Technology/R&D

XCMG's Advanced Drilling Rig Overcomes Challenges in Serbia's Gas Pipeline Project

XCMG's advanced drilling rig, the XZ3600, triumphs in Serbia's gas pipeline project, conquering tough terrain and hard soil layers with ease.

Valve Exerciser Test Can Provide Help with Preventive Maintenance

In process control, availability of all control elements is crucial to maintain smooth operation without unexpected final control elements failures. One of the most important final control elements used in today’s industry are valves.

What's New May 2024

Process Vision, PipeWizard, Decom, Sensirion, and more!

Exxon, Pertamina to Advance Carbon Capture Efforts with Appraisal Drilling in Indonesia

Pertamina and Exxon plan to conduct appraisal drilling for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub in Indonesia, with the companies signing an initial storage deal with South Korea's KNOC on Wednesday.

Energy Transfer Joins CapturePoint for Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative in Louisiana

CapturePoint LLC and Energy Transfer LP have formalized agreements for the joint development of a carbon capture and permanent underground storage project in Louisiana.

NJ Natural Gas Implements First Carbon Capture Units in State, Aiming for Greener Operations

New Jersey Natural Gas has recently installed two CarbinX carbon-capture systems at its headquarters in Wall, N.J., marking a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

NOV Introduces Breakthrough Heated Flexible Pipe System for Subsea Operations

NOV will supply its first active heated pipe system in 2025, introducing a proprietary technology solution of electrically heating the bore of the pipe through the resistance of the pipe’s inner carcass layer.

U.S. State Dept. Clears Oil Service Firm SLB of Russia Sanction Violations

The U.S. State Department believes oil services firm SLB has not violated sanctions against Russia and the company has been told what Washington is willing to accept, Assistant Secretary of State Geoffrey Pyatt told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.

Ultra-Slow Speed Control Technology: The Solution to Efficient Drilling in Rock

When it comes to directional drilling in rock, operators often face numerous challenges. The hardness and unpredictability of rock formations require precise control and consistent power from the drill. Too much or too little force can lead to inefficient drilling, equipment damage and even project failure.

What's New April 2024

Axess-Corrosion, Volvo, Denios, Dekotec, OleumTech, and more!

U.S. Shale Oil Sector Sees Revival Through Advanced Technology Adoption, Financial Obstacles Remain

Technology advances are making it possible for U.S. shale oil and gas companies to reverse years of productivity declines, but the related requirement to frontload costs by drilling many more wells is deterring some companies from doing so.

AI Boom to Fuel Natural Gas Demand in Coming Years, Report Says

A spike in power usage from artificial intelligence (AI) data centers could significantly boost natural gas demand in the second half of the decade, analysts at investment banker Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. said in a report on Tuesday.

FBI Warns of Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Including 23 Pipeline Operators

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.

Asbestos Pipe Abatement Possibly Simplified

(P&GJ) — From 1914 until 1988, asbestos was just an accepted part of life and industry, and even at the end of that span, the only requirement by the EPA was the reporting of asbestos used in some products.

Angel CCS JV and Yara Partner for Carbon Capture and Storage Study

The Woodside Energy-operated Angel CCS Joint Venture is proposing to develop a large-scale, multi-user CCS hub with the potential to help Australian and international industry decarbonize.

Pipeline Integrity Specialist PipeSense Opens Advanced Testing Facilities

PipeSense, a leading provider of advanced continuous pipeline monitoring technology, has unveiled its latest investment with the opening of two cutting-edge testing facilities in Houston, Texas, and Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Petronas Partners with JERA to Explore Carbon Capture and Storage Solutions

Malaysian state-run energy firm Petronas said on Tuesday it has signed a joint study agreement with Japanese power generation company JERA to evaluate the feasibility of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain.

SLB to Acquire Majority Stake in Aker Carbon Capture for $380 Million

SLB and Aker Carbon Capture will combine technology portfolios, expertise and operations platforms to bring carbon capture solutions to market more quickly and more economically.

Pipeline Movement, Landslides Navigated with Technology

Bearing the responsibility of ensuring the continuous flow of energy resources through vast networks of pipelines, the custodians of pipeline integrity face an ever-present challenge: geohazards.

Experts See Polymers Among Keys to Better Pipe Protection

Leaders within the coatings industry have indicated that there are a number of innovative products and services that have been developed recently, which enhance corrosion control and provide better pipeline coatings.

Using Integrated Approach Toward Geohazard Threat Management

In a recent advisory bulletin (ADB-2022-01, Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Earth Movement and Other Geological Hazards), PHMSA highlighted the importance of proactive integrity management, to reduce the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by earth movement or other geological hazards, collectively referred to as “geohazards.”

Coating Versatility Can Assist with Better Flow Efficiency

Corrosion control is an important factor when it comes to maintaining the integrity and safety of pipelines. Given the growing need for energy transportation it's crucial to shield pipelines from corrosion in order to ensure their longevity and prevent any leaks or failures.

Addressing Challenges in Carbon Capture, Storage Deployment

While the use of renewables, improved energy efficiency and electric vehicles are areas of focus, oil and natural gas will continue to be in demand for petrochemicals and fueling transportation by land, sea and air.

Protection in Renewal Biogas Systems for Increased Pipeline Reliability

Biogas is a renewable fuel generated through the anaerobic fermentation of organic matter. Biogas is a mixture of gases, mainly methane and carbon dioxide, accompanied by trace elements dependent on the feedstock and production method.

INEOS Polymer Used to Create First Sustainable Gas Pipeline

INEOS said its bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) has been used to create a fully sustainable gas pipeline. Installed by French gas utility operator GRDF, the pipeline only uses the low-carbon footprint polymer.

Chevron, JX Ink Deal to Collaborate on Carbon Capture and Storage Development

The agreement outlines plans to explore the feasibility of exporting carbon dioxide (CO₂) from Japan to CCS projects in Australia and other Asia Pacific countries.

Mitsubishi and Partners to Establish Coalition for Advancing Electric Natural Gas

Mitsubishi Corp. said on Tuesday it will form an international coalition with seven other firms including TotalEnergies and Tokyo Gas to support development and production of electric natural gas (e-NG).

U.S. Grants $750 Million for Hydrogen Projects Across 24 States

The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it is granting $750 million to projects across 24 states that are building capacity to produce and use clean hydrogen.

SONATRACH and Huawei Launch Smart Fiber Sensing Solution for Oil, Gas Pipelines

This innovative solution integrates advanced fiber optic sensing technology to enhance pipeline security, intelligence, and operational efficiency.

CarbonCapture Raises $80 Million from Saudi Aramco, Others for Carbon Removal Technology

Los Angeles-based CarbonCapture, which aims to build machines that suck carbon dioxide out of the air to fight climate change, said it had raised $80 million from investors that include Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco.