What Project Sanctions Tell Us About the State of the Upstream Sector
Many of the biggest players in the industry—particularly the majors—have adapted their portfolios for “lower for longer” and are once again sanctioning big projects. While we are not back to the heady days of 2010–2014, we have left behind the dark days of 2015–2016.
Automated Data Management Helps Take the Pain Out of Analytics
Public clouds are one of the emerging technologies that are minimizing the cost of processing the big data of the oil and gas industry. Among the hurdles to the wide-scale adoption of the cloud are security and access cost.
Texas and Gulf of Mexico Production Continues Comeback After Harvey
Onshore and offshore production in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico continues to recover to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels as inspections and assessments of damages are done. Operators have not reported major damages resulting in extended shut-ins.
Monitoring and Mitigating Asphaltene Issues in a Deepwater Production System
This paper presents an integrated approach to evaluate the key elements of asphaltene risk for deepwater projects, the strategy to manage the issues during production implementation, and aspects to be considered in the mitigation of asphaltene in the field-development plan.
Drones Utilized to Assess Facility Damage After Harvey
As companies begin examining facilities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, commercial drones have become a valuable asset in reaching flooded areas too dangerous for people to reach.
New Chevron Venture Program Selects Pipeline Inspection Technologies
Sensor systems for pipeline inspections from Ingu and Rheidiant are among the initial selections to receive funding under Chevron’s CTV Catalyst Program.
Ten Things to Know About the Stage-Gate Process for Projects
The average project loses 22% expected net present value at authorization, and only 60% of projects meet all their business objectives once they are completed. Executives can do a lot to increase capital project effectiveness by being committed to the stage-gate process.
Skirt Pile Gripper
19 Sep 2017
Trelleborg's skirt pile gripper is designed to create a temporary connection between an offshore pla ...
Flow Measurement Device
23 Aug 2017
The TWP3 from Bell Technologies delivers quantifiable measurement of multiphase drilling fluids. By ...
Serial Device Servers
14 Aug 2017
Moxa's NPort IAW5000A-6I/O servers provide flexibility for companies looking to integrate serial equ ...
Gerald Verbeek, Selection Editor
Verbeek Management Services
Decommissioning To Become Big Business, Provide New Opportunities
Whether you are involved in the design and construction of new facilities or the decommissioning of existing facilities, having a solid understanding of decom makes a lot of sense. Are you ready as all around the world offshore facilities have reached, or are reaching, the end of their design life?
Collaborative Tool Helps Companies Plan Decommissioning, Share Lessons Learned
Decom North Sea has developed the Late Life Planning Portal system, a web-based information portal, to capture tools that add value as well as good practices and lessons learned from the execution of decommissioning projects.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
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.
Savvy Separator: Operational Troubleshooting of Separators
In this tenth article of the series, the author focuses primarily on specific operational elements of troubleshooting rather than the mechanical design of the separator.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
More Contracts Awarded for Mozambique’s Coral South FLNG Project
Air Products, BHGE, Norsafe, and Sofec won contracts for Eni’s Coral South FLNG project in Mozambique.
ON THE MOVE
19 September 2017
Sparrows Group named Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe. Corbin h.......Read More
Jacques de Chateauvieux, Gaël Bodénès
13 September 2017
Bourbon has reshuffled its executive team, naming Jacques de Chateauvieux as its executive chairman .......Read More
13 September 2017
Lloyd's Register (LR) appointed Steve Gilbert as director of asset management and decommissioning. H.......Read More
Kevin J. Blount
07 September 2017
BCCK Holding Company appointed Kevin J. Blount as vice president of corporate development to support.......Read More
06 September 2017
McDermott appointed Philippe Barril to its board of directors. Barril has served as COO at SBM Offsh.......Read More
John D. Chambers
29 August 2017
Williams named John D. Chandler as senior vice president and CFO. Chandler previously served as CFO .......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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