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GE and Statoil have now announced a new collaboration to accelerate the development of more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions to help fuel the future
29th January 2015

The joint technology-focused programme is aimed at driving an industrial response to some of the biggest challenges facing global oil and gas production, including flaring, CO2 and methane emissions, and...
Petrobras is developing technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions through carbon dioxide capture on a demonstration scale at its Shale Industrialisation Facility (known as SIX) in Paraná, in partnership with the company’s Cenpes research centre
23rd January 2015

This technology is now being tested in a prototype fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC) – a facility that transforms heavy crude into light oil products. This is the first pre-industrial scale FCC unit in...
How the recent introduction of the innovative UNI900 UHF RFID reader/writer for ecom’s i.roc Ci70-Ex handheld computer (PDA) enables new levels of safety and productivity in potentially hazardous locations.
22nd January 2015

As organisations look for new ways to improve operational efficiency and workforce productivity without compromising on safety, the use of RFID technology within the workplace is becoming more prevalent to...
Scientists at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used advanced photographic tools in an unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to make major advancements in estimating deepsea ecosystem diversity at ‘landscape’ scales
13th January 2015

By using a camera on the Autosub6000 AUV to take a continuous stream of high resolution photographs of life on the sea floor, this new method revealed a tenfold increase in the precision of deepsea...
Intertec has launched a large cube-shaped sunshade for process instrumentation that provides plant engineers with a highly cost-effective means of shielding equipment such as electronic monitoring systems, explosion-proof junction boxes or analyser installations from solar radiation
12th January 2015

Dubbed CubeShade, the protective cover measures 600 x 550 x 500 mm (HxWxD). This provides a massive 165 litre capacity shaded environment that make it easy to accommodate and protect large or multiple...
The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years
9th January 2015

The concept of burning spilled or leaked oil on the sea’s surface has been known for many years, offering an extremely effective way of reducing the spill by as much as 90 percent with minimal equipment....
Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a USD 83.2m (GBP 55.0m) settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two operational spills in 2008
7th January 2015

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a USD 83.2m (GBP 55.0m) settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two...
Gazprom has launched a new satellite into space, the Yamal-401, to boost its Yamal satellite communication system used to coordinate oil and gas operations across Russia and the world’s Eastern Hemisphere
17th December 2014

The satellite was launched on Thursday using a Proton-M carrier rocket built on the request of Gazprom Space Systems. Yamal-401 will join the Yamal satellite communication system, which includes the...
Saudi Aramco-ExxonMobil refining joint venture completes desulphurisation project
11th December 2014

The SAMREF partnership, which is celebrating 30 years of joint refining operations, demonstrates the long-term collaboration and progress towards meeting the energy needs of Saudi Arabia’s growing economy...
Third generation Skilmatic delivers smarter failsafe actuation
8th December 2014

Typical applications for Skilmatic actuators include functional safety related Emergency Shutdown (ESD) and Remotely Operated Shutoff Valve (ROSoV) duties. Skilmatic’s advanced control and monitoring...

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