MQTT and SCADA Communications Architecture in an IIoT World: Improve visibility and analytics while lowering costs
28 April 2020

Sponsor: Honeywell 

New protocols dramatically reduce traffic and data storage requirements, giving midstream and upstream operators a choice of lower data communications costs or faster updates on existing infrastructure. The result is well optimization, or faster pipeline leak detection due to improved visibility and analytics.

Join us for this live webinar and gain insight into how MQTT and other IIoT technologies are changing SCADA protocols, architectures, data efficiency and access. Chad McGraw, marketing manager for SCADA and Pipelines at Honeywell Process Solutions, will discuss using MQTT brokered pub-sub architecture to allow authorized vendors to directly access site data and run analytics on field equipment.  

This webinar is a must for wellfield and pipeline operators seeking guidance on how SCADA protocols and architecture are affected by IIoT technology and how to handle the associated challenges. Who gets write access? Are you ready for the security implications?

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Transitioning from Line Stopping to Double Block and Bleed Pipeline Isolation Technology
23 April 2020

Sponsor: STATS Group

Pipeline owners and operators are constantly looking to improve operational safety and reduce time and costs during pipeline maintenance and repair. STATS BISEP® developed more than a decade ago provides industry-first, leak-tight double block and bleed isolation technology for temporary line plugging, offering a leak-tight seal every time.

Traditionally, operators use multiple split tee fittings and lip seal line stopping equipment or temporarily suspend pipeline operation to allow for necessary maintenance to take place safely. The BISEP offers significant safety advantages over traditional line stop technologies and can be deployed through a single hot tap intervention while production is maintained through an integrated bypass, avoiding interruption to production and reducing costs, without compromising safety.

The webinar will highlight the key advantages of the BISEP and how it can be integrated within an operator’s existing fleet of hot tapping and isolation equipment for maximum cost efficiency.

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Energy Infrastructure Update: Short-term changes for long-term gain
16 April 2020

The oil price collapse and COVID-19 pandemic have thrown the energy industry into turmoil with the new market conditions leading companies to review the status of their global project portfolios. This fast-paced environment necessitates that decision-makers take a holistic approach to managing infrastructure in the midstream and downstream markets. As you look to the future, join the next Energy Web Atlas webcast to gain industry perspective that will allow your company to better navigate the months ahead.

Join the Energy Web Atlas as we take a closer look at the following:

  • What projects have updated their status in:
    • Global refining, gas, and petchem
    • Global pipelines
    • Global LNG import/export facilities
    • Lower 48 pipelines
  • What projects have been put on hold?
  • What projects are still moving forward?
  • Where are these projects located?
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Pipeline Integrity Forum
10 March 2020

Sponsors: Polyguard Products, Inc., and Stanley Inspection

During this 60-minute live webcast, we will discuss the following topics:
1) "Developing Field Applied Coating Criteria for PHMSA Compliance", with presenter, John Strong, Technical Field Specialist, Polyguard Products, Inc. 2) "NeXray: Real-Time Radiography System", with presenter, Jeremy Guretzki, President, Stanley Inspection.

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Asia's Natural Gas Midstream in Focus: Tracking Key Investment Patterns and Potential Impacts
6 February 2020

Speaker: Chris Cothran

Asia drives global LNG demand!

LNG exporters to Asia have a slew of challenges to contend with, including the prospect for project sanction delays, demand-side factors impacted by global health scares, relative economic underperformance and trade disputes and wars. Constraints continue as the global natural gas prices keep decreasing.

In this webcast we will discuss:

  1. Key drivers, challenges, and the impact on the Asian LNG capacity investment thru 2025.
  2. The effects of potential oil-linked vs hub-based pricing in the Asian project economic context.
  3. Critical factors supporting or inhibiting project progression.
  4. A five-year outlook on anticipated capacity expansion for key Asian LNG import nations, including China, Japan, India, and South Korea. 
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Transform Pipeline Operations with Integrated Digital Twin to Boost Performance and Safety
12 December 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA

Midstream Oil and Gas pipeline companies have been generating huge amounts of operational data from SCADA Systems, Pipeline Applications, ERP systems and others, long before the term ‘Digital Twin’ was coined. However, extracting actionable insights to improve business performance is challenging due to disparate systems, often leading to missed business opportunities. The approach to Digital Transformation, if well executed, will enable companies to significantly maximize business performance from operations to maintenance through informed decision making, improved asset utilization and safety.  

Learn how an integrated Digital Twin, combined with predictive analytics and pipeline management tools, empowers companies to:

  1. Improve pipeline performance and integrity with real-time insights and analytics
  2. Proactively reduce or eliminate pipeline downtime by quickly responding to early warnings of asset failure 
  3. Allow better collaboration and visualization by centralizing asset performance data     
  4. Improve workforce productivity while reducing safety risks, operations and maintenance costs
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Meeting Europe’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Challenge: Opportunities and Outlook 2020
5 December 2019

Demand for Europe’s natural gas transmission infrastructure is increasingly in focus as the continent’s natural gas dependency continues to reach all-time highs. Amid steep year-over-year declines in natural gas production, the continent is increasingly reliant on LNG imports and international pipelines to supply key regions. But key restraints remain in areas where import capacity has insufficient access to growing demand centers. Additionally, emerging demand factors and remote upstream developments amid a push for lower carbon fuels provides a context for midstream infrastructure investment.

We examine the implications for managing the supply of natural gas through Europe to consumers. We examine capital investments, potential, and identify areas where a conflux of issues may lead to a gas transmission system shortfall. We examine regional natural gas transmission capacity and import facility capacities compared to the prospects of domestic supply and growing demand centers. Which areas require additional investment by midstream operators and what are the implications of this for the broader gas dynamics of Europe?

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Save time and money during pipeline construction with Smartengo Best Fit
4 December 2019

Sponsor: Vallourec

Nothing slows down the pipeline construction process more than trying to fit together pipe ends that just don’t match. The HiLo is too great, construction is stopped, whilst the un-matched pipe is taken off the firing line and quarantined, slowing down operations and costing you time and money.
Imagine then a smart digital solution that accurately predicts the HiLo of all possible pipe-end combinations, that anticipates operational constraints and using a unique pipe-end identification technology, enables you to maximize compatibility of pipes on the firing line to speed up construction and secure planning.  An as-built digital tally of the line pipe construction is automatically generated in an easy to exploit format with alert functionalities.
Gonzague Vollaire and Nicolas Gotusso will share the results and feedback of recent projects from around the world. On spool bases and offshore, for welded and seamless pipes, with no additional personnel, each project achieved direct time savings in excess of 10%. With Smartengo Best Fit, the HiLo can be reduced by up to 30% leading to improved weld quality and other benefits.  

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