BSM Technologies awarded contract with major U.S. oil and gas service fleet

BSM Technologies Inc., a leading provider of remote monitoring, fleet management, fleet diagnostics and automated vehicle security systems,
has been awarded a contract to provide its Sentinel FM asset tracking solution to a major U.S.-based oil and gas service fleet.  For the initial implementation, BSM equipment will be installed on 300 of the approximately 4,000 vehicles the customer operates.

"The oil and gas sector has been a major focus for us and we have several installations in Canada," said Aly Rahemtulla, President and
CEO. "This key win by our direct sales force will allow us to expand this expertise into the U.S. and provides a major opportunity for
growth."

Sentinel FM is a robust asset tracking platform for real-time fleet management. Sentinel's capability to manage a diverse group of assets
while seamlessly moving between satellite and cellular networks was a key priority for the customer, which operates in remote areas and
difficult terrain. Expected benefits for the customer include improved fleet utilization, reduced maintenance costs, improved fuel management, and enhanced reporting capabilities.

"The initial installation covers less than eight percent of the customer's fleet. We believe they will consider additional installations
once we demonstrate the benefits our solution can offer," added Mr. Rahemtulla.

Company Info

Latest News

Tags
Trucks & Trailers

Rugged automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications

Volvo Trucks has introduced a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift for severe-duty (SD) applications is now available for order in Volvo VHD vocational models. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed for on- and off-road work in applications requiring frequent shifting.

The introduction of the I-Shift for severe-duty applications continues development that began in 2007 when Volvo became the first OEM to bring an integrated automated manual transmission to the North American market. 75 percent of Volvo trucks sold in 2014 were spec’d with an I-Shift transmission. The I-Shift SD is available on VHD models powered by the Volvo D11 and D13 engines and is standard on VHD models at a certain weight rating.

Read More

Tags
Pipes, Pumps & Valves

Rubber-coated parts reduced wear for Midwest frac sand producer

GIW Industries announced the success of a pumping solution that doubled the lifespan of wear parts in the operations of a major frac sand producer in the U.S. Midwest. The highly-abrasive frac sand mining process causes extreme wear, and pump parts typically need replacement every two years. However, with installation of GIW’s rubber-coated parts, wear life of the pump’s wet-end parts was extended to 3.75 years, when the parts were replaced during scheduled maintenance.

“The parts could have lasted four years,” said Barney Johnson of ISCO Industries, Inc., a distributor of GIW pumps. ISCO oversaw the installation and maintenance of the frac sand producer’s pumps and witnessed the parts’ success firsthand.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Turbine drilling solution proves successful in hard Montney shale formations

In a Montney shale gas well, Sperry Drilling services successfully reduced drilling time and delivered significant cost savings by using a Turbopower turbodrill and diamond-impregnated bit to drill the hard formations.

After conventional motors were unable to deliver satisfactory results in previous wells, the operator wanted a solution capable of drilling the long 6 3/4-inch hole section in a single run through hard formations, and challenged

Read More

Tags
Tools

NeoTork downhole torque management tool cuts drilling time

NeoTork automatically manages torque generated from the drill bit and mitigates axial and torsional vibrations. As a result it brings down the drilling time, reduces the cost of drilling operations while improving drilling performance.

“It is during times of challenge, such as the one the industry currently faces, that we often see new technologies emerge because service companies need to find ways to differentiate themselves,” said Pascal Bartette, CEO of the manufacturer, Neo Oiltools. “NeoTork addresses the operators’ challenge to cut costs and improve efficiency while limiting the number of trips that always remain a safety exposure.”

Read More

Join our mailing list

Latest headlines
delivered to you weekly

Oil & Gas Product News
Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

New Twin Electro- Magnetic Telemetry System has strong track record

The new Twin Electro-Magnetic Telemetry System is used for high-speed electromagnetic (EM) MWD telemetry, as an alternative or supplement to mud pulse telemetry to transmit drilling data. Uniquely, the system enables the use of mud pulse and EM telemetry concurrently, giving quicker EM data transmission whilst offering full redundancy.

