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Aker Solutions Wins Contract to Deliver Subsea Production System for Total's Kaombo Development in AngolaApr 23, 2014
Aker Solutions won a contract worth NOK 14 billion from Total to provide a subsea production system for the Kaombo Block 32 development in Angola. Aker Solutions will deliver 20 subsea manifolds and 65 vertical subsea wellsets. The order also includes associated controls as well as work-over and tie-in systems. The first deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2015. "This is a landmark... Read More
Aker Solutions won a contract worth more than USD 300 million from Petrobras to supply eight manifolds that alternately inject water and gas to increase oil recovery from Brazil's deepwater offshore fields. "We are pleased to work with Petrobras on its important and technically challenging pre-salt developments" The subsea manifolds, designed for water depths of 2,500 meters, will be installed by... Read More
Metso Gets Follow-up Order for Valve Technology from Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company in ChinaApr 21, 2014
New design extends valve's lifetime and lowers life-cycle costs in a delayed coking process Metso has won a second major order for advanced valve technology from Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company for its 20 million ton-per-year heavy crude oil processing project in China. The new delivery includes large NelesÂ® valves for the delayed coking process, which is one of the demanding... Read More
Local JV Project Team Meets Exacting Quality Standards and Production Deadlines JV's Emphasis on Developing Local Talent is Key to Unlocking Region's Subsea Potential Globally Designed Technologies Assembled Locally for Improved Speed to Market LUANDA, ANGOLA — GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) today announced the first major equipment delivery by its Subsea Systems business, for a major operator, under... Read More
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), the world leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, worked together with the world leader in oilfield products and services, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) to repair critical damage caused by lightning strike on the Ensco 8505 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico within 24 hours of arrival on site, preventing costly unplanned downtime.... Read More
HOUSTON - Oxane Materials, a Houston-based marketer and manufacturer of Advanced Ceramic ProppantÂ®, today announced OxThor™, a highly conductive, stronger, lighter proppant focused on high value, technologically-demanding Deepwater applications.Â Reservoir quantities of OxThor™ are expected to be produced in 2014.Â Conversations regarding field trials are underway with multiple Gulf... Read More
HOUSTON - Cameron (NYSE:CAM) announced today that it has received an order from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas to supply a 25,000 psi blowout preventer stack and 25,000 psi manifold. Cameron delivered the industry's first and only 13-5/8" 25,000 psi blowout preventer to Freeport-McMoRan in 2011.Â After successful and extensive use in the Gulf of Mexico, Freeport-McMoRan has decided to place this... Read More
Principal Technology's Engineering, Systems and Industrial Fabrication Divisions Coordinate to Provide Turnkey Support to Remote Drilling Site Plano, Texas – Principal Technology Inc., a provider of total system solutions for natural gas, refining, chemical, process and manufacturing facilities, is supporting Palo Petroleum, Inc. with surface equipment for an enhanced heavy oil production... Read More
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Mineral Separation Technologies Introduces New System COAL CENTER, Pa., -- Mineral Separation Technologies announced today that it has created a new product, the DriJet 100, that separates coal and ash without using water or chemicals. The introduction of the DriJet 100 follows the recent chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. A liquid used for separating coal leaked from a... Read More
For surface mining and trenching machines, no-weld QC42 Quick Change Block System cuts time needed to change block from machine base from 60–90 min down to 10–15 min. System features 1070 spring steel retainer that provides added safety feature to keep unit together when not fully engaged from tapered press fit. Rubber bumper stops keep block from over-locking, while hardfaced block face... Read More
Neste Oil Chooses Metso's Automation and Valve Technology for the Production of High-Octane GasolineMar 26, 2014
