Technology/R&D

TCP Solutions Being Installed at PRIO’s Frade Field

Strohm was awarded a contract with independent E&P operator PRIO, formerly known as PetroRio, to provide its composite pipe solutions to support operations at its Frade field.

Ozona Secures 6,000 Acres for Major CO2 Sequestration Expansion in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — Ozona CCS LLC has reached a definitive agreement with a private landowner to lease 5,722.79 contiguous acres of pore space in Loving County, Texas, for the purpose of drilling multiple commercial carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration wells in the Permian Basin.

What's New October 2023

Denios, Merichem, Sensirion, Endress+Hauser, Vermeer and more!

HVO: Fuel for the Future

The advancement of the energy transition is leading to a growing imperative to reduce carbon emissions in challenging-to-transform sectors. Various industries are adopting alternative fuels and embracing increased electrification to promote sustainable practices within the construction and extraction sectors. In this regard, hydrated vegetable oil (HVO) represents a pioneering alternative fuel source.

What's New September 2023

Decom, Endress+Hauser, Trelleborg, Esco Tool, Sensirion, and more!

LNG Custody Transfer System Provides Transparency

(P&GJ) — With the skyrocketing cost of fuel, the value of any mistakes made while loading and unloading liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers is increasing. This makes it even more important for plant and instrumentation managers to have access to the most accurate measurement tools.

Non-Contact, Drone-Based Technology for Movement Assessment

(P&GJ) — Based on its R&D experience, Skipper NDT decided in 2019 to address pipeline geolocation and strain assessment using UAS. This effort has provided a 2.2-kg and a 160-cm wide embedded system that can be easily mounted on any UAS.

Residual Stress in Predicted Failure Pressure Calculation—Part 2

(P&GJ) — An objective was to determine residual stress values corresponding to target probabilities, such as the 90th percentile. Every reference reviewed reported maximum stress levels, but only one-third of the references presented other residual stresses as they vary with position in the pipe.

Japan's Inpex, Partners Study Ammonia Production and Export Project in US

Inpex , Japan's top oil and gas producer, and its partners have agreed to study developing a low-carbon ammonia production and export project on the Houston Ship Channel in the United States, Inpex said on Tuesday.

ADNOC Gas Awards $600 Million Carbon Capture Contract to Petrofac

U.K. oil services firm Petrofac said on Tuesday it got a more than $600 million contract from ADNOC Gas for the Habshan carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, as the Abu Dhabi-based company steps up its decarbonization plan.

Venture Global Expands Partnership with Baker Hughes for Modular LNG System

(P&GJ) — Venture Global LNG has extended its partnership with Baker Hughes to develop a modularized LNG system and power island. This expansion comes as part of a master equipment supply agreement, recently expanded to over 100 million tons per annum (MTPA) from the initial 70 MTPA.

Analysis: US Carbon Capture Pipeline Setbacks Reflect Challenges in Climate Fight

A series of permit rejections for two high-profile carbon pipeline projects in the U.S. Midwest could bode poorly for carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a widespread solution to climate change, reflecting deep-seated public concern about its risks and environmental impacts.

Challenges of Converting Pipelines to Hydrogen Service

(P&GJ) — ASME B31.8, ASME B31.4, and CSA Z662 have well-deserved international reputations as best-in-class, evidenced by their frequent reference by documents within other jurisdictions. However, the standards don't contain explicit requirements to address the design, construction and operational challenges presented by transporting gaseous hydrogen at transmission pressures.

Hydro-Rich Tajikistan Plans to Produce 1 Million Tons of Hydrogen by 2040

Hydropower-rich Tajikistan plans to produce 1 million metric tons of green hydrogen by 2040 for usage at home and exports to neighboring central Asian countries, its Minister of Energy and Water Resources Daler Juma told Reuters on Monday.

Climeworks Explores Large-Scale Carbon Capture Project in Kenya

Climeworks is exploring the development of a large-scale direct air capture (DAC) project in Kenya to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with Great Carbon Valley, the first of its kind in East Africa, the two companies said on Thursday.

