AW-Lake Company introduces the new PRO Plus Series of TRICOR Coriolis Mass Flow Meters that incorporates a new sensor with their DSP transmitter (released earlier this year) to provide a complete flow measurement solution in a compact configuration for simple installation in a variety of applications with limited space. In addition to the smallest installation length on the market, the PRO Plus Series features a self-draining, hygienic design to provide high performance under harsh and sanitary process conditions.
New Sherwin-Williams Novolac tank lining accelerates applications
Process engineers who need to communicate flow measurement information over Modbus about air or gases flowing in line sizes from 0.25 to 24 inches (6 to 610 mm) will find the newly extended lines of and from Flow MetersFluid Components International (FCI) provide the solution in a highly accurate, rugged, and compact instrument.
Thermal Dynamics, an ESAB brand, has launched its new Cutmaster Black Series of enhanced performance plasma cutting consumables, which extend operating life by 60 percent compared to standard life electrodes. They are featured on the SL60QD 1Torch, which comes with the Cutmaster 60i handheld air plasma cutting system. Coupled with internal enhancements on the Cutmaster 60i, the new electrode design increases the unit's rated cut and piercing capacity to 3/4 in., a 16.6 percent improvement. The Cutmaster 60i can sever metal up to 1-1/2 in.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has determined that the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Project) does not fall within its jurisdiction. The Project does not form a part of the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System, and is not vital or integral to it (NGTL), or any other federally regulated pipeline.
The Joint Review Panel established to review the Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, proposed by Teck Resources Limited (the proponent), has submitted its report to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The review was completed in accordance with the Agreement to Establish a Joint Review Panel for the Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, issued on May 19, 2016 and amended on August 24, 2017.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has announced that its "PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic", powering Canadian energy and education and raising funds for awareness and education, raised over $39,000 thanks to the generosity of energy industry companies, employees, their guests, and the numerous sponsors whose livelihoods depend on the health of the industry. The sold-out event took place July 24 at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club.
Cenovus Energy Inc. reduced net debt to $7.1 billion in the second quarter after generating over $830 million in free funds flow. The company's excellent financial performance was driven by higher realized oil prices, which contributed to oil sands operating margin of more than $1.0 billion.
Husky Energy generated funds from operations of $802 million in the second quarter, with net earnings of $370 million. Cash flow from operating activities, including changes in non-cash working capital, was $760 million, compared to $1 billion in Q2 2018.
Downtime is a curse word among contractors, but the fact is that it's hard to avoid it sometimes. When a machine or truck suffers a breakdown on the job, the need to haul that asset back to the shop just means that downtime is extended.
Weir Oil & Gas, an upstream provider of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, has introduced the new SPM Quintuplex Extended Max (QEM) 5000 E-Frac Pump. This pump is the only true continuous-duty electric or gas turbine-capable 5,000-horsepower pump in production today, the company states.
Suncor has reported strong performance during the second quarter of 2019, despite the ongoing impact of production curtailments in Alberta.
Cuda Oil and Gas Inc. has entered into a series of binding Asset Purchase Agreements to sell all of its oil and gas assets and related liabilities located in the Province of Quebec at a total transaction value of CAD$10.59 million, including cash consideration at closing of CAD $4.29 million, to arm's-length purchasers. The Transaction is anticipated to close on or about August 30, 2019.
Cenovus Energy Inc. has published its 2018 environmental, social & governance (ESG) report detailing the company's progress in advancing environmental, health and safety performance, investing in and engaging with the communities where it operates and maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. A number of Cenovus's key performance indicators for land, air and water improved last year, partly due to ongoing process improvements and partly due to the sale of the company's legacy conventional assets in 2017 and early 2018.
Ford is charging ahead into the electric pickup truck market with their recent confirmation that they will bring an all-electric F-150 to market. The company is now putting the power of its prototype to the test.
A major new initiative that adds genomics technologies to traditional geoscience aims to reduce the risk for oil exploration in Nova Scotia's offshore.
Cenovus Energy Inc. recently reached one billion barrels of cumulative production from its Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands facilities in northern Alberta. Cenovus is the first company to produce one billion barrels of oil using steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology.
Frac Shack Inc.'s newest innovation, the NG SideKick, is the industry's most sophisticated on-pad gas processing unit that takes in field natural gas and processes it down to a safe and usable state for multiple uses on any location. The SideKick depressurizes, heats, and removes liquids and hydrocarbons from field natural gas to ensure the gas is safe and available for use in any natural gas and bi-fuel engine on a hydraulic fracturing location.
The NEB has decided how regulatory processes for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project) will continue, including detailed route and condition compliance processes.
Messer highlights new "Huff 'N Puff" treatment to recharge well stimulation at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference 2019
At URTeC 2019, Messer is highlighting its RECHARGE HNP, or "Huff ‘n Puff," technology, a proven solution for well production enhancement. Ideal for re-stimulating depleted oil and gas wells, the energized RECHARGE HNP treatment combines the proven enhanced recovery properties of carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen (N2) with the latest in advanced nanoparticle technology from Nissan Chemical. URTeC takes place July 22 – 24 in Denver.
ESG successfully completes commercial test of high-temperature, high-pressure downhole microseismic system for hydraulic fracture monitoring
ESG Solutions has recently completed a successful commercial test of its new HOTSHOT downhole microseismic system in the Eagle Ford shale. HOTSHOT represents ESG's latest commitment to acquiring the highest quality microseismic data. The new downhole system was designed specifically for high-temperature, high-pressure operational environments up to 177°C/350°F and 10,000 psi.
