Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability.
Fluor Corporation has announced that it was selected by a division of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to execute the engineering and procurement scope for MPC's South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the first quarter of 2018.
With its Picomag flowmeter, Endress+Hauser impressed the jury of the Red Dot Design Awards to receive the Red Dot seal of quality in the product design category. The smart plug-and-play instrument scored equally well for its functionality and compact design.
NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, has announced that they will be highlighting its NOTOS Multiple Screw Pumps at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2018), which will be held April 30 - May 3, 2018 at NRG Park, in Houston, Texas. The pumps will be featured in the German Booth 3625-18 and in Brazilian pavilion at Booth 215-35. Ideal for pumping everything from light fuel oil to viscous asphalt, the NOTOS Multiple Screw Pump is an excellent choice for rail car and ship loading and offloading, as well as tank-to-tank transfer.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced a control technology solution that increases productivity for batch operations and speed-to-market of batch products by allowing operators to "look ahead" into their processes and see an intuitive and comprehensive timeline of every task required to complete a product batch.
Landmark, a Halliburton business line, launched DecisionSpace Production Engineering and DecisionSpace Production Insights software to help operators better utilize data to reduce costs and unlock production potential. These offerings strengthen the DecisionSpace Production portfolio by adding analytical dashboards and production engineering capabilities. Both are integrated with economics and reservoir information to help solve production challenges quickly and cost-effectively.
With oil prices and production both on the rise, Canada's oil industry is expected to return to profitability. However, constrained pipeline capacity and limited capability to expand export markets are jeopardizing Canada's competitiveness as an oil producer, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Industrial Outlook: Oil Extraction.
The Edison Awards, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that the Perkins SmartCap was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 11 event at The Capitale in New York City. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
Supplies of Canadian oil sands heavy crude are increasingly being refined on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) and could top 1.2 million barrels per day (mbd) — a full one-third of the region's heavy oil refining market — by 2020, says a new report by business information provider IHS Markit. Current runs of Canadian crude in the USGC market are estimated to already be in excess of 800,000 barrels per day (bpd), the report says.
Part of a full line of purpose-built Cat pipe layers, the updated PL61 delivers 40,000 lb (18 145 kg) of maximum load capacity. The new model retains its familiar comfort and easy maintenance features, with updates for added safety and performance. Easy 128-inch (3240 mm) transport width, combined with the experienced support of the Cat dealer network, means your pipe line equipment is available when and where you need it.
Kinder Morgan has announced it is suspending "non-essential" activities and investments for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. This follows a series of abandoned large infrastructure projects in the country and once again sends the wrong message that Canada does not welcome investors, points out the Montreal Economic Institute, which is pushing Ottawa to act to stop the hemorrhaging.
Without an effective microbial control program in place, an entire oil and gas operation can be at risk. Utilizing a tailored approach to microbe management can help prevent corrosion and hydrocarbon souring, while maximizing the value of your well. A new video from Dow Microbial Control explains how biocides help protect valuable assets from the harmful effects of bugs often found in the water-saturated environment of hydraulic fracturing.
Continued delays and opposition in British Columbia have driven Kinder Morgan Canada to suspend non-essential activities and spending on its Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The company will instead consult with its stakeholders in a process that, by May 31, will determine whether the project will move forward.
Quorum Software, the leader in digital transformation for the oil and gas industry, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Calgary-based Entero Corporation, a trusted leader in energy software solutions for the upstream and midstream sectors. With over 125 customers throughout North America, Entero furthers Quorum's mission to invest in customer-oriented innovation and expand its comprehensive product portfolio to cover the energy value chain, from engineering to accounting and finance in upstream and across the full range of midstream processes through to distribution. This acquisition expands Quorum's 15-plus year presence and leadership in the Canadian Midstream segment by adding geo-specific and Upstream expertise and products, augmenting products such as myQuorum Land Canada.