How To Find the Right Data System for Equipment Inspections
Inspection data management system software can help companies bolster their mechanical integrity programs, but choosing the wrong software can have a lasting impact on a company’s operations. So, what goes into finding the right software for your needs?
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Shell, NNPC Invite Bidders on Bonga South West Deepwater Project
The announcement comes 7 months after the two received permission to begin the tendering process for the project offshore Nigeria, which is expected to carry a peak production of 225,000 BOPD by 2022.
BP Begins Gas Production From Phase 2 of West Nile Delta Project
Current production from the phase is 400 MMcf/D and expected to peak at 700 MMcf/D. A third phase also is slated to come on stream this year.
Trendsetter Completes Delivery of Production Equipment for Leviathan Project
Trendsetter Engineering completed its 2-year design and build work for Noble Energy’s Leviathan project.
Permian Operators Squeezed by Growing Water Pressure
Finding water for hydraulic fracturing and then finding a use for it when it flows back are critical engineering problems to solve in the booming Permian Basin.
Facilities Piping Inspection: Is Direct Assessment Enough?
Tons of resources are devoted to assure the integrity of facility piping systems, but are the generally accepted methods of inspecting these systems the best way? Complex systems with above- and underground piping sections may require a combination of direct assessment and elements of an API code.
Industrial Internet of Things Can Improve Profitability and Integrity Management
For too long, owner-operators have managed operational profitability using paper-based processes or monthly reporting cycles. In the new technological climate, this approach has been proven to be less effective. Enter the industrial Internet of things.
CONTRACTS AND AWARDS
DCN Diving Nets Deal With Dana Petroleum
11 Feb 2019
DCN Diving has received a contract from Dana Petroleum to execute work offshore the Netherlands. Und ...
Petrobras Signs EPCI Contract With TechnipFMC for Mero 1
07 Feb 2019
Petrobras has awarded TechnipFMC with an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (E ...
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 water treatment in the oil and gas industry.
Case Studies in Produced Water Treatment
Three papers selected from 2018 SPE ATCE look at the challenges and approaches to the treatment of increasing volumes of produced water.
An Overview of Fit-for-Purpose Water Treatment in Permian Shale
Sourcing water for hydraulic fracturing, and disposing of produced water, are well-known constraints and items of significant cost in the development of shale formations in the Permian Basin. Using a water-life-cycle approach, however, some of the produced water can be treated and reused.
Smart-Fluid-Processing System Reduces Footprint, Improves Separation Efficiency
Reducing a separation system’s footprint while increasing separation efficiency is demonstrated in an Oklahoma field trial.
Testing of Two-Stage Biofiltration Unit for Mitigation of VOC Emissions
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in crude oil can be released to the atmosphere from storage tanks, waste waters, and equipment leaks. A pilot-scale sequential biotrickling/biofiltration unit was designed and tested for removal of VOCs from a wastewater sump.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
The Savvy Separator: Lessons for Installation of Separator Internals
Process design of separation internals is just one step in improving the vessel performance. Just as important are the support design and installation steps. These lessons learned help to guide good off- and on-site planning to minimize separator turnaround.
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.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
To Sanction, or Not To Sanction—That is the Offshore Question
2019’s class of offshore projects show a wide range of potential sanctioning outcomes.
ON THE MOVE
18 February 2019
Tracey Henderson assumed the role of Kosmos Energy's chief exploration officer upon the retirement o.......Read More
15 February 2019
Proserv, a controls technology company, promoted Tore Erntsen to chief technology officer, subsea co.......Read More
08 February 2019
Tendeka appointed Nizami Musayev as a new area manager in Russia. He joins Tendeka from Interwell, w.......Read More
Olivier Le Peuch
08 February 2019
Schlumberger's board of directors appointed Olivier Le Peuch chief operating officer of Schlumberger.......Read More
05 February 2019
ROVOP, a provider of subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services, appointed Lee Wilson to the ne.......Read More
30 January 2019
Marathon Oil appointed Lee Tillman chairman, effective 1 February. He will continue to serve as pres.......Read More
Paul D. McKinney
29 January 2019
SandRidge Energy appointed Paul D. McKinney president and CEO. McKinney succeeds William M. Griffin,.......Read More
Wael Sawan, Andy Brown
24 January 2019
Shell has named Wael Sawan as its upstream director effective 1 July 2019, taking over from the reti.......Read More
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Equinor, Excelerate Perform First Ship-to-Ship LNG Transfer in The Bahamas
The transfer of LNG to Equinor’s Arctic Voyager marks the first ship-to-ship transfer in the island nation.
Public Tenders Issued for LNG Terminal Expansion in Poland
Poland’s PGNiG is calling for contractors for an LNG terminal expansion and construction of an additional jetty.
Watch: Heerema Launches Noble Energy’s Leviathan Jacket Offshore Israel
The jacket, constructed in Texas over 18 months, completed the journey on a 180-m-long barge across the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean site in 28 days, arriving in late January.
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