Technology - Exclusives


Meeting The Changing Demands Of Large-Scale Projects

As the construction portfolio for midstream companies grows, it’s becoming increasingly important to have a robust project-controls system in place to manage this growth.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00

Virtual Presence

Energy companies get eyes into the field instantly with virtual-presence systems.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Closing Bell

The Putin Vortex

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

DOE’s Loan Program Office Seeks Next Great Idea

Cutting-edge technology projects that use fossil energy are sought.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:00

Technology - Compression


Compressco Partners Buys Compressor Systems For $825 Million

Compressco Partners LP entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all outstanding shares of Compressor Systems Inc. (CSI) from Warren Equipment Co. for $825 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:23

Exterran Partners Agrees To Buy MidCon Compression Assets

Exterran Partners LP entered into an agreement to acquire natural gas compression assets from Chesapeake Energy Corp. 

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:27

TruStar Energy Opens Houston Public CNG Fueling Station For Freedom CNG

TruStar Energy, a developer of CNG fueling infrastructure, is opening a truck-friendly public fast-fill fueling station in Houston for Freedom CNG.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:54

DCP Midstream To Expand Sour Processing Capacity In Permian

DCP Midstream, LLC committed capital investments to support further infrastructure in the rapidly expanding Permian Basin. 

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:40

Technology - Corrosion


FOX-TEK Provides Corrosion Monitoring Systems For A Technology Development Project

Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that the corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:47

Specialty Pipelines To Become $3 Billion Business By 2015

Renewables pipelines will need remediation equipment, due to inherent corrosion, reports a new study by SBI Energy. In Washington, SBI Energy has recently published a report on specialty pipelines, titled “Specialty Pipelines for Renewable and Alternative Energy Substances.”

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:22

ShawCor To Acquire The Coating Business Of Altus Energy Services

Shawcor Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, has entered into an agreement to acquire certain of the coating assets and business of Altus Energy Services Partnership, Altus Energy Services Ltd. and Nusco Northern Manufacturing Ltd.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:12

Advancing The Art Of Corrosion Control

Piedmont Natural Gas enlists the cooperation of another operator to solve the mystery of low pipe-to-soil potentials on two of its lines.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:00

Technology - Leak Detection


Maxxeon Introduces New Ultraviolet Inspection Light

Maxxeon Inc. introduced the WorkStar 2003 for fluorescent magnetic particle and penetrant testing.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:18

Joint Industry Project To Enhance Offshore Leak Detection Approach

DNV GL has established a joint industry project (JIP) focused on leak detection. Twenty key industry players are partnering to develop a best practice for designing and implementing offshore leak detection systems.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:16

Emerson Climate Technologies Introduces Next Generation Vapor Recovery Units

Vilter Manufacturing LLC, introduced its next-generation vapor recovery units (VRUs), which feature hermetically sealed Copeland Scroll compressors, horizontal lube oil stabilizer and the ROC827 controller.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 13:22

IEC Approves Toxic Gas Detector

The system displays gas concentrations up to 500 parts per million, fault codes for troubleshooting, prompts when calibration is needed and provides a complete status to the respective control room.  

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:58

Technology - New Equipment


Catching Fugitives

Controlling volatile organic compounds is an important and challenging task for midstream providers.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00

Weir-Jones Engineering Unveils Innovative Grease-Dispensing System

An intelligent automated grease-dispensing system (AGS) developed by Weir-Jones Engineering of Vancouver, B.C. significantly reduces operational and maintenance costs.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:22

T.D. Williamson Introduces Remote-Controlled Pipeline Clamp Installation Tool

The lightweight CIT is operated via remote control through a laptop by an experienced technician onboard a platform or a diving support vessel.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 09:45

Technology - SCADA


Redline Communications Unveils Super High-Speed Wireless System for Industrial SCADA

RTG Connect systems availability will begin in November 2013.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 14:17

Valerus Introduces New Monitoring, Analytics Tool

Valerus partnered with Enbase Energy Technology to develop the performance monitoring and analytics portion — or predictive SCADA — which automates real-time data, notifications and daily reports within the system.

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 16:02

Carlson Debuts Second Generation White Space Radio

Carlson debuted its second-generation white space radio, the RuralConnect IP Version II (RCIP VII), at the Super Wi-Fi Summit in Austin, Texas on September 13. Carlson and spectrum-database administrator Telcordia came together to demonstrate the compatibility of the RCIP VII and Telcordia’s database system with resounding success.  Not only did the demo show without doubt that the two technologies work harmoniously, but the positive reaction to Carlson’s newest product evolution exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:00

Mobiform Partners With MatrikonOPC For Secure OPC Connectivity Solutions

MatrikonOPC, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has reported that Mobiform is the newest member to join its Global Partner Network. 

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:45