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New Processes Needlessly Reduce Recovery from Onshore Gas Fields, Part 5

Nov 19, 2014

In the last century it was rare for facilities engineers to be involved in wellsite equipment selection/design, procurement, installation, or operation and it was unheard of for a process engineer to have any role in wellsites at all. When I assumed a facilities engineering role that included field operation...Read More

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New Processes Needlessly Reduce Recovery from Onshore Gas Fields, Part 4

Nov 12, 2014

Drilling procedures and equipment have evolved over the last 150 years to the point where drillers can hit a 6-inch target a mile down and 2 miles to the left nearly 100 percent of the time. Given enough time and money, there is almost nothing that modern drillers cannot do with regard to hitting a target and a...Read More

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New Processes Needlessly Reduce Recovery from Onshore Gas Fields, Part 3

Nov 05, 2014

Supply chain management is integrally linked with environmental management. The underlying reason for this linkage is that if an oil and gas company is not dealing with shutdowns for spill assessment/remediation, then its ability to supply units of production will be more reliable. Since the oil and gas industry has...Read More

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New Processes Needlessly Reduce Recovery from Onshore Gas Fields, Part 2

Oct 29, 2014

Process safety management (PSM) represents a series of administrative processes that together have the goal of identifying all potential sources of risk and developing designs and procedures to eliminate or minimize those risks. The PSM administrative processes include things like: (1) management of change (MOC); (2)...Read More

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New Processes Needlessly Reduce Recovery from Onshore Gas Fields

Oct 22, 2014

The scope of normal activities has shrunk considerably since 2000. "Normal" activities are those things that we can reasonably expect to happen in in a typical month. These are the things that are within the work scope of operations workers and don't require any special reviews, equipment, or supplies. Once an...Read More

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Thorough Planning Ensures Smooth Plant-Wide Valve Maintenance

Oct 15, 2014

Many plants set aside one time in the year when testing, repair, and replacement of most valves and related equipment takes place. This work involves considerable preparation, a thorough inspection and documentation of systems and components, diverting or hiring manpower for the job, progress reports and follow-ups,...Read More

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Heavy-Duty Knife Gate Valve Resists Slurry Damage

Oct 08, 2014

Flowrox, a manufacturer of pumps and valves, has commercialized a knife gate valve that is engineered for heavy-duty industrial use. The SKW slurry knife gate valve has a number of design features that are intended to better regulate - and withstand - the flow of heavy, abrasive, and corrosive media. "The number-one...Read More