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    • 7 Mar 2017

    Looking Forward in the Oil & Gas Service Sector

    At CERAWeek 2017 , Emerson executive president, Mike Train joined a panel to discuss ways for energy service sector companies to effectively navigate a path forward after several difficult years. Here is the abstract of the session: The extreme focus of IOCs and NOCs on reducing costs, simplifying designs, and improving operating efficiency has forced service sector companies to rethink their own business models. Many...
    • 21 Feb 2017

    Advances in Oil and Gas Produced Fluids Multiphase Measurement

    It’s encouraging to see the comeback in shale oil & gas production here in the U.S. Oil & gas producers have made great strides in lowering the costs of drilling, hydraulic fracturing & completion and ongoing well pad production. A recent CPI Financial article noted: Shale oil output in the US may grow sequentially by 600 thousand b/d from 4Q16 to 4Q17 on increased activity in oil rigs and fast...
    • 10 Feb 2017

    Under Pressure: New Developments in High-Pressure Chemical Injections

    Over in LinkedIn, Emerson’s Travis Stone has posted part 3, Under Pressure: Emerson Announces a New Development in High Pressure Chemical Injections , in our series on improving chemical injection processes. These posts highlight the issues associated with underinjecting chemicals and the excessive costs associated with over injection. Optimimum rates of injection help assure piping integrity by inhibiting deposits...
    • 25 Jan 2017

    Offshore Overdose: How Chemical Injection Systems Can Affect Your Bottom Line

    Author: Edward Bourke The failure to maintain accurate control over your chemical injection program can have a substantial impact on your profitability. Flow assurance is essential in oil and gas production, and chemical injection treatments help you achieve that by mitigating threats posed by hydrates, corrosion, scale, wax, asphaltenes and emulsions. With insufficient chemical injections, these risks can impair...
    • 12 Jan 2017

    Multiphase Flow Measurement for Oil and Gas Well Pads

    In oil and gas production well pads and offshore platforms, separators perform the work of breaking out the oil, gas and water into separate component streams. Test separators have historically taken flows from individual wells, known as well tests, to determine the percentages of these components on a periodic basis. These components are then returned into the production flow streams. The processing facility with test...
    • 16 Dec 2016

    Oil and Gas Storage Tank Vapor Control & Recovery

    For onshore oil & gas production well pads, effectively managing and recovering vapors means improving emissions control to meet regulatory requirements, increasing saleable natural gas, and providing a safer work environment for the personnel who manage the well pad site. In one of the Produced Fluids Management recorded webinars , Tank Vapor Control and Recovery in Upstream O&G , Emerson’s Frank Goulet...
    • 7 Dec 2016

    Times A Changing in the Oil Patch

    I’m traveling and in meetings for much of this week, so posting may be lighter than normal. One of the huge events on the spring agenda for energy-related companies and policy makers is IHS CERAWeek , taking place March 6-10 in Houston, Texas. The year promises to be especially exciting given the recent announcement by OPEC to limit oil production in an effect to boost oil prices and revenues for all the member...
    • 2 Dec 2016

    Ways to Reduce Oil and Gas Lease Operating Expenses

    For onshore oil & gas producers, squeezing every expense possible from the production and custody transfer process means the difference between flowing and shutting in the wells. In an RBN Energy post, LOE-Down – Understanding Lease Operating Expenses And How They Drive Production , they examine lease operating expenses (LOEs): …the costs incurred by an operator to keep production flowing after the initial...
    • 9 Nov 2016

    Managing Oil and Gas Produced Fluids from Allocation to Sale

    For onshore oil & gas producers, how accurate are your measurements from allocations at the wellhead to custody transfer? In a recorded webinar, Produced Fluids Management – Getting Paid for What you Produce , Emerson’s Michael Machuca describes the financial gains from improved measurement and control from the wellhead to the point of sale. And, how you can ensure production measurement compliance, reduce...
    • 31 Oct 2016

    Biomethane Opportunities in Europe

    Author: Rossella Mimmi Biomethane is a mix of gases and can be produced from both biological and thermochemical processes. The biological processes are based on upgrading biogas produced by anaerobic digestion of municipal waste streams, process residues, agriculture waste streams and energy crops such as various types of grasses as well as landfill gas, by removing the carbon dioxide and other contaminants from...