SNC-Lavalin Wins Award for Fast-Tracking of Cardon IV Facilities Project
SNC-Lavalin was recognized by the Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum’s Award of Excellence for the fast-track installation of a 150 MMcf/D natural gas processing plant for production from the offshore Venezuela Perla field.
Case Study: Drone Technology Inspection of UK North Sea Facility
Intel and Cyberhawk released a case study outlining the successful inspection of a gas terminal near the coast of Scotland using commercially available drone technology.
Shell Stands Down Emergency Response at Enchilada Platform
Shell reported it has not observed any signs of oil on the water associated with a fire on the Enchilada platform, located in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The Journey to an Autonomous Marine Ecosystem
With only about 3% of data from industrial assets used for decision making or meaningful purpose, vessel, rig, and fleet owners are looking at ways to connect existing networks and assets to achieve optimized operational performance.
Texas Scientists Examine Shale Boom’s Effects on Environment and Community
A task force from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas has released a comprehensive analysis of the effects the North American shale boom has had on the environment and communities in Texas.
How Has the US Fracking Boom Affected Air Pollution in Shale Areas?
In recent years there has been a spike of research to determine what the extent of emissions are from fracked oil and gas wells. While much discussion has surrounded methane emissions, a greenhouse gas, less attention has been paid to air toxics.
Industry Survey Finds Uptick in Expected Hiring and Salaries in Next 12 Months
After a tough 4 years, new research shows that for the first time since 2014 the oil and gas industry expects more new jobs to be created than lost over the next 12 months.
16 Nov 2017
Dow's ROMAX series of water clarifiers are designed to separate oil from produced water and reverse ...
Chemical Injection Quills
10 Nov 2017
Crystal Industrial’s injection quills are designed to introduce corrosive chemicals into a pipeline ...
Pipeline Management SCADA System
01 Nov 2017
Schneider Electric's OASyS SCADA system provides enterprise SCADA for pipeline operations. The syste ...
Gerald Verbeek, Selection Editor
Verbeek Management Services
Improving Gas Dehydration With Preinhibited Glycol
The paper discusses dehydration performance of two units in two plants—with preinhibited glycol/antifoam/pH adjuster blend vs. neat glycol with periodic injection of antifoam and pH-adjuster inhibitors. The insights present an opportunity for significant operating and capital costs reduction.
Social Performance Indicators Evolve in Update to Sustainability Reporting Guide
The Oil & Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting acts as a framework for improving the quality and consistency of voluntary sustainability reporting. This paper discusses the most recent update to the guide, and offers an overview of the discussed social performance indicators.
Localized Pitting Corrosion of Superduplex Stainless Steel in a Seawater Application
During the dismantling and removal of fire-water-pump columns of superduplex stainless steel barely 1 year after plant startup in a redeveloped brownfield offshore Nigeria severe localized pitting corrosion was observed in the columns. This paper explores the findings and identifies the reasons.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
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.
The Savvy Separator: Physical Processes Behind Oil Droplet Coalescence During Water Treatment
By understanding the factors involved in oil droplet coalescence, the Savvy Separator engineer can assess the operational/chemical factors in the treatment system that are affecting droplet growth and make adjustments to enhance coalescence rates.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
GATE Energy Joins Ranks of Contract Awardees for Noble’s Leviathan Project
GATE Energy is the most recent contract awardee for Noble Energy’s Leviathan project offshore Israel. It will provide the commissioning of the production platform for the megaproject.
ON THE MOVE
15 November 2017
Asset Guardian Solutions, which helps energy companies protect industrial and automated control syst.......Read More
14 November 2017
Ørjan Svanevik, chairman of offshore services provider Archer, has resigned from the company’s board.......Read More
Sir Bob Reid
10 November 2017
Sir Bob Reid has been named as a non-executive director of Belltree, an oil and gas consultancy. Rei.......Read More
01 November 2017
Simmons Edeco named Niels Versfeld CEO. Versfeld has 14 years of experience in the energy industry, .......Read More
31 October 2017
Alex Pourbaix has been named CEO of Cenovus Energy effective 6 November. Pourbaix spent 27 years at .......Read More
31 October 2017
ValvTechnologies named Cliff Horsburgh regional director of Asia Pacific operations. Based in Kuala .......Read More
A Box of Operations: How To Influence What You’re Going To Get
Sizing a person’s “operating box” for making decisions and taking actions to make room for ingenuity and affordable mistakes provides opportunities for his and the organization’s learning. Which factors affect the resizing of the box and how can the limits be adjusted to encourage continued growth?
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