Endress+Hauser is pleased to announce the alignment of partnerships with Angus Measurement Services, TechnipFMC and its sales and service representative Vector Controls. The automation companies will collaborate to bring added value to the oil and gas industry, assisting customers with transition to the digital oilfield.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting federal environmental assessments for the proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project and the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located 480 kilometres and 250 kilometres, respectively, east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Leaking flange? Don't shut down — contain it and divert it with the Xtreme Shell manufactured by Andax Industries.
Endress+Hauser introduces the Field Xpert SMT70, a rugged tablet PC for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document the work progress. The tablet comes preinstalled with DeviceCare device configuration software and device library — so it is ready to go, right out of the box.
Suncor provided a business update for the fourth quarter of 2017, highlighting upstream production of 736,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), which is in line with record production from the third quarter of 2017. Oil sands operations produced approximately 447,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) including 6,000 bbls/d from Fort Hills. Syncrude produced 325,000 bbls/d for the quarter, 174,000 bbls/d net to Suncor. Production from other upstream assets remained solid with total production from Exploration & Production assets in Canada, the U.K. and Libya of 115,000 boe/d.
Vertex Resource Group Ltd. has acquired the business of Sonic Oilfield Services Ltd., an environmental services company that provides pressure trucks, fluid hauling, chemical and KCL products in Saskatchewan. Sonic's well maintained fleet is used to serve the drilling, completions, production and facility needs of clients operating within Kindersley and Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
VMAC will be joining Summit Truck Bodies at the World of Concrete, January 23 - 26 in Las Vegas. The Summit Truck Bodies booth #C7127 will feature Summit's Ford F550 7 Series Service Trucks, one with a VMAC G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor, and one with a VMAC Hydraulic Driven Air Compressor.
The Mackenzie gas project joint-venture participants have announced their decision not to proceed with the project at this time and are dissolving the joint venture.
Finding, developing and retaining tomorrow's skilled workforce is one of the most significant challenges facing manufacturers today.
Tires being used in off-road jobs like mining and aggregates take a beating every day of their lives. They're designed to take the rough ride and challenging terrain, but at some point many of them simply can't handle it anymore and suffer significant damage.
SNC-Lavalin has signed a Framework Agreement (FA) with Shell to provide pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for modular options on Shell's projects. This agreement represents a significant milestone for SNC-Lavalin in the development of industry standard pre-engineered solutions with a major International Oil Company.
Harvest Operations Corp. announced its decision to re-sanction and complete the construction and commissioning of its 10,000 bbl/d BlackGold SAGD oil sands project near Conklin, Alberta. Harvest had previously suspended work in early 2015 due to the drastic fall in oil prices. Major work at site has already commenced and will progress through the winter with the aim of commissioning wells and commencing steam injection in the second quarter of 2018, followed by electric submersible pump conversion in the third quarter.
Emerson SolaHD SDN2X redundancy modules continuously monitor two power supplies connected in parallel. In the event one power supply fails, the SDN2X automatically changes over to the second power supply, eliminating the potential for single power supply failure causing an unexpected shutdown resulting in costly system downtime. Because the power supplies are decoupled via the module, the operating power supply doesn't feed into the failed power supply.
There are many challenges to managing landfill gas well field operation. QED Environmental Systems, a manufacturer of landfill liquid pumps and LFG control products, conducted a survey of landfill gas well field operators, asking them to report the most significant challenges they have encountered in the field. The most commonly reported challenges were odor control and maintaining compliance with landfill gas surface emission regulations. These issues were followed by a host of others, including avoiding NSPS exceedances for pressure, temperature, and oxygen, maximizing landfill gas (LFG) energy content, maintaining a steady vacuum across all wells, managing liquids to avoid accumulation in wells and system piping, and controlling air leaks at the wellhead, rubber couplings, and flex hoses. The challenges faced by LFG well field operators are numerous and diverse. However, LFG operators agree that all of the common challenges listed above can be summarized into one objective: to maximize gas collection efficiency while maintaining regulatory compliance, all at the lowest possible cost. With this singular objective in mind, let us review some LFG well field technologies and limitations.
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has added Transform Crane and Equipment and Power Equipment Company of Wyoming to its distributor network. The dealers bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to the network and will serve Canada's northern Alberta region and the Wyoming area, respectively.
Inter Pipeline has announced plans to construct a world-scale integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant in Strathcona County, Alberta. The Heartland Petrochemical Complex will be built near Inter's Redwater Olefinic Fractionator, and is estimated to cost $3.5 billion.
Inventys, the developer of the VeloxoTherm Process, a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture system, is receiving $2.6M from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through its Energy Innovation Program to support the development of a 30-tonne per day (TPD) CO2-capture pilot plant at Husky Energy's Pikes Peak South Lloyd thermal project.