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    • 29 Mar 2019

    Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Digital Transformation

    Let’s end the week with a look back at one of the news items in the flurry of news coming out of CERAWeek . The news, Repsol Selects Emerson for Multi-Year Exploration Technology Contract , describes how Repsol has standardized on Emerson’s Paradigm Exploration & Production software suite for maximum production efficiencies. From the news release: Repsol will leverage Emerson’s E&P software suite, part of the company...
    • 13 Mar 2019

    Natural Gas Infrastructure in the Permian Basin

    The prolific Permian Basin has been a part of many conversations this week at CERAWeek 2019. In a panel session, North American Gas Infrastructure: Keeping pace with gas production, Emerson’s David Tredinnick shared his perspectives on the current pipeline constraints and role of technology in moving natural gas through the supply chain. One of the panelists noted that the infrastructure for natural gas is far behind...
    • 13 Mar 2019

    Natural Gas Infrastructure in the Permian Basin

    The prolific Permian Basin has been a part of many conversations this week at CERAWeek 2019. In a panel session, North American Gas Infrastructure: Keeping pace with gas production, Emerson’s David Tredinnick shared his perspectives on the current pipeline constraints and role of technology in moving natural gas through the supply chain. One of the panelists noted that the infrastructure for natural gas is far behind...
    • 12 Mar 2019

    Digital Twin Technology in Upstream Oil and Gas

    Digital Twin technology is used in production processes to provide comparisons between actual and ideal as well as provide a safe environment for upskilling and innovating. It can be used by energy producers even in subsurface oil & gas exploration and production. In a CERAWeek 2019 panel session, Emerson’s Indy Chakrabarti joined a panel session, Transforming the Upstream Business through Digital Twins. The panelists...
    • 12 Mar 2019

    Digital Twin Technology in Upstream Oil and Gas

    Digital Twin technology is used in production processes to provide comparisons between actual and ideal as well as provide a safe environment for upskilling and innovating. It can be used by energy producers even in subsurface oil & gas exploration and production. In a CERAWeek 2019 panel session, Emerson’s Indy Chakrabarti joined a panel session, Transforming the Upstream Business through Digital Twins. The panelists...
    • 7 Mar 2019

    Path to Top Quartile Performance for Energy Producers

    The premier event in the energy industries—upstream, midstream, downstream and power—will occur in Houston, Texas next week at CERAWeek 2019 . It : …provides comprehensive insight into the global and regional energy future by addressing key issues—from markets and geopolitics to technology, project costs, energy and the environment, finance, operational excellence and cyber risks. Chris Amstutz Given the extraordinary...
    • 7 Mar 2019

    Path to Top Quartile Performance for Energy Producers

    The premier event in the energy industries—upstream, midstream, downstream and power—will occur in Houston, Texas next week at CERAWeek 2019 . It : …provides comprehensive insight into the global and regional energy future by addressing key issues—from markets and geopolitics to technology, project costs, energy and the environment, finance, operational excellence and cyber risks. Chris Amstutz Given the extraordinary...
    • 4 Mar 2019

    Supplying Technology and Expertise in the Permian Basin

    Sunrise in the bustling Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas Last Friday, the Emerson Permian Basin Service Center had its grand opening . It’s a: …new $4 million Permian Basin Service Center to bring enhanced oil and gas technologies and services to the fast-growing region. The technology center is the latest investment in Emerson’s efforts to guide customers on their path to digital transformation and train the workforce...
    • 4 Mar 2019

    Supplying Technology and Expertise in the Permian Basin

    Sunrise in the bustling Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas Last Friday, the Emerson Permian Basin Service Center had its grand opening . It’s a: …new $4 million Permian Basin Service Center to bring enhanced oil and gas technologies and services to the fast-growing region. The technology center is the latest investment in Emerson’s efforts to guide customers on their path to digital transformation and train the workforce...
    • 26 Feb 2019

    Increasing Permian Basin Local Support

    If you follow the upstream oil & gas industry, you’ll frequently see headlines like this Forbes article, The Permian Basin Continues To Drive Record U.S. Energy Growth . I mention this because I’ll be heading out to Odessa in West Texas for the grand opening of Emerson’s Permian Basin Service Center . The center is staffed with Emerson and Emerson Impact Partner experts to facilitate collaboration with oil & gas producers...
    • 26 Feb 2019

    Increasing Permian Basin Local Support

    If you follow the upstream oil & gas industry, you’ll frequently see headlines like this Forbes article, The Permian Basin Continues To Drive Record U.S. Energy Growth . I mention this because I’ll be heading out to Odessa in West Texas for the grand opening of Emerson’s Permian Basin Service Center . The center is staffed with Emerson and Emerson Impact Partner experts to facilitate collaboration with oil & gas producers...
    • 12 Feb 2019

    Accurate Oil Storage Tank Custody Transfer

    Tom Wienke For oil & gas well pads not connected to pipelines, custody transfer of the produced oil and produced water occurs via truck transport. The trucks load oil from holding tanks and require accurate measurements for the custody transfer from producer. Similarly, this is true for the produced water in their holding tanks sent off for disposal. In a Flow Control article, API 18.2: Ensure Safety While Providing...
    • 31 Jan 2019

