norwegian sites and includes extenstion options in 2020 and 2022.
ConocoPhillips Joins FSubsea’s Omnirise JIP
The JIP aims to bring to market a single-phase subsea boosting system that does not require barrier fluid or a mechanical seal.
14 Jun 2018
The Neptune Series of watermakers from FCI Watermakers can be installed in a framed or modular confi ...
07 Jun 2018
Chaoda’s pig valve has patent pending technology that improves the accessibility to the central comp ...
TECHNICAL PAPER SYNOPSES
Gerald Verbeek, Verbeek Management Services, has served as the Oil and Gas Facilities’ technical paper editor since 2013. Featured are synopses of his selection of papers on subsea processing.
Moving Away From Our “Eiffel Tower” Approach to Offshore Processing Equipment
We don’t include a structure like the Eiffel Tower with separators, pumps, and compressors on the top observation platform in an onshore development plan. And yet, how many jacket platforms are there around the world?
High-Voltage Subsea Pump Enables Low-Cost Boosting
Subsea pumps are used for gas/liquid separation, subsea compression, and subsea boosting. Solutions aiming at cost reductions are crucial to make subsea processing projects feasible. A cost- and complexity-reduction solution for the subsea electrical power supply is a critical consideration.
Selecting the Right Subsea Pump for Your Application
Operator or manufacturer’s reports and published papers are reviewed and a criterion is developed for subsea pump selection.
Subsea High-Boosting Multiphase Pumps Increase Oil Recovery in Aging Field (Includes presentation slides)
Production from an offshore Angola field has been decreasing because of subsea pressure declines amid water-cut increases and limited gas compressor capacity. The development process leading to the selection of high-boosting multiphase pumps is described.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: Oversizing Separators—Too Much of a Good Thing?
Oversizing a separator ensures meeting the life cycle needs of a facility, but are we setting ourselves up for failure in the long run? With peak rates typically being short-lived at best, or at worse, well beyond actual production rates, more weight needs to be given to the tail-end of production.
The Savvy Separator: The Code Implications of Retrofitting Separators
This article highlights some of the code and registration issues the Savvy Separator engineer encounters when retrofitting a vessel with internals to improve or restore the process performance of the separator.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
The Benefits of Flying Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles at Scale for Asset Managers
Ground sensors on assets over a broad area have limited returns on investment if the asset life cycle is less than 10 years, and obsolescence of the technology if it exceeds 10 years. Complementing sensors with aerial remote sensing at scale may help to mitigate these issues.
ON THE MOVE
15 June 2018
Transocean Ltd.'s COO, Executive Vice President, and Chief Performance Officer John Stobart has reti.......Read More
14 June 2018
Neptune Energy will appoint David Hemmings as its vice president of business development early next .......Read More
11 June 2018
Bibby Offshore announced that CEO Howard Woodcock is leaving the company. Woodcock was appointed man.......Read More
Michael J. Dolan
09 June 2018
Michael J. Dolan, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced his intention to retir.......Read More
07 June 2018
C-Innovation, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, has appointed Shaun Lazenby as commercial man.......Read More
Mark McNeil Cassidy
07 June 2018
Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has named Mark McNeil Cassidy as countr.......Read More
Shaun Reynolds, Kent Mackenzie
06 June 2018
Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its senior team in north-east Scotland with the app.......Read More
Pedro Parente, Ivan de Souza Monteiro
05 June 2018
Pedro Parente resigned from his position as CEO of Petrobras on 1 June amidst widespread protests ov.......Read More
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The Missing Piece in Why Some Complex Projects Fail
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01 June 2018
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|Swarming, Swimming Robots|
SwarmDiver is a micro unmanned surface vehicle and unmanned underwater vehicle that, as its name suggests, can operate in a swarm. A group of drones are specifically designed to work like a school of fish: They can function simultaneously as a single coordinated entity, be controlled on the surface with a single human operator, and perform dives on command.