Technology/R&D

Siemens Energy Agrees to Build Innovative Waste Heat-to-Power Facility in Canada

The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power.

Phillips 66 Selects Crux OCM for Pipeline Control Center Operations Pilot

Phillips 66 selected Crux OCM, a pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA) for oil and gas operations, for a pipeline control center operations pilot.

What's New February 2021

RegO  RegO introduced Presto-Tap, the industry’s only UL-listed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) system leak test devices to its portfolio. Adding the full line of Presto-Tap devices to its portfolio of LPG valves, regulators and tank hardware enables the company to provide ..

Strohm Testing High-End TCP for Total ExxonMobil

Composite pipe technology company Strohm secured a contract with Total and ExxonMobil for a qualification testing program for a high-pressure, high-temperature thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP).

Siemens Building CO2-Free Hydrogen Plant

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and WUN H2 GmbH signed a contract to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria.

Corrosion Inhibitor Development for Extreme Conditions

This article discusses corrosion inhibitor development for ultra-deep-water systems that experience most of these extreme conditions, including downhole temperatures as high as 400° F (204° C) and pressures as high as 20,000 psi (1,379 bar).

Data Analytics, Predictive Maintenance of Field Automation

The last six decades have experienced an explosion of technological development, with the most recent focus being on data analytics, and the pipeline industry has more than dipped its toe in the benefits of data analysis.

Baker Hughes Introduces Composite Flexible Pipe for Onshore Pipelines

Baker Hughes announced the launch of its Onshore Composite Flexible Pipe to address the corrosion and cost of ownership challenges with conventional steel pipe for the energy, oil and gas and industrial sectors.

What's New

HBM   Hottinger Brüel & Kjær (HBM) launched a new torque transducer, T40CB, featuring a central bore hole that makes it ideal for testing in confined spaces. This compact model, measuring a mere 1.9 by 2.1 inches (49 by 54 mm) in length has a central bore hole of 1.5 by 4...

Neptune Moving to 3-D for Integrity Detection

Neptune Energy announced a new partnership with 3-D technology specialist, Eserv, as part of the ongoing digitalization of Neptune’s assets, including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the southern North Sea in the U.K.

Early Adopters of AI Reaping Integrity Management Benefits

To cope with increasing data volume, big data technologies are a must, say experts – combined with the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning – for robust, consistent and accurate analysis of pipelines.

PPI’s Fink Sees Expanding Role for Plastic Pipe

Despite taking the reins of PPI at the outset of a global pandemic, Fink sees a bright future for the plastics pipe industry and a growing role for its products across an expanding range of underground applications.

North Sea Could Shift from Oil Reservoir to CO2 Storage - Total CEO

The North Sea could be switched from a depleting oil and gas basin to a site for storing carbon dioxide under the seabed, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Tuesday.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Explores Feasibility of Blending Hydrogen

Developers of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have started feasibility studies on blending hydrogen with the natural gas the pipeline will bring in from Azerbaijan, the TAP head said.

Enbridge Adds Solar Facilities to Power Pipeline Operations

Enbridge is adding solar energy facility to help power its natural gas pipeline compressor stations, citing a recent pledge to green its operations.

Managing Complex Pipeline Compliance with Software Solutions

From maintenance and testing to record-keeping and audits, operators often underestimate how complex and time-consuming the path toward compliance will be.

Tech Notes: Neptune Energy, Eserv Partner on Digitization of Cygnus Platform

Neptune Energy announced a new partnership with 3-D technology specialist, Eserv, as part of the ongoing digitalization of Neptune’s assets, including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the southern North Sea in the U.K.

New Model Design Against Running Ductile in Dense-Phase CO2 Pipelines

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is vital to decarbonize a few important sectors, including the most energy-intensive industries: power, heat and transport. It will also enable future operations to become more competitive and sustainable in a net-zero economy.

ROSEN Group Headed for Hydrogen

With more than 30 years of experience in pipeline integrity management, the ROSEN Group is investing in a new challenge to support operators in the transition toward a low-carbon future.

Overcoming Challenges of Pigging the “Unpiggable”

Accurate measurement and evaluation of the physical condition of oil and gas pipelines is critical to effective integrity management, as well as to the assurance of sustained pipeline safety.

Support for DRA-Treated Liquid Pipelines Using No-Code Digital Twins

The challenge for liquid pipeline operators is to balance DRA selection, effectiveness and costs against the benefits of reduced pumping energy requirements and the ability to increase pipeline capacity while maintaining the same energy use.

Pipelines of the Future Through Digitalization

Many consulting groups note that the 2020s will be the decade of IIoT adoption across all industries, including the midstream oil and gas industry.

Transforming Pipeline Monitoring with AI, Drone Technology

The oil and gas industry, pipeline monitoring in particular, is deriving great benefit from the implementation of both drone technology and AI.

Molecular Plasma Coating Process for Mitigating Deposit Adhesion

The deposition of solids, such as asphaltenes, scale and wax, in production systems can cause challenges to oil and gas producers.

Evolution of Effective Design for Alarm Management Applications

Specialized applications have become the norm for high-performance data analysis in today’s market, and these applications have continued to evolve as technology trends push big data analytics to the forefront of the automation industry.

Can Implementing AI Make a Smart Pig Smarter?

A windfall may be looming for pipeline operators who've taken advantage of cheap digital storage to save data from their SCADA systems, smart pigs, smart balls and maintenance.

DNV GL Leads Hydrogen Readiness Study for Italian Gas Network

Oil and gas research firm DNV GL has been hired by Italian utility company SGI to assess the feasibility of switching the company's gas distribution network to hydrogen.

T.D. Williamson Crews Isolate Burning NGL Pipeline for Repair

Crews at T.D. Williamson isolated a ruptured 14-inch NGL pipeline, while gas continued to flare off, enabling them to repair the system while it remained in service.

UCT Conference Moves to Late Spring

The Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) has been moved from late January 2021 to May 18-20 at Music City Center in Nashville.

Spain Approves Hydrogen Strategy to Spur Low-Carbon Economy

Spain has approved a plan to increase the country's clean hydrogen production which includes building enough infrastructure to give the nation a major role in Europe's clean energy ambitions.