Flow Assurance News


Maintaining Flow Assurance With a Systems Approach

May 01, 2020

Flow assurance can keep offshore wells productive, and it requires successfully preventing or mitigating problems in the reservoir, the subsea flowlines and the topsides equipment.To prevent flow assurance problems, it’s necessary to identify potential issues, then determine how best to resolve those issues. But preventing a problem in one area can have knock-on effects in another. Bringing flow assurance…

Wintershall Dea Buys 24% in Smart Well Flow Diagnostics Firm

Mar 09, 2023

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea said Thursday it had invested in Norway-based smart well flow diagnostics provider Wellstarter. 'The Norwegian based company has developed an innovative solution, offering cost effective and real time wireless downhole flow monitoring…

ChampionX Wins 5-year Contract with Vår Energi

Sep 21, 2021

Oilfield tech firm ChampionX has won a five-year contract with oil firm Vår Energi in Norway to deliver production specialty chemicals and management services to all Vår Energi assets.ChampionX provides chemistry solutions and equipment and…

Tendeka Secures $30M in New Contracts

Sep 15, 2021

Completions specialist Tendeka has said it has secured more than $30million worth of international contracts within the last quarter which will cover the next three years.'In addition to this unplanned revenue, the company has won long-term…

TÜV SÜD NEL Opens Advanced Multiphase Facility

Oct 15, 2019

Flow measurement research and development (R&D) specialist TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory announced it has opened a £16 million ($20.5 million) Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF), which aims to help global oil and gas operators to ensure production remains economically viable…

Tracerco Scores Subsea Inspection Work

Sep 24, 2019

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, reports it has recently been awarded seven subsea inspection projects to provide flow assurance and asset integrity data on a variety of pipelines, flowlines and risers in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and Offshore West Africa…

ClampOn: Ultrasonic Intelligent Sensors

Sep 13, 2019

ClampOn provides non-invasive ultrasonic sensors for sand and particle monitoring, pig detection, corrosion-erosion monitoring, leak monitoring and vibration monitoring.

COOEC, Expro Team up for RLWI

Aug 12, 2019

Two providers of subsea and well intervention solutions, China based offshore and subsea solutions company COOEC Offshore and oilfield services company Expro, have formed an alliance agreement to expand capabilities and resources.COOEC Offshore…

Keeping Hydrates at Bay

Aug 02, 2019

The oil industry has a host of methods for keeping hydrocarbons moving smoothly through flowlines, depending on what might restrict production.Hydrates, or ice-like solids resulting from the combination of free water and natural gas at high pressure and low temperature…

Weir launches sale of flow control business

Oct 22, 2018

British engineer Weir has launched the sale of its flow control business in a move that could value the supplier of pumps and valves at more than 300 million pounds ($389 million), according to sources with knowledge of the matter.Bankers for…

Aker BP picks Subsea 7, Aker Solutions for new subsea tieback

Dec 11, 2017

Aker BP has awarded contracts to Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions for work on its Ærfugl gas field subsea tieback in the Norwegian Sea. The Ærfugl gas field development, previously known as Snadd, about 210km west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea…

Improving flow measurement accuracy

Nov 01, 2017

Changing production regimes over the life of a field can prove to be a flow measurement challenge. NEL's Neil Bowman looks at the challenges. A turbine meter. Image from NEL. As fields mature…

UWA, ITF join forces to tackle hydrates

Oct 13, 2017

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is leading a joint industry project (JIP), supported by the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), to provide industry with a better understanding of the mechanism of hydrate growth and blockages…

Wood Group supports CNOOC subsea development

Sep 14, 2017

Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) to support the Lingshui 17-2 gas development in the Qiongdongnan basin of the South China Sea. Subsea and flow assurance services will be provided under the contract…

Scale inhibition technology project launched

Jul 28, 2017

A research partnership has been formed between GLINCS and Heriot-Watt University to develop Time Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) technology for scale inhibitors, which are deployed into production wells.  The TRF technology will address current…

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