Operators have plenty to manage. Features that make a job simpler and more efficient are always welcome. Volvo Boom Float relieves pump pressure from the cylinder when lowering the boom, reallocating pressure appropriately for faster cycle times, more accurate grading and improved fuel efficiency. Watch for Boom Float operating tips.
Liquids management is an ongoing challenge for natural gas operators in the Eagle Ford shale play. Pigging to displace pipeline liquids is essential to maintaining throughput, minimizing the potential for corrosion, and providing access to valuable condensates.
Schlumberger announced the release of the GROVE IST* integrated seat technology ball valve. New ball valve technology features a patented seat-on-ball design that significantly improves performance over conventional metal-seated ball valves in addition to offering considerable size and weight benefits.
Another of Canada's major pipeline proposals has fallen by the wayside after TransCanada announced the cancellation of the multi-billion-dollar Energy East project. The proposed pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick had been in the works for four years, but was recently slowed by market conditions and changes to federal regulations.
Schneider Electric Software recently hosted its midstream industry user conference, Innovation Summit: Digital Pipelines 2017. The event focused on innovation and excellence in pipeline operations in the areas of safety, efficiency and connectivity. At this event, Schneider Electric Software made a number of significant product release announcements that deliver enhanced functionality and usability to users of Schneider Electric's pipeline management software.
AW-LAKE COMPANY has introduced the TW Series Turbine Flow Meter for the most rigorous flow measurement applications. Ideal for use both on and off the oil field, the TW Series Turbine Flow Meter provides highly accurate (to ±1% of reading or better) and repeatable (0.1% repeatability) flow measurement of oils, water and some chemicals with a low cost of ownership.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has issued three Inspection Officer Orders to Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission for the company's failure to adhere to worker safety, pipe handling and environmental protection requirements during construction activity on the High Pine Expansion Project near Chetwynd, British Columbia.
TransCanada Corporation's 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report provides a comprehensive update on the company's performance on environmental, social and governance topics that matter most to the communities, Indigenous groups and stakeholders involved with or affected by our business across North America.
The obstacles to the Energy East pipeline project set up by different levels of government and by interest groups, as well as the dithering of the National Energy Board (NEB), could doom an economic project with the potential to generate billions of dollars of investments and create many jobs, says the Montreal Economic Institute.
TransCanada Corporation has filed a letter with the National Energy Board (NEB) seeking a 30-day suspension of the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project applications. The suspension will allow time to conduct a careful review of recent changes announced by the NEB regarding the list of issues and environmental assessment factors of the projects while understanding how these changes impact the projects' costs, schedules and viability.
A strong regulatory and safety regime for pipelines is vital to the public's confidence in pipeline projects and Canada's ability to sustainably move our energy resources to domestic and global markets.
The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold detailed route hearings in the coming months as part of its ongoing regulatory oversight of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Detailed route hearings for various tracts of lands located in segments one and two (of seven) located in Alberta will begin this fall and additional hearings for the remaining segments will be announced as they are confirmed.
SignalFire Wireless Telemetry introduces a new Intrinsically-Safe Wireless Flow Totalizer that connects to industry-standard inductive turbine flow meters (such as the AW-Lake TW Turbine) to measure, locally display, wirelessly transmit and archive flow measurements. Data and diagnostics are available locally using the display as well as remotely from a SignalFire Gateway using Modbus standard protocol.
The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) has condemned the National Energy Board's (NEB) decision to expand the review of the Energy East pipeline project to include upstream and downstream climate change impacts.
The John Deere-designed and manufactured 1050K pipelayer-ready (PL) crawlers are now available for pipeline customers looking to get a lift on the competition. The 1050K pipelayer is available in two configurations for 170,000 pounds (PL170) and 220,000 pounds (PL220) of maximum lift capacity.
Thousands of field installations throughout the world have demonstrated the strong, reliable, and proven dependability of the Val-Matic American-BFV Butterfly Valve. Features such as standard epoxy interior, continuous uninterrupted seating, and the Tri-Loc seat retention system allows for field adjustment/replacement without the need for special tools or epoxies.
The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) has condemned the Government of British Columbia's decision to take legal action in order to halt the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline project.