The process unit under construction at Neste Oil's refinery in Porvoo, Finland, transforms gasoline fractions into more valuable and higher-quality gasoline components. Automation's role is to ensure accurate control and safety in the demanding process. Neste Oil and Metso have agreed on the delivery of automation and valve technology for the refinery unit under construction at Neste Oil's Porvoo... Read More
Celanese and Airborne Oil & Gas Sign Strategic Supply Agreement for Deepwater Thermoplastic Composite PipesMar 14, 2014
Multi-year Agreement to Improve Materials, Systems and Solutions DALLAS, FRANKFURT, SHANGHAIÂ – Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, and Airborne Oil Gas B.V., the global leading supplier of spoolable thermoplastic composite pipe systems for deepwater offshore operations, today announced the signing of a strategic supply agreement for the... Read More
Combining 110 kW power pack, 128 kN feed frame, rotation unit, foot clamp, and controller, Model LM110 provides high pullback force and fast rod-handling rate for maximum drilling productivity. Components can be interchanged to adapt to customer requirements as their needs change. ForÂ optimized safety, hands-free making or breaking of joints, and semi-autonomous drilling, Model LM110 can be... Read More
Independence Oilfield Chemicals Introduces New Crosslinking System, Enables Lower Chemical Content for Fluids in Unconventional Shale FracturingMar 10, 2014
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, -- Independence Oilfield Chemicals, LLC (IOC) has developed a new chemistry specifically designed for ultra-low polymer concentrations as part of their CoFlo(TM) (Cooperative Flow Back) initiative. Within this concept is IOC's VisFlo(TM)-100 crosslinking system (patent pending), the industry's first to combine the advantages of slickwater and guar-based systems in hydraulic... Read More
GEA Barr-Rosin has recently been awarded contracts to provide a Chinese Canadian Company with drying and conditioning systems for Africa's first potash processing plant. The new plant, which is to be located in the Republic of Congo, will be an important step towards establishing the potash industry in Africa and shows GEA's continuous support to the industry as it expands into new territories.... Read More
Ohio manufacturer of oil field equipment saves 184 hours on one high-precision cutting tool head made of NitralloyÂ® PMC-Colinet has a long history in the pipe and tube market, having started in 1912 and introduced the world's first carbide-tooled pipe threading machine in 1958.Â Today, the company is established as a primary supplier of machines to the OCTG sector.Â Â Its customers... Read More
Perrysburg, OH – Luber-finerÂ® is proud to announce it will be attending the 2014 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW'14) taking place January 27-30 in Las Vegas, NV. Luber-finer will be featuring current products and its newest line of filters. Stop by Booth # 727 to learn more about the exciting 2014 line of Luber-finer products and to see why it is the brand that is Built To Do More™. "We... Read More
GE Power Conversion Supplies Dynamic Positioning for Cylindrical Accommodation Vessel Built by Cosco for Logitel Offshore PteDec 18, 2013
Position Control Systems Comply with DYNPOS AUTRO Notations Logitel Offshore's Floating Accommodation Unit is First of Its Type Designed by Sevan Marine Cefront Technology Chinese Shipbuilding Market is Growing in Importance SHANGHAIÂ – GE's Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has again demonstrated its strength in this sector by winning a contract for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP)... Read More
ABERDEENSHIRE, U.KÂ – Demonstrating GE's growing monitoring capabilities for the artificial lift sector, GE Oil & Gas' (NYSE: GE) Zenith HT™ high temperature well monitoring technology has surpassed 1,000 operating days. The milestone reflects the technology's leadership in downhole gauge reliability by being able to survive hostile conditions for longer periods and at higher temperatures... Read More
Saint-Gobain Seals Group's Meldin® 5000 Series Qualified as Backup Ring in Down Hole Drilling ApplicationNov 26, 2013
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA – Saint-Gobain Seals Group's MeldinÂ® 5000 series offering has been selected for packing kit backup rings for a down hole drilling application in the oil and gas market.Â The MeldinÂ® 5000 series based on polyetheretherketone (PEEK) belongs to the MeldinÂ® HT product family, which includes other high performance, polymer-based custom thermoplastic solutions.... Read More