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Metal heat treatment services for oil, gas and energy industry on show at Offshore Europe 2017

5672wa1h gas nitriding wallwork On Stand 3C147 at Offshore Europe 2017, Wallwork Group will show services that manufacturers in the oil, gas and energy industries can use to improve the toughness and durability of engineered components


“Like aerospace there can be no compromise in product quality in the offshore sector. Our heat treatment services enable metal parts to endure in extremely harsh environments,” commented, Wallwork sales manager, Howard Maher.

Wallwork have ISO9100 and ISO9001 accreditations and is Schlumberger approved. A long history as a major supplier of heat treatment services to the aerospace industry, means they also enjoy main tier manufacturer approvals. With a fleet of over 40 dedicated vehicles, working from three locations, the company provides a nationwide operation to ensure fast order turn-around..

Wallwork works closely with customers to optimise metal hardness to their requirements and to meet their commercial goals. Typical products treated range from simple fasteners, nuts, bolts, through gears, pistons, valves to cylinder pumps and well-head components. 

Wallwork has a continually expanding range of heat treatment methods available. Hardening and tempering imparts optimum hardness, strength and toughness. Sometimes this can help component designers save weight and material by avoiding unnecessary over-engineering. A further advantage is a potential to eliminate additional final finishing processes – saving both time and money.

Plasma and gas nitriding has many benefits for the oil and gas industry manufactures. For example, better wear and anti-galling properties improve finished part performance.

Tufftride and Quench-Polish-Quench services produce parts that are exceptionally hard wearing and resist fatigue whilst ensuring there is minimal or no dimensional change. Also, surfaces begin to exhibit a self-lubricating behaviour.

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Oil Review Africa weekly digest - 24th - 28th July

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South Africa to organise gas conference in October 2017

SAGO2106 190South Africa will organise a conference in Durban from 9-11 October 2017, to explore the country’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain

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H.R.H Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa patron to the fourth Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

this guyUnder the patronage of H.R.H Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the fourth Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC), during the period 9 to 11 October 2017 at the Bahrain’s International Convention and Exhibition Centre


Keeping in line with global challenges, this year’s theme is “Sustainable Growth through Process Innovation & Downstream Integration”. MEPEC is organized by the Saudi Arabian Section of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (SAS-AIChE) and co-organized by the Middle East Energy Events with support from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in collaboration with NOGA. 

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Minister of Oil, expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to H.R.H. Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, on his continued support of MEPEC since 2011. MEPEC has affirmed itself as a global forum in the oil and gas sector in the Middle East and served as a high-level platform for the exchange of knowledge, views and expertise among specialists, engineers and technicians from many national, regional and international oil companies.

H.E. the minister also expressed his great satisfaction for the Kingdom of Bahrain to embrace MEPEC for the fourth consecutive time, a conference which has gained reputation and prestige all over the Middle East, as well as