Retaining employees in a competitive market can be difficult, but integrated rewards and recognition programs such as Achievers are proving successful.
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.
Energy companies get eyes into the field instantly with virtual-presence systems.
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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.
Exterran Partners LP entered into an agreement to acquire natural gas compression assets from Chesapeake Energy Corp.
TruStar Energy, a developer of CNG fueling infrastructure, is opening a truck-friendly public fast-fill fueling station in Houston for Freedom CNG.
DCP Midstream, LLC committed capital investments to support further infrastructure in the rapidly expanding Permian Basin.
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.
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.”
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.
Piedmont Natural Gas enlists the cooperation of another operator to solve the mystery of low pipe-to-soil potentials on two of its lines.
Maxxeon Inc. introduced the WorkStar 2003 for fluorescent magnetic particle and penetrant testing.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers are studying a new well completion technique using liquid nitrogen and CO2.
Controlling volatile organic compounds is an important and challenging task for midstream providers.
An intelligent automated grease-dispensing system (AGS) developed by Weir-Jones Engineering of Vancouver, B.C. significantly reduces operational and maintenance costs.
The lightweight CIT is operated via remote control through a laptop by an experienced technician onboard a platform or a diving support vessel.
RTG Connect systems availability will begin in November 2013.
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.
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.
MatrikonOPC, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has reported that Mobiform is the newest member to join its Global Partner Network.