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    • 28 Apr 2017

    Blog: Streamlining Oil & Gas Well Test Operations

    The separation of oil, gas, produced water and sediments from producing oil & gas wells take place in production separators . Traditionally test separators were also installed to individually test the wells to determine their composition of these components. Technology advancements have opened up the opportunity to perform this multiphase measurement without the need for the test separator. In this short, 2-minute...
    • 27 Apr 2017

    Blog: Improving Project Performance with Dynamic Simulations and Operator Training Systems

    Dynamic process simulations can be used across the lifecycle of a capital project from early verification studies of process designs to training the operators to prepare to operate the running facility. For offshore oil & gas production facilities these simulations are even more important given the remoteness, space limitations and transportation requirements for the project and operating teams. In an Offshore...
    • 24 Apr 2017

    Blog: Challenge of Designing PCS-Driven MES Architectures for a Greenfield Facility

    Author: Jonathan Lustri I have previously written about a design strategy where the process control system (PCS) is the primary system driving all procedural batch activity within a pharmaceutical process. In this architecture, the PCS ISA-88 procedural model must execute the both automated procedures and call the manufacturing execution system (MES) workflows to be executed when they are needed by the process. The...
    • 20 Apr 2017

    Blog: Avoiding Missed Gas Volume Flow Measurements in Plunger Lift Wells

    Measuring flow rates on producing gas wells can be difficult on plunger lift applications. The mechanical plungers are used to remove water slugs which build up and reduce production rates. When the plunger pulls up the well bore, the differential pressure (DP) flow measurement can spike beyond the range of the DP transmitter. This spike is caused by a surge in the flow of natural gas behind the plunger. This short...
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Blog: Efficient Technology Transfer across Life Sciences Product Development Lifecycle

    Pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers are challenged with bringing new medicines and drug compounds efficiently through the development process to provide returns on these investments before exclusivity expires. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Tech Transfer: Let’s Take It from the Top , Emerson’s Bob Lenich highlights the importance of a top down approach to technology transfer across the...
    • 13 Apr 2017

    Blog: Reducing Oil & Gas Lost and Unaccounted for Production

    In oil & gas production, lost and unaccounted for (LUAF) production is : …the difference of the physical inputs and the physical outputs of the pipeline system… A “LOSS” occurs whenever the physical inputs are greater than outputs of the pipeline system. Flow measurement is a critical component in measuring for losses and for accurate custody transfer. In this quick 2:35 Custody Transfer video...
    • 11 Apr 2017

    Blog: Improving Well Pad Lease Tank Oil Custody Transfer

    Onshore oil & gas well pads have long used small lease tanks to hold the crude oil before transferring to be hauled away, typically by crude hauling trucks. Traditionally, this custody transfer process has involved operators climbing up the lease tanks, opening the thief hatch and using a measurement stick to manually gauge the level of the crude oil in the tank. This process subjects these operators to hazardous...
    • 5 Apr 2017

    Blog: Big Data and Process Analytics for Continued Process Verification

    A biological drug is defined as a: …substance that is made from a living organism or its products and is used in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer and other diseases. Biological drugs include antibodies, interleukins, and vaccines. The market for biological drugs continues to rapidly grow. In fact, in China alone, there were 201 Biological New Drug Applications (NDAs) in 2016, a 32% increase...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Blog: Optimizing Well Production with Downhole Reservoir Monitoring

    The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is: …the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries. OTC 2017 will be held May 1-4 in Houston, Texas this year. With the excess supply conditions experience in oil & gas production, falling prices have meant a focus for producers on increasing efficiency. A recent NASDAQ article...
    • 30 Mar 2017

    Blog: 5 Questions for Oil & Gas Industry Consultant Sudhir Jain

    We continue our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast series with Sudhir Jain . Sudhir has vast experience in consulting with oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream producers as well as many other process industries. He shares his path to where he’s at today, a recent challenge he’s faced working with an offshore oil & gas producer, what he enjoys outside of work, and advice for new control...