Technology/R&D

Non-Intrusive Method Using Induced Pressure Waves to Track Moving Objects Within Pipelines

November 2019 saw the dawn of a new era in real-time pig tracking when Halliburton Pipeline and Process Services successfully validated a live pig-tracking method based on patented transient wave theory, the foundation of their InnerVue suite of services.

What's New March 2022

News from OleumTech, Honeywell, NDT Global, Dynatrol, Antaira and Denso.

Pipeline Solutions to Withstand Harsh Temperatures

Since beginning commercial operation in January 2018, the second line of the China-Russia crude oil pipeline has doubled the yearly annual imports of crude oil from Russia to China from 15 million to 30 million tons.

Magnetics Delivers Filtration for a Gas Receiving Station Application

Eclipse Magnetics Oil and Gas Division (Eclipse) has designed and delivered a bespoke magnetic separator to an international operating company for use within a gas pipeline pig receiver in North Africa.

What's New February 2022

News from Sensirion, Polygon, Rockwell, Trimble, RegO and Antaira.

Polyethylene Pipe Proves Capable in High-Temperature Saltwater Disposal

Performance Pipe’s PlatinumStripe 1800 Series Pipe was recently utilized to convey water from wells to a saltwater disposal facility in Desert Hills, near Orla, a small town in West Texas.

Erosion Prediction, Prevention in Pipeline Gas Production

According to industrial experts, many causes for erosion include multiphase flow with sand or without sand, droplet impingement, slurry flow, cavitation and droplet flash.

Neptune Energy, EDF Complete First-of-Its-Kind Methane Study in UK

Neptune Energy completed a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund to measure methane emissions on a working UK offshore platform using advanced drone technologies.

India's Reliance Plans to Turn Syngas into Blue Hydrogen

India's Reliance Industries plans to produce blue hydrogen at a "competitive cost" of about $1.2-$1.5 per kg as it repurposes its $4-billion gasification assets, the conglomerate said in a presentation.

Linde Debuts Plant for Extracting Hydrogen from Natural Gas Pipelines Using Membrane Technology

Linde Engineering started a full-scale pilot plant in Germany to showcase how its HISELECT powered by Evonik membrane technology can extract hydrogen from natural gas pipelines.

DNV Evaluating Hydrogen Readiness of Hungarian Gas Pipeline

FGSZ Ltd. commissioned DNV to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport of one of FGSZ’s natural gas pipelines in Hungary.

What's New January 2022

What's new in products and services from Saint-Gobain, NDT Global, Vermeer, Netzsch, Ralston, and Brooks.

Inspecting Deepwater Risers, Flowlines on a West Africa Flowline Loop

Effective integrity management of subsea pipelines has been especially challenging due to the difficulty of pipeline access, safety and other considerations.

University of Houston’s Falcon In-Pipeline Leak Solution

A breakthrough in leak risk detection at oil pipe flanges comes from research by the University of Houston using a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot as a development platform.

Inaugural P&GJ Awards Winners Honored at In-Person Houston Gala

An elite group of midstream professionals gathered in Houston on November 18th to attend the inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards gala, which honored the midstream industry’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions.

Responding to Failures with 4-Step ACER Analysis for Operators

Integrity management is typically seen as a preventative measure meant to manage the risks present on any given pipeline and avoid failures.

Methane Leak Detection Moving to Higher Plateaus

The U.S. government continues to look at rules or fees requiring companies to track and limit volumes of methane released into the atmosphere. Investment companies such as BlackRock are also keeping a close eye on sustainability practices such as methane reduction.

Field Coatings for Elevated Temperature Pipelines

Heat shrinkable sleeves have been used for field joint coatings all across the world since the 1960’s. The technology has been almost completely phased out in the United States due to CP shielding issues from disbondments and corrosion failures

Canary Project Explores “Responsibly Sourced Gas” Possibilities

PureWest Energy LLC took bids on 7% of its Wyoming natural gas output that was certified as coming from net-zero wells that are also certified as being responsibly sourced. PureWest was testing the market.

Artificial Intelligence and Pipelines – A Smart Way to Go

Today’s digital world defines so much of the global society from finances to socialization, education to work and play. It is no surprise that the energy sector, too, is increasingly digitized and data-driven.

RWE Zeroing in on Green Hydrogen Production Plans

Germany’s RWE, signed a contract with professional services firm Jacobs to study the production and supply of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station in Wales.

Pipeline Technology Specialist STATS UK Acquired by SRJ Technologies for £73 Million

The acquisition combines STATS with SRJ’s portfolio of technologies that are positioned to capitalize on global energy market growth and the transition to green energy.

What's New December 2021

News from Dekotec GmbH, AIO, Sensor Networks, Endress+Hauser, Farwest, Weldcote and Honeywell.

Proper Cleaning and Storage of Pipeline Pigs

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

Plastic Pipe Continuing to Play Key Role in Energy Industry

Much of today’s energy piping infrastructure is made of polyethylene, polyamide, and spoolable composite piping. More and more new piping systems are made from plastic pipe, but there is a lot of work to be done on the renewable energy front.

Produced Water: Path to Economic, Environmental Gains

Mostly groundwater naturally occurring deep in oil and gas reservoirs, produced water also can include water previously injected into the formation during well treatment or secondary recovery to increase production.

Palantir and Kinder Morgan Sign Agreement to Strengthen Pipeline Operations

Kinder Morgan will use Foundry to analyze millions of data points from sensors across its entire pipeline network, contracts and storage assets, electricity consumption and weather data, grid data and commodities data.

Assistive Technologies Set to Transform Pipeline Projects

Increased attention is being focused on minimizing or removing human presence in extreme environments by using remote operations and assistive technologies for monitoring and decision support.

Carbon+Intel: DNV Supports First Large-Scale Testing of Submerged CO2 Pipelines

DNV is working with Wintershall Noordzee and the OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences to explore how existing natural gas pipelines in the southern North Sea can be used for future CO2 transport.

GTI Exploring Innovative Hydrogen Production Technology to Enable Expanded Use

GTI is exploring innovative hydrogen production and generation technology developments to enable expanded use of hydrogen economy wide, as detailed in a Tech Talk this month.