ATCE: Addressing Human Factors Can Make Megaprojects Work
Studies show that almost 65% of megaprojects fail to meet the performance goals established when the financial go-ahead was given. Operators can avoid costly pitfalls if they focus on addressing the human-related problems.
Astronomy, Fiber-Optics Provide Blueprint for Data
Managing an unconventional asset requires the proper analysis of large amounts of data. How can unconventional asset operators utilize data processing technologies commonly used in other industries?
Safety Improvements in Unconventionals Require Situational Awareness
Past experiences with problematic situations often drive the decision-making process, and while experience may be helpful, it can also lead to the development of biases that hamper an organization’s ability to manage dynamic environments such as unconventional projects.
Cold Finger Method Effective at Testing Paraffin Inhibitors
A presentation from the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium examines a testing strategy to determine the effectiveness of paraffin inhibitors.
Bakken Pipeline Gets Final Go-Ahead From Feds
The Dakota Access Pipeline, which will connect the Bakken and Three Forks production areas, has received the regulatory go-ahead from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
SPE Announces Realignment of Technical Disciplines
The SPE Board of Directors has realigned the Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction technical disciplines under one Technical Director.
Mooring Systems Reduce the Risk of Hurricane Damage to Offshore Drilling Units
How do mooring systems reduce risks of hurricane damage to mobile offshore drilling units?
Deepwater Symposium: Sensors, Analytics Help Maintain Pipeline Integrity
At the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium in New Orleans, a presentation discussed the application of sensors and analytics in pipeline integrity management systems.
ATCE PFC Dinner: Bridging the Gap Between Facilities and Subsurface Engineers
The annual SPE PFC Technical Section dinner will take place during ATCE in Dubai on 26 September.
Clear Plans, Designs Necessary for Effective Three-Phase Separation
Operators must take a more practical and less theoretical approach to the design and construction of three-phase separators, with an honest assessment of their separation needs.
28 Sep 2016
Eaton’s FD85 series of thread-to-connect couplings are designed to help reduce downtime from equipme ...
23 Sep 2016
AMETEK Land’s Cyclops 100 L thermometer features a 9° field of view and temperature measurement reso ...
Dynamic Pressure Sensors
19 Sep 2016
IMI Sensors’ industrial dynamic ICP pressure sensors contain solid-state, quartz piezoelectric sensi ...
GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Onshore Spending on the Cusp of Recovery
Douglas-Westwood’s quarterly World Oilfield Services Market Forecast and World Oilfield Equipment Market Forecast continue to suggest that 2016 marks the start of a barren period for the global oilfield services and oilfield equipment sectors, with onshore looking more positive than offshore.
ON THE MOVE
John Bruce Rae-Smith
27 September 2016
Swire Oilfield Services named John Bruce Rae-Smith as its chief executive officer. Rae-Smith has bee.......Read More
27 September 2016
Paul Shrieve was appointed as chief executive officer of the UK North Sea marine and offshore operat.......Read More
22 September 2016
InterMoor appointed Joe Price as country manager for InterMoor Canada. Price holds 14 years of exper.......Read More
06 September 2016
Chevron appointed Wanda Austin to its board of directors, effective December 1. She will serve on th.......Read More
Carlos Murrieta Cummings
02 September 2016
Carlos Murrieta Cummings was named managing director of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Murrieta served.......Read More
02 September 2016
Chevron named Dambisa Moyo to its board of directors, effective October 11. She will serve on the co.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Application of Plume-Cooling Technology To Solve a GTG Impingement Problem: A Case Study
The compact nature of offshore platforms makes the management of the exhaust from engines a concern from a health and safety standpoint. In this paper, the authors present a typical plume-impingement problem aboard an offshore platform and discuss the application of plume-cooling technology.
Safety for a Helicopter Load/Unload Operation on an Offshore Platform: Optimization From Several Viewpoints and the Psychological Aspects of the Marshaller
Helicopter operations are important in the offshore industry but accidents involving them can have fatal consequences. This paper focuses on risk mitigation during the loading/unloading task of a slickline/wireline job from various viewpoints, including the psychological aspects of the crew.
Applying Subsea Fluid-Processing Technologies for Deepwater Operations
Subsea processing is an evolving technology in ultradeepwater development and has the potential to unlock a significant amount of hydrocarbon resources. In this paper, the authors have reviewed the application of subsea systems in 12 deepwater fields and discussed the significance of each.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Level Design and Control in Gravity Separators
The Oil and Gas Facilities Savvy Separator series continues with its eighth article, this time on level settings and control in gravity separators.
ITEMS OF NOTE
Major Decisions May Not Matter That Much
Decision making is a critically important part of engineering. In this article, the author argues that the day-to-day project execution decisions are more important than major project decisions and deserve more attention.
17 - 18 Oct 2016 | Houston, Texas, USA
The first generation of deepwater production facilities are reaching their 20-year design life. How can this life be extended while ensuring facility integrity?
08 September 2016 |
30 June 2016 |
30 June 2016 |