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    • 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...
    • 25 Apr 2018

    Triple Offset Valves and Molecular Sieve Adsorption Applications

    Adsorption , different from absorption, is the process of the: … adhesion of atoms , ions or molecules from a gas, liquid or dissolved solid to a surface . [1] In process manufacturing operations, adsorption is sometimes used in dehydration or purification processes. In the oil & gas industry, this method is used to dehydrate and remove contaminants from natural gas. At next week’s 2018 Offshore...
    • 24 Apr 2018

    Simplifying Oil and Gas Production Site Installations and Operations

    Consider the flow path of oil & gas production from the well head. The first stop is typically the production separator where the oil, gas, condensation, water, brine and other fluids and sediment get separated. Traditionally, for multi-well sites, there is a test separator so that each well’s production composition can be assessed. In this arrangement the wells are connect to both a test and production manifold...
    • 19 Apr 2018

    Growing Offshore Oil and Gas Reservoir Recovery Rates

    While oil prices continue to recover after a long industry slump, the challenge has now shifted to finding experienced people to plan and execute projects after so many have left the oil & gas industry. One way to address this skills and experience shortage is to increase productivity among the current staff. In an Offshore magazine article, E&P software can be profit enabler in tough times , Emerson’s...
    • 18 Apr 2018

    Creating Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions Testing

    Globally, oil and gas producers seek ways to lower fugitive emissions for safety, environment and economic reasons. These are the unintended emissions of gases from pressurized parts of the production process. At the upcoming April 30-May 3 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Emerson’s Amr Gado and Calvin Deng will present a paper, Pressure Relief Valves Fugitive Emissions Testing, on Thursday May 3 at...
    • 10 Apr 2018

    Reducing Project Capital and Lease Operating Expenses

    For oil and gas production in shale regions, what are some ways technologies can optimize capital costs and ongoing production performance? Emerson’s Tom Bass answers this question with many examples to back it up in a recent article, Wireless Technologies Optimize Pads , in The American Oil & Gas Reporter . Tom opens noting the cost reductions in capital and labor that came because of low oil prices....
    • 4 Apr 2018

    Digital Transformation for Oil and Gas Producers

    One industry, above all others, have had to rethink the way business gets done. The oil and gas exploration and production business saw the price of their production go from over $110/barrel to $30/barrel near its low point. Almost every aspect of people, processes and technologies needed to be reconsidered. Through this reconsideration process, some oil and gas producers undertook a digital transformation journey. ...
    • 28 Mar 2018

    Optimizing Oil and Gas Production Operations via Field Intelligence

    While the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are all the rage these days, the sensors monitoring industrial processes have long had microprocessors to report more than what they are supposed to sense—such as pressure transmitters measuring pressure. Through digital communications, they also communicate their configuration and current settings, diagnostics, and even control functions...
    • 20 Mar 2018

    Offshore Oil & Gas Control Room–Anywhere and Everywhere

    The April 30 th through May 3 rd Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2018) in Houston, Texas will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Energy professionals and suppliers serving the oil & gas industry gather to: …exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. One of the more than 350 technical presentations will be given by...
    • 12 Mar 2018

    Technology Advances in the Energy Sector

    In an Forbes article, Emerson CTO Says ‘Energy Industry 4.0’ Opens A Plethora Of Business Opportunities , Peter Zornio shares examples of the rapid innovations occurring in the energy sector. Peter noted the changing relationship with oil & gas operators: “Emerson is cognizant of new demands for optimization from oil and gas customers, and my division is changing from being the proverbial ‘automation...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Digitalization in Oil and Gas

    Manufacturers and producers are rethinking longstanding business practices to take advantage of rapidly advancing technologies—especially where downward price pressures have forced this rethinking. At CERAWeek 2018, Emerson’s Arshad Matin joined a panel discussion, Digitalization and Oil & Gas: What’s next? IHS Markit’s Judson Jacobs moderated the panel and was also joined by leaders from Shell,...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Driving Upstream Cost Improvements

    At CERAWeek 2018 , Emerson Automation Solutions executive president Mike Train joined a panel, Outlook for Upstream Costs and Technology, led by IHS Markit’s Pritesh Patel and Judson Jacobs . Other panelists included leaders from ADNOC, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and Baker Hughes. Here was the description for this panel session: With the reality of low oil prices, a given, and upstream construction...
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Case Studies on Applying Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

    ARC Advisory Group’s Janice Abel led a session, Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots, at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum . The description for this session was: Smart, connected real-time data that is synchronized throughout the plant and global enterprise is the future for process automation, the digital transformation, and smart manufacturing. Whether working with advanced analytics, machine learning...
    • 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...