Natural Gas Prices Raise Questions About the Future Energy Mix
Natural gas has emerged as a potentially major player in the energy mix, but what role will price pressures play in sanctioning gas supply projects and in LNG markets?
Satellite Service Provider Offers Free Visualization of Methane Emissions
GHGSat announced a new service for visualizing greenhouse gas emissions. The interactive online resource will be freely available and will be formally launched during COP26 in November.
On the Lighter Side: Moon(pool) Gazing in Peru
Take a look at these moonpool visitors.
IEA Warns Oil Companies That Doing Nothing on Emissions Is Not an Option
Oil and gas companies must boost investment in low carbon energies or face an increasing backlash that could threaten their long-term profits and social acceptance, the International Energy Agency said.
University of Houston Researchers Make Progress in the Modeling of Evaporation
Researchers described the temperature changes at the point where liquid meets the vapor during evaporation. The explanation, developed using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method, will allow scientists to more accurately simulate the performance of systems based on the theory of evaporation.
TC Energy Plans To Move Equipment for Keystone XL Preconstruction Work
TC Energy is planning to start mobilizing heavy construction equipment to worker campsites and pipeline storage sites in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska in February to start preconstruction work on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Energy Companies Well Suited To Adapt to Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0, the latest industrial revolution, has hit the manufacturing sector, building upon the adoption of computers and automation into industrial processes. How well suited is the oil and gas industry to leverage the new autonomous systems that could emerge from this transformation?
Gazprom Neft Takes Home IPTC’s Top Award For Arctic Megaproject
The Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field was discovered in 1964 but left undeveloped for decades due to its remote location on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia.
CONTRACTS AND AWARDS
Stress Engineering Services Acquires Laserstream
14 Jan 2020
Stress Engineering Services (SES) acquired Laserstream, a company specializing in laser mapping of t ...
GTT Nets Contract for LNG Carriers from HHI
09 Jan 2020
GTT has been contracted to provide the Hyundai Heavy Group companies with equipment for eight LNG ca ...
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
A New Offshore Investment Cycle Is in the Making
The amount of oil and gas resources approved for development last year surpassed 20 billion BOE, the highest level seen since 2011. Telltale signs have emerged that we are entering a new offshore investment cycle.
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.
TECHNICAL PAPER SYNOPSES
A selection of technical papers on corrosion by Oil and Gas Facilities’ technical paper editor Gerald Verbeek, Verbeek Management Services.
Corrosion Will Occur, Whether You Like It or Not
Just like Houston’s summer heat, corrosion of metal surfaces will occur—whether you like it or not. To help you better understand corrosion, these papers describe using water surveys in a production/injection plant, testing the effectiveness of mitigation, and data evaluation using machine learning.
HDPE Liner in Carbon Steel Pipe Manages Flowline Corrosion in Giant Onshore Field
Internal corrosion has caused ADNOC to suffer loss of containment in oil flowlines in a giant onshore field. This paper describes the successful 5-year field trial program and confirmation that HDPE liner application in carbon steel pipe can be a cost-efficient way to mitigate internal corrosion.
Machine Learning Enhances Evaluation of Oil and Gas Assets
Using machine learning (ML), image recognition, and object detection, the use of ML on algorithms to recognize objects and describe their condition were investigated—offering new possibilities for performing inspection and data gathering to evaluate the technical condition of oil and gas assets.
Water Survey Assesses Souring and Corrosion at Production/Injection Plant
At a water treatment plant for an onshore oil field in northern Germany, formaldehyde injection was started in 2015 as a biocide. The goal of this study was to understand the chemical parameters and microbial distribution in the water system and whether formaldehyde injection was effective.
Artificial Pipeline Model Enables Comparison of Biocides in a Dynamic System
To facilitate testing and comparison of products that attenuate microbially influenced corrosion under field conditions, a method using microorganisms from a low-tide, anoxic North Sea sample was developed that allows corrosion measurements to be made for corroding biofilms grown on steel surfaces.
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Venture Global Delays FERC Application Filing Date for Delta LNG
The move allows Venture Global further evaluate pipeline route alternatives that could reduce impacts in tidal marsh environments along the Mississippi River.
First Cargo Shipped From Freeport LNG Train 2
McDermott said the first cargo was a precursor to substantial completion of Train 2. The liquefaction unit began production on 6 December.
US LNG Exports Reach Record Levels in Consecutive Months
Citing shipping data from Bloomberg Finance, the US EIA estimates that LNG exports set consecutive records in October and November 2019. Through the first 11 months of the year, US LNG exports have gone up 61% from their 2018 annual average.
Israel Approves Gas Exports From Leviathan Project to Egypt
With production set to begin from the large Leviathan field by the end of this year, the Israeli government signed off on the final permits to allow for its first exports. Leviathan contains approximately two-thirds of all the gas resources discovered offshore Israel so far.
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