The Twin Electro-Magnetic Telemetry System is based on EM wave technology used for transmitting drilling data uphole. The EM telemetry system encodes downhole MWD data into low frequency EM waves, and the signal is transmitted from the tool through the formation and detected on the surface. The Twin system works deeper and faster and is much more power-efficient than previous EM systems, Entec states. The system has been developed and commercialized in co-operation with U.K.-based Leading Magnetic Design, and Canadian company Drill-Tek. Enteq has agreements with the two companies to further develop and market the technology, which is based on Enteq’s XXT downhole electronics platform.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Casing innovations keep drillers ahead of the curve

Casing running tools like the CRTi from Volant are improving safety and efficiency on rig floors.
Casing running tools like the CRTi from Volant are improving safety and efficiency on rig floors.

Well drilling has evolved over the last decade or so thanks to improvements in technology and techniques that are making traditional vertical wellbores the exception rather than the rule.

Use of new approaches such as pad drilling – launching multiple horizontally drilled bores from a central location – and similar techniques has operators looking for updated equipment options that allow their machinery and crews to handle the stresses produced by directional drilling. Those needs and the general evolution of the drilling and completions industry through the past ten years or so have been a driver for suppliers to come up with their own new approaches – and new equipment to make the driller’s job more efficient and safer.

Read More

Tags
Instrumentation, Systems & Automation

Toe sleeve allows multiple casing pressure tests

The TAM PosiFrac Toe Sleeve (PTS) assembly is designed for cemented or uncemented completions where a casing pressure test is desired to confirm casing integrity prior to opening the toe sleeve.

The PTS is distinguished by allowing for more than one casing pressure test without the need to pressure above the test pressure to open the sleeve. One or more PTS tools can be installed at the toe of the well, and each PTS will cycle open independently during the final casing pressure bleed-off cycle. This allows multiple entry points to the reservoir, so the first stage can be fractured immediately before plug-and-perf operations begin.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

Fluid detector monitors fluid in tanks and piping

Ametek Drexelbrook has added the Clear Line Fluid Detector to its level and analytical measurement product line. The Clear Line is designed specifically for pipe and tank applications in hydrocarbon, pharmaceutical, chemical and food processing industries, where it monitors the presence or absence of fluid in a pipe to provide complete assurance that the tank is empty.

The detector mounts directly into existing pipelines between two standard 150-pound, flat-faced flanges. Without interfering with product flow, it uses RF admittance technology to detect when material is present or absent from a pipe. This is especially important for users of expensive pumps who want to prevent damage or burn out from a pump running empty.

Read More

Tags
Valves & Actuators

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Features Two New Valve Lines at the Global Petroleum Show 2015

Crane ChemPharma & Energy will showcase two new valve lines that deliver exceptional fugitive emissions control during this year’s Global Petroleum Show. The new Pacific CSV line of gate, globe and check valves and the new Xomox FK soft-seated ball valve will be among the key products featured at Crane’s booth (#1394) during the event.

“Our customers are constantly challenged to comply with the industry’s most stringent fugitive emissions standards, and we strive to develop products that anticipate and exceed the changing regulations,” said Rob Marocco, General Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy. “The products that we will feature at GPS this year have been specifically-engineered to offer the highest degree of fugitive emissions protection and deliver the solutions that our customers demand.”

Read More

Tags
Environmental Solutions

Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division Launches New Geomembrane Product Line

Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division, an innovative manufacturer of specialty plastic film and sheeting, has announced the launch of a new flexible geomembrane product line designed to provide effective containment solutions for the energy and environmental sectors. HydraFlex Containment Solutions is the newest addition to the Raven product line and includes several targeted geomembranes designed for specific project attributes. All HydraFlex products are available in master rolls or large prefabricated one-piece panels, manufactured in a factory-controlled environment up to 8,000 lbs per panel with a wide sealing-window for ease of field installation.

HydraFlex Ultra: HU-Series geomembranes are produced with very flexible linear-low density polyethylene resin to provide exceptional elongation, tensile and impact strengths. HydraFlex Ultra is formulated to meet or exceed the comprehensive requirements of GRI-GM17 Standard Specification for (LLDPE) geomembranes. HydraFlex Ultra is recommended for use in containment applications requiring excellent outdoor longevity, chemical resistance, and extraordinary durability, including use in cold weather environments. Designed for exceptional flexibility, HydraFlex Ultra easily conforms to uneven surfaces, and performs well in critical applications, including fish-safe requirements for aquaculture and coal ash impoundments capping for the solid waste sector.

Read More