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Debt-riddled Premier will emerge as Harbour, seen valued at around $5 billion.
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The commission unanimously approved the rule that requires oil and gas operators to install zero-bleed or zero-emission pneumatic devices for both new and existing operations.
Annual Deloitte/OGUK study highlights cost reduction, checks the role of the coronavirus and energy transition on collaboration bonds.
With all critical components nearly in place, production is set to start this year at the Lingshui 17-2, China’s first ultradeepwater gasfield development project.
The company will focus on renewables projects such as offshore wind farms and solar farms, gas solutions, production assets, and new energy solutions such as hydrogen and tidal energy.
With its third capacity increase in 2 years of production, the third-largest oil field on the NCS is proving to be a powerhouse for Norway.
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Supply chain companies have seen their profits squeezed since the E&P cost cuts of the previous downturn, and just as the industry could finally hope for better days, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the value of 2020’s awarded contracts to slump to a 16-year low of $446 billion.
On the normally unmanned Valhall Flank West platform, the survey of a 1-year-old box boom pedestal crane featured auto-testing of the automatic overload protection system. A similar inspection program was performed on two knuckle boom cranes on a FPSO vessel in Skarv.
A system was designed to extend the offshore wind-energy concept from the power grid to a subsea field-development application. The system integrates a floating foundation with a wind-turbine generator, with all the required utilities hosted directly onboard the same floater.
For as long as anyone can remember, the liquid carry-over separation efficiency of 0.1 gal/MMscf has been ubiquitously specified in separator design. This article provides the most likely scenario of its evolution.
Process design of separation internals is just one step in improving the vessel performance. Just as important are the support design and installation steps. These lessons learned help to guide good off- and on-site planning to minimize separator turnaround.
Troubleshooting and solving separation problems takes a combination of analytical tools, experience, and a knack for investigation. These 5 lessons provide a starting point for assessment.
Oversizing a separator ensures meeting the life cycle needs of a facility, but are we setting ourselves up for failure in the long run? With peak rates typically being short-lived at best, or at worse, well beyond actual production rates, more weight needs to be given to the tail-end of production.
This article highlights some of the code and registration issues the Savvy Separator engineer encounters when retrofitting a vessel with internals to improve or restore the process performance of the separator.
By understanding the factors involved in oil droplet coalescence, the Savvy Separator engineer can assess the operational/chemical factors in the treatment system that are affecting droplet growth and make adjustments to enhance coalescence rates.
In this tenth article of the series, the author focuses primarily on specific operational elements of troubleshooting rather than the mechanical design of the separator.