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Petroleum refinery using mobile water units for desalination

According to the World Resources Institute, Bahrain is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world and will continue to be through at least 2040. To save as much water as possible in the production of oil and eliminate the need to deliver water via tanker truck, the Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C. (Bapco) is using GE's advanced mobile water technology to convert seawater into usable, highly pure source water at the Awali refinery.

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GE, Noble partner on Digital Rig data analytics solution

GE and Noble Corporation jointly announced a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20 percent reduction in operational expenditure across the rigs.

Within the agreement, GE will initially deploy its latest marine Asset Performance Management (APM) system, powered by Predix*, on four of Noble’s drilling rigs. The partnership will allow data-driven operations intelligence to provide broad-ranging benefits for the selected assets on the program’s rigs:
  • • Enhanced drilling process efficiency—Foresight visibility of equipment anomalies and drilling process deviations to reduce operational disruptions and enhance performance consistency.
  • • Shift to predictive maintenance—Redefine maintenance strategies with a focus on predictive maintenance to achieve long-term, sustainable opex reductions across the fleet.
  • • Reduction of third-party service costs—Anytime, anywhere rig visibility and insights that leverage the one-to-many impact of shore-based experts to reduce third-party service costs.

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Advanced GE technology selected for Louisiana LNG facility

Advanced GE technology selected for Louisiana LNG facility

Venture Global LNG, Inc. has selected GE Oil & Gas as a strategic partner to provide a plant-wide technology solution for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities under development in Louisiana.  Under the agreement, GE Oil & Gas will leverage advanced technologies from across the broader GE portfolio to deliver a comprehensive power, pretreatment and LNG liquefaction system.  The agreement provides for the delivery of a complete LNG process system with defined schedule, price and performance standards.  

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Sturgeon refinery selects GE technology for water recycling

North West Redwater Partnership's Sturgeon refinery in Alberta, Canada.

Seeking to reduce the use of water in the refining process and as a way of minimizing its environmental impact on the North Saskatchewan River, North West Redwater (NWR) Partnership turned to GE’s Water & Process Technologies for NWR’s new Sturgeon refinery in Alberta, Canada. Like many regions, Alberta has very stringent regulations regarding freshwater withdrawal and effluent discharge, and Water & Process Technologies provided an innovative solution to meet NWR’s sustainability and environmental goals as well as the province’s policies.

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GE and Baker Hughes combine to create new services company

GE and Baker Hughes combine to create new services company

GE and Baker Hughes announced that the companies have entered into an agreement to combine GE’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes to create a world-leading oilfield technology provider with a unique mix of service and equipment capabilities. The “New” Baker Hughes will be a leading equipment, technology and services provider in the oil and gas industry with $32 billion of combined revenue and operations in more than 120 countries. By drawing from GE technology expertise and Baker Hughes capabilities in oilfield services, the new company will provide best-in-class physical and digital technology solutions for customer productivity.

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New "brilliant factory" breaks ground in Ontario

Welland GE facility.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Federal Minister of International Trade, joined GE global executives and representatives from Welland and the Niagara Region in a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction for GE’s multimodal “Brilliant Factory” in Canada. The facility is expected to create 220 jobs with operations commencing in early 2018. The first phase of the investment is US$165 million.

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Canadian Oil Refinery to reuse 100 percent of water with GE's wastewater treatment technology

Canadian Oil Refinery to reuse 100 percent of water with GE's wastewater treatment technology

GE has announced that Federated Co-Operatives Limited's Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, is installing GE's advanced water recycling technology for a wastewater improvement project that will enable the refinery to clean 100 percent of its wastewater on-site. Once fully operationally, the Co-op Refinery Complex will be the only refinery in North America to recycle all of its wastewater for steam production, which is used for heating, hydrogen production, to power equipment and for cooling towers.

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GE updates XL Series of video borescopes for remote visual inspection

The XL Vu and XL Lv VideoProbes are highly portable - just 3.9 pounds (1.77kg) – and offer multiple probe lengths and diameters with interchangeable tip optics.

GE’s XL Vu Video Borescope is consistently one the industry’s top-selling VideoProbes, according to the manufacturer. The newest update to this model includes improved light output for enhanced image quality, stereo measurement, 4GB of internal memory, video output, and multiple USB ports. All of these features are available in a durable, field-ready product rated to IP55 and tested to temperatures up to 100°C. The unit is now available globally for the first time. This utility VideoProbe offers the still image and video quality you rely on from GE, and a generous set of features you would expect to see in a much higher-priced video borescope.

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