Offshore Flow Assurance News - page 6

Standardized approach creates future infrastructure benefits

Jan 09, 2013

The Gulfstar FPS, a three-deck, wet-tree spar, is a standardized design with oil and gas gathering, production handling, gas processing,and an export pipeline. The design is expected to be used on other projects bringing about considerable economic benefits…

Flowmeters market ‘to double’

Jan 04, 2013

Multiphase flowmeters claimed a $240 million market in 2011 and are expected to achieve a compounded annual growth rate of 14.5%, which means reaching $472.2 million in 2016. According to Flow Research’s World Market for Multiphase Flowmeters study…

Dominic Wright joins Xodus

Nov 10, 2012

Dominic Wright has joined Xodus as flow assurance lead in Houston. He has more than 10 years' subsea engineering experience.

Effective tension and compression in pipeline and riser buckling

Oct 01, 2012

‘Effective tension’ is one of the key concepts in pipeline and marine riser engineering since it tells the user how to account for the pressure in the fluid inside and outside the pipe. Although known and understood for at least 60 years, engineers still sometimes overlook it and get into trouble…

GE Oil & Gas

Sep 12, 2012

GE Oil & Gas bolstered its Norwegian presence with two acquisitions in the space of ten days for its measurement & control business. The purchase of Oslo-based pressure, temperature and flow measurement solutions provider Presens was confirmed early August…

Jubilee points way for Prosperidade

Sep 01, 2012

Anadarko Petroleum has taken on a challenging project with the Prosperidade development in Mozambique. But the company plans to draw on lessons from its involvement in Ghanas Jubilee field development to unlock Mozambiques huge gas resources…

Multiphase move

Aug 17, 2012

Norwegian multiphase meter manufacturer MPM has opened a new hyperbaric facility at its Forus, Stavanger, plant that will enable it to test its subsea systems for 4000m water depth rating. The company, which started up in 2003 and notched up revenues of NKr230 million last year…

Line of sight

Jul 01, 2012

Maintaining a flowline that will operate smoothly following a shutdown means addressing a host of flow assurance challenges. The industry has typically approached the flow assurance question through chemical and mechanical means. Jennifer Pallanich…

Turbine flowmeters hold their own

Jun 01, 2012

Despite competition from ultrasonic, Coriolis, and other new-technology flowmeters, turbine flowmeters remain a viable and popular choice for a variety of applications, according to a new report by Wakefield, Massachusetts based Flow Research…

Handling the heavier crudes

Jun 01, 2012

With heavy oil today representing around 70% of the world’s confirmed oil reserves, extraction of the heavier crudes is growing rapidly and there is an increasing need for flow measurement of high viscosity hydrocarbons. NEL's Chris Mills reviews the technological challenges ahead…

Going with the flow

Apr 01, 2012

A third-generation subsea multiphase flowmeter and a second-generation subsea wet gas meter are among the new products expected to emerge next from the Roxar Flow Measurement team in Bergen, now officially dubbed parent group Emerson's Multiphase Centre of Excellence…

High-capacity subsea power cables

Mar 03, 2012

A range of robust subsea power cables qualified for long life and low life cycle cost applications has been launched by BPP Cables, a subsidiary of BPP-Tech. Targeting subsea, downhole and pipeline flow assurance applications, the advanced cable designs have been developed…

Straight-through hot stab

Mar 03, 2012

Subsea connector specialist SECC Oil & Gas reports that a full-bore, straightthrough, pressure-balanced hot stab – hailed as an industry first – based on its patented technology is being specified for a series of subsea injection and pumping projects in the Gulf of Mexico…

Locating leaks, monitoring flow

Feb 10, 2012

Downhole memory tools specialist Omega Well Monitoring has launched the patents-pending Leakator, a tool optimised to locate leaks and monitor downhole flow.Omega said Leakator’s run-it-yourself capability means an existing on-site crew…

The economics of subsea sampling

Feb 01, 2012

The role of subsea sampling in securing maximum effectiveness from multiphase meters is reviewed here by Mirmorax chief executive Eivind Gransaether. He discusses how subsea sampling is addressing other crucial production management issues offshore…

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