By helping to ensure that valves and actuators are only operated by authorized individuals, this new antitamper lock (ATL) helps secure company assets by reducing the risk of human error or deliberate tampering.
Houston, has named Richard R. Lonquist as a partner in the firm. Lonquist, formerly with Capital Minerals LLC, and Huddleston & Co. Inc., has over 16 years of engineering and management experience in the exploration and production business.
In a report prepared for its Group Audit Committee (GAC), Royal Dutch/Shell Group outlined how its former top executives knew and argued about a reserves reporting problem for 1 1/2 years before informing the public.
Earlier this year, Russian authorities approved development of the Sakhalin II Phase 2 crude oil and natural gas development project in the Sakhalin Island region of Russia's Far East just north of Hokkaido, Japan.
Clean-fuels initiatives, driven by government-mandated low-sulfur fuel specifications in the US and elsewhere, continue to push refining expansion and revamp construction projects, according to the OGJ worldwide construction report survey.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. controlled losses and a significant H2S kick in a deep well using a new dual-action lost-circulation material. CNRL experienced severe losses while drilling through a high-pressure, deep gas pay zone in the foothills of west-central Alberta. Reducing the drilling-fluid density slowed the rate of losses; however, the decrease in hydrostatic pressure led to a gas influx from the same formation.
Operating experience on an 800-mile products pipeline in China suggests that optical technology may not only be used to improve batch cutting, reduce "transmix" (mixture of products in transit), and reduce the downgrading of product quality, but also for online quality determination and monitoring.
Worldwide refiners' needs to produce cleaner fuels and operate to meet environmental regulations, convert more heavy feedstocks to satisfy regional fuel market needs, and maximize profit margins continue to guide developments in the refining catalyst market.