Edmonton Kenworth recently moved its Fort McMurray dealership to a 13,000 square-foot facility with a larger parts department and a four-service bay service department.
Edmonton Kenworth also doubled the capacity of its Fort McMurray remote service fleet by adding two Kenworth T370 mobile service trucks. Edmonton Kenworth-Fort McMurray now has four remote service trucks.
|Glenn Scott, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), has announced that Tim McMillan will become president of CAPP effective October 1, 2014. McMillan is currently minister of rural health in the government of Saskatchewan. He was previously minister of energy and resources and has a strong connection to the energy industry over many years, including ownership of an oilfield services company. |
Dave Collyer will continue as CEO of CAPP for a transition period until his planned retirement at year-end, after which McMillan will become president and CEO of the organization.
GE Oil & Gas has announced more than $300 million contract with Petrobras for the first supply of the subsea manifold systems for Brazil’s pre-salt fields, located offshore in water depths up to 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). This award includes eight manifolds that will be designed with retrievable injection modules to allow water-alternated gas injection for up to four wells, and system integration with subsea controls.
“This contract illustrates how GE Oil & Gas has expanded its portfolio of solutions to support development of Brazil’s pre-salt fields,” said Rod Christie, CEO of Subsea Systems for GE Oil & Gas. “Our company has developed solutions that are standardized around a series of pre-approved modules to meet our customers’ specific local needs.”
Doosan Portable Power offers a combination light tower and mobile generator with the Doosan L20. This model anchors the Doosan Portable Power lighting systems portfolio and provides a single solution for two important jobsite needs, power and light.
The L20 is ideal for mining, oil and gas exploration and a multitude of other environments where there is no reliable power source present. Traditional light towers only provide enough power for the light source. However, the L20’s 32-horsepower Mitsubishi diesel engine and 20-kilowatt generator make it the most flexible and powerful light tower in the Doosan line, with enough power to light a wide area while simultaneously providing up to 16 kilowatts of energy to power jobsite trailers, power tools, heaters and more.
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ARGO owners find even more uses for their vehicles with ARGO’s load-tested Universal Mounting System (UMS). This engineered mounting system significantly increases utilization by giving operators the opportunity to quickly, easily and safely convert their ARGO and ARGO trailer from one application to another, improving utilization.
“Our UMS has greatly expanded ARGO’s capabilities,” says Bernhard Wagenknecht, ARGO’s VP Sales & Marketing. “The variety of tasks an ARGO can now complete increases its productivity and its value. Add a UMS to the vehicle itself or to an ARGO 4-wheel or 8-wheel amphibious trailer, and now it can safely transport mobile equipment and people where ever they need to be.”
Sunnen’s new HTR all-electric job-shop tube hone combines servo precision and cycle-automation features with constant spindle power and 0.1 mm (0.004") stroke repeatability to efficiently hone blind bores or correct tight spots in a bore without operator intervention. Designed and equipped to hone the wide variety of parts encountered in a job shop, the machine handles bore I.D.'s up to 900 mm (35.41"). Its modular design can be configured for stroke lengths from 2.5 m to 14 m (8' to 46.2').
Critical for job-shop versatility and productivity, the HTR's 12 kW (16-hp) spindle motor, combined with a four-step gearbox, produces a constant power band through the entire speed range of 10-470 rpm for fast metal removal. The standard servo rotary tool feed can also function as a push-feed system with an optional drive shaft that converts rotary to linear motion, allowing the machine to handle the full range of Sunnen heavy-duty and two-stage tools. Tool overload monitoring ensures optimal stock removal rates, while protecting the tool and workpiece. Precision stroke position and repeatability are ensured with a servo rack-and-pinion stroking system. It drives the spindle carriage at speeds of 0.1 to 48 m/min (4" to 157' per minute) on hardened and ground ways with a 10.2 kW (13.6 hp) servomotor, giving the machine plenty of power to handle superabrasives for fast material removal.
Winters Instruments, has launched a New Line of Explosion Proof (LXP) and Intrinsically Safe (LIS) Pressure Transmitters.
The LXP and LIS series transmitters are designed for harsh environments with their rugged stainless steel construction, NEMA 4X, 6P, 7 or 9 enclosure ratings and high resistance to shock and vibration. Typical applications include oil & gas installations, pipelines and power plants.
Preferred Sands, a proppant technology company, has introduced NavPort, a comprehensive database that tracks wells from completion to production. Developed to fill an industry need for reliable and complete data, NavPort links downhole completion and production information through an on-demand and flexible reporting platform.
Using NavPort’s visualization tool, customers are able to zoom in directly to any well in North America and track all downhole consumables, including proppant consumption and fluid usage, and link them with production. NavPort’s flexible reporting platform allows industry professionals to track such trends as average proppant consumption by well, basin, and operator or well service provider. Additionally, NavPort’s Proppant Efficiency Metric measures a proppant’s effect on oil and gas production over a specific period of time.
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced the latest addition to its Bebco EPS line of proven purge solutions; the 5500 series purge and pressurization system. Bringing a modern approach to the safe and economical Ex p protection method, this Type Z / Ex pz purge system delivers a fully automatic solution in a compact, 316L stainless steel design. Combined with global certifications, menu-driven programming, and automatic leakage / temperature compensation, the 5500 is the all-in-one solution for Div. 2 / Zone 2 applications.
“The 5500 series is comprised of three components, which include a control unit, an EPV vent, and a pneumatic solenoid or manual valve. The compact (5X5X4) control unit can be internally or externally mounted and provides an easy-to-use interface, enabling users to select from a list of custom programs that fits the exact needs of their particular applications,” says Kristen Barbour, Product Marketing Manager. “Users can also define temperature ranges to control and alarm critical temperatures within the purge enclosure. When a critical temperature is reached, a solenoid displaces air or initiates heating or cooling functions within the enclosure to keep equipment operating safely and productively.”
Tendeka, the provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, has announced the launch of FracRight, a complete heel-to-toe hydraulic fracturing system. Integrated with Tendeka’s real-time DTS monitoring and Quest software suite, the system enables the collection and analysis of stimulation data in unconventional reservoirs.
The FracRight system is a fully integrated frac sleeve solution for selective multi-zone stimulation in open hole or cased hole applications. It enables the installation of multiple sleeves for each stage to be fractured, optimizing stimulation efficiency and production. The sleeves are shifted open by pumping a ball from surface allowing for subsequent stimulation of the selected stage either from a single sleeve or a cluster of sleeves.