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  • Effectively Merge Current and Newly Acquired SCADA Data

    Mergers and acquisitions are a part of life in the oil patch in any economic environment. Sometimes those transactions are fast and furious making our heads spin because of the amount of opportunity they can quickly deliver. The steps taken after the sales transaction has occurred are what really determines the value of the long-term return. Sure, it was hard work putting the deal together and making sure everything…
  • Advancing Upstream Oil and Gas Production Autonomous Operations

    Given the remote locations, from offshore platforms to distant onshore well pads, the oil & gas production industry has always led the way in remote operations advancements. In a 4-part available on demand webinar series, Journey to Autonomous Oil & Gas Production , Emerson’s Aaron Boettcher , Adin Nand and Evan West share ways for oil & gas producers to effectively use automation technology to drive digital transformation…
  • Smarter Rod Pump Management through Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    With technology supported by our experts, we offer comprehensive solutions to our customers’ challenges. We have developed Emerson’s Zedi Autonomous Rod Pump Management for an advanced solution using artificial intelligence with machine learning capabilities. What is an Autonomous Rod Pump? Autonomous Rod Pump Management is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) application (analytics engine) that identifies anomalies on…
  • Multiphase Flow and Virtual Flow Metering

    Flow measurement is critical in oil & gas production operations to measure the oil, gas and water content of producing wells for fiscal allocation, well maintenance, and regulatory reporting. In an Oilfield Technology article, A Sense of What is to Come , Emerson’s Stian Engebretsen , Aurore Plougoulen and Lars Anders Ruden describe technology advancements driving improvements in these flow measurements. They open highlighting…
  • The Industry’s Top Subsea Wetgas Meter

    We must marvel at the ingenuity of the first oil and gas producers to tackle subsea production – pioneers who completed the first subsea well on the ocean floor, offshore in California in 1961. Building a wellsite on the seabed invokes a whole new set of difficulties, presenting operators with specific requirements and unique challenges. Fortunately, technology has advanced from those early days to modern, sophisticated…
  • Podcast: Increase Storage Terminal Capacity through Loading and Unloading Optimization

    Your Terminal Management System (TMS) handles all the data and business logic required to secure site access to load (or unload) vehicles. The TMS communicates directly with a wide array of physical devices from gate controls to preset batch controllers, with the latter automating and controlling product flow. It plays a large part in your midstream process management and business strategy, as well as how efficiently…
  • Optimizing Oil and Gas Artificial Lift with Cloud-based SCADA

    In an Emerson Exchange Americas virtual series presentation, Emerson’s Evan West discusses ways to optimize artificial lift techniques using cloud-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technologies. Here is his presentation abstract: Tighter CAPEX [capital expenditures] has put more emphasis on a BOE [barrel of oil equivalent] replacement strategy that includes optimizing oil and gas production from…
  • Technologies for Autonomous Oil and Gas Production

    In an Emerson Exchange America’s presentation, Cloud & Edge Computing for Autonomous Oil & Gas Production Operations, Emerson’s Julian Sanchez , Tanner Erickson and Cody Edgerton highlight ways to drive more efficient production operations. Here is their presentation abstract: Autonomous production is the vision for operators that are seeking to digitally transform, with the greater goal of putting oil and gas on a…
  • Oil and Gas Control Line Impact Protection

    Let’s end the week with a quick video about impact protection for oil & gas production upper completion applications or horizontal and open hole sections. Watch this quick 2-minute PolyOil Manufacturing Processes video to see how PolyOil Control Line Poly-Tector polymer clamps are manufactured in Emerson’s Aberdeen, Scotland facility.  Applications for the clamps include ESP, Gauge Line, Fiber Optic/DTS, Chemical…
  • Integrated Gas Metering Systems

    Gas metering systems are the cash registers for custody transfer between companies. At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Juan Najera shares some best practices in designing and operating these gas metering systems. Here is his presentation abstract: Accurate flow measurement is the key in custody transfer applications. To ensure a reliable measurement in energy transactions, it is required to incorporate…
  • Remote Oil and Gas Production Monitoring with Multiphase Flowmeters

    Emerson’s Norberto Ortigoza presents on the Roxar Multiphase Flowmeter for enabling remote monitoring and data-driven decisions at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here’s his presentation abstract: Roxar Multiphase Flow Meters are equipped with multiple sensors providing numerous outputs that combined with remote access allow to perform diagnostics that can go beyond its original purpose of measuring the…
  • Where to Focus to Drive More ROI from a Digital Twin Simulation

    As manufacturing organizations embark upon their digital transformation journey, an essential starting point is to implement a digital twin. Digital twins deliver value in project execution with easier engineering and testing. When the project is over, the same digital twin enhances daily operations, improving safety and uptime by moving training and process change testing off physical equipment and on to a digital workspace…
  • Safer Terminal Operations with Continuous Corrosion Monitoring Podcast

