Additive Manufacturing Makes Waves in Industry
Gas turbine blades and large-scale printing machines highlight new advancements in additive manufacturing that are likely to affect the supply chain in the not-so-distant future.
Aggressive Cost-Cutting: Is it Sustainable?
Onshore development is increasing production, while investors demand greater operational efficiencies. Operators and service companies are striving to strike the balance between fiscal discipline and growing their production. How low can costs go, and for how long?
Delayed Project Sanctions in 2017 More Than Double the 2015–16 Count
Delayed final investment decisions during the final quarter of 2017 led to more than double the combined count in 2015 and 2016.
Shell and SBM Offshore Win OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Stones Field
Shell and SBM Offshore won recognition for their Gulf of Mexico Stones field development. The OTC Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented during a luncheon on 1 May at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
CNOOC Begins Production at Stampede in Gulf of Mexico
The Hess-operated field, which drew first oil in January, is expected to produce 80,000 BOPD as production ramps up this year.
19 Feb 2018
Carboline’s Carbozinc 608 HB is a high build zinc-rich primer that provides galvanic corrosion prote ...
Sensor Conditioning/Monitoring System
08 Feb 2018
The Sentry G3 from Sensonics is ahigh-performance condition and monitoring system suitable for gas t ...
Remote Pipeline Monitor
25 Jan 2018
OmniMetrix's Hero Rectifier Monitor is a cathodic protection monitor that offers remote monitoring a ...
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 Facilities and Production from 2017 SPE ATCE.
Executing Offshore Projects More Efficiently
Offshore project execution enhancement ideas are highlighted for debottlenecking, gas-hydrate-induced pipeline vibration, and the design of subsea systems for efficient startup.
Produced-Water Debottlenecking Improves Offshore Production
An operator in the western Gulf of Thailand retrofit two partial-processing water-management systems on mobile-offshore-production-unit platforms for bulk removal and treatment of produced water. Water debottlenecking increased oil production by 80% and reduced the infield transfer volume by 62%. Th
Designing Subsea Systems for Efficient Startup To Mitigate Topside Downtime
The workflow aims to reduce the startup time of a subsea production system (SPS). A dynamic integrated model is used to adjust the scheduled SPS startup time. The model evaluates the dynamic simulation response of a large field startup by integrating a reservoir- and gathering-network model.
Hydrate-Induced Vibration in an Offshore Pipeline
A computational fluid dynamics model is proposed to analyze the effect of hydrate flow in pipelines using multiphase-flow-modeling techniques. The results will identify the cause of pipeline failure, regions of maximum stress in the pipeline, and plastic deformation of the pipeline.
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
Government, Industry, Consumers, and Arithmetic: How Will the Rise of Electric Vehicles Impact Oil Demand?
Even if EVs reach cost and performance parity with conventional combustion engines, a lot of questions remain about how long it will take for consumers to get comfortable that parity is real, and for manufacturers to turn over enough volume to make a big enough impact on the oil industry.
ON THE MOVE
19 February 2018
United Oil & Gas named Graham Martin as a non-executive chairman of its board of directors. Mart.......Read More
07 February 2018
Aberdeen Harbour, a marine support center for oil and gas, appointed Michelle Handforth as the port'.......Read More
02 February 2018
Exxon Mobil Corp. announced the election of Steven Kandarian to its board of directors. Kandarian cu.......Read More
29 January 2018
BP appointed Starlee Sykes regional president for the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, effective 1 Februar.......Read More
25 January 2018
Stress Engineering Services appointed Brent Vyvial as principal and lead of its midstream practice. .......Read More
24 January 2018
EM&I, an asset integrity services provider, appointed Pat Lawless CEO. He has been the COO for 5.......Read More
23 January 2018
Ola Elvestuen was appointed as Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment. Elvestuen is a Member o.......Read More
23 January 2018
Nexstep appointed Jacqueline Vaessen general manager. Nexstep is an initiative of EBN, participant o.......Read More
Three Ethics Principles for Successful Technical Sales
A technical sales pro risks losing a sale by trying to make a recommendation that is not in line with the customer’s request. But he or she is ethically obligated to make the recommendations that best address the customer’s needs even if the customer asks for a different product.
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|Floating Instrument Platform Flips for Research|
Gunderson Brothers Engineering designed the floating instrument platform (FLIP) for the US Office of Naval Research. The unique design makes it the only vessel in the world capable of operating both horizontally and vertically. Scientific instruments are built sideways into the wall so that as the buoy flips, the instruments flip into a usable position as well.