Big Data—And More

Applying advances in telecommunications technology can provide all sectors of the energy business with significant benefits.

No Place For Good Ol' Boys

Oil and gas companies are often run by good ol’ boy networks, meaning that some finance leaders aren't on—or anywhere near—the leading edge of technology.

Marcus Wagner, Special To Hart Energy

Drones Are Commercial, But Just Barely

New government regulations help but still tie down the midstream’s potential uses of drones.

Mike Tully, Special To Hart Energy

LyondellBasell To Build HDPE Plant On US Gulf Coast

LyondellBasell's new HDPE plant on Gulf Coast to feature its new 'hyperzone' PE technology.

Brandy Jules, Hart Energy

The Asgard Field compressor module. (Source: Statoil ASA)

Subsea Change: Processing Industry Finds Itself In Transition

The subsea processing industry is at a pivotal point as it transitions from mostly niche, one-off projects to mainstream field developments, where its value is now largely accepted.

Alisdair McDonald, Special to Hart Energy

The Power Of Small: Combining Fast GC With HPMS Makes A Difference In The Field

Combining Fast GC With High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry For More Efficient Monitoring Of Hydrocarbon Process Streams

Graham Shelver, Special to Hart Energy

Gas Plant Customization: What’s The Difference?

Gas plant engineers offer take on profitability of standardized vs. customized designs.

Paul Hart, Hart Energy

Siluria Technologies' demonstration plant in La Porte, Texas. Source: Siluria Technologies

Siluria Celebrates First Successful Year Of Disruptive Ethylene Technology

Successful first year of operations proves the commercial viability of Siluria Technologies' oxidative coupling of methane-to-ethylene technology.

Brandy Jules, Hart Energy

Emissions Rule Spurs Technological Innovations

A new device, now being tested in the Utica Shale and the Eagle Ford Shale, can destroy vapors while generating electrical power at remote oil and gas operations.

Digital Optimization Makes Midstream Management More Efficient

The midstream market is an expensive endeavor, but by aligning finance departments, companies can effectively manage cash, cost and risk.

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.

GE, Accenture Launch Intelligent Pipeline Solution

GE and Accenture launched the Intelligent Pipeline Solution, the first-ever industrial Internet offering designed to help pipeline operators make better decisions concerning the condition of their critical machines and assets in the oil and gas pipeline industry. 

Honeywell Experion PKS, Safety Manager Selected For Asia Pipeline Project

Honeywell Process Solutions' Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) automation system and Safety Manager technology were selected by Asia Trans Gas for the third phase of a Central Asia-to-China natural gas pipeline project.

Sasol Processing Plant Chooses Emerson Automation Program

When completed, Sasol's gas-to-liquids plant will transform the region’s abundant low-cost shale gas into high-performance, low-emissions diesel and other transportation fuels.

Flow-Cal Automates ExxonMobil Liquid Ticketing

ExxonMobil Global Services Company Has Completed Implementation of Flow-Cal Liquid Software.

Archrock Partners Will Acquire Compression Assets In Dropdown

The transaction was approved by the conflicts committee of the board of directors of Archrock Partners’ managing general partner. 

J-W Energy Exits Upstream, Midstream To Focus On Compression Services

The Dallas company sold substantially all of its assets, which included about 95,000 net acres and 380 miles of associated gathering and processing infrastructure in North Louisiana and North Texas, to Aethon United for an undisclosed amount.

Preparing For EPA’s New Methane Regulations

EPA’s new emissions rule requires midstream operators to be prepared by Aug. 2, legal experts warn.

Rosenstein Appointed As Exterran's Vice President Of Investor Relations

Gregory A. Rosenstein has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, including 14 years at Superior Energy Services, where his responsibilities included investor relations and corporate planning.

Pegasus Optimization Forms Partnership For Gas Compression Services

Randy Dean and Chad Lenamon lead College Station, Texas-based Pegasus. They are the former presidents of CDM Resource Management LLC. Its executive team has nearly 100 years of combined experience in gas compression.

