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…

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…