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CASE STUDY:  WEC’s Precidium ™ ECS™ Tank Skirt Solution Minimizes Berm Erosion and Tank Base Corrosion
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CASE STUDY: WEC’s Precidium ™ ECS™ Tank Skirt Solution Minimizes Berm Erosion and Tank Base Corrosion

PROJECT Suncor Fort Hills Tank Skirt System COMPANIES INVOLVED Secure Energy Services, Suncor, Western Engineered Containment Ltd. (WEC) TANK SKIRT PURPOSES Erosion Control – rain or melting snow can carry earthen material (dirt) from the slopes coming down from tanks to the toe, compromising tank foundation stability. Precidium ™ ECS™ (ECS™) prevents that from happening by providing an impermeable barrier between the ground and the elements. Corrosion Control –Most tank corrosion occurs at the base of the tank; ECS™ eliminates flow paths from the surface to under the tanks, thereby minimizing the amount of fluid and corrosion at the tank base. INSTALLATION SPEC During the fall of 2018, over a two (2) week period, WEC installed ECS™ 40 mil Tank Skirts around five (5) tanks at...
Technical Brief: How a Magnetic Separator Can Reduce Single-Use Filter Costs – Black Powder Solutions
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Technical Brief: How a Magnetic Separator Can Reduce Single-Use Filter Costs – Black Powder Solutions

Operators working with hydrocarbon gas and liquids, refined products, water and process fluids are continuously managing particulate contamination. These fluids and gasses, along with the facilities that process, utilize, transport and store them, are all subject to contamination from solids, liquids, gasses and other molecular compounds. Contamination can be introduced to a system or generated within the system itself. To remove it, the oil and gas industry spends billions of dollars on methods like separation, filtration or coalescence. Filtration costs for a single filtration system, let alone for an entire facility, can be in the order of several million dollars per year based on replacement of single use filters; there are many other costs associated with operating these...
Renewed Urgency in Oil & Gas for Digital Transformation – Thynkli
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Renewed Urgency in Oil & Gas for Digital Transformation – Thynkli

How Oil & Gas companies can build resiliency and lead the path towards a sustainable future Executive Summary This Whitepaper discusses: Future of Oil & Gas; Cost Optimization, Decarbonization Digital Investment pillars Navigating regulatory compliance Upskilling in an inclusive agile culture Digital is the path to Operational Excellence Thynkli’s Digital Centre for Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Future of Oil & Gas; Cost Optimization, Decarbonization Aggressive decarbonization goals in the Oil & Gas industry emphasizes the role of Oil & gas in the future of energy. From decades of trial and error, oil and gas is at last equipped with capabilities for transformation. The urgency for innovation is more pressing than ever; as we are faced with major...
Petronim Projects – Specialists in Disposal Cavern Design & Operation Technology
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Petronim Projects – Specialists in Disposal Cavern Design & Operation Technology

Petronim Projects specializes in developing salt caverns for hydrocarbon storage or disposal. Our experience has allowed us to develop an innovative process to minimize capital expenditure over the full life cycle of the project. At Petronim Projects we understand that no two projects are the same, by our broad background allows us to tailor solutions specific to you and your stakeholder requirements. It’s this experience that allows us to be successful at dealing with complicated problems as they arise and successfully manage projects from inception through to operation. These pictures illustrate a Cavern which we designed and constructed on time and on budget. Focusing on hydrocarbon storage our team has worked for: Plains, Pembina, Veresen, Husky, Spectra and ATCO. We h...
Improving the worker health and productivity utilizing offsite modularization methods for heavy industrial projects
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Improving the worker health and productivity utilizing offsite modularization methods for heavy industrial projects

COVID-19 has had a major impact on all industries including the heavy industrial construction sector. Some suggest the global economy is expected to make a slow comeback in the next 12 months, however; during these times, industrial projects have been delayed or cancelled due to the uncertainty of the virus. Some of the uncertainty owners are facing are as follows: The continuing unknown impact of the virus and if there will be any future shutdowns Aligning expectations of restarting projects and work force concerns about returning to work Providing a safer environment for the work force while still trying to provide value for projects Shifting landscapes on the temporary and permanent changes required in the industry With the uncertainty, owners are trying to understand the ...
Transforming Capital Projects Using Digital Technology – Geoffrey Cann
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Transforming Capital Projects Using Digital Technology – Geoffrey Cann

By Geoffrey Cann The oil and gas industry spends hundreds of billions each year on new capital projects. An effort by a group of international producers should eventually improve the efficiency of that spend. DIGITAL CAPITAL I was contacted recently by a trade association representing about 40% of the global production of oil and gas to discuss the role of digital innovation in upstream capital. Their brief states that while most oil and gas companies have programs in place to progress their internal digitalization agenda, some initiatives need to be tackled at the industry level to unlock value at scale. An example of an efficiency opportunity with industry-level appeal is the digitalization of the supply chain. While their aim is to focus initially on capital projects, it’s...
Why Digitizing Quality Control is Critical for The Oil and Gas Industry?
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Why Digitizing Quality Control is Critical for The Oil and Gas Industry?

By Mahdi Sharif, SVP Product Eng. Glove Systems Figure 1. (a) Click anywhere on the image (or the caption) to inspect the assembly in the cloud, remotely. (b) Workers working in close proximity to measure a part. It is not feasible to practice social distancing in this case   “In the heat of the moment, the normal human response to a novel threat is to apply the training one has learned for similar threats and to rely on proven tools and tactics at hand. This does not always work out. The Roman Empire fell because a new threat, the lightly armored mounted archer, was superior in combat against Rome’s slow, heavily armed foot soldiers. The Romans unwisely clung to their training and success formula but eventually fell after 300 hundred years. In the second world war, the Ger...
Fueling the Future: the Prospects for Russian LNG Projects in Europe and Globally
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Fueling the Future: the Prospects for Russian LNG Projects in Europe and Globally

Blog co-authored with:  Anastasia Shipetina, Oil & Gas Business Performance Analyst, Schneider Electric   Russian LNG grows, as the future of pipeline gas exports is uncertain. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) became a hot topic for the Russian economy in 2019. The Russia-Ukraine dispute over new gas transit contracts, issues with the Nord Stream-2 export pipeline and Gazprom’s financial difficulties in Europe – all reinforced LNG growth. As this market has developed, it has reached the level where gas carrier ships are actually able to seriously compete and even substitute gas pipeline transportation. The average price of Russian pipeline gas stood at $246 per thousand cubic meters in 2018. Gazprom expected the price to drop to $230-$235 in 2019. But in the third quarter of 2019, the Rus...
The Challenge of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Projects from Design to Operations
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The Challenge of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Projects from Design to Operations

FPSO: How to accelerate developments, reduce costs, reduce staff on board and at the same time increase safety and reliability? As we are facing a hugely challenging time in both our professional and personal lives, it is so evident that digitization is transforming our daily interactions and bridging gaps in personal connection, learning, and the way we do business. Once this storm has passed, there is the potential that we will have completely different work environment, where digital interactions will have even greater importance on the way we do business. In Floating Production projects, the challenges are great, as we are facing a new oil price level, with the Brent reaching around 30USD.  I will not discuss why the price is at that level, there a many analysis done already, but how t...