December 2015 | Volume 4, Number 6
Designing Efficient Facilities in Challenging Locations
Three case studies discuss the challenges of defining efficient facilities in difficult locations.
Lecture Series Highlights the Roles of Facilities Engineers
Facilities engineers are being replaced with a combination of project engineers, package engineers, and other specialists, leading to an increase in complexity in upstream projects.
Using CFD Modeling To Evaluate Scrubber Inlet Design
Computational fluid dynamics modeling has proven promising for improving scrubber performance.
Efficient Water Management Needed in Low Oil Price Market
In the current economic environment, efficient water management practices will become even more essential for companies looking to run successful hydraulic fracturing operations.
Project Complexity Requires Enterprise Thinking
The failure rate for megaprojects is often blamed on complexity. A dinner during ATCE asked whether there is a limit to the degree of complexity we are capable of effectively managing.
Separations Technology Technical Section Continues Success and Growth Into 2016
In its fifth year, the Separations Technology Technical Section has grown to more than 1000 members. The new section chair provides his perspective on what the future holds.
Community Engagement Key to Public Perception of Industry
The oil and gas industry must learn to engage with local citizens better if it is to build upon its social license to operate. A joint PFC/HSE luncheon during ATCE addressed this topic.
Flowline Insulation Covers
28 Nov 2015
Trelleborg’s flowline insulation covers can withstand the extreme cold temperatures found at subsea ...
Solid Scale Inhibitor
20 Nov 2015
US Water Services’ ScaleGone 8201 is a controlled-release solid scale inhibitor for hydraulic fractu ...
Virtual Flowmeter Pump Controller
12 Nov 2015
Remote Automation Monitoring’s PCS 550 pump controller and monitor uses virtual flowmeter technology ...
Blowout Preventer (BOP) Control Computer
08 Nov 2015
Daisy Data Displays’ Series 4520Cx workstation is a ruggedized BOP control computer designed for oil ...
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: The Ghosts of Separators Past, Present, and Future
Lessons learned by the members of the SPE Separations Technology Technical Section, representing more than 250 years' experience, are presented so that the same mistakes are not repeated in the future.
ON THE MOVE
03 December 2015
Chris Haynes was named president of the Energy Industries Council. Haynes has nearly 40 years of exp.......Read More
Amin H. Nasser
01 December 2015
Amin H. Nasser was promoted to president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saudi Aramco. Nasser h.......Read More
01 December 2015
Kay Priestly was appointed to the board of directors at FMC Technologies. Priestly served as the CEO.......Read More
30 November 2015
Aker Solutions appointed José Formigli as an adviser on strategic decisions for its research and inv.......Read More
R. Scott Rowe
20 November 2015
Cameron promoted R. Scott Rowe to president and CEO. Rowe has worked for the company for 13 years, m.......Read More
17 November 2015
Peterson, a global logistics provider, named Joost Perquin as regional director for the Americas. Pe.......Read More
17 November 2015
Wood Group Kenny hired Matt Kirk as vice president of operations. He joins the company from Xodus Su.......Read More
David J. Hayes
15 November 2015
Advantek Waste Management Services named David J. Hayes to its board of directors. Hayes served as .......Read More
08 November 2015
Greene’s Energy Group named Matt McIntosh as key account manager. He will establish and maintain rel.......Read More
Kline Announces Appointments
05 November 2015
Kline appointed Annie Jarquin as director in the energy practice and Hardeep Parmar as director in t.......Read More
02 November 2015
ValvTechnologies named Vicky Stubblefield director of global supply chain operations. She is respons.......Read More
31 October 2015
The John Wood Group named Robin Watson as CEO. An executive member of the company’s board, Watson ha.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Peer Reviewed Papers - Overview
Overview of papers on thermal enhanced recovery, an innovative bypass pig design, hydrogen stress cracking, and dry-gas seal failure.
SPE Honors Technical Paper 2015 Reviewers
New members of A Peer Apart and Technical Editor awards are announced.
Effectiveness of Bypass-Pigging Solutions in Multiphase-Flow Pipelines With Waxy Crude Oil: Evaluation and Innovative Solution
Bypass pigging has advantages over conventional approaches. Its application to multi-phase flow with high wax content crude is discussed.
On the Contradiction of Applying Rolled Threads to Bolting Exposed to Hydrogen-Bearing Environments
Hydrogen stress cracking of bolts can be a source of failure. This paper explores the risks of rolled threads in hydrogen environments.
Economics of Steam Generation for Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery
Identifying the appropriate fuel for thermal EOR projects in large Persian Gulf fields requires analysis of a variety of options, including solar, for power generation.
Process-Design Considerations for a Compressor Dry-Gas Seal-System Interface
Failure of a dry-gas seal in the compressor can result in plant outage and considerable revenue loss to the operating company. This paper discusses design considerations to minimize risk of failure.
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GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Oversupply of Subsea Vessels To Continue Until Gradual Recovery in Operators' Spending
Douglas-Westwood (DW) expects the expenditure of subsea vessel operations to begin a gentle upswing after next year.
Action Science: Moving Away From Defensiveness and Silo Behavior in Our Work
A subject field perhaps little known in the oil and gas industry is action science, a strategy for increasing the skills and confidence of individuals in groups to create organizations and to foster long-term individual and group effectiveness.