The oil and gas industry clearly does not lend itself to a one-size-fits-all approach to projects. But projects are too complex, too expensive, and take too long to complete. The industry cannot continue on the path it has been on and continue to be successful.
Inhibitor fluids are widely accepted as an optimal method for slowing corrosion rates and mitigating the effects of corrosion on a system. However, that has not stopped operators and service companies from finding new ways to better the process. This feature takes a look at the work being done by companies to improve corrosion inhibitor fluids and inhibition techniques for offshore fields.
A methodology is presented for constructing a facilities engineering organization for an upstream operating company or companies such as engineering contractors. The objective is to build an engineering organization that matches the company’s facilities engineering capability with the engineering support requirements of the company’s assets. This is not an easy thing to do. Many companies experience difficulty with this process because of the division of responsibilities among different groups, which tends to make implementation of a coherent strategy difficult.
The SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) launches “The Savvy Separator,” a series of articles that will present helpful design know-how, lessons learned, and solutions for separation problems. In this inaugural article, the interdependency of cyclonic inlets, cyclonic mist eliminators, and liquid level is highlighted.
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A methodology is presented for improved predictions of pipeline embedment, a fundamental input to the assessment of pipe/soil interactions, for use in the design of offshore pipelines.
A Review of Engineering and Safety Considerations for Hybrid-Power (Lithium-Ion) Systems in Offshore Applications
Intended to serve as a selection guide, an overview is presented of hybrid-power battery systems for offshore applications.
Espirito Santo: Design and Operational Experience of the Use of Steel Risers on a Turret-Moored FPSO
The basis for the selection of steel risers, the interface of the risers and umbilicals with the turret, and the effect of the riser choice on the turret are presented.
System-Reliability Analysis by Use of Gaussian Fuzzy Fault Tree: Application in Arctic Oil and Gas Facilities
Historical data derived from normal-climate regions may not include the effects of the harsh Arctic operating conditions. The study used the expert-judgment process to modify the data. Fuzzy set theory was applied to deal with bias and uncertainties.
Results of the Field Operation of a Distributed-Flux Burner in a Heater Treater in a Northern Canada Heavy-Oil Field: Thermal Performance and Fire-Tube Life
The results from pilot and field tests of a retrofit of a conventional horizontal heater treater with an all-radiant distributed-flux burner are presented. Overall performance, efficiency, and effects on the firetube are discussed.