Saturday, December 15, 2018

Corrosion News

 

Mongstad Leak Suggests Corrosion, Inspection Need More Cash

Dec 11, 2018

If your outfit is all about leak detection, then you might want to call Norwegian energy company Equinor.The Stavanger-based outfit faces a reported 650,000 manhours and a $60-million bill this year and next for corrective work on pipes and valves at its 40-year-old Mongstad refinery alone. A Norwegian offshore union; the industry’s safety authority; news reports and the company itself confirm the scale of the undertaking…

Acteon Acquires Deepwater Corrosion Services

Dec 12, 2018

Acteon Group Ltd has acquired subsea corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. in a move to strengthen the group's ability to help customers manage the integrity of subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.Deepwater has designed…

Grant Spurs Oilfield Data Processing Tech Development

Dec 11, 2018

A recent grant award from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC) in the U.K. aims to spur the development of automated data analysis technology for on- and offshore oilfields.Chemical monitoring and management solutions specialist LUX Assure…

DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

Dec 11, 2018

DNV GL said it has secured a contract from the American Petroleum Institute (API) for the full-scale S-N fatigue testing of large diameter bolts. The objective of the program is to improve fatigue assessments of critical bolted connections particularly…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Unique Group Signs Partnership with Deepwater Corrosion Services

Nov 15, 2018

The integrated subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group  has entered into a cooperation agreement with offshore corrosion control company Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc.As part of the agreement, Unique Group will offer Deepwater’s…

Advanced Anti-Corrosion Coatings for North Sea Platforms

Oct 31, 2018

OGTC is conducting trials using EonCoat on Total and Nexen platformsIn a collaborative effort, designed to improve vital protection of offshore assets, the Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC) is successfully conducting trials of an advanced anti-corrosion coating on two North Sea offshore platforms…

Woodside Energy GWF-2 Commences Production

Oct 25, 2018

Australian oil and gas company with a global presence  Woodside announced that the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) Project off the north-west coast of Australia has commenced gas production.A press release from the operator of the North…

Stainless Steel Tubes for Extreme Offshore Conditions

Oct 02, 2018

At the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, Schoeller Werk will be presenting its comprehensive range of longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes. The focus will be on solutions for the oil and gas industry. The family company from Germany will be showing…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

Sep 24, 2018

The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400…

MATCOR by BrandSafway Earns Patent for Linear Anode

Sep 20, 2018

MATCOR, a BrandSafway company, recently earned a design patent for its Iron Gopher, a linear anode designed to prevent corrosion through cathodic protection in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. With a braided stainless steel…

Reviewing Sapinhoá-Lula NE BSR System

Sep 17, 2018

The exploration and production of deepwater pre-salt plays offshore Brazil have triggered major technological challenges. Some reservoirs are located under 2,000 meters of water and have to be drilled through another 2,000 or so meters of salt…

Lumiflon Topcoats: Extending the Life of Oil Rigs

Sep 13, 2018

Coatings formulated with Lumiflon Feve resins are ideal for structures like oil rigs and other parts and components located outdoors or exposed to temperature extremes. Feve resins provide excellent corrosion protection and guard against UV rays…

Rise of the robot in offshore operations

Jan 10, 2018

2017 became the year that the oil and gas industry embraced robotics. Elaine Maslin reports on initiatives in the North Sea (first published in the January 2018 OE, access the full issue here). While the industry has long been using autonomous underwater systems and remotely operated tooling…

Downhole data, fiber optics helping to drive production gains

Jan 09, 2018

Elaine Maslin reports on how the oil and gas industry is getting more data from downhole thanks to fiber optics (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). The big data revolution is being felt in the oil and…

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