Pipeline investments top €1 billion

The latest pipeline projects in the Middle East, Africa, North Sea and USA are worth in excess of €1 billion

Multiport flow selectors optimise oil and gas production testing

Using multiport flow selectors in oil and gas applications improves production testing and reservoir management. Coos van Minnen reports

Essential requirement: procuring actuated valves

Gordon McNair explains the rigorous process involved in ensuring plants and assets get the right actuation package for the job

Level meter for liquids and solids

Dynamic parasitic rejection technology eliminates false reflections from disturbances and product build-up

Wireless technology for safer terminal operations

Integrated radio sends tank level measurements securely and wirelessly to the central control room

Additive controller offers precise blending of petrochemical products in hazardous areas

Uses technology similar to today’s mobile-phone apps to help ensure more efficient and safer petrochemical handling operations

Fuel-efficient propulsion plant for LNG vessel carriers

ABB to supply power and electric propulsion equipment for LNG vessels to be built in South Korea

Upgrade at Turkey’s largest refinery adopts intelligent valve automation

Intelligent electric valve actuation and two-wire digital control technology has been specified for a major upgrade and automation programme at the Tupras Izmit refinery

Dynamically-positioned combination S-Lay vessel

ABB wins order worth $12 million to power deepwater pipe laying vessel

High pressure ball valves include high pressure option

New 10,000 psi version, high cycle life, superior handle and blow-out proof design

Supply push to demand pull – the transition to optimisation

Refiners are driven by the need to find cheaper crudes that the refinery can process profitably. Eric Petela reports

LIMS helps LNG facilities ensure product quality

Oil and gas companies now collect and analyse massive quantities of data to ensure the quality, safety and profitability of their profit. Leading facilities use laboratory information management system to manage these data in real-time. Colin Thurston reports

Organisational integrity key to safe, efficient operation and management

Many of the risks facing oil and gas operators are related to organisational as well as asset integrity failures. Beatrijs van de Ven reports

Projects and revamps create buoyant refinery sector

Plant construction and revamps are keeping the refining market buoyant, says Eugene McCarthy

Controllers and limiters for electric trace heating

The new BTSW II family from Bartec replaces the existing products in the current series

Skin effect heating systems delivered

BARTEC has delivered skin effect heating systems into the Kharyaga field

Preventing premature chemical dosing valve failure in subsea tiebacks

Simon Tattersall examines how specialist valve trim technology prolongs valve life and helps to avoid costly unplanned outages in severe service environments

Massive reserves drive pipeline investments

Multi-billion dollar investments in pipelines are being announced as major reserves begin to come online


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