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Under pressure from the Kingdom to help boost the private sector’s contribution to Saudi Arabia’s GDP to 65% by 2030, Aramco secures a cash payout of $12.4 billion in one of the world’s largest energy infrastructure deals ever.
An autonomous robot will be deployed on an offshore platform for the first time by Equinor. The operator plans to use it as its eyes and sensors on future platforms where humans will visit only intermittently.
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The Sakaka solar plant, the country’s first large-scale renewable-energy project, is planned as the first of eight such projects.
The US Army Corps of Engineers deferred any decision to shut the line back to the district court.
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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.
Petronas has become the first global energy company to own and operate two floating LNG production facilities. The PFLNG DUA loaded its first shipment on an LNG carrier bound for Thailand. Petronas is also stepping up promotion of its 2021 licensing round for new fields.
The sale of the minority stake is part of its larger 2021 program to raise an average of $4 billion annually by shedding noncore holdings.
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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.