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


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

Compressor Manufacturer Starts Up First US Site Near Houston

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp. started operations at its Pearland Works facility, which will handle packaging, shipping, storage, service and maintenance of compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines.

Caryn Livingston
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:36

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


Pipeline Leak Detection Research Partnership Formed

Enbridge Pipelines Inc., TransCanada Corp. and Kinder Morgan Canada signed a joint industry partnership to research aerial-based leak detection technologies for pipeline safety. Various technologies will be tested. 

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:33

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

Technology - New Equipment


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

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Will Buy B&G Crane Service

New Orleans-based B&G Crane Holdings Inc. will buy shares of Edmonton, Alberta-based NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Holdings Inc., B&G provides heavy haul equipment to refining, petrochemical and midstream markets.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:43

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