August 2014 | Volume 3, Number 4
Design and Performance Testing of a Subsea Compact Separation System for Deepwater Applications
Because of extremely high internal and external pressures, unconventional separator designs must be used in ultradeepwater applications. A major operator has qualified a number of subsea technologies covering a wide range of operating conditions and fluid properties that encompass its subsea portfol
Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Drives Trends in Water Management and Treatment
This article explores the outlook for the global market and gives insight into technology trends and the regions that hold the biggest opportunities for water treatment.
Engineering for Decommissioning During Project Design Reduces Costs
Decommissioning costs are often made higher by decisions made during the initial engineering and construction stages of an offshore oil or gas field. Designing with a critical eye can go a long way toward reducing the decommissioning costs, which occur decades later.
Case Study: Repsol Shows the Way To Conserve Ecuador’s Amazon
The United States shale boom brought the issue of social license to operate (SLO) to the forefront.
Design of Onshore Production Systems for Unconventional Resources
The application of lessons learned in projects is generally a trusted approach to tackling design challenges. However, the design of onshore production systems for unconventional resources does not allow for straightforward crossover from onshore or offshore conventional to unconventional systems.
Air Intake Shutoff Valve
31 Jul 2014
Amot’s 4260E valve is engineered to provide quick and reliable protection in diesel engine overspeed ...
Pressure Calibration System
24 Jul 2014
Ashcroft’s 1305D series portable deadweight tester is a pressure calibration system that includes a ...
Software for Offshore Structure Transport and Installation
18 Jul 2014
Bentley Systems has made available the MOSES software for hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of o ...
11 Jul 2014
Viatran expanded the Model 511 hammer union pressure transducer’s electrical connection access by 77 ...
GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Global Subsea Hardware Market Forecast To Total USD 117 Billion From 2014 to 2018
As production from mature basins onshore and in shallow water declines, the development of deepwater reserves has become vital. Consequently, production and Capex are expected to rise.
ON THE MOVE
13 July 2014
Terry Sheldrake joined Tekmar as nonexecutive technical director. Sheldrake joins the company after .......Read More
13 July 2014
Charlie Sullivan joined Tekmar as technical sales manager. Sullivan previously served as technical s.......Read More
12 July 2014
Superior Energy Services named Paul Remson as vice president of risk management, responsible for the.......Read More
Dato’ Wee Yiaw Hin
11 July 2014
Petronas appointed Dato’ Wee Yiaw Hin as executive vice president and CEO of upstream business. He j.......Read More
10 July 2014
Apache promoted Tom Yelich to the new position of staff vice president of business development. Yeli.......Read More
10 July 2014
Apache promoted Tim Custer to the new role of staff vice president of land. Custer has been the Perm.......Read More
09 July 2014
InterMoor UK appointed Lesley Maxwell as group human resources manager. Maxwell has more than 20 yea.......Read More
09 July 2014
InterMoor UK appointed Nick Knight as business development manager at InterMoor Marine Services. Kni.......Read More
Thomas P. Burke
08 July 2014
Rowan Companies elected Thomas P. Burke as CEO. He joined the company in 2009 as president and CEO a.......Read More
Lo Van Wachem
07 July 2014
ADIL promoted Lo Van Wachem to general manager of projects and developments. A former COO at the Off.......Read More
07 July 2014
Raffaele Chiandet was appointed as deputy general manager at ADIL’s London office. He has more than .......Read More
06 July 2014
ACE Winches appointed Kevin McLardy as CFO. He previously spent 7 years at Ernst and Young (UK) as a.......Read More
05 July 2014
Chet Morrison Contractors named Jerome Shaw as vice president of marine construction. He has more th.......Read More
05 July 2014
Chet Morrison Contractors named Jerome Shaw as vice president of marine construction, Bo Ristic repl.......Read More
04 July 2014
Willbros Group promoted Earl Collins to president and named Michael Fournier as executive vice presi.......Read More
03 July 2014
Bristow Group appointed John Briscoe as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). He .......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Peer Reviewed Papers - Overview
This month's peer-approved papers cover weather windows of opportunity, optimization of a template for Arctic subsea systems, slugging in risers, and mechanical vapor recompression for treatment of shale-gas flowback water.
Study on Severe Slugging in an S-Shaped Riser: Small-Scale Experiments Compared With Simulations
Severe slugging is characterized by large pressure fluctuations at the base of the riser and is accompanied by fluctuations in fluid delivery from the top of the riser. This instability has negative effects on downstream equipment.
Optimization of Integrated Template Structures for Arctic Subsea-Production Systems
This paper analyzes the various selection methods of integrated template structures (ITSs) for use in the Arctic environment. Operation and installation of subsea modules in the Barents Sea are also analyzed in this paper.
Analysis of Windows of Opportunity for Weather-Sensitive Operations
This paper presents a statistical analysis approach to weather windows of opportunity, which are defined as the time span over which the stringent, multiparametric conditions required by weather-sensitive marine operations (such as heavy lift, topside float over, and pipeline tie in) are met.
Mechanical Vapor Recompression for the Treatment of Shale-Gas Flowback Water
Used extensively by the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, the mechanical-vapor-recompression (MVR) process is viewed as a reliable method for recovering demineralized water from concentrated brines. This paper reports on performance of an advanced MVR system in north-central Texas.
ON THE COVER
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Poetry at Work: The Poetry of Engineering
You may not think that poetry and engineering have anything in common, but there is something poetic about the right design that elegantly solves a problem. And, there is undeniably something poetic in making the same mistake again.
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