Maintenance/Reliability

ProSep awarded AIM and deliquidizer contracts for U.S. clients

ProSep has announced the receipt of two contract awards totaling nearly $2 MM.

Williams seeks to put more of US natural gas project into service

U.S. energy company Williams WMB.N sought permission from a federal energy regulator on Friday to put more of the Regional Energy Access natural gas project already under construction into service by July 1.

Freeport LNG sues three contractors over defects at Texas plant

U.S. LNG exporter Freeport LNG filed a lawsuit in April against three contractors, alleging that installation defects in electric motors at its $14-B Texas export plant caused prolonged outages and costly repairs.

Fulkrum awarded a frame agreement to support Woodside’s US New Energy projects

Leading provider of inspection, expediting, auditing and technical staffing services, Fulkrum, has been awarded a frame agreement for the provision of third-party inspection services to Woodside's New Energy projects in the U.S., including its proposed liquid hydrogen project, H2OK, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Bangladesh's Summit LNG to send damaged FSRU to Singapore or Middle East for repairs

Bangladesh's Summit LNG said its floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) was ready to discharge the liquefied natural gas (LNG) it had onboard before proceeding to Singapore or the Middle East for necessary repairs.

Egyptian fertilizer plants shut down temporarily due to gas supply pressures

Gas supplies will gradually resume flowing as of Thursday to fertilizer factories in Egypt after several chemical and fertilizer companies shut down plants on a temporary basis.

Norway eyes faster ramp-up of gas export to Britain

The resumption on Friday of Norwegian gas exports to Britain via the Langeled pipeline will progress at a faster pace than initially planned, Norwegian system operator Gassco said.

FSRU Toscana: First maintenance phase has been completed

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana announced that the first phase of maintenance intervention at the FSRU Toscana terminal has been successfully completed and on time.

Norway outage pushes European gas prices to highest this year

Norway's gas exports to Europe fell sharply on Monday as a shutdown of the offshore Sleipner hub halted operations at the Nyhamna onshore processing plant, pipeline operator Gassco said, lifting European prices to their highest level this year.

API's new standard sets guidelines for pipeline public engagement

API RP 1185, Pipeline Public Engagement, was recently published, and it’s a significant standard in every respect-primarily as it engages the public in every phase of the pipeline lifecycle. In this article, API executive Anchal Liddar explains the significance of the document and how it will help shape energy policy.

Oceaneering conducts Freedom AUV pipeline inspection pilot for TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies and Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that the Freedom™ autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has completed a pipeline inspection industrial pilot, demonstrating its capabilities for sustainable commercial pipeline inspection missions.

KECO unveils new gas analyzer for real-time, continuous oxygen analysis

KECO introduces the OXYHOUND, a highly-efficient process gas analyzer that conducts real-time and continuous oxygen analysis of natural gas, biogas and other gas streams.

Shell says fire near Nigeria's Gbaran gas facility has been extinguished

Shell has confirmed a fire that broke out near its Gbaran Ubie gas facility in Nigeria's coastal Bayelsa state on Tuesday has been put out.

Freeport LNG says all three trains in Texas facility are operational

Freeport LNG said that all three liquefaction trains in its Texas facility are in service after ending planned maintenance for the year.

Shell investigates smoke near Gbaran oil facility in Nigeria

Shell is investigating reports of smoke early Tuesday near its Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria's coastal Bayelsa state after residents reported hearing explosions and seeing smoke near the area.

As demand for U.S. LNG booms, one plant struggles to stay online

The second-largest U.S. LNG export facility has been running below 80% of its capacity due to technical problems, data from financial firm LSEG showed, denting U.S. exports.

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant outage extended

The planned restart of Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant, which was evacuated and shut earlier this week due to a gas leak, has been postponed until Saturday, transparency data showed.

Hexagon and Dragos unveil technical partnership to strengthen industrial cybersecurity

Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division announced a strategic partnership with Dragos, a global leader in cybersecurity for operational technology.

The science behind amine column corrosion and remedial solutions

4/16/2024

This article examines how and why corrosion takes place within amine columns and the corrosion mitigation strategies available.

Drive energy efficiency and reduce emissions with dry gas sealing solutions

4/16/2024

Centrifugal compressors play a critical role in efficiently transporting the large volumes of natural gas used as a feedstock and fuel source in industries ranging from oil and gas to petrochemicals to liquefied natural gas (LNG). An effective sealing system is crucial to keeping a compressor running at peak efficiency. This article details the benefits of utilizing dry gas seals in these operations.

Detect operator-induced faults on a liquid expander

4/16/2024

This case study examines a fault during the startup of liquid expanders in an LNG facility.

Tamarack Valley shuts Alberta output after gas plant fire

Canada's Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily halted production at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gas plant in Alberta following a fire.

Henkel closes acquisition of specialized supplier for protective coating and sealing solutions

Henkel has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners.

Yokogawa launches OpreX Robot Management Core

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Robot Management Core, a software application in the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family and will go on sale on March 22, 2024.

Venture Global approved to re-introduce hazardous fluids at Louisiana (U.S.) LNG plant

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG received U.S. regulatory approval to re-introduce hazardous fluids into "HRSG 372" at the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Freeport LNG plans to raise production 10% by June

Freeport LNG said that it will increase its production of LNG at its Texas (U.S.) facility by June and is working on installing additional compressor capacity across its three trains.

Freeport LNG says Trains 1, 2 at Texas (U.S.) facility seen shut until May

Freeport LNG said its Train 2 liquefaction unit at the Texas plant has been shut down, while Train 1 will be taken down imminently as it expects inspections and any subsequent repairs at both the units to be completed by May.

U.S. natural gas pipeline accidents pose big, unreported climate threat

Accidental pipeline leaks – caused by things like punctures, corrosion, severe weather and faulty equipment - happen routinely and are a climate menace that is not currently counted in the official U.S. tally of greenhouse gas emissions, according to an examination of public data and regulatory documents.

Shutdown and startup of an amine system

3/7/2024

This work demonstrates best practices when shutting down and starting up an amine system

Uzbekistan plans to invest $500 MM to boost gas imports from Russia

Uzbekistan plans to spend $500 MM on modernizing its mainline gas system to allow it to increase imports from Russia to 32 MMm3 a day from 9 MMm3.

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