Suncor has released its annual Report on Sustainability which details the company's environmental, social and economic performance. Suncor's perspective on the challenges and opportunities of climate change, and the transition to a low-carbon economy are contained in its third Climate Risk and Resilience Report available within the Report on Sustainability and as a stand-alone downloadable PDF. The annual Report on Sustainability is available both online and as a downloadable PDF.
The ability of Canada's energy sector to attract investment has been weakened by several government policies in recent years, all the while investment in the United States has soared, finds a new collection of essays released today by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian policy think-tank.
Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in well control and engineering services, is pleased to announce a new contract with Fugro for the provision of BOP intervention skids and test units for inclusion in its Subsea Response Kit. As part of the WellCONTAINED subsea capping stack program, the new 450/150 Mark 3 BOP intervention skids from Fugro are an advancement in both pumping capability and water depth rating and will replace the existing equipment in inventory.
T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global pipeline solutions provider, has received TÜV SÜD certification for its Multiple Dataset (MDS) platform, which combines several in-line inspection (ILI) technologies on a single device.
FortisBC has entered into its first term supply agreement to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Top Speed Energy Corp. to export to China. This term supply agreement is an unprecedented development in Canada's LNG export industry and was made possible by the completion of the Tilbury LNG expansion project in Delta, B.C. earlier this year.
Honeywell has unveiled new software to help field workers in the oil and gas, mining, and aerospace industries digitize equipment inspection programs, which can increase productivity, improve accuracy and minimize unplanned asset downtime.
Emerson’s radar level gauge optimizes separation performance with industry-leading top liquid layer measurement capability
Emerson has enhanced its Rosemount 5300 Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter to optimize separation process performance and prevent costly product ingress by accurately measuring a thinner top liquid layer in interface applications. The Rosemount 5300, which is the market-leading guided wave radar for liquid level measurement (VDC Research 2017), can now also perform measurements to the top of a tank, enabling increased throughput and profitability. Additional new features provide greater ease-of-use, increased safety and enhanced performance in the most challenging level and interface applications.
Ideal for severe radial off-the-road tire applications, the MAXAM MS503 is a solution for severe applications requiring high traction. The expansion of the L5 extra-deep tire program with the MS503 L5T pattern is an exciting development for the MAXAM team according to the company.
Universal mCloud Corp., a provider of asset management solutions combining IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and analytics, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies and subsequently, Autopro Automation Consultants.
Endress+Hauser is offering two universal, device configuration tablet PCs that provide especially fast, efficient one-click mobile device configuration and plant asset management in hazardous environments. With these robust, touch-enabled Field Xpert tablet PCs - model SMT77 for Cl. 1 Div. 1 and SMT70 for Cl. 1 Div. 2 - maintenance staff can manage virtually all digitally communicating Endress+Hauser and other field instruments throughout their entire life cycle. Both can be utilized just as effectively in non-hazardous parts of the same facilities.
Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, announces replacement Kylie-Mueller valves are now available through CIRCOR's international channel partner network. After decades of service from Kylie-Mueller's GTB and GTW control valves, operators in the oil and gas and hydroelectric industries can replace the valves with OEM-manufactured substitutes.
Malaysian petroleum storage and distribution project to use Rotork control network and electric actuators
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Kitimat LNG Expansion Project, located at Bish Cove, near Kitimat, British Columbia.
Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wes Jickling as the organization's next Chief Executive, effective August 6, 2019. The appointment aligns with COSIA's updated strategic plan, focused on accelerating environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation, while sharing its story with Canadians and beyond.
SCHROEDAHL, a CIRCOR International brand and an international leader in pump protection and flow control technology, announces that new, self-modulating TDL Automatic Recirculation Valves (ARVs) are now available in more than 35% lighter cast material. These reliable all-in-one pump protection solutions are designed to keep pumping systems in process, firefighting, refinery, power and chemical applications modulating and running smoothly, without cavitation or overheating.
Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) announces a proposed expansion of its Rangeland crude oil pipeline system for additional delivery capacity both north to Edmonton, Alberta and south to the border at Carway, Alberta. This expansion is subject to receiving sufficient commitments from shippers and receipt of necessary permits and regulatory approvals, and will provide incremental takeaway capacity for the East Duvernay and other Rangeland-area production, as well as south egress access out of the Edmonton market hub. Combined, the expansion will increase Rangeland's current light crude oil capacity to approximately 200,000 barrels per day. Service between Edmonton and Sundre will be expanded from 50,000 barrels per day to approximately 100,000 barrels per day and, additionally, will be capable of bi-directional service. Sundre, south to the border, will be expanded from its current 20,000 barrels per day up to 100,000 barrels per day. The expansions will be staged into service during the last half of 2019 with full capacity realized in 2021.
INOR Process AB announces a whole new way to configure and monitor temperature transmitters without supply voltage and cables. Operators can connect to the transmitter with a smartphone or tablet using near-field communication (NFC) or Bluetooth and configure through the new INOR Connect app. Using wireless communication means operators never need to remove the signal converter from the process. Now available are the INOR 330 series temperature transmitters, and the INOR 530 series, fully compatible with HART 7.
Encana Corporation wholly owned subsidiary Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its natural gas assets in Oklahoma's Arkoma Basin to an undisclosed buyer. Total cash consideration to Encana under the transaction is $165 million. The agreement is subject to ordinary closing conditions, regulatory approvals and other adjustments and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019.
AltaGas Canada Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. has filed an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission for approval of a large volume industrial transportation rate required in its proposed process for allocation of reactivated capacity on its western transmission pipeline.