Production & SCM
Falling revenues and rising debts compelled oil & gas companies to realign their strategic objectives and reshape their portfolios, according to a report from GlobalData. Courtesy: GlobalData, Oil and Gas Intelligence Center
Production & SCM January 14, 2019

Volatility driving oil and gas industry mergers and acquisitions

Falling revenues and rising debts compelled oil & gas companies to realign their strategic objectives and reshape their portfolios, according to a report from GlobalData.

By GlobalData
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Production & SCM January 7, 2019

Future-proof production with better maintenance

Day-to-day operations are a thing oil & gas companies can control.

By Paul Lachance
Figure 3. Intelligent connection analyzed make-up technology screen and display.
Production & SCM January 2, 2019

Most-viewed articles on Oil & Gas Engineering for 2018

Oil & Gas Engineering's most clicked articles in 2018 included stories about the 2018 Product of the Year award winners, machine learning for tubular connection and smarter pipeline maintenance, shale-field flowmeter advances, and the benefits of slow roll for electric motors. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
GlassPoint’s enclosed trough technology houses thin curved mirrors inside a greenhouse. Courtesy: GlassPoint Solar Inc.
Production & SCM December 26, 2018

Solar plants find use in oil fields

A way to power steam generation in heavy oil production through solar plants.

By Tunde Deru
Access marked-up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) from a worksite mobile device can make hazardous industries safer and more efficient. Courtesy: Petrotechnics
Production & SCM December 7, 2018

Empower P&IDs to connect operations, maintenance, and engineering

Access marked-up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) from a worksite mobile device.

By Scott Redford
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Production & SCM December 7, 2018

Government meets with oil and gas council for cybersecurity initiative

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council to discuss a strategic approach to secure pipelines and other critical oil & gas infrastructure.

By Gregory Hale
Figure 1. Metal end cap seals need to be resistant to downhole fluids such as hydrogen sulfide and drilling fluids while meeting industry specifications such as ISO 23936 and 10423. Courtesy: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Production & SCM November 28, 2018

High-performance materials support optimal metal end cap seals

Elastomers are tested for suitability, addressing potential challenges ranging from high temperatures to corrosive fluids and high pressures

By Eric Bucci
Pump packing seal exhibiting excessive leakage to the environment. Courtesy: John Crane Inc.
Production & SCM November 26, 2018

Upgrade from pump packing to mechanical seals

Sealing conserves water, improves energy efficiency, and minimizes environmental impact.

By Mark Savage and Sam Ajram
Figure 1. The network architecture supports groups of field instruments and actuators using mesh communication to support reliable data transfer. Each device acts as a data originator and potential relay point. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
Production & SCM October 29, 2018

Bring IIoT capabilities to refineries and process plants

The first step to bringing fieldbus networking and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into process manufacturing plants and refineries may be changing device-level networking practices.

By Dan Carlson
Courtesy: SDT Ultrasound Solutions
Production & SCM October 24, 2018

Cloud-connected condition monitoring solution

SDT340, together with UAS4.0, is a cloud connected condition monitoring solution that combines the power of ultrasound, vibration, temperature, and RPM in one diagnostic package.

By SDT Ultrasound Solutions