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Pembina approves Phase VIII of Peace Pipeline Expansion

Phase VIII will include new 10 and 16-inch pipelines in the Gordondale to La Glace corridor of Alberta, as well as six new pump stations or terminal upgrades located between Gordondale and Fox Creek, Alberta.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has approved an additional expansion of its Peace Pipeline system, which will accommodate incremental customer demand in the Montney area by debottlenecking constraints, accessing downstream capacity, and further enhancing product segregation on the system. Phase VIII has an estimated capital cost of approximately $500 million and is supported by 10-year contracts with significant take-or-pay provisions. Phase VIII is anticipated to be placed into service in stages starting in 2020 through the first half of 2022, subject to regulatory and environmental approvals.

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Packers Plus adds new cutting-edge completion solutions to product lines

Packers Plus' new technologies will be featured at the 2019 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition (HFTC), February 5-7 in the Woodlands, Texas.

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. is adapting to the industry's changing needs and introducing operators to a diverse selection of high-quality completion technologies to increase production, save time and reduce risk.

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Wireless gas detectors gain an edge with rising adoption of internet of things technologies

Vendors with solutions that can generate critical business information will find greater growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan.

The rising interconnectivity among devices in industries is opening up the market for wireless gas sensors. These sensors can be installed in smartphones and are designed to support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, near-field communication, and other wireless connections. Their portability, low power requirements, and high-performance potential make them ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, especially in critical and hard-to-reach areas in mining and oil & gas. With further improvements in battery life, ruggedness, form factor, and standardization, wireless gas sensors will find a wider application and revenue-generation potential.

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100 hp single-phase electric motor available for oil and gas, other operations

Available in ratings from 30 - 100 hp, Belle MotorsT are ideal for many
industrial, agricultural, mining, municipal, and oil& gas applications such
as pumps, compressors, injection wells, as well as blowers, fans, dryers,
water & wastewater processing and more.

Single Phase Power Solutions has introduced the world's first 100 hp single-phase electric motor.  The Belle Single-Phase Motor uses Written-Pole technology to deliver a 100 hp single-phase motor that is compatible with readily-available single-phase utility services.  The utility-friendly starting and operating characteristics provided through the use of Written-Pole technology minimize voltage sags and flicker on long single-phase distribution lines. Ideal for industrial applications in areas where three-phase power is not readily available or cost-effective, this revolutionary technology eliminates the need for phase converters or complex variable frequency drive installations.

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Deteriorating investor confidence in Canada causes cut in PSAC 2019 forecast

A drill rig in Saskatchewan. – Flickr - user jeffsand; used under Creative Commons license

In its first update to the 2019 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has revised the number of wells drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2019 to 5,600 wells. This represents a decrease of 1,000 wells, or 15 percent, from PSAC's original 2019 drilling Forecast released in November 2018 and reflects the deteriorating investor confidence in Canada.  

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Vortex flowmeter from KROHNE designed for advanced energy measurement needs

The OPTISWIRL 4200 is available in a remote version equipped with a field housing converter with a connection cable up to 164 feet (50 meters).

KROHNE, Inc. announces the availability of the new OPTISWIRL 4200 vortex flowmeter, ideal for advanced energy management systems. Used to measure both conducting and non-conducting liquids, gases and steam, the new OPTISWIRL 4200 vortex flowmeter can be used for internal monitoring of energy flows for saturated and superheated steam or hot water, and heat metering applications. It is also a perfect choice for such applications as steam boiler monitoring, burner consumption measurement, or compressed air network monitoring, including free air delivery (FAD) applications.

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OTR manufacturer Magna Tyres Group expands to Canada and USA

Rapid growth in recent years made expansion necessary to provide support locally on a 24/7 basis.

Magna Tyres Group is expanding its worldwide network of offices and distribution, starting with an office near Toronto, Ontario. This opens up an entire new market which makes it possible for even more clients in Canada and the US to acquire premium quality Magna Tyres products. Michael de Ruijter, CEO of Magna Tyres Group, comments: "We took a great deal of care in choosing this location for our new office. It will further strengthen our commitment to all customers in the region and is an opportunity for close daily cooperation."

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Interventek launches Revolution PowerPlus safety valve technology at Subsea Expo

The efficient, compact design is also the reason that the valve is able to incorporate the gas accumulator power source within its housing.

Subsea oil and gas engineering firm Interventek will unveil the development of the industry's first subsea shear-and-seal safety valve powered by an integrated gas accumulator at next week's Subsea Expo show in Aberdeen, UK. This innovation builds on Interventek's existing, award-winning, Revolution valve technology by adding a gas accumulator within the valve, close to the cutting and sealing mechanism. It increases the power and speed of the valve's functionality and provides a failsafe mode triggered in the event of an emergency. 

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LORD Corp. telescopic joint packers receive second edition API 16F certification

“Receiving the API 16F certification is a testament to the demanding conditions our TJ packers can endure,” says Maggie Demicco, LORD Product Manager. “And with the parts in stock, it enables our customers to gain immediate access to these long-lasting packers.”

LORD Corporation - a leader in motion and vibration control solutions for the oil and gas industry - is now certified to the American Petroleum Institute's (API) standard 16F testing for telescopic joint (TJ) packers.

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MEG announces capital investment plan, targets 113,000 bpd in 2020

MEG announces capital investment plan, targets 113,000 bpd in 2020

MEG Energy Corp. has announced its 2019 capital investment plan and operational guidance. Highlights include a base capital budget of $200 million, to be fully funded with expected 2019 adjusted funds flow from operations, designed to sustain production capability at 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2019 and 2020, as well as fund future growth projects beyond 2019; and a discretionary capital budget of $75 million, which would not be sanctioned until mid-2019 subject to market conditions at that time. Capital would be focused on advancing MEG's Phase 2B Brownfield expansion and allow MEG to achieve its previously announced target of reaching 113,000 bpd in 2020. 

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$937 million in contracts and subcontracts issued by LNG Canada in first three months of construction

LNG Canada's export facility near Kitimat, BC has issued nearly $1 billion in contracts within its first three months of construction.

LNG Canada has provided an update on the value of contracts and subcontracts approved as of December 2018, following the first three months of the construction phase of the large-scale LNG export project near Kitimat, British Columbia. 

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