Technology - Exclusives


Wolfcamp Leads Pack Of Permian Trends

Panelists discuss roles, potential of technology and collaboration for upstream, midstream operators in prolific basin.

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:01

Midstream Ready For Next Wave Of Unconventional Energy Revolution

Former chief Texas regulator Barry Smitherman says exports and the migration from coal to natural gas pave the way to the future.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:41

OTC 2015: Collaboration At The Heart Of Progress

Doctors, engineers find common ground in oilfield, medical technology.

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:44

Energy, Technology Are Great Enablers

Anadarko’s leader praises contributions of both.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:33

Technology - Automation


Companies That ‘Weave Technology Into Operations’ Boost Profit Margins

Interlacing specialized software through operations cuts down on inefficiencies and helps companies prevent profits from slipping through the cracks, technology expert says.

Caryn Livingston
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:57

Technology - Compression


Siemens Will Supply Refrigeration Compressors For Magnolia LNG

The mid-scale LNG facility will use about 115 acres of available land in Lake Charles, La., on a long-term lease through the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:40

Honda Discontinues The CNG Civic

The company says it simply didn’t see the market demand justify the continued production of what was one of the only dedicated natural gas-fueled consumer vehicles.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:54

Exterran Partners Will Become Archrock After Business Separation

In third-quarter 2015, Exterran plans to separate its international contract operations, international aftermarket services and global product line businesses into a standalone company, resulting in two independent companies. 

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:55

Cequence, Kanata Form Alberta Midstream Partnership

The companies will jointly fund an enhancement of the 13-11-62-27W5M Simonette facility. A shallow cut refrigeration system and sales connection to TransCanada Corp.'s NGTL pipeline system will be added. 

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:11

Technology - Corrosion


Corrosive California Oil Put On Tankers To Asia

“Orphaned oil,” corrosive and contaminated with organic chlorides, is now shipping out after sitting three years in tanks outside San Francisco. Chevron loaded it onto two Asia-bound tankers, Bloomberg said. 

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:05

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

Technology - Leak Detection


Study Examines Pollution Potential Of Fossil Fuels On Government Land

Oil, coal and gas under federal government-owned lands constitute up to half of the potential emissions from all remaining U.S. fossil fuels, according to the analysis by EcoShift, Reuters reported.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:36

NuVista Energy Pipeline Spills Oil, Water Emulsion In Northern Alberta

A NuVista Energy pipeline leaked about 629 barrels of oil and water emulsion. The leak, 31 miles northeast of Rainbow Lake, Alberta, was identified Aug. 14, Reuters said.

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:03

EPA's Proposed Emissions Regulations Create Opportunities For Companies

Some companies and labor groups see opportunity to create demand for new technologies and jobs focused on methane and pollutant leak prevention under the EPA's proposed regulations, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:10

New Greenhouse-gas Emissions Standards Proposed By EPA

Proposed methane standards are expected to reduce the equivalent of 7.7 million to 9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2025, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters said.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:14

Technology - New Equipment


Eclipse Makes Utica Midstream Deal, Posts Massive Production Increase

The company sold a condensate stabilization facility as part of a contractual agreement and continued to drive down drilling and completion costs in the Utica.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 13:34

NuStar’s North Beach Terminal Loading Dock Lease Approved

North Beach Terminal is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2017. In NuStar’s development plans, second dock will load Suezmax-class vessels, carrying about 1 million barrels of oil. 

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:12

KCS Subsidiary Will Build Sasol’s Louisiana Ethane Cracker Rail Yard

The ethane cracker and derivatives complex will cost $8.1 billion. The cracker will produce 1.5 million tonnes of ethylene per year. There are six chemical manufacturing plants. 

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:01

JP3 Measurement Launches Vapor Pressure Analyzer

Verax VPATM optical vapor pressure analyzer measures vapor pressure in condensate and crude oil in real time with no sample conditioning, before and during loading. It is field-deployable and in-line. 

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 09:50

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