Taking on the Arctic With New Concepts
New approaches to arctic activities include a concept for an offshore ice-resistant LNG export terminal, the design of subsea pipelines, and the optimal routing for the pipelines to mitigate the unique risks in arctic regions such as ice-gouging and permafrost thaw.
Quantifying Oil/Water Separation Performance in Three-Phase Separators—Part 2
Part 2 of this two-part series presents a new methodology for sizing and rating three-phase separators based on quantifying the actual mechanisms and physics that govern separation performance. An example illustrates the calculations needed to achieve the specified outlet fluid qualities.
Drones and Facility Security: Things to Look Out For
Operators need to take steps to protect their facilities from drone security breaches by outsiders. The costs an attacker incurs in developing tools to break into and control infrastructure is low compared to the costs an operator incurs in defending against those tools.
DNV GL Adds a UK Research and Testing Facility
The expanded research and testing capabilities offer the only vertical test rig for subsea safety valves and one of the largest high-pressure natural gas test facilities in the world.
Human Error: The Big Hurdle to Safer Facilities
Why is designing with human error in mind so critical? Consider that nearly 80% of all offshore facility accidents are caused by human errors, and 64% of these accidents happen during operations.
Cybersecurity: Learn What a Wiper is Before It Affects You
Many cybersecurity experts think the global malware attack on 27 June may have been an initial test run of a hybrid creation. If the term “wiper” is unfamiliar, you need to read this.
Prelude FLNG Takes to the Seas
The Prelude FLNG begins the 3,600-mile journey from South Korea to northwest Australia; expected to remain at final destination for 20–25 years.
Marine Breakaway Coupling
24 Jul 2017
Gall Thomson's Petal17 marine breakaway coupling offers a light design that allows for greater buoya ...
Compact Indoor/Outdoor Rectifier
10 Jul 2017
The SPS TE rectifier from GE is a single-phase, hot-pluggable, fan-cooled rectifier that provides DC ...
Water Degasification System
03 Jul 2017
Veolia's CoStrip is a system that provides pretreatment to reverse osmosis membrane systems. It remo ...
Gerald Verbeek, Selection Editor
Verbeek Management Services
Nanotechnology Advances in the Oil Field
As practitioners we don’t always convey that the oil and gas industry is at the forefront of many different technologies, but we should, if only because it can be a real selling point to attract young people to our industry. In that spirit, I selected three papers that deal with nanotechnology.
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.
GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Decommissioning—Will Yards Become a Bottleneck?
Will the UK decommissioning yards have the capacity to handle the anticipated workload of 261 platforms? Some of the pressure may be relieved as a result of the continuing production from many fields forecast to be abandoned in the current price environment as Opex costs offshore UK have fallen.
ON THE MOVE
24 July 2017
Seacroft Marine Consultants named Richard Pearce marine engineering and dynamic poisitioning (DP) ma.......Read More
19 July 2017
ConocoPhillips elected Sharmila Mulligan to its board of directors. Mulligan is the founder of Clear.......Read More
10 July 2017
Africa Energy, a Canadian oil and gas firm, appointed Garrett Soden as its president and CEO. Soden .......Read More
10 July 2017
GC Rieber Shipping named Christian Berg as its CEO. In addition to joining GC Rieber in this positio.......Read More
Stephen Delo, Carol Jackson
29 June 2017
HarbisonWalker International, a supplier of refractory products and services, announced the retireme.......Read More
28 June 2017
Brian Ferguson will retire as director of Cenovus effective 31 October, continuing in a transitional.......Read More
Crushing Gold: The Downside of KISS
Mediocre leadership crushes employee gold and can be the unwitting source of unforeseen organizational outcomes.
30 June 2017
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ITEMS OF NOTE
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28 April 2017
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15 February 2017