Risk-based inspection (RBI) programs applied in an Aristech Chemical Co. polypropylene plant (Fig. 1) and an Altura Energy Ltd. gas-processing plant used plant-specific evidence and historical and theoretical probabilities to develop well-thought-out inspection plans.
Having used three-dimensional (3D) computer aided design (CAD) technology on numerous greenfield engineering projects, Kvaerner Engineering & Construction, Zoetermere, The Netherlands, successfully used it on a complex brownfield situation.
Australia's petroleum industry has warned that the investment ...that might ultimately lead to declines in oil production, disruptions to supplies, worsening of national accounts, and a compromised position on greenhouse gas emissions.
The name "Bolshoi Salym" is applied to a group of areas and oil fields located in Shirotnoye Priob'e between the Ob' and Irtysh Rivers. They include Salym, North Salym, West Salym, Prirazlomnoye, Verkhne-Shapshinskoye, Sredne-Shapshinskoye, etc. The Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary rocks overlying Pre-Jurassic with angular and nondepositional unconformity play an important role in the geology of these areas and fields.
Paleomagnetic techniques provide a means for orienting the vast volumes of inventoried core samples. This article presents three methods, developed at the University of Windsor's Paleomagnetics Laboratory, for using the characteristic remanent magnetization in core orientation.
Late last year, deepwater oil production in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time exceeded production from the shallower waters of the outer continental shelf. And deepwater gas production should outpace conventional gas operations in the gulf in another decade-maybe sooner, say industry officials.
Despite a record year-to-year drop in profits in 1999, from 6.1 billion francs to 0.8 billion, France's refiner-marketers maintained their investments, which, at 5.1 billion francs, were comparable to the 1998 level.
Regulatory changes and steady growth in US natural gas consumption will trigger a 21% increase in gas-storage capacity over the next 15 years with a $5 billion investment, according to a new study from the Gas Research Institute, Chicago.
The wreck late last year of the tanker Erika off the coast of France (OGJ, Dec. 20, 1999, p., 38) is chilling shipping-industry attitudes about using older tankers, especially those with hydrostatic ballast loading (HBL).