Exponential growth in LNG tank capacity, fueled by the introduction of LNG fuel in shipping sectors, indicates a possible shift in the fuel mix. The classification society's first offshore drone survey was conducted on a semisubmersible used to support Statoil's drilling operations in the North Sea.
Infra Technology, a company specializing in the development of synthetic fuels from natural gas, coal, and biomass, opened the first completed small-scale commercial gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in the state of Texas. This paper presents an overview of the challenges of using traditional synthesis gas reforming methods for efficient gas-to-liquids (GTL) conversion.
While the floating liquefied-natural-gas (FLNG) option initially looked promising, high capital expenditure and very high operational expense (OPEX) have limited its potential application, with four potential FLNG projects being canceled in Australasia in the last 2 years. This paper describes a split-process FLNG design where primary production and gas-treatment functions are provided on a host platform while liquefaction occurs on a separate vessel.
Several giant LNG developments earlier this decade suffered from runaway costs and delivery slippage. Can the industry deliver projects on time and on budget in this new investment cycle? During a panel discussion at the recent Davos 2019, World Econominc Forum's Annual Meeting, Hess CEO John Hess summarized the importance of US shale production.
The Way Ahead interview team spoke with Armstrong on a number of topics, including his personal experiences, the history of Williams and the midstream oil and gas industry, as well as his advice to young professionals. The AI revolution in the market for consumer goods by companies like Amazon and Alibaba led to significant changes in the market dynamics. Similar impacts can be expected in the midstream industry as the AI revolution unfolds there. CCUS is an interdisciplinary research field and its broad scope means that CCUS offers numerous opportunities for science and engineering graduates, including petroleum engineers. What is pipeline integrity management and what are the crucial components of a well-rounded integrity management system?
With the busy and intense streets of Seoul and the calm and refreshing nature of its mountainous range, South Korea makes a unique destination that everyone should experience at least once. The Way Ahead interview team spoke with Armstrong on a number of topics, including his personal experiences, the history of Williams and the midstream oil and gas industry, as well as his advice to young professionals. Several giant LNG developments earlier this decade suffered from runaway costs and delivery slippage. Can the industry deliver projects on time and on budget in this new investment cycle? By the end of 2018, Western Australia will be exporting nearly 50 million tonnes per annum of LNG.
One of the world’s leading energy watchers says the second shale revolution will come in the form of LNG exports. After 70 years of production, more than 30% of the Arab C reservoir stock-tank original oil in place has been recovered through various mechanisms including natural depletion, waterflooding, gas lift implementation, and horizontal-well development. The North field offshore Qatar was observed to have a chance of inner annuli becoming charged with shallow-gas pressure with possible communication to other annuli, which was thought to be a well integrity concern. Airborne imaging spectroscopy has evolved dramatically since the 1980s as a robust remote-sensing technique used to generate 2D maps of surface properties over large areas.