Becoming carbon neutral: the industry approach

British MPs have approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. While there is no single definition of what the emergency entails, many local areas have stated they want to be carbon-neutral by 2030. A climate leader According to the United Nations, we could have just 11 years left to limit a climate…

Tom Pugliese talks gas flaring at the Process Solutions Summit

Eastern Controls’ Process Solutions Summit brings together oil and gas industry leaders alongside 300 businesses from across the Mid-Atlantic Region. Tom Pugliese, Fluenta’s Area Sales Manager will represent us at the summit and will host a talk detailing the environmental requirements for flare gas measurement and how the right technology can help solve the intrinsic…

On the move: transport innovation in oil and gas

The container ship Wes Amelie has received fuel through the first ship-to-ship operation involving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – marking an important step in an industry constantly innovating to improve oil and gas transportation. Energy on the go Effective transportation of oil and gas enables fuel delivery across the globe. This can happen through: Pipelines…

US banks on its 100-year supply of natural gas

Oil and gas are finite resources. As reserves decline, fuel security is an increasing concern for nation states around the world. Governments are making considerable efforts to exploit existing fuel sources and develop technologies to extract previously untapped resources. One of the most promising of these is shale gas which – for an energy-hungry nation…

Gas compressor stations: what and why?

Global demand for natural gas is set to increase by an average 1.6% in the next 5 years – largely driven by emerging Asian markets. These developing energy networks will require a strong infrastructure for transporting large volumes of gas from the point of extraction to its final destination. A critical component of this infrastructure…

Oil terminals: loading with flaring

Stored away in salt caverns deep in the Gulf Coast region are 727 million barrels of oil. The Strategic Oil Reserve was established in 1973 to prepare for potential political conflicts and trade embargoes that could limit the US’ access to vital oil supplies. Across the globe, other countries are starting to stockpile too. While…

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…