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    • 16 Jul 2018

    Digitally Transforming Subsurface and Surface Oil and Gas Production

    Big data is not just a phenomenon on the surface of oil & gas production producing areas. It’s growing rapidly below the surface as well. In an article from the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) show daily, Facing the Digital Deluge (p19) , Emerson’s Hassane Kassouf describes how this reservoir data and analytics-driven intelligence is driving a new, digital operations model. He opens noting...
    • 2 Jul 2018

    Is Your Company Ready to Start Exploring Deepwater Again?

    Author: Peter Wang The global oil industry has certainly turned a corner since January 2016, and nothing says it like Brent Crude spot prices: January 2016 – Brent low $27.10 May 2018 – Brent high $80.5 A difference of 197% These higher prices are here to stay for a while, because global crude stocks have fallen below the five-year average, according to a senior OPEC source, speaking to S&P Global Platts...
    • 21 Jun 2018

    Natural Gas Distribution Smart Stations and Networks

    Earlier this week we previewed Emerson’s Marc Buttler’s presentation on reducing lost and unaccounted-for gas to be presented at next week’s World Gas Conference . Also presenting will be Emerson’s Sergio Pasquali . His presentation, New Technologies Drive Operational Performance by Connecting Smart Stations to Distribution Networks, will be on Friday, June 29 at 1pm. Sergio collaborated on...
    • 18 Jun 2018

    Reducing Lost and Unaccounted-for Gas with Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Every three years, the World Gas Conference convenes. It is : …the most important global gas industry gathering of influential leaders, policy-makers, buyers, sellers and experts. Emerson’s Marc Buttler will present at this year&rsqu...
    • 14 Jun 2018

    Midstream Oil and Gas Operator Digital Transformation

    In several of the upstream oil & gas-related blog posts we highlighted digital transformation opportunities and activities. But what about in the midstream sector including gas processing facilities, pipelines and storage terminals? In a Pipeline Industry Report article, Emerson Committed to Digital Transformation , Emerson’s Chuck Miller describes the opportunity for businesses in the midstream sector in...
    • 12 Jun 2018

    Improving Oil and Gas Exploration Performance

    We often discuss aspects of the production side of the upstream oil & gas business, but less so with the exploration side. In December of last year, Emerson completed the acquisition of Paradigm . An array of software tools enables oil & gas producers to gain deeper insight into the subsurface, reduce uncertainty and support responsible asset management. Emerson’s Peter Wang is a very active voice in...
    • 1 May 2018

    Taking on Digital Transformation in Steps

    Emerson’s Jose Jimenez pinch hit for Jonas Berge who was unable to make it to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) to present, Digital Transformation and IIoT for Oil and Gas Production. Jose opened highlight the need for oil & gas operating companies to address four key areas: safety & compliance, production, reliability & maintenance, and energy & emissions. We’ve been undergoing...
    • 1 May 2018

    Driving Operational Improvements in Oil and Gas Production

    Emerson’s Jose Jimenez presented at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) about how leverage field intelligence to advance an Operational Certainty strategy. He explored the role of automated procedures in improving operational performance. Jose opened sharing a statistic that global oil & gas producers lost over $300B in profitability from operational problems—safety, reliability and efficiency....
    • 30 Apr 2018

    Valves for Frequent Cycling, High Pressures and Temperatures

    David Leavitt described an application of high-cycling valves in a dehydration process at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. I recapped his presentation last week in a post, Triple Offset Valves and Molecular Sieve Adsorption Applications . He compared rising stem ball valves and triple offset valves (TOVs) used in these applications. David describe a concentric butterfly valve design, a dual...
    • 30 Apr 2018

    Connecting Experts from Afar for Oil and Gas Producers

    Here at the 50 th annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, Emerson chief technology officer Peter Zornio joined a technical session on Digitalization in offshore and onshore oil & gas production. Peter talked about how traditional control room has greatly expanded geographically using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and more secure communications. IIoT is comprised of sensors...