    Many refineries and oil terminals are located beside major stretches of water, either sea or river, to provide a cost-effective transportation route for incoming crude oil and feedstock, and for outing finished products. If left undetected, a hydrocarbon leak resulting from corrosion in a jetty line will go straight into the local water sources causing serious environmental damage to the local ecosystem and to company…
  • Improving Storage Tank Protection Podcast

    Storage tanks take up a lot of real estate in storage terminal facilities but are often less cared for in maintenance programs and operations due to difficulties in accessing tank roofs. Although they may not get the same level of attention as other parts of the facility, storage tanks have many inherent risks to personnel, the environment, and other assets if not properly maintained. Tank protection maintenance covers…
  • Roundtable Discussion on Midstream Industry Corrosion Challenges

    The Golden Triangle of the northern Texas Gulf Coast is home to a sizable number of midstream and downstream petroleum processing and storage facilities. One of the Golden Triangle cities, Beaumont, is home to Lamar University. In 2019, Emerson and Lamar University established a partnership to: …ensure the College of Engineering prepares its students with the latest digital transformation technologies and advanced process…
  • Remote and Continuous Floating Roof Monitoring for Storage Terminal Safety Podcast

    Floating roof storage tanks have become an integral part of the storage terminal industry by reducing losses from evaporated, stored product. They also are essential to maintaining environmental compliance, by reducing potential emissions caused by evaporation. However, they can come with their own set of maintenance challenges. Common issues include roofs sinking causing product contamination and weather conditions…
  • Storage Terminal Safety Podcast Series

    Storage terminals play a critical role in the movements of hydrocarbon-related products through their supply chains. Because large tanks handle hazardous and flammable fluids, safety is of paramount concern. In a series of storage terminal safety podcasts , Emerson experts will share ways that safety, environmental and operational risks can be mitigated. Emerson’s Manuel Arroyo , Director, Oil & Gas Industry Programs…
  • Proving Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wellhead Produced Liquids

    Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth shared a story of a Bakken shale region oil & gas producer test on the viability of using Coriolis flow meter technology at the wellhead to measure produced liquids. The Flow Control article, Wellhead flowmeter pilot test on the Bakken Formation , highlights the rigorous testing process to prove the robustness and accuracy of this technology for this challenging measurement application.…
  • Monitoring Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Corrosion in Oil & Gas Upstream Industry

    Overview The dangers of Hydrogen Sulphide (H 2 S) aka Sour Gas in oil and gas production are well known. A highly toxic, corrosive, flammable and explosive gas. H2S is colourless and although characterised by it “rotten egg” smell, at high concentrations can also be odourless. H 2 S poses an extreme risk to health and safety of personnel. Exposure can result in serious short term and long terms effects, including…
  • How to Effectively Migrate from SCADA to IIoT Technologies in Oil & Gas

    Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies are being adopted by every industry, and oil and gas is no exception. Recent events have certainly emphasized the need for IIoT technologies that make data available when and where it is most needed, whether that’s onsite or remote. Compared to traditional SCADA-based approaches, IIoT is highly disruptive. Every single core paradigm from SCADA networks that were once…
  • Overcoming Project Restart and Flow Measurement Challenges

    I guess it’s maybe not true for most who fill up their cars at the gas station, but I’m happy seeing the steady rise in the price of a barrel of crude oil. Given the number of jobs affected in the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries here in Texas, higher prices are welcomed by many. In a World Oil article, Versatile DP flow metering technology solves redesign challenges on offshore platform project…
  • Process Diagnostics for Oil and Gas Separators

    Drew Baker Smart instrumentation has been around for decades. Most of us understand the value of the diagnostics they provide to make sure these devices are operating properly and providing accurate data to the control system. With advances in operational analytics, these smart instruments and the applications they feed can now help identify problems in the process early in order to maintain optimum performance levels…
  • Optimizing Well Performance in Unconventional Shale Using Cloud-Enabled Multiphase Flow Meters

    Upstream oil & gas producers face unique challenges in measuring their production compared with other industries. What comes from a well is a changing mix of oil, gas, produced water, and sediment. Traditionally, test separators have been used to periodically check an individual well’s performance. These well tests are performed on a periodic basis. Sturle Haaland I caught up with Sturle Haaland , Emerson’s Roxar…
  • Optimizing Well Performance in Unconventional Shale Using Cloud-Enabled Multiphase Flow Meters

    Upstream oil & gas producers face unique challenges in measuring their production compared with other industries. What comes from a well is a changing mix of oil, gas, produced water, and sediment. Traditionally, test separators have been used to periodically check an individual well’s performance. These well tests are performed on a periodic basis. Sturle Haaland I caught up with Sturle Haaland , Emerson’s Roxar…
  • Enabling the Digital Oilfield

    Manufacturers and producers are looking for new ways to transform their business performance through a combination of technology, people and streamlined work practices. The nomenclature for these initiatives can change from industry to industry. For upstream oil & gas producers, many speak of these initiatives as the digital oilfield . The transformation efforts involve optimizing reservoir production and well operation…