Technology/R&D

McElroy Develops New DataLogger® 6

McElroy has released the new DataLogger® 6, an Android-powered tablet that makes collecting and analyzing data on fusible pipeline projects more efficient than ever before. The DataLogger® 6 provides a modernized touchscreen interface and easy-to-navigate software system with on-screen instructions..

Orbital Gas Systems' VE Technology Passes Flow Lab Tests

CUI Global, Inc.’s wholly-owned energy subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems,  has successfully conducted flow lab testing for the patented VE Technology helical strakes on thermowells and sample probes, which prove vortex elimination. Orbital’s VE Technology features helical strakes in the body of i..

Honeywell to Acquire Industrial Cybersecurity Software Leader

Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately-held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cybersecurity. Nextnine’s flagship technology, ICS Shield, protects industrial sites from cybersecurity attacks and enables remote..

Oil Pipelines To Be Inspected By Robots

Robots to be used to conduct pipeline inspections.

Energy Customers Experiencing ‘Digital Dissatisfaction,’ Researchers Say

Squeezed by falling profits, technology disruption and outside competitors targeting their customers, energy providers face the additional challenge of falling short of consumers’ expectations for digital channels and personalized experiences, according to researchers at Accenture. Consumer expecta..

PG&E Honored for Innovative App

InformationWeek has named Pacific Gas and Electric Company as the winner of the 2017 IT Excellence Award in the Data and Analytics category. The annual award program honors leaders and companies that demonstrate outstanding innovation in information technology. PG&E was recognized for its Mobile Ass..

Company Unveils New Gas Leak Detector

Fluke Corp. has released a new gas leak detector designed to make pipeline inspections easier and more efficient.

Pe Ben Chooses 825 M for Pipe Yard Duty

According to operations manager Jimmy Gregory, the pipe yard for a current project in McKeesport, PA presented specific challenges that led him to search for a wheeled pipe-handling solution. The answer he found was a Sennebogen 825 M material handler. “We typically use excavators with a vacuum att..

Rooting Out Trouble Before It Happens

Smart pig helps PSE&G better conduct pipeline inspections.

Milliken Infrastructure Brings Solution to Polyethylene Repair

Polyethylene (PE) pipe is a staple of the gas distribution industry, but it has always had a major challenge when it comes to repair. Due to its resistance to bonding applications, the only way to repair damaged PE pipe has been to completely remove the damaged portion and splice in new pipe through..

Understanding the Scope: Brief History of Energy Industry Cyberattacks

For years, cybersecurity has been an afterthought relegated to digital bits and bytes with little interest beyond the data center. With high-profile hacks now permeating the headlines, those times are gone forever, but there is hope of turning the tide despite the alarming trends in play. A differe..

Canadian Natural Offers Internal Pipeline Cutter Tool for Abandonments

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) is an oil and natural gas production company with operations in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and offshore Africa. Technology plays an important part of ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations at Canadian Natural, wh..

G2-IS Awarded Contract to Execute NorthWestern Energy’s MAOP Validation Project​

G2 Integrated Solutions awarded contract to help NorthWestern Energy comply with pipeline safety regulations.

McElroy Develops Revolutionary Fusion Tool

McElroy has made a major innovation in pipeline technology.

Report: The Global Pipe Coatings Market is in Good Shape

According to the report “Pipe Coatings Market by Form (Powder, and Liquid), Type (Thermoplastic Polymer, Fusion Bonded Epoxy, Concrete Coatings), End-Use Industry (Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Chemical Processing), and Region-Global Forecast to 2021,” from MarketsandMarkets™, the glo..

Canada's National Energy Board Launches Pipeline Portal

The National Energy Board has launched a new and interactive online tool that provides Canadians with information on what products are moving through NEB-regulated pipelines. The Pipeline Portal provides easy-to-use information on what has been shipped on most large NEB-pipelines since 2006. Where ..

KMG to Acquire DRA’s Provider Flowchem

KMG, a global provider of specialty chemicals, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Flowchem, a leading manufacturer of pipeline performance products, from Arsenal Capital Partners. Based in Waller, TX, Flowchem is a global provider of drag-reducing agents, related support services and equipmen..

Oregon Utility to Put Renewable Natural Gas in Pipelines

NW Natural has agreed to partner with the City of Portland to put renewable natural gas converted from the city’s largest wastewater treatment plant on its pipeline and into vehicles. In a vote yesterday, the Portland City Council authorized the construction of a RNG production facility at the Colu..

Addressing Harsh Cryogenic Proving Conditions

Movement of hydrocarbon products via pipeline or other transport methods is critical in the oil and gas industry. Whether moving heavy bitumen or light gases converted to liquid, the economy, both locally and globally, depends on the transportation of these products. As these hydrocarbon products ar..

California Utility Launches First Hybrid Power Systems

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — A California utility has launched unique systems combining a hybrid battery and gas turbine to produce and store electricity for use during hot summer months and other times when power demand soars. The new Hybrid Electric Gas Turbines are the first of their kind in the world..

Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging

Solution developed at MIT could stop buildup of hydrate ices that slow or block oil and gas flow.   This story was originally published by MIT News on April 14, 2017.   When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spil..

Report: Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Strategies Are Evolving, Still Need Work

Accenture has released its High Performance Security 2016 Report, which says most oil and gas companies lack enterprise-wide cyber analytics technology to monitor for cyberattacks and are not fully aware of when or even how cyberattacks might affect them. According to the report, 74 percent of the ..

Enbridge, NDT Hope to Create Innovative Pipeline Inspection Technology

Enbridge and NDT Global agree to work together to design technology that will improve inline pipeline inspections.

Power-to-Gas Tech Can Benefit NatGas Pipelines, Renewable Energy Goals

In a partnership with University of California, Irvine researchers, Southern California Gas Co. earlier this week announced that new research on power-to-gas technology indicates the technique can be used in natural gas pipelines and drastically increase the use of intermittent renewable energy. “T..

NACE International Jazzes Up Annual Corrosion Conference

NACE kicked off its annual Corrosion Conference & Expo on March 26 with President Sandy Williamson wielding the larger-than-life scissors at the 2017 ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Visitors on opening night were greeted by a New Orleans jazz band as they entered the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ..

NDT Global Sets New Standard for Pipeline Inspection

NDT Global introduces Enhanced Sizing to its ultrasonic (UT) crack pipeline inspection service.

GATE Energy Acquires Pipeline Cleaning Tool

GATE Energy today announced the acquisition of the eelReel Tool, an extended reach solution to clean plugged flowlines and pipelines, and its associated IP and technology. With an established track record of resolving a multitude of blockages comprising of hydrates, scale, paraffin, and asphalt..

Applications of Relative Calibration of Crack and Corrosion ILI Data

How relative calibration of crack and corrosion inline pipeline inspection data can be used by pipeline operators and ILI vendors.

End-to-End Monitoring, Data Collection Increases Pipeline Safety

Pipeline inspections conducted end to end help increase safety.

Direct Pipe Technology Used to Install Gas Pipeline in Poland

Direct pipe technology used on gas pipeline construction project in Poland.