Greedy Pursuit: Algorithms Show Promise in Measuring Multiphase Flow
“Greedy pursuit” in the realm of algorithms is a good thing. Saudi Aramco studied such algorithms to produce images simulating the flow inside a pipe’s cross section, possibly reducing the need for separator-based multiphase flowmeters.
New Hires: Bridging the Gap Between Academics and Needs in the Oil Field
An ATCE special session featured a range of perspectives on the importance of training beyond academic education in preparing new industry hires to develop long-term, sustainable careers.
BP Starts Up Thunder Horse Expansion Ahead of Schedule
The expansion is expected to boost production of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico platform by approximately 30,000 BOE/D. It is the fourth major upstream project to begin production for BP in 2018.
Equinor Announces Cost Increase, Delayed Startup for Martin Linge
The North Sea field, which holds an estimated 300 million BOE in recoverable resources, is now scheduled to start production in early 2020. Operator Equinor said the timeline was based on its assessment of the remaining scope of work on the project.
BHGE To Buy Stake in ADNOC Drilling as Firms Form UAE Partnership
The union marks the first time an international company has taken a direct equity stake in one of ADNOC’s service companies. BHGE will expand its presence in UAE, while ADNOC will gain access to BHGE technological expertise and proprietary equipment.
C-Innovation Opens New Dock Facility for Subsea Work
The Port Fourchon, Louisiana, facility will serve as the base for the company’s operations in the area. Its subsea services group has performed multiple hydrate remediation projects in the US Gulf of Mexico since its formation.
Changing the Mix: A New Approach to Polymers for Offshore EOR
Researchers from Chevron are looking into a new approach to understand the drivers of polymer hydration. How might this affect the design of mixing systems in the field, and could it affect offshore EOR applications?
Metering Pump Controller
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Fleet Operation Bundle
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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 carbon capture and sequestration.
The Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Even with the wealth of experience already in place within the oil and gas industry, the obstacles to advancing CCS to the forefront of greenhouse gas mitigation technologies remain significant.
Case Study: Design of Injection Facilities for CO2 Recovery
A pilot project demonstrates that facilities design plays an important role in providing sources of CO2 for the gas-handling process for injection into a carbonate formation as a tertiary recovery mechanism.
The Effect of CO2 Injection on Corrosion and Integrity of Facilities
The paper discusses the main factors affecting CO2 corrosion, provides an assessment of what to look for in major equipment, and details recommended material of construction and corrosion mitigation/control methods.
Galvanizing Stakeholder Support for Carbon Capture and Storage
Collaboration is critical to achieving recognition of the scope and value of carbon capture and storage and achieving acceptance for specific projects.
Combining Gas-to-Wire Technology With Carbon Capture and Storage
Natural gas, coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS), could provide cheap and reliable energy in the long term and mitigate climate change. Gas-to-wire (GTW) generates electricity from natural gas at or near the field. This study applies an integrated GTW/CCS scheme to a gas-production field.
Surface-Facilities Design for First CO2 EOR Project in Saudi Arabia
A demonstration project of carbon capture, utilization, and storage through enhanced oil recovery was conducted in Saudi Arabia. Surface facilities for such projects are expensive to build and involve tradeoffs in options based on economics for a given set of conditions.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: 5 Lessons To Simplify Separator Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and solving separation problems takes a combination of analytical tools, experience, and a knack for investigation. These 5 lessons provide a starting point for assessment.
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.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
Upstream Natural Gas Capex Forecast To Peak in 2025
Gas is forecast to overtake oil as the world’s primary energy source in 2026. LNG, with capacity expected to double by the late 2040s, will connect the shifting sources of gas with changing demand centers.
ON THE MOVE
12 October 2018
Brian Burkhart has rejoined Kleinfelder as a senior civil/water resources engineer based in North Ca.......Read More
04 October 2018
Maersk Decom, a joint venture decommissioning company, has appointed Jacob Halberg to its CFO positi.......Read More
04 October 2018
Saipem named Stefano Cavacini CFO, effective 15 November. Cavacini has more than 18 years of experie.......Read More
27 September 2018
Parsley Energy appointed David Dell'Osso executive vice president–chief operating officer, effective.......Read More
25 September 2018
Tendeka appointed Davor Saric technology director to help deliver the company’s next generation of d.......Read More
21 September 2018
Gravity Oilfield Services hired Robert Rice as its new president and CEO. Previously, Troy Botts and.......Read More
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China, AGDC Reaffirm Commitment to Alaska LNG Project
Despite the uncertainty spawned by China’s recent decision to levy tariffs on US LNG imports, AGDC said it is still targeting a sale and purchase agreement with Chinese companies by the end of this year.
LNG Canada Gets Real With Country’s First Gas Export Facility
After years of near-misses, a Shell-led partnership is building the first liquefied natural gas export facility in Canada. It creates a much-needed export market for producers facing a gas glut, but more is needed.
OGF Quiz: Can You Manage Engineering Activities on an EPC Job?
Do you have what it takes to manage engineering on an EPC job? This 10-question quiz will tell.
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