June 2016 | Volume 5, Number 3
Statoil: Subsea Compression Systems To Extend Field Life
A closer look at the design and construction of Statoil’s subsea gas compression systems in the Åsgard and Gullfaks fields, the first of their kind in the oil and gas industry.
Startup Companies’ Role in Industry’s Future
Innovative technologies will be critical to the industry as it manages through an oil price downturn, and the industry must create a supportive environment for startup companies that promotes the growth and competition needed for a stable marketplace.
Early Implementation Key To Combating Cybersecurity Threats
As cyberattackers find ways to exploit the vulnerabilities in present security systems, the industry continues to develop more robust cybersecurity controls to protect its assets.
Clear Plans, Designs Necessary for Effective Three-Phase Separation
Operators must take a more practical and less theoretical approach to the design and construction of three-phase separators, with an honest assessment of their separation needs.
Diverse Skill Set Needed for Successful Flow Assurance Career
The oil price downturn has created a precarious job market for aspiring engineers, especially in disciplines like flow assurance that are closely linked to high-cost deepwater development. However, despite the economic climate, it is still possible for people entering the job market to succeed.
Insider Threats Discussed at Cybersecurity Panel
A summary of the OTC panel discussion on the potential cybersecurity risks companies face from malicious actors, risk mitigation strategies, and emerging security standards.
USCG Discusses Evaluation of Continued Service for Offshore Facilities
The assessment of service life extension is not unique to oil and gas facilities, and commonalities exist in evaluating the equipment and components in other sectors.
NASA Risk-Management Tool Could Help Offshore Industry
A quantitative, probabilistic risk modeling tool used for more than a decade by the NASA might help the offshore industry prevent low-probability but high-impact incidents.
Chemical Transport Hose
28 Jun 2016
Trelleborg’s Chemiline hose is suited for the transfer of corrosive chemicals and aromatic solvents ...
Stem-Sealing Pulsejet Valve
23 Jun 2016
ValvTechnologies’ NexTech pulsejet valve is a trunnion-mounted ball valve capable of 90° or 180° rot ...
Steam Injection Liquid Heaters
18 Jun 2016
Pick’s direct steam injection liquid heating systems are designed for several industry applications, ...
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: Introduction to CFD for Separator Design
Why CFD should be part of your separator design? This goal of this goal is to allay any fears about CFD that you may have as a result of flashbacks to university class and a dizzying array of partial-differential equations.
ON THE MOVE
30 June 2016
Nigel Hearne has been named managing director of Chevron’s Australasia business unit (ABU). Hearne j.......Read More
29 June 2016
ExxonMobil Corporation elected Angela Braly to its board of directors. She was previously chairman o.......Read More
29 June 2016
The Industry Technology Facilitator has appointed Richard Luff to its board as a nonexecutive direct.......Read More
24 June 2016
Roy Krzywinosinski has been named vice president of engineering for Chevron Energy Technology. Krzyw.......Read More
22 June 2016
AccessESP appointed Anwar Assal as Middle East and North Africa regional manager. He has 20 years of.......Read More
21 June 2016
Gavin Sherwood has been appointed business development manager for Simmons Edeco Europe. He will ove.......Read More
19 June 2016
Phaneendra Kondapi was appointed director of subsea engineering for the College of Engineering at Te.......Read More
17 June 2016
Chris Waller was named engineering manager at ACE Winches. He joins the company from SengS, where he.......Read More
12 June 2016
Stokes and Spiehler named Blair LeBlanc as vice president of offshore operations. LeBlanc has been a.......Read More
12 June 2016
Russ Bellard has been named vice president of onshore operations for Stokes and Spiehler. Bellard pr.......Read More
12 June 2016
Stokes and Spiehler announces the appointment of Tony Shell as vice president of sales and marketing.......Read More
12 June 2016
Appointment of Donnie Busscher as engineering manager was announced by Stokes and Spiehler. Busscher.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Underground Bacteria Generates H2S and Trips Control Panels
When panels in an instrument equipment shelter kept tripping and the occasional smell of H2S led to an investigation of the rationale. Although a rare occurrence, this paper presents a strategy for prevention through careful site selection.
CO2 Capture and Usage: Harnessing the CO2 Content in Natural Gas for Environmental and Economic Gains
The deployment of appropriate CO2-separation technologies for natural gas processing is viewed as an abatement measure toward global CO2-emissions reduction. Selection of the optimum technology requires special attentiion.
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GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Protracted Low Oil Price Impacts Deepwater Expenditure
Continued suppression of global oil prices has questioned the viability of several large and ultradeepwater projects. Article covers Douglas-Westwood’s deepwater expenditure forecast for the 2016–2020 period, and the effect of reduced rig demand on deepwater Capex growth.
Major Decisions May Not Matter That Much
Decision making is a critically important part of engineering. In this article, the author argues that the day-to-day project execution decisions are more important than major project decisions and deserve more attention.
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