A “boom paradox” is creating the perfect storm in liquids hydrocarbons measurement. Baby boomers hired during an earlier peak in the industry are retiring. Exiting with them is vast knowledge in areas such as measurement. Thanks mainly to shale plays, the industry is booming and new players are entering the market. Simultaneously, the industry is in the process of implementing significantly updated measurement standards. Can measurement operations ride out the storm?
From lunar excursions to shopping at the local store, wireless radio communications have been popping up everywhere. For more than a quarter century, radio communications have been successfully replacing traditional hardwired communications in a variety of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications.
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It isn’t hard to find companies that traditionally would not be involved in pipelines taking an active role in the industry. When an executive who is arms-deep in software technologies finds a special liking for the energy business, and is located about as far away from pipelines as one can be in the United States, he, too, must be a special individual.
Green solutions can often mean spending a great deal of green. From new departments full of power- optimization professionals who are searching for the best energy-savings solutions to researching the robust offering of energy-saving equipment, pipeline companies have their work cut out navigating the maze.
If your projects typically yield $1 million or more in hard-dollar benefits and have a three- to six-month payback, then life is good. But if you would like to experience such gains regularly, then you might consider implementing in-the-field decision-support systems, which can result in tremendous ongoing cost savings and operational improvements.
A manufacturer and provider of production field enhancement compressors has increased efficiency by implementing remote work order automation, real-time inventory management, equipment monitoring and GPS positioning.
Energy Solutions says its PipeWorks provides a suite of software products that includes LeakWarn.
I’ve written about the impending retirements we’re facing in our industry. It’s not just in our industry, it’s a demographic phenomenon. It’s been acknowledged, studied, written about, re-acknowledged and affirmed.