Are Deepwater Projects Due for a Revival?
The oil price downturn spawned a lull in deepwater enthusiasm, but better project execution and reduced project lead times have helped operators achieve lower costs and better returns. What does the landscape for deep water look like in the near term? Will operators get more involved?
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Collaboration Redefines the Human/Robot Relationship
Robots have been a part of industrial production for decades, but the interface between humans and robots has changed as automation technologies increased in complexity, scope, and scale. Once a novelty, collaborative robots are projected to become a significant element of the automation landscape.
Johan Sverdrup Living-Quarters Topside Sails Away
Phase 1 of the development today marked the sail-away from Kværner’s yard of the 560-bed living-quarters topside, the largest of its kind in Norway.
Southwest Research Institute To Open Corrosion-Testing Facility
The laboratory will be used primarily to test the sulfide stress cracking resistance of carbon steel alloys for oil wells and offshore drilling applications.
Williams, CPPIB To Form $3.8-Billion Appalachia Midstream JV
The combination will operate and share ownership of midstream gas assets in the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays. CPPIB financially backs operator Encino Energy, which last year acquired Chesapeake Energy’s Utica assets.
Imperial Delays Canadian Oil Sands Project
The decision to ramp down production on the Aspen project comes months after the Alberta provincial government imposed production cuts to handle pipeline bottlenecks. Aspen is projected to produce 75,000 BOPD upon startup.
US on Pace To Top Saudi’s Liquid Exports This Year
The shale revolution is leading the US into a unique position: a bigger exporter of crude and petroleum liquids than the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
CONTRACTS AND AWARDS
TechnipFMC To Provide Johan Sverdrup Subsea Production System
20 Mar 2019
Equinor awarded TechnipFMC a subsea contract for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 development, located in ...
Petrofac Scores EPC Contract in Algeria
14 Mar 2019
Groupement Isarene awarded a $1-billion contract to Petrofac for the Ain Tsila Development Project i ...
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 water treatment in the oil and gas industry.
Case Studies in Produced Water Treatment
Three papers selected from 2018 SPE ATCE look at the challenges and approaches to the treatment of increasing volumes of produced water.
Smart-Fluid-Processing System Reduces Footprint, Improves Separation Efficiency
Reducing a separation system’s footprint while increasing separation efficiency is demonstrated in an Oklahoma field trial.
Testing of Two-Stage Biofiltration Unit for Mitigation of VOC Emissions
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in crude oil can be released to the atmosphere from storage tanks, waste waters, and equipment leaks. A pilot-scale sequential biotrickling/biofiltration unit was designed and tested for removal of VOCs from a wastewater sump.
Fit-for-Purpose Water Treatment in Permian Shale
Sourcing water for hydraulic fracturing, and disposing of produced water, are constraints and significant cost items in the Permian Basin. Some of the produced water can be treated and reused by using a water life cycle approach..
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
The Savvy Separator: Lessons for Installation of Separator Internals
Process design of separation internals is just one step in improving the vessel performance. Just as important are the support design and installation steps. These lessons learned help to guide good off- and on-site planning to minimize separator turnaround.
Savvy Separator: 5 Lessons To Simplify Separator Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and solving separation problems takes a combination of analytical tools, experience, and a knack for investigation. These 5 lessons provide a starting point for assessment.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
Subsea is Back in Black
From its record high in 2014, purchases of subsea equipment and SURF fell around 50% until reaching a low in 2018. But things are looking up, and new data suggest that the subsea market will be a top-performing oilfield service seg
ON THE MOVE
19 March 2019
Brooks Instrument promoted Eric Pipal to vice president and general manager. He originally joined th.......Read More
19 March 2019
Sempra LNG named Lisa Glatch chief operating officer. She will be reporting to Carlos Ruiz Sacristán.......Read More
19 March 2019
Sempra LNG named Justin Bird president. He will be reporting to Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, chairman and .......Read More
14 March 2019
i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life-of-field business unit, appointed Simon Hird a regional director to help s.......Read More
06 March 2019
Stress Engineering Services (SES) promoted Kenneth Bhalla to chief technology officer. Prior to his .......Read More
05 March 2019
Henderson, a provider of sales and service of drilling rigs and capital drilling equipment, named Bi.......Read More
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China Seeks LNG Imports Using Intermodal Containers
China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group is exploring the possibility of importing LNG from the US via ISO containers loaded from the West Coast.
Calcasieu Pass Gets LNG Export OK From DOE
Latest federal approval authorizes US LNG exports to non-FTA countries.
First Gas Production From BP's Angelin Development
BP Trinidad and Tobago began first gas production from its Angelin development on 26 February.
UPCOMING EVENTS / WEBINARS