HEADLINES SPECIAL REPORT: 2017 Emerging Oil, Gas Trends

From the digital oilfield to pipeline buildout, we take a look at the oil and gas trends that emerged in 2017.

Jessica Morales, Hart Energy

Jones Act Could Be Useful Link To Offshore Wind Sector

Jones Act Could Be Useful Link To Offshore Wind Sector

Next-generation turbines will require more powerful vessels to manage installation, but adapting a Joes Act-compliant ship from an oil and gas company may be the best option.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Part 2: Shaping The Future—Data-Driven Approach To Risk Assessment

Part 2: Shaping The Future—Data-Driven Approach To Risk Assessment

A data-driven multi-analytic approach is a smart risk assessment methodology which combines diverse data sources and assessment methods into one unified platform. It can provide a quantifiable and verifiable way to incorporate the effects of operating changes, mitigating actions and monitoring activities.

Ali Mirzaee-Sisan, Francois Ayello, Shan Guan and Narasi Sridhar, DNV GL

Part 1: Shaping The Future—Data-Driven Approach To Risk Assessment

Part 1: Shaping The Future—Data-Driven Approach To Risk Assessment

A data-driven multi-analytic approach is a smart risk assessment methodology which combines diverse data sources and assessment methods into one unified platform. It can provide a quantifiable and verifiable way to incorporate the effects of operating changes, mitigating actions and monitoring activities.

Ali Mirzaee-Sisan, Francois Ayello, Shan Guan and Narasi Sridhar, DNV GL


How Will Future Of Mobility Affect Oil, Gas?

As vehicle innovation emerges, oil and gas companies are strategizing to ride with the trends over the next few years, according to analysts with Deloitte.

Mary Holcomb, Hart Energy

Big Data—And More

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

SAP McDermott Midstream Technology

SAP’s McDermott: Technology Helps, But People Make Energy Work

At the GSA Midstream Association conference, the software giant CEO said that while technology can lead to success for midstream operators, its people skills that will ultimately win the day.

Paul Hart, Hart Energy

Midstream Connect: Hackers Intensify Assault On Industry

Control systems are the primary targets of cyber attacks and the consequences are potentially catastrophic.

Heather Huften, Hart Energy

Technology Does A Lot—But Can Do More

ABB study finds that ROI can benefit by optimizing technology.

FloWorks International Appoints Scott Jackson As President

FloWorks International LLC appointed Scott Jackson as FloWorks’s President, succeeding CEO Frank Riddick, the company said on Oct. 31.

Shell Buys Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Shell has acquired NewMotion, the largest electric vehicle charging network in Europe, the company said on Oct. 12.


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.

Brian Shannon, 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

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, Hart Energy

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. 

MVP Holdings Forms Infrastructure JV In Stack Play

Great Salt Plains Midstream, a JV between MVM Midstream and Chisholm Midstream, will expand oil and gas infrastructure in Oklahoma’s Stack

Serjeant Named President Of CSI Compressco

Industry veteran joins Compressco from Schlumberger unit.

Hart Energy Staff

After Hurricane Harvey, Midstream Looks To Compression For Resilience

Companies taking steps to automate compression assets and integrate services.

Gregory DL Morris, Contributor

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. 

Business Wire

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

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.

Better Prediction

Not every pipeline repair is equally urgent. How can pipeline operators tell the difference?

Bruce A. Young and Jennifer M. O’Brian, Battelle Memorial Institute

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.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

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

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

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

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

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

Dr. Liane Smith, Special to Hart Energy

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.


ExxonMobil Moves To Cut Methane Emissions

Unilateral action by ExxonMobil on methane emission reduction comes in spite of Trump administration’s moves to relax Obama-era regulations.

Ed Crooks, Financial Times

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.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

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.

Michael Weller and Kevin Ewing, Bracewell LLP

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.

Next-Wave LNG Terminals Get Smaller To Offer Flexible Supply Deals

Smaller, modular trains offer flexibility, but some question whether will ultimately save money.


BP Invests $5 Million In Electric Vehicle Charging Company FreeWire

BP Plc (NYSE: BP) said Jan. 30 it had invested $5 million in U.S. mobile electric vehicle charging company FreeWire.


Iraq, Orion Sign Deal To Process Gas From Giant Oil Field

Deal will contribute to the elimination of gas flaring in Iraq by 2021, says oil minister.


Statoil May Build Onshore Terminal For Castberg Oil

Norway’s oil minister confirms effort to lower shipping costs.


Enterprise Products To Expand Butane Isomerization Facility

Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) said on Jan. 8 that it plans to expand its butane isomerization facility at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Business Wire

Alberta Crude Pipeline Projects Press Ahead; Local Firm Plans Propane Plant

Pipeline construction struggles continue but other midstream and downstream projects in Western Canada move forward.

Gregory DL Morris, Contributor

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.

Ariana Benavidez, Hart Energy

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.

Business Wire

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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