FLNG – water on the rise

Global energy demand will grow by 30 per cent between 2015 and 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Taking the lead Following the shale revolution, natural gas has the potential to meet this surge in energy demand. In 2017, the US became a net exporter for the first time in 60 years, and…

FPSOs: mobile processing

Oil has been produced in offshore locations since the 1940s. Oil platforms originally sat on the seabed, but as exploratory efforts moved into deeper waters Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units were introduced. Today there are more than 270 oil FPSO units deployed worldwide. The FPSO process An FPSO receives a mixture of fluids…

The 2019 EPA Refinery Sector Rule

On January 30, monitoring and gas analysis submissions were closed for the latest update to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refinery Sector Rule (RSR). Introduced in 2015, the rule was created to control air emissions from petroleum refineries and provide important information about refinery emissions to the public and neighbouring communities. The latest…

The final decision on oil and gas projects

This year, global volumes of sanctioned oil and gas are set to triple compared to 2018 – driven by a massive increase in Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) on new petroleum projects. Sanctioned oil and gas volumes could reach up to 46 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Making the decision In the energy industry, an…

Fluenta announces new partnership with Valtronics

Valtronics appointed Fluenta representatives in Marcellus / Utica region of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia   Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology for the oil and gas and chemical processing industries, today announces its partnership with Valtronics. With more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Valtronics will…

Oil and gas: open for business

United States oil and gas employment grew 5.4 per cent in 2018, taking on more than 880,000 new professionals. Employees are also being paid more – the US oil and gas industry’s payroll for 2018 was six per cent higher than the previous year. Attracting a workforce Investment in technology and efficiency gains enabled the…

Africa: the state of oil and gas

Six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. With a growing population that is becoming more urbanised, total energy demand in the region is forecasted to increase 60 per cent by 2030. On the up Africa’s oil and gas industry was hit hard by the 2014 oil price crash. Oil…

US flaring: calling all pipelines

The US oil and gas industry is booming. Natural gas production has increased by 50 per cent in the last decade, with crude oil production up 140 per cent in the same period. Now also on track to become the world’s third largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter, US oil and gas production could even…