Production & SCM
Sulzer improves the end quality of its weld overlays with the use of CladFuse technology, automating the entire process. Courtesy: Sulzer
Production & SCM July 10, 2019

Careful planning is key to successful coker drum repair

Weld overlay offers an interesting solution to repair delayed coker units (DCUs) and their coke drums, but it should be carefully planned and controlled to ensure the delivery of a durable system.

By Dorota Zoldosova
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Production & SCM July 9, 2019

Global oilfield chemical market showing high growth

Enormous growth opportunities exist for manufacturers in the global oilfield chemical market that develop customized product formulations and offer strong technical support according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.

By Frost & Sullivan
Travis Parigi is the founder and chief executive officer at LiquidFrameworks. Courtesy: LiquidFrameworks
Production & SCM July 8, 2019

Three reasons why implementing AI in the oil & gas industry is essential

Artificial intelligence (AI) might not seem critical for the oil & gas industry, but it can improve safety and efficiency for companies on a critical and even basic level.

By Travis Parigi
Safety concerns in the oil & gas industry and why lighting matters. Courtesy: Dialight
Production & SCM July 8, 2019

Three ways LED lighting solves safety concerns for shale gas operations

LED lighting can improve shale gas operations by providing better illumination for routine maintenance, improve overall visibility, and reduce exposure to dangerous materials.

By Luis Ramirez
GlobalData reported that global ethylene capacity is expected to expand quite a bit by 2023 with most of the growth happening in Asia and North America. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM June 27, 2019

Asia, North American markets to lead global ethylene capacity additions

GlobalData reported that global ethylene capacity is expected to expand quite a bit by 2023 with most of the growth happening in Asia and North America.

By GlobalData
Oil and gas companies such as Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Gazprom and ADNOC, as having considerable exposure to the robotics theme and will drive their growth in the industry. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM June 18, 2019

Robotics to drive increased production, efficiency for oil & gas market

GlobalData reports that oil and gas companies are turning to robotics to drive productivity and efficiency due to volatile prices.

By GlobalData
Jason Urso, Honeywell Process Solutions vice president and chief technology officer, provided a technology overview at the 2019 Honeywell Users Group Americas meeting in Dallas on June 10, explaining how the new Honeywell Control Hive concepts will eliminate hundreds of steps by simplifying and automating control system implementation. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
Production & SCM June 11, 2019

Integrated virtual control system announced for processing, oil and gas applications

Honeywell unveiled Experion PKS Highly Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE), which is designed to help engineers maintain industrial control systems (ICSs) for chemical, processing, and oil and gas applications and simplify the overall process.

By Honeywell
The U.S. is expected to add the highest trunk pipeline length in the next five years followed by India and Russia. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM June 10, 2019

U.S. leads global new-build trunk oil and gas pipeline additions

The U.S. is expected to add the highest trunk pipeline length in the global oil & gas pipelines industry between 2019 and 2023 according to GlobalData.

By GlobalData
Debra Phillips (left) vice president of API’s Global Industry Services division; Gordon Ballard, IOGP executive director. Courtesy: API, IOGP
Production & SCM June 6, 2019

Oil and gas groups sign memorandum of understanding

The API and IOGP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to make further progress on the oil & gas industry’s priorities, with increased focus on topics and initiatives including standards, safety, process management systems, and more.

By American Petroleum Institute (API)
North America is expected to account for 74% of the total global new-build liquefaction capacity in 2023. Courtesy: GlobalData
Production & SCM June 6, 2019

North America and Asia expected to lead global LNG project growth

GlobalData reports that North America is expected to lead in LNG liquefaction capacity by 2023 and Asia will lead in regasification.

By GlobalData