    How Coriolis Meter Drive Gain Indication Works

    I really like to share questions I receive via email, so that others with similar questions can benefit through an online search. We’ve been encouraging our global subject matter experts to also do this in places such as our Emerson Exchange 365 community and LinkedIn groups and posts. In our era of digital transformation, this is “working out loud”. In this spirit, here’s a question I recently received: I am looking...
    • 12 Nov 2018

    Proxy Digital Twin for Oil and Gas Subsurface and Surface Operations

    The Society of Exploration Geophysicists recently held their annual meeting. Emerson’s Hassane Kassouf shared his thoughts on how digital twin technology can transform operational efficiency in oil & gas production in a daily news article at this meeting, Connecting Subsurface Intelligence with Surface Operations . Hassane opens the article citing this statistic on the digitalization trend: By 2020 well over...
    • 25 Oct 2018

    A Sharper Look into the Subsurface: High-resolution Tomography

    Author: Gali Dekel , GeoDepth and EarthStudy 360 Product Manager 3D seismic datasets are growing in size. In addition, oil & gas producers are merging legacy and new datasets into single mega-datasets. These trends pose challenges in terms of both performance and memory requirements. Updating the subsurface model increasingly requires more powerful memory handling and storage capabilities. In addition to these...
    • 22 Oct 2018

    Automation in LNG Supply Chain

    I was copied on an email exchange about the outlook for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Emerson’s Chuck Miller shared some great thoughts that I wanted to highlight in this post. From a global perspective, China became the largest gas importer this year with 40% growth/anticipated growth between 2017 and 2023. With the shale revolution occurring here in the United States, shale gas production accounts for...
    • 19 Oct 2018

    Top Quartile Performance in LNG and Gas Plant Production

    At the recent 2018 Gastech Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Emerson’s Patrick Deruytter presented on ways for gas plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities to drive operations to top quartile performance. The focus of the presentation was to look at the operational opportunities in the current gas & LNG plants to improve the reliability of the equipment and the process. By improving the current process...
    • 17 Oct 2018

    Maintaining Pipeline Integrity through Effective Leak Detection

    Pipeline infrastructure here in the U.S. and in many parts of the world go back many decades. With the rapid technology advancements in oil & gas exploration and production and increasing production levels, some of these pipelines are at capacity limits and new pipelines are being planned & built. Maintaining the integrity of these pipelines is paramount for safety and the environment. I received a great presentation...
    • 12 Oct 2018

    Sharing Expertise at Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting

    Next week, October 14-19 is the Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. Many members from the Emerson Exploration & Production Software team will be there to present to the attendees. Let me highlight a few of the lunch and learn sessions. On Monday, October 15, Henry Posamentier will present, Seismic Geomorphology – Mitigating Lithology Prediction...
    • 3 Oct 2018

    API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards Updates

    Part 2 of Marc Buttler ‘s Emerson Exchange conference presentation was on regulatory and standards changes in US onshore custody transfer and fiscal measurement. API MPMS Ch. 4.8 – Operation of Proving Systems has recently opened to provide clarification on proving meters on single-phase liquid hydrocarbons. The change makes it clear that is more flexibility on more runs to prove out the flow meter. Chapter 6 deals...
    • 3 Oct 2018

    US Onshore Oil and Gas Fiscal Measurement Regulatory Updates

    Emerson’s Marc Buttler joined two oil & gas professionals in a 2018 Emerson Exchange conference presentation, US Onshore Regulatory Compliance & Measurement Standards Update. Their abstract: Regulatory compliance, perfect execution, cost of ownership, and industry acceptance are important topics to upstream and midstream operators in the United States. The development and implementation of new technology has led...
    • 27 Sep 2018

    Detecting Sand and Sediment Accumulation

    Basic sediment and water , or BS&W. It’s what comes along for the ride in most oil & gas producing wells. The goal is to separate these from the oil and gas for proper disposal. The sediment portion, often consisting of sand, can collect and accumulate in the product & test separators as well as the production tanks. This quick, 1-minute YouTube video, Rosemount 2140. Sand Detection Made Easy , shows how this accumulated...
    • 5 Sep 2018

    Enhanced Reservoir Modeling Precision through Orthorhombic Anisotropy Analysis and Imaging

    Author: Gali Dekel As both the amount of acquired data and the power of computers continue to increase exponentially, there is a natural demand for higher exploration precision. Acknowledging the complexity and richness of subsurface media properties is one way to attain accurate modeling and imaging. In the past, analyses performed using traverse (vertical, horizontal, and tilted) or even full isotropy assumptions...
    • 4 Sep 2018

    Gas Production Corrosion Mitigation

    As an oil & gas reservoir ages, the composition of the production often changes. For gas wells, this change is often from dry gas to a wetter gas. The wet components can be quite acidic due to CO2 and organic acids contained in this liquid phase. In an Oilfield Technology article, Mitigating corrosion in ageing gas fields , Emerson’s Chris Burke describes how technology has become available to better address the corrosion...
    • 29 Aug 2018

    Finding Permian Basin Oil-Filled Packstones

    I read an article today about how the Texas/New Mexico Permian Basin shale region is driving extreme frack sand demand . This article references an IHS Markit study indicating the value of this market has grown from $1.3B to $4B USD over the past two years. This growth also likely means that a lot of geologists, geophysicists and many others in the oil & gas business are extremely busy and could use some help. Machine...