Technology/R&D

Finalists Announced for the 2021 WPC Excellence Awards

At the World Petroleum Congress, the World Petroleum Council recognizes some of the most outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector. More than 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s awards nominations.

Cost-Effective Energy Recovery for Gas Pipeline Pressure Letdown Stations

Sapphire Technologies, a subsidiary of Calnetix Technologies, is harnessing high-speed magnetic technologies with a turboexpander generator that converts the kinetic energy produced by the PLD process into usable electrical energy.

What's New October 2021

Vermeer   Vermeer upgraded its truck-mounted vacuum excavator line with the new VXT300 truck vac, which is outfitted with an 8-cubic-yard (6.1-cubic-meter) spoil tank, 6-inch (15.2-cm) dig tube and the ability to carry up to 800 gallons (3,028 L) of water s..

Nikola, TC Energy to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Hubs in US, Canada

Calgary-based TC could use existing pipeline and storage assets to distribute hydrogen and ship carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process to permanent storage sites.

3-D Metal Loss Profiles from MFL Data

The responsible methodologically inherent MFL principal of ambiguity can be overcome: the groundbreaking Deep Field Analysis approach calculates 3-D profiles from MFL with high repeatability.

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards Announces Finalists

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards judges narrowed down a significant number of nominations and announced finalists Wednesday for its inaugural event in November.

Isolation Enables Operator to Replace, Pressure Test Pipeline

T.D. Williamson completed its first SmartPlug isolation in offshore Nigeria, working for a major operator through its local partner, Strides Energy & Maritime.

Future-Proofing US Pipelines with Hydrogen

The construction of additional natural gas, crude oil and fuel pipeline across North America is being challenged by environmental and climate action measures by the public as well as politicians.

SoCalGas Testing Hydrogen Blending in Infrastructure and Appliances in Closed Loop System

Technicians are measuring the performance of common household appliances like stoves, wall heaters and forced-air furnaces when they are fueled with a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

Baker Hughes and Primus Line Collaborate to Rehabilitate and Repurpose Existing Pipelines

Baker Hughes signed a memorandum of understanding with Primus Line to collaborate on non-metallic pipe applications to rehabilitate and repurpose existing pressure pipelines.

Trapil Adapting French Pipeline for Low-Carbon Fuel Transport

Trapil, a French refined product pipeline transport company, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines to facilitate transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

Perspective: How Soon Could Carbon Capture Solve Industry CO₂ Shortages?

It may seem surprising that CO₂ – the greenhouse gas heating our world – also keeps certain essential industries functioning. How can there be a shortage of something we’re desperately trying to emit less of?

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Southwestern Energy Announce Methane Emission Reduction Plan

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, and Southwestern Energy announced the initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement, which should further reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

17th Pipeline Technology Conference Returns to Berlin for 2022 Event

After two years of the Pipeline Technology Conference being online only, the upcoming ptc will be a hybrid event offering a face-to-face option in Berlin and a virtual platform.

ROSEN to Study Hydrogen Pipeline Transportation with Expanded Material Testing Capabilities

ROSEN Group is expanding its existing material testing capabilities and dedicating a separate section to the topic of hydrogen to help ensure the hydrogen economy will have the safe and efficient infrastructure it will need to function.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research U.S. Clean Energy Distribution

Kristine Wiley was recently named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.

Russian Diamond Producer Tests CO2 Capture Potential by its Ore

State-controlled diamond producer Alrosa has teamed up with Russian scientists to test the ability of its processed ore to absorb carbon dioxide, the company said, adding that initial results of the study have been promising.

Rotork GP Actuators Selected for Asian LNG Terminal

G P-range pneumatic actuators have been installed at a South Korean LNG terminal. The terminal houses four LNG storage tanks, each capable of storing up to 52.8 million gallons, a 45,000-ton liquefied petroleum gas tank and a regasification plant.

Detecting Slag Buildup on Ferrite Casings in Pipe Mills

A major challenge in producing good-quality pipe on a welded pipe mill is the buildup of slag on the ferrite bundle used inside the pipe. Slag is a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide, which are byproducts of separating the steel from its raw ore.

What's New September 2021

News from Brooks, Enerpac, BPS, Esco Tool, Ralston, Sensirion and Sensor Networks.

German Hydrogen Council: Pipelines Most Economical Way to Move Hydrogen

Germany’s National Hydrogen Council determined pipeline transport to be the most economical option to move hydrogen for distances up to about 6,210 miles (10,000 km), even if it would require building new pipelines.

Advances in Compression Technology Keep Clean Energy Flowing

The Gas Machinery Research Council moves the industry forward in an environment, where standing still means drifting backward. A successful evolution will comprehend the energy system of the future while optimizing existing resources and new technologies.

Making Hydrogen Work for UK’s Commercial Buildings

While domestic heat makes up more than half of the U.K. heat demand, commercial and industrial properties’ space heating, hot water and heat for cooking account for more than a quarter. Therefore, any conversion from natural gas to hydrogen in the national and local pipeline grids must cater to larger-scale commercial and industrial heating.

Brazil's Logum Makes 1st Ethanol Export to U.S. Using Pipeline to Port

The firm said the transport of the ethanol by pipelines, beyond the smaller cost and economies of scale, prevented the use of more than 700 trucks, estimating the operation avoided 2,000 tons of carbon emissions.

Increased Safety for Natural Gas Pipelines

Local hard zones can cause sudden stress corrosion cracking in the through thickness direction. To detect and eliminate these local hard zones reliably during plate production, Dillinger developed a special eddy current testing system.

What's New August 2021

T.D. Williamson       T.D. Williamson enhanced its Multiple Dataset (MDS) gouge vs. metal loss (GvML) classifier, resulting in the industry’s first published performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing within a dent. MDS offers com..

In-Field Flow Coating Boosts Gas Pipeline Capacity

Rescue Pipeline Services LLC (RPS), based in Houston, introduces their In-Field Flow Coating (IFC) technology for existing gas pipelines.

Proper Cleaning and Storage of Pipeline Pigs

Proper storage and maintenance are important to ensure the optimal performance and condition of urethane pigs.

Taking a Quantitative Approach to Benchmarking Your Team

Benchmarking is the process of comparing products, services and processes within an organization to an external standard, exploring how and why other organizations achieve higher levels of efficiency. This same methodology can be used to benchmark your pipeline integrity personnel.

Eni to Deliver Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo to Taiwan's CPC

Italian energy group Eni said it has reached an agreement with Taiwan's CPC Corporation for the delivery of a carbon-neutral LNG cargo to CPC at the Yung An receiving terminal in Taiwan.