Minimizing Operational Risk In The Oil And Gas Industry By EMC Corporation
This white paper explores the operational risks faced by oil and gas companies in today's business and regulatory environment, and how the right information technology can help mitigate those risks. Operational risk can be experienced at the corporate level — such as the high-impact events that occurred during the Macondo incident — but may also occur in everyday well and plant operations.
Testing Improves Surface BOP Equipment Reliability By West Engineering
Several fairly simple testing procedures can significantly improve the reliability and availability of surface blowout preventer (BOP) equipment. The reliability of surface BOP equipment has largely been assumed satisfactory, considering the relative infrequency of blowouts, but recent data indicates surface BOP reliability is only one-tenth that of subsea BOP equipment.
The Fox Model FT3 measures two important process variables with a single instrument, providing isolated 4- to 20-mA and pulse outputs for flow rate, and a 4- to 20-mA pulse output for process gas temperature or a second flow rate output.
Eco-Tec provides a biogas scrubbing process for the removal of H2S and particulate matter from biogas as it is produced. Using a patented, high-efficiency gas-liquid contacting process, H2S is absorbed and the gas is purified for reuse in power generation, cogeneration, and heating applications