Biological service ensures high gas yield from waste plant
A biogas plant with a large duplex stainless steel tank recently went live in Saitama Prefecture, 40 km north of Tokyo. Text & images by...
Rolls-Royce signs a landmark deal with VPower Group
Rolls-Royce and VPower Group have strengthened their strategic relationship by signing a landmark deal for the supply of state-of-the-art, high-efficiency gas power generation equipment of the MTU brand.
LNG: meeting future demand will be problematic
Global demand for natural gas will continue to grow. Between now and 2035, this demand is expected to increase with an average of 2 % per annum. Along with this rising demand, LNG production will increase too, mainly for markets in the Middle East and Asia. The question is: will it be sufficient?
Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Ghana
Subsea 7 S.A. recently announced the award of a contract by Tullow Ghana Limited on the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana, in water depths of up to 1000 meters.
“Them thar rocks”: shale gas holds its own in a difficult...
Despite the dip in oil and gas prices, things are going remarkably well in the shale gas sector. Although there have been layoffs and bankruptcies, the demand for natural gas is increasing, and this rising tide is lifting shale in North America and other countries throughout the world. New technologies make the sector more competitive, which is good news for all suppliers to the sector and will stimulate related industries such as water treatment and desalination.
Working with CRAs in the subsea, offshore, and onshore industries
FMC Technologies and Technip came together in January 2017 to form TechnipFMC, a company dedicated to improving the performance of the world’s energy industry. A global leader in oil and gas projects, technologies, systems, and services, TechnipFMC is divided into three business segments: subsea, onshore/ offshore, and surface. The company employs more than 40,000 people across 48 countries.
Altering perceptions: TIG welding in the oil & gas industry
Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) commonly known as tungsten inert gas welding (TIG), has always been considered to be a complicated joining process. The equipment was expensive, shielding gas of the required purity was difficult to obtain and above all, only specially trained individuals were able to complete the complex procedures. However today there are innovative, customer-focused solutions for both mechanized and automated TIG welding available.
Offshore and Subsea – oil & gas project spending review
The sharp decline in crude prices and the subsequent volatility has meant that it’s been an onerous two years for oil producers, a period marked with budget cuts. The situation for the offshore side of the business has been far more severe. Once hailed as the bulwark from peak oil, the massive costs associated with its development in the face of low margins have made it increasingly difficult for companies to commit investments in recent times.
First SPAR platform for Norwegian waters
When the Aasta Hansteen gas field was discovered in the Norwegian Sea in 1997, its remote location and deep water were always going to make recovering its resources challenging.
Shifting headwinds: oil and gas companies adapt to survive
For two consecutive years, weaker oil and gas prices have led to declining investments, slower production growth and weaker profits. The larger companies are adapting with layoffs, reorganization and mergers. New, environment-friendly and efficient technologies are being introduced.