Maintenance/Reliability

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.

Shell target asset management efficiencies across new projects

Shell has contracted ABL's specialist master data build and optimization software - Effio, to support a number of its large-scale newbuild projects including LNG Canada, Crux and Jackdaw.

Jenbacher engines to power Poland’s largest gas-fueled power plant, replacing coal power

INNIO Group announced that five Jenbacher J920 FleXtra engines will power a 50 MWe combined heat and power project in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for PGE Energia Ciepła S.A.

Shell resumes LNG loadings from Prelude facility in Australia

Shell said it has resumed loading LNG cargoes from its Prelude facility offshore Australia following major maintenance.

Freeport LNG's Texas (U.S.) facility faces problems with upstream gas feed

Freeport LNG's pretreatment facility in Texas (U.S.), immediately reduced production rates due to issues with the upstream gas feed to the facility.

Australia Pacific LNG deliveries disrupted due to tanker outage

Shipments of LNG from Australia Pacific LNG have come to a halt after a loaded tanker docked at the site lost power.

Train 1 restarts after trip at Freeport LNG plant, Texas (U.S.)

Freeport LNG reported that during the operation of its liquefaction plant in Texas.

Venture Global seeks approval to start utilities systems at Calcasieu Pass LNG

Venture Global LNG sought permission from federal regulators to place utilities systems into service at its Calcasieu Pass export plant in Louisiana, in a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Shell authorizes engineering, construction work on Manatee gas field

Shell PLC has authorized contractor McDermott International Ltd to start engineering work on its Manatee gas field development project off Trinidad and Tobago's east coast.

EY partners with Aspen Technology to enhance clients’ sustainability, streamline manufacturing, and modernize utility grids

The EY organization announces an alliance between Aspen Technology, Inc. and Ernst & Young to enhance clients’ sustainability, streamline manufacturing, and modernize utility grids.

ABB to deliver integrated automation, electrical and digital solutions to Phase 1 of Rio Grande LNG

ABB has been awarded an order by Bechtel Energy Inc. to deliver integrated automation, electrical and digital solutions for Phase 1 of the Rio Grande LNG facility in Brownsville, Texas, a project developed by NextDecade Corporation. Bechtel Energy Inc. is undertaking construction of RGLNG Phase 1 under an engineering, procurement, and construction contract.

Full production returns to Chevron's LNG Gorgon facility in Western Australia

Full production has returned to a LNG train at Chevron's Gorgon facility in Western Australia.

Finland-Estonia gas pipeline system to get bigger capacity after repair

The Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged last month, will get a bigger northbound transmission capacity next year following repairs.

Freeport LNG plant in Texas (U.S.) on track to resume service after shutdown

U.S. LNG company Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas was on track to return to service after all of its liquefaction trains shut.

Regulators call for natural gas supply protections after 2022 winter power outages

U.S. energy regulators on Tuesday urged lawmakers to fill a regulatory blind spot to maintain reliable supply of natural gas during extreme cold weather that was highlighted by an inquiry into power outages during Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.

Mitigating Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) with Liquid Coatings

The hidden dangers of corrosion under insulation (CUI) span the oil and gas industry from upstream operations to midstream infrastructure to downstream applications, including the production of liquified natural gas (LNG).

Venture Global receives approval for LNG plant steam generator modifications

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted LNG company Venture Global LNG to proceed with the heat recovery steam generator modifications at the Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Venture Global seeks to commence some service at Louisiana Calcasieu LNG plant (U.S.)

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG asked federal energy regulators for permission to commence service of liquefaction blocks 7-9 at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Cheniere Energy's gas intake at Texas LNG plant down for fourth day

Gas flows to Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi, Texas, LNG export plant were reduced for a fourth consecutive day, according to data provider LSEG.

Chevron's Wheatstone LNG facility faced turbine trip

A turbine at Chevron's Wheatstone LNG facility tripped, causing one of the trains, which are units that LNG to operate at 50% capacity.

Power outages in parts of UAE's Sharjah due to technical fault at gas plant

Parts of Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates neighboring Middle East trade hub Dubai, are suffering power outages due to a technical fault at a gas plant.

TC Energy isolates Columbia gas line section in Virginia, declares force majeure

TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline declared a force majeure after isolating a section of its 'Line VB' pipeline after detecting a pressure drop due to an unplanned incident along Interstate 81 in Strasburg, Virginia.

Cheniere Energy returns Louisiana LNG export plant to full production

Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG export facility returned to full production this week after undergoing maintenance.

Detecting operator-induced faults on a liquid expander

6/28/2023

This case study examines a LNG plant that thought they found a way to shorten the start-up time for liquid expanders. The result was not as expected. Fortunately, the condition monitoring system and service specialists provided diagnostic information to understand the problem better and avoid a catastrophic failure.

Montauk Renewables, Inc. to develop RNG facility in Orange County, California

Montauk Renewables, Inc., through its subsidiary, Bowerman Power LFG, LLC, announced its planned development of a renewable natural gas landfill gas project in Irvine, CA at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill.

Shell resumes maintenance at key Norway gas terminal

Shell has resumed maintenance work at Norway's Nyhamna gas processing plant, which had been postponed last week due to a problem with the facility's cooling systems, the company said in a statement.

Equinor says production at Hammerfest LNG to resume

Norway's Equinor plans to restart production at its Arctic LNG plant in Hammerfest after it was shut down due to a gas leak, the company said in a market message.

Next generation tank lining delivers next-level service lives

The experts at Sherwin-Williams offer a variety of factors to consider when choosing tank linings and is raising the standard for years to come with our latest generation of single-coat epoxy tank linings.

Russia to mothball damaged Nord Stream pipeline

Russia's ruptured undersea Nord Stream gas pipelines are set to be sealed up and mothballed as there are no immediate plans to repair or reactivate them.

Fouling in gas processing facilities: Testing, root cause analysis and mitigation—Part 2

12/1/2022

Fouling in gas processing facilities can take on several different forms, depending on the conditions where it occurs and the contaminants involved.