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    • 5 Dec 2017

    Onshore Direct from the Wellhead Multiphase Flow Measurement

    Indications keep coming in that the oil & gas production business, particularly in unconventional oil & gas production, continues to improve. This RBN Energy article, Ready To Run – Strong Capex Boost By ConocoPhillips Headlines Early 2018 Guidance is one example of this business improvement trend. The article notes how oil & gas producers have continued to lower their “costs of supply” of...
    • 29 Nov 2017

    Multiphase Metering for Onshore Oil and Gas Wells

    U.S. oil production, led by shale production, “…could pass 9.9 million barrels per day in December 2017”, according to Rystad Energy . Oil and gas producers have continued to find ways to reduce capital expenditures on new production and optimize ongoing operational costs. In an E&P article, Multiphase Metering Advances In Onshore Fields , Emerson’s Lars Anders Ruden describes how offshore production...
    • 27 Oct 2017

    Accurate Flow Measurement in Gas Plunger Lift Applications

    As gas production wells age, there is a natural decline in reservoir pressure over time. In a Flow Control article, Proper Instrumentation is Key to Profitable Plunger Lift Applications , Emerson’s Wally Baker , Eric Beltz and Tom McCulloch describe the challenges in flow measurement during plunger lift operations and the economic impact from inaccurate measurements. They open the article describing the phases...
    • 23 Oct 2017

    Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas Production

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), through their SPE Online Education channel is hosting a webinar, Harnessing the Power of Industrial IoT for Upstream Oil & Gas Production , on Tuesday, October 24 at 9:30am EDT . Here is the synopsis for this webinar: Oil & gas producers have deferred investment for some time but to address long-term business needs the production companies can no longer defer modernization...
    • 14 Aug 2017

    Digital Transformation of the Gas Value Chain

    As liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant come online across the globe, the fundamental nature of the gas market is changing with supply finding demand and pricing variability decreasing. The October 25-27 Gas Asia Summit , as part of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), brings together business leaders and technical experts in the natural gas and LNG industries to discuss trends, innovations and collaboration opportunities...
    • 31 Jul 2017

    Terminal Automation Solutions Webinar

    Storage terminals are an integral part of the supply chain for hydrocarbon products to connect producers with consumers. With the vastness of new oil & gas production discoveries brought on by the shale revolution, terminals are increasingly becoming bottlenecked in many parts of the world. This is primarily due to increased customer demand. Join Emerson’s Mike Stappert on August 10 at 2pm EDT/10am PDT for...
    • 20 Jun 2017

    Reducing Storage Tank Thief Hatch Emissions

    Regulations on emissions for process manufacturers and producers have continued to grow ever stringent. Storage tanks in oil and gas production sites account for a sizable percentage of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. To address these regulations, you may have seen last week’s news, New ultra-tight thief hatch reduces storage tank emissions, conserves tank contents . I caught up with Emerson’s...
    • 31 May 2017

    Smart Vapor Recovery for Oil & Gas Production Process Emissions

    The Schlumberger Oil Field Glossary defines a stock tanks : A storage tank for oil production after the oil has been treated. As oil is held in these stock tanks, residual natural gas and other vapors can flash off and collect above the liquid level. Vapor recovery is the process to collect, compress and prepare this gas to be used or sold and send the liquid condensates back to the liquids in the tank. In...
    • 28 Apr 2017

    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

    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...