May 27, 2018

C&N Petroleum Equipment


The oil and gas industry isn’t a safe industry when equipment is not serviced or replaced if old. Total depot located in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga South Africa has recently completed a road gantry upgrade project. Total SA is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company and is also a large-scale chemicals manufacturer. The project had been a success and was completed in time. The gantry upgrade started January 2014 and came to an end in July 2015 and the value of the project amounted to R10 million, with C&N Petroleum Equipment at R1.2 million. C&N Petroleum Equipment, a leading supplier of…

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Rising stars awards for two BP engineers | BP Global


Two BP engineers have been honoured by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for exceptional engineering contributions early in their careers Jeffrey Choate, a senior instrument and protective systems engineer and Ben Money-Coomes, a subsea engineer, both based in Sunbury, were presented with Rising Stars awards at the academy’s annual awards dinner in July. The awards celebrate and showcase the rising stars of global engineering and individual engineers who have made a remarkable contribution over the course of their careers. Since joining BP at Kwinana refinery in Western Australia in 2009, Jeffrey has worked in a range of roles that…

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Big Data In Big Oil: How Shell Uses Analytics To Drive Business Success – Forbes

Royal Dutch Shell oil rigs in the Port of Seattle. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

The oil and gas industries are facing major challenges – the costs of extraction are rising and the turbulent state of international politics adds to the difficulties of exploration and drilling for new reserves. In the face of big problems, its key players are turning to Big Data in the hope of finding solutions to these pressing issues. Big Data is the name used to describe the theory and practice of applying advanced computer analysis to the ever-growing amount of digital information that we can collect and store from the world around us. Over the last few years businesses in…

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Risky business: are deepwater E&P projects a safe bet for multinationals? – Offshore Technology


Deepwater projects could represent a relatively safe investment for large oil and gas operators in an otherwise volatile offshore market. Julian Turner spoke to Adrian Lara, GlobalData’s senior upstream analyst covering the Americas, about the cost implications of ultra-deep E&P. For energy investors, bankers and analysts, there’s only one conversation worth having right now. Shell’s audacious £47bn bid for BG Group has the City smacking its lips in anticipation at a potential £235m windfall, while BG shareholders can look forward to a sizeable premium at 1,350p per share. To analysts, the takeover – the largest deal of its kind in…

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Industry Guidelines Focus on Well Operations Best Practice


To improve cross industry understanding of well-related issues on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) Oil & Gas UK has today (July 21) released updated guidelines for the abandonment of wells together with accompanying guidance on generating cost estimates to support this activity. Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, said: “The first guidelines on well abandonment were produced in 1994 and the documents published today are testament to the industry’s collective and continuing commitment to regularly review and improve safety and performance in all aspects of well practices. “Oil & Gas UK developed this fifth issue of the guidelines…

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Crewing up for the digital oil field

Orman Lange, Norway 2007

Offshore Technology The digital oil field could help address the industry’s labour shortage, but only if the right skills are in place to make the most of it. How is the oil and gas sector’s skills landscape changing in the face of digital technology, and what are companies doing to keep their workforces ahead of the curve? At this point it is clear that the oil and gas industry’s labour deficit is a problem for today, not tomorrow. According to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the industry needs to find 120,000 new employees over the next 10 years to avoid a disruptive…

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Example of Local Content at Work: LADOL


Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) is a fully integrated base where offshore oil and gas drilling companies can get 24/7 logistics support for their vessels, cargo, personnel and projects. LADOL provides operators with the ultimate value in state-of-the-art facilities and logistics, and efficient engineering services – a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients to work, live, sleep and relax. It is the only deep offshore oil and gas logistics base in Lagos, and the largest privately financed logistics base in Nigeria. LADOL is the first and only facility of its kind in Lagos. It was created to ensure that the nation…

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New Oredo Gas Plant Brings Big Boost To Power


A new gas handling facility at Oredo, south of Benin City in Edo State, is processing increasing quantities of natural gas as part of the government’s commitment to providing stable power supplies throughout Nigeria. The Oredo Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) was commissioned by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. In line with government plans to boost gas used to produce electricity – the so-called “gas-to-power” programme – an additional 65 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscf/d) is already coming into the domestic market through the new plant, which is expected to be fully completed…

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