Toward the Economical Use of Corrosion-Resistant Alloys for Water Injection Tubing
With the huge amount of water injection in the industry, the need is paramount for a more scientific approach to materials selection for tubing, especially corrosion-resistant alloys. Software-based predictors similar to those developed for CO2 corrosion would improve the economical choice of CRAs.
UK E&P Activity Looks Promising for 2018, But Questions Remain
A new report from Oil & Gas UK explains how the UK North Sea is showing signs of life, but warns that new exploration investment will be necessary to avoid another production downturn.
Incorporating Reuse: The Next Frontier for Produced Water Management
As producers and third-party vendors navigate the logistical challenges of water management, the push toward greater reuse of produced water has gained steam. How close is the industry to 100% reuse?
OTC Names Best New Offshore Technologies
The Offshore Technology Conference has announced the winners of the 2018 Spotlight on New Technology Award, recognizing excellence in offshore E&P.
Corinth Secures Subsea 7 Contracts for Aker BP Subsea Tiebacks
The steel pipe manufacturer agrees to deliver outer pipes for pipe-in-pipe flowlines for a pair of recently-announced Aker BP projects in the Norwegian Sea.
Offshore UPS Device
21 Mar 2018
The Powerbuoy from Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has a scalable onboard battery system that can act ...
Interactive Asset Data Platform
19 Mar 2018
BMT Deep is an interactive asset data platform designed for offshore. It facilitates data exploratio ...
Multibeam Sonar for ROVs
15 Mar 2018
Kongsberg’s Flexview multibeam sonar is designed specifically for small observation class remotely o ...
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
Norway Leading the Oilfield Service Comeback
The cost cuts made during the downturn and the recent increase in oil prices have led to some global offshore projects becoming economically viable. Norway is leading the comeback.
ON THE MOVE
21 March 2018
C&J Energy Services announced the resignation of CFO Mark Cashiola. Cashiola had served in the r.......Read More
20 March 2018
Karl-Petter Løken has been named president and CEO of Kvaerner, the Norwegian oilfield engineering a.......Read More
20 March 2018
BP appointed Susan Dio chairman and president of BP America Inc. as of 1 May. Dio succeeds John Min.......Read More
Mike Utsler, Meg O'Neill
19 March 2018
Woodside announced that COO Mike Utsler will leave his position in May. Ustler, who has more than 35.......Read More
16 March 2018
Oceanteam CEO Haico Halbesma will step down from his position effective 30 March. The decision follo.......Read More
16 March 2018
Mark Albers will retire from his position as senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation effect.......Read More
Exceptional Supervision Requires a Consistent Commitment to the Soft Skills
Promotion from a role in field operations to a supervisory position presents its own set of challenges. Although your technical know-how may be topnotch, are you ready to manage people well? These tips point you in the right direction to develop the new skills you’ll need.
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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.