Technology/R&D

SCF Partners Acquires Flowchem, Val-Tex, and Sealweld, Leaders in Midstream Solutions

SCF Partners Inc. has acquired the Pipeline and Industrial Materials business from Entegris Inc., a leading supplier of advanced materials and process solutions for the semiconductor and other high-technology industries.

Sypris Awarded Contract for Gorgon Project's Carbon Capture and Storage Systems

Sypris Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions Inc., has recently received an award to supply specialty high-pressure closures for use in the Gorgon Project to support the optimization of the existing carbon capture and storage facilities.

What's New March 2024

Bedford, Dekotec, Red Lion, Caterpillar, Trimble, and more!

Germany Plans to Expand Carbon Capture and Storage, Including Sub-Seabed Transport

Germany will change its carbon dioxide storage law to allow carbon capture and off-shore storage for certain industrial sectors as Europe's biggest economy aims to become carbon neutral by 2045, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Monday.

Evacuation Technologies to Reduce Methane Releases During Pigging

Due to the strong global warming potential (GWP) of methane (CH4), there is increasing attention on reducing its releases (both unintentional and intentional) into the atmosphere.

PipeSense Introduces Tailored Pipeline Solutions with AI Integration

Employing cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, PipeSense offers tailored solutions to tackle diverse operational challenges faced by onshore and offshore pipelines.

Germany Unveils $17 Billion Subsidy Plan for Hydrogen-Ready Gas Power Plants

Germany's government has agreed plans to subsidize gas power plants that can switch to hydrogen, the economy ministry said on Monday, with a price tag of $17 billion in subsidies as part of efforts to supplement intermittent renewable energy and speed up the transition to low carbon generation.

Indonesia and Eni Partner on Decarbonization Initiatives

Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian energy group Eni to accelerate its decarbonization programs.

Delek's Big Spring Refinery Chosen for $95 Million DOE Carbon Capture Pilot Project

Delek US Holdings said on Friday the U.S. Department of Energy has selected its Big Spring refinery for a pilot carbon capture project and would provide up to $95 million of federal funding to support its development.

Remote Alarm Notification Helps Fuel Increased Gas Production

Accurate, real-time data is essential to succeeding in the oil and gas industry. Engineers need operational data from the field to calibrate equipment, schedule maintenance activities and coordinate with third-party logistics, to keep the flow of product moving.

Using Dry Gas Sealing Solutions to Drive Energy Efficiency

Natural gas serves as the transitional fuel between hydrocarbons and renewables. Centrifugal compressors are crucial for efficiently transporting large volumes of natural gas, utilized across various industries from oil and gas to petrochemicals and LNG.

What's New February 2024

Emerson, Tnemec, Flowserve, Oxford Flow, Esco and more!

POET's U.S. Midwest Ethanol Plants to Join Summit Carbon Pipeline Project

POET LLC said on Monday the world's largest ethanol producer will partner with Summit Carbon Solutions to capture carbon dioxide emissions at 17 of its U.S. Midwest ethanol plants as part of Summit's multi-state pipeline project.

India Approves $1.02 Billion in Incentives for Coal Gasification

India's cabinet on Wednesday approved plans to provide incentives worth $1.02 billion for projects to convert coal into gas, the coal and mines minister said, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on imported fuel.

Addressing Sealing Challenges Associated with Smart Meters

Smart gas meters enable companies, households and municipalities to remotely access data and device functionality through a network, such as Wi-Fi, a portal or a cellular phone network.

ABB, Imperial College Extend Carbon Capture Agreement

A dedicated carbon capture pilot plant will continue to train the net-zero workforce — as well as engineers and scientists of the future — following ABB and Imperial College London signing a 10-year partnership. Globally, the plant is the only one of its kind within an academic institution.

What's New January 2024

Sherwin-Williams, PCE Instruments, NDT Global, McElroy and more!

Getting a Grip on Fugitive Emissions

Better tracking is needed to tackle fugitive emissions, but this is only one part of the puzzle. Fortunately, new packing sets are beginning to address a long-overlooked problem for heavy industry.

Cost-Effective Robot for Subsea Inspection Under Development

University of Houston researchers are developing an autonomous robot to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections.

Enbridge, FortisBC to Study Hydrogen Delivery Through Canadian Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

The study will look at the percentage of hydrogen that can be safely transported through gas pipeline infrastructure, such as Enbridge's Westcoast natural gas transmission system, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

INEOS Bio-HDPE Powers First Sustainable Gas Pipeline for GRDF in France

INEOS has introduced a bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that is used in the construction of the world's first fully sustainable gas pipeline. GRDF, the French gas utility network operator, installed this pipeline, relying solely on the low carbon footprint polymer.

Terra Natural Capital Launches to Scale Carbon Projects and Boost Natural Assets Investment

Terra was founded with the mission of delivering flexible financing solutions for carbon removal and reduction projects and providing both public and private organizations with access to high-integrity carbon credits at scale.

INGAA Foundation Unveils Report on Electrifying Natural Gas Compression for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

The Foundation aimed to assess the potential effects of electrifying natural gas transmission compression as a strategic measure to combat greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the natural gas supply chain.

Spotlight on Supply Chain: How Companies Can Avoid Uncertainty

Supply-chain uncertainty is a major headache for many sectors across the world. Minimizing supply-chain risks could help oil and gas firms better secure their labor and materials while cutting costs by up to 15%.

Saudi Arabia Commits to Diversified Energy Portfolio Beyond Oil Focus

Saudi Arabia is taking climate change issues seriously and has shifted its focus to all kinds of energy, not just oil. The country maintains that fossil fuel use can continue, provided it is coupled with measures to capture emissions.

Swiss Fossil Fuel Group Closes First Sale of Paris Agreement Carbon Offsets

A Thai electric bus operator said on Monday it had sold the first carbon offsets under a new system created by the Paris Agreement to a Swiss fossil fuel group, a major landmark for putting into action the eight-year-old United Nations climate accord.

U.S. Approves $189 Million Loan for Real-Time Methane Monitoring in Key Oil-Producing Basins

Houston-based Long Path Technologies will use the loan to deploy its Emissions Overwatch System across 24,000 square miles (62,160 square km) in several states. The technology uses lasers - placed on 50-foot (15-meter) towers - to monitor areas for methane leaks.

Real-Time Monitoring Helps Trans Mountain Expansion Stay on Track

(P&GJ) — Navigating diverse terrains for the $31 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project posed challenges. Learn how obstacles like roads, rivers, and railroads impacted this major oil pipeline installation.

Crucial Role of Testing Labs in Pipeline Emergency Response

(P&GJ) — Emergency situations, like explosions due to pipeline ruptures, often happen instantly and without warning. Pipeline managers know about the risks that come with the job, but the aftereffects of pipeline ruptures and leaks are often secondary to protecting human life.

Oxygen Corrosion Control for Multiphase, Gas Phase Pipelines

(P&GJ) — The oil and gas industry is committed to driving greater production and transportation from existing infrastructure, and ensuring effective asset integrity and flow assurance is essential to this objective.