Oil and Gas April 3, 2019

High-throughput experimentation delivers effective oilfield chemicals

Innovative approach to identifying application formulations removes barriers to efficient production.

By Dr. Jonathan Wylde, Dr. Anton Kaiser, and Lucius Kemp
Oil and Gas April 4, 2019

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Oil and Gas April 1, 2019

Large-scale flex fatigue test rig developed

Response to more challenging environments.

By Joao Melo and Richard Norton
Oil and Gas April 2, 2019

A cradle-to-grave approach in well completions

Inclusive philosophy ensures integrity throughout a well's service life.

By Brennan Domec, Ph.D., P.E. and Robert Thibodeaux, P.E.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 30, 2019

High-speed engine monitoring IIoT-enhanced

Analytics improve performance of remote assets.

By Kevin Parker
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Robotics April 21, 2019

Inspection robot benefits for critical infrastructure applications

Inspection robots feature advanced vision systems and are in high demand in critical infrastructure applications and industries such as oil & gas and the petrochemical industries.

Multinational oil and gas companies, such as BP, Shell, Chevron and Equinor, are also leaders in the digital oilfield space. Courtesy: GlobalData, Oil and Gas Intelligence Center
Oil and Gas April 18, 2019

Digital oilfield advancing due to technology growth

Technology advances in sensing, automation, and connectivity have fueled digital oilfield growth according to a report by GlobalData.

By GlobalData
Sulzer’s automated welding delivers quality and cost-efficient corrosion protection for distillation columns. Courtesy: Sulzer
Oil and Gas April 17, 2019

Automated welding provided protection for distillation columns at Spanish refinery

An automated welding project delivered cost-efficient corrosion protection for distillation columns for a refinery complex in Spain to debottleneck different columns and extend their service lives.

By Dorota Zoldosova
Oil and Gas April 7, 2019

Notes from the edge

Companies are looking to take advantage of the high demand for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) from oil & gas customers.

By Kevin Parker
Figure 1: Bearing housing pressure balance and flow. Courtesy: SEPCO
Oil and Gas March 29, 2019

Bearing protection demystified

In harsh conditions, effective bearing protection is required.

By Woody Nepa
Figure: Rate-predictive control (RPC) uses a pre-set move rate, and tapers the move based on the PV’s predicted (apparent or already manifest) value. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has hundreds of patents for process control; as of this writing, RPC is the only one with the claim of being inherently adaptive. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
Process Manufacturing March 26, 2019

What is rate-predictive control?

Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.

By Allan Kern
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Oil and Gas March 21, 2019

Forum for subsurface data access launched

The Open Group, a vendor-neutral technology consortium, launched the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) Forum is designed to bring together exploration, development, and wells data.

By The Open Group