Latest Pipeline Security Initiatives Inside, Outside of NATO

(P&GJ) — Following the attack on the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline a year ago, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the protection of critical infrastructure with NATO’s members. He made a special point of reaching out to German leaders and to Denmark’s defense minister, since this is the country closest to the damage.

Editor's Notebook: Colorado’s Bold Initiative

(P&GJ) — The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) recently adopted rules aimed at increasing repair inspections and leak detection at oil and gas facilities throughout the state. While these new guidelines do not affect midstream directly, there are implications for the sector due to the growing emphasis on carbon-capture and related pipelines.

Carbon Capture Project Back at Texas Coal Plant After 3-Year Shutdown

A $1 billion carbon capture utilization and storage project that has been shuttered since May 2020 amid plunging oil prices restarted operations last week, its owner JX Nippon said, giving a second chance to a project meant to show the nascent technology is viable at large scale.

BP Commits to Germany with $11 Billion Low-Carbon Investment Push

BP plans to invest up to $10.7 billion in low-carbon fuels, renewables and EV charging in Germany by the end of the decade to rival local power firms, as competition over the energy transition of Europe's largest economy intensifies.

EU to Launch First Phase of World-First CO2 Border Tax

The European Union starts the initial phase of its plan for the world's first carbon border tax next month, requiring importers to report the CO2 emissions of products sold into Europe, such as steel and cement, or risk financial penalties.

UAE's ADNOC to Proceed with Habshan Carbon Capture Project

The carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project will have the capacity to capture and permanently store 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, ADNOC said in a statement.

Tellurian, Baker Hughes Collaborate on Driftwood LNG Phase 1 Equipment for 2027 Production

(P&GJ) — Tellurian Inc. and Baker Hughes have entered an agreement to supply eight main refrigerant compression packages for Phase 1 of the Driftwood LNG project.

Canada Oil Sands Carbon Capture Project Struggles to Get Key Contract

Canada is struggling to get a key tool in place for major carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, said a representative of one of the largest such ventures, as the country seeks to launch incentives vital to cutting emissions from Alberta's oil sands.

Boosting Pipeline Performance and Savings with Dual-Layer Barrier Systems

Oil and gas pipelines take a beating – both before and after they’re installed underground. From transportation and storage to installation and service, pipes face potential scrapes, impacts, flexions and more. These stresses threaten the integrity of the pipes themselves and, especially, the external barrier systems that protect pipes from corrosion.

Newfoundland Selects Multiple Wind Farm Projects to Power Hydrogen Plants

Canada's gusty Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador selected four companies on Wednesday to develop wind farms to supply power for new hydrogen plants, conditional on further approvals.

Eni, Snam Set Ambitions for Italy's First Carbon Storage Project

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is key to ensuring the survival and the competitiveness in Italy of industries including steel, cement and chemicals, energy group Eni and gas grid operator Snam said on Friday.

Non-Intrusive Pig Signallers: Cutting Costs, Emissions, and Environmental Risks

By their nature, non-intrusive pig signallers do not require a nozzle hole for any type of welded fitting, whether it be a 'counter flange' or a direct fitting like a threadolet. They are simply secured to the pipeline. Simultaneously, this approach saves costs on welding, non-destructive testing, and eliminates the risk associated with potential hydrocarbon leak paths.

Finalists Unveiled for Midstream Categories in Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards

(P&GJ) — Pipeline & Gas Journal is thrilled to announce the distinguished finalists for the midstream categories in the inaugural Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards.

Norway's Equinor Acquires a Stake in U.S. Bayou Bend CCS Project

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor said on Monday it has acquired a 25% stake in Bayou Bend CCS LLC, a U.S. project to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions along the Gulf Coast in southeast Texas.

FuelCell, Exxon Mobil to Extend Carbon Capture Deal

FuelCell Energy said on Monday it would extend a carbon capture joint development agreement with a unit of Exxon Mobil to March 31 next year.