Fluor Will Provide ECPM For Cutbank Sweet Gas Plant Project

The new facilities will receive sweet natural gas, remove water and hydrocarbons, chill and compress the gas to meet transmission pipeline requirements and recover NGL from the gas streams.

The Interview: Building The Backbone With John Stupp

North America’s midstream has enjoyed a significant growth spurt in the past decade with the unconventional shale boom—and that means thousands of miles of new pipe added to the nation’s already outstanding transportation infrastructure. Much of that pipe has been supplied from Stupp Corp., which credits its role as “producing the pipelines that form the backbone of our continent’s energy infrastructure.” Its CEO took time to visit with Midstream Business to reflect on his firm’s distinguished past—and vision for the future.

Gas Price Spikes In LA Tied To Aliso Canyon Troubles

Southern California gas prices this summer have careened wildly as a result of restrictions on Aliso Canyon storage facility, EIA said.

PHMSA’s Proposed Rules: Welcome Regulatory Certainty Or Just Unwelcome?

API, INGAA unhappy with expanded reach of PHMSA’s natural gas pipeline proposed regulations.

Underground Gas Storage Wells: The Front-Line For Integrity Management

Real-time data evaluation critical to integrity management of underground natural gas storage.

Plains Must Purge Crude From Line 903 Pipeline

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said surveys reveal Line 903 has similar corrosion characteristics as Line 901, which ruptured and spilled crude along Santa Barbara County, Calif., coast, Reuters said.

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. 

Report: Canada Will Delay Implementing New Methane Rules Until 2020

The amended time line was a result of discussions between the government and stakeholders and will be incorporated into the proposed regulations expected to be announced at the end of April, CBC News reported.

California Approves Nation’s Toughest Methane Emissions Rule

Environmental backers believe California’s methane regulation could be a model for other states.

California Cap-And-Trade Revenue Case Heads To Sacramento Court

Revenue from the cap-and-trade program funds clean energy programs, especially in poorer communities, and helps finance the state's ambitious high speed rail project.

Analysis Of PHMSA’s Proposal To Revise Volatility Regs For Crude Oil

Bracewell attorneys assess response to NY request for vapor standard in transportation of Bakken crude.

BSEE, Coast Guard Respond To Pipeline Release In GoM

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico.

California Regulators Want Public Input On Aliso Canyon Facility

California regulators said on Jan. 17 they were seeking public comment on a proposal that would significantly limit the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas can inject into its Aliso Canyon storage facility in Los Angeles, which leaked in 2015.

Quarter Turn Resources Launches Automated Valve Actuation Unit

Quarter Turn’s new unit will provide line of valve actuation products.

Savage Announces Binding Open Season For Bakken Connector Pipeline

New line will connect the Trenton hub to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Enable Announces Hike In First-Quarter Net Income, New Gas Project

Enable’s natural gas project solidifies position in Anadarko Basin.

Midstream Connect: Keeping Up In The Permian

Brad Iles, CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based Brazos Midstream, discusses the challenges brought about by the transition in the Permian Basin from small private producers to large public companies. For a midstream operator to keep up during these changing times, communication skills are required to fully gauge what customers need.

American Midstream Places Midla Natchez Pipeline In Service

Pipeline will move gas from Louisiana to Mississippi.

Enterprise Announces Customer Support For Two Ethylene Projects

Storage tank repurposing, new pipeline in Texas drive company’s expansions.

Managing Midstream's Business Cycle: The Capex Question

What’s going to happen? Midstream executives try to set realistic spending plans for an uncertain year.

Combating Security Threats Via The Digital Oil Field

New technologies are increasing the industry’s situational awareness of cybersecurity threats, experts tell the crowd at DUG Permian Basin.

Jaggi, LeBlanc Join EnLink’s Senior Leadership Team

Cynthia Jaggi was promoted to senior vice president of engineering and operations services, and Michael LeBlanc was promoted to senior vice president of liquids business unit operations.

Pantera Energy Implements Modern SCADA System

New system provides real-time remote data acquisition, monitoring, and control of assets in the field. Wells can be operated at higher efficiencies by analyzing site-specific, day-to-day processes. Offsite adjustments available. 

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

RTG Connect systems availability will begin in November 2013.

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.

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