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ISA Calgary features keynote on urban mobility

ISA Calgary Section, in partnership with dmg :: events, the organizers of the Global Petroleum Show, brings together more than 5,000 registered ISA professionals and 200 exhibitors from 8 visiting countries for a two-day Expo and Conference on April 19-20, 2017 at Stampede Park.  The show features innovative technology, educational program and networking events for a broad range of industry professionals.

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Large diameter mass flowmeter ideal for bulk measurement and custody transfer of liquids and gases

KROHNE, Inc. announces the new OPTIMASS 2000 S400 16-inch Coriolis mass flowmeter, which features the highest flow capacity of any Coriolis meter on the market. The large diameter mass flowmeter is ideal for bulk measurement of petroleum and oil, as well as syrup, molasses and raw chemicals. The meter has been approved for custody transfer of liquids and gases. With its unique four straight tube design, the OPTIMASS 2000 S400 features the smallest installation footprint in its class and offers significant energy savings with a lower pressure drop. The meter’s small installation footprint compared to other meters on the market makes it ideal for applications where space is limited, like offshore platforms, or where alterations of existing pipework would otherwise be necessary.

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OPEC likely to drive near-term oil market as recovery lags: Scotiabank

The Scotiabank Commodity Price Index gained 2.2% m/m in February as industrial commodities continue to benefit from healthy demand on the back of a stronger global economic outlook, while supply-side idiosyncrasies continue to provide opportunity for differentiation. The oil market recovery remains on track but fragile, as OPEC headlines will continue to drive near-term market sentiment, especially ahead of the May 25th meeting to decide whether or not to maintain production cuts for another six months. 

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Packers Plus continues completion success in Montney

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. is pleased to announce the ongoing success of cemented hybrid completions in Canada, using TREX Cemented Diffusor Sleeves and Hydraulic Toe Sleeves in combination with other completion methods. Most recently, Packers Plus completed 16 extended reach lateral wells with 16 lower stages in each well for an operator in Alberta's Deep Basin Montney formation. 

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NEB to hold hearings on Peace River Mainline abandonment

The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a public hearing to consider an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) to abandon a 266-kilometre-section of the Peace River Mainline. The NEB's Hearing Order, released today, outlines the key steps and deadlines for the hearing. The hearing will include both oral and written components, including a community meeting and oral cross examination. There will also be an opportunity for Indigenous participants to present Oral Traditional Evidence. 

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Twin screw pumps ideal for bitumen transfer applications

Blackmer S Series Twin Screw pumps provide numerous design and efficiency advantages that are ideal for transfering bitumen from tankers to the distant tank-farm facility. Liquid bitumen must be handled at very high temperatures in order to keep it at a workable viscosity. However, even at high temperatures liquid bitumen can be an extremely viscous and shear-sensitive product. Therefore, shipyard operators and tanker owners demand a pumping technology that has been specifically designed to transfer highly viscous liquids over great distances.

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Evaporator system manages produced water in fracking process

Ship & Shore Environmental Inc. has introduced Hydroflare, a first-to-market technology developed in partnership with Hydrozonix,a leading water quality management company. The companies have joined forces in response to recent demand for a viable, efficient and long-term solution for managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. This new technology evaporates and treats the "produced water" that oil and gas companies generate in the fracking process.  

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UAV provider targeting pipeline monitoring market

Developed to inspect pipelines for damage, as well as for mapping and security surveillance, SkyX’s SkyOne drones offer Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, as well as autonomous flight and recharging. SkyOne can travel at 150km per hour for 70 minutes and can detect leaks, vandalism, vegetation encroachment – and more. Founded by Didi Horn, a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Drone Pilot, SkyX is targeting its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - or drones - to service the oil and gas industry.

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Modular device provides higher levels of surge protection

Power management company Eaton delivers higher levels of surge protection with the launch of a modular device range designed for easy installation, commissioning and replacement. Eaton’s new MTL SD Modular range provides comprehensive protection from transient surge events up to 20 kA, the highest level of protection currently available for a modular pluggable device which is coupled with the highest packing density on the market. With over 50 per cent of premature electronic equipment failures being attributed to surge and maintenance failures, Eaton’s MTL SD Modular range offers complete cost-effective surge protection to valuable instruments and distributed control systems. 

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International perspectives on indigenous energy relations and more at GPS

Global Petroleum Show (GPS), the flagship energy gathering that calls Calgary home, will celebrate its 49th year this June as it seeks to engage and educate industry experts from around the world with regards to innovation and technology, energy sector issues and international business relations. In addition to more than 1,000 exhibiting companies, headlining this year's show will be the Low Carbon Innovation Forum, the Indigenous Conference on Energy and Mining, the Energy Dialogues, and the Country Markets Seminar Series. 

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Non-contacting radar transmitter helps increase reliability

At a time when experienced personnel are retiring and processes are being run closer to their capacity, Emerson Automation Solutions has launched a new non-contacting radar transmitter that helps operators increase reliability and safety. The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter uses enhanced technology and Human Centered Design to deliver accurate, reliable measurement and ease-of-use, supporting greater worker efficiency and plant safety.

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Customers get improved safety, efficiency and productivity with suite of blending and movement solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is supplying its Profit Blending and Movement suite of solutions at refineries and storage terminals around the world. Honeywell’s intelligent solution improves safety, efficiency and productivity through control, optimization and monitoring of product blending, movements and inventories in refineries, tank farms and terminals.  

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