AUVs Surface as Next-Gen Data Gathering Platforms
As operators look for cost-efficient ways to address the challenges in facility maintenance and deepwater exploration, autonomous underwater vehicles are being developed for complex data gathering and advanced tasks.
ExxonMobil Awards Second Liza FPSO Contract to SBM Offshore
Scheduled for startup in 2022, the FPSO is expected to produce up to 220,000 BOPD on the development offshore Guyana. Liza is one of eight discoveries ExxonMobil has made in area.
SPE Announces 2018 International Award Recipients
View this year's list of recipients.
Shell Awards Contracts to GATE Energy, Subsea 7 for Vito
GATE will provide facility commissioning and Subsea 7 will provide a pair of infield production flowlines and the umbilical system for Shell’s recently sanctioned deepwater GOM development.
McDermott Makes Headway With New Projects
The engineering and construction company announced that it had achieved a pair of milestones for BP’s Angelin and Pemex’s Abkatun-A2 platforms, both of which are scheduled for delivery within the next two fiscal quarters.
Permian Water Market Ramps Up Activity
As rig counts continue to go up in the region, the Permian water disposal market is expected to see growth through 2021 with a possible record-high 8.4 billion bbl next year.
SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Chair Appointed, Theme of Conference to be License To Operate
Michael Borrell, senior vice president, North Sea and Russia at Total, was appointed conference chair. "Our License To Operate: Breaking Through to Excellence" will form the theme of the biennial conference and exhibition which will take place in Aberdeen from 3–6 September.
Portable Evaporative Cooler
12 Jul 2018
The Portacool Hazardous Location 260 is a portable evaporative cooler designed to cool areas where a ...
Cyberattack Security System
26 Jun 2018
Xage Security applies distributed and scalable security to existing legacy systems, enabling energy ...
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 subsea processing.
Moving Away From Our “Eiffel Tower” Approach to Offshore Processing Equipment
We don’t include a structure like the Eiffel Tower with separators, pumps, and compressors on the top observation platform in an onshore development plan. And yet, how many jacket platforms are there around the world?
High-Voltage Subsea Pump Enables Low-Cost Boosting
Subsea pumps are used for gas/liquid separation, subsea compression, and subsea boosting. Solutions aiming at cost reductions are crucial to make subsea processing projects feasible. A cost- and complexity-reduction solution for the subsea electrical power supply is a critical consideration.
Selecting the Right Subsea Pump for Your Application
Operator or manufacturer’s reports and published papers are reviewed and a criterion is developed for subsea pump selection.
Subsea High-Boosting Multiphase Pumps Increase Oil Recovery in Aging Field (Includes presentation slides)
Production from an offshore Angola field has been decreasing because of subsea pressure declines amid water-cut increases and limited gas compressor capacity. The development process leading to the selection of high-boosting multiphase pumps is described.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: Oversizing Separators—Too Much of a Good Thing?
Oversizing a separator ensures meeting the life cycle needs of a facility, but are we setting ourselves up for failure in the long run? With peak rates typically being short-lived at best, or at worse, well beyond actual production rates, more weight needs to be given to the tail-end of production.
The Savvy Separator: The Code Implications of Retrofitting Separators
This article highlights some of the code and registration issues the Savvy Separator engineer encounters when retrofitting a vessel with internals to improve or restore the process performance of the separator.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
Oil and Gas Projects Worth $110 Billion are Coming Off the Backburner
The oil and gas industry has vastly accelerated the pace of approving investments for new projects over the past 18 months. New facilities worth more than $110 billion have been approved for development since the beginning of 2017 vs. only $50 billion in 2016.
ON THE MOVE
16 July 2018
Kreuz Subsea appointed Thomas Liew CFO, marking the completion of the company’s reorganization phase.......Read More
12 July 2018
DEA Deutsche Erdoel named Sameh Sabry as its new general manager of DEA Egypt effective 1 August. He.......Read More
10 July 2018
Nexans appointed Christopher Guérin as its CEO. He has been with the company since 1997, and since 2.......Read More
03 July 2018
Kreuz Subsea hired Jerry Starling as director of diving and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operatio.......Read More
03 July 2018
McDermott International appointed Samik Mukherjee executive vice president and COO. He will be respo.......Read More
26 June 2018
MMT named Per-Olof Sverlinger as its CEO. Sverlinger comes from the Triathlon Group, a management co.......Read More
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Alaska LNG Project Seeks Investors
The Alaska Gasline Development Corp., a state-owned corporation, is preparing an equity offering for this summer for its $43-billion LNG project. BP agreed to sell natural gas from Prudhoe Bay for export to Asia-Pacific.
Investigation Begins of Leak at Hammerfest LNG
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway launched an investigation into an LNG leak at the Hammerfest LNG plant on 17 June.
OGF Quiz: Project Execution Rules of Thumb
Want to do a quick test of your project execution skills? Try this 10-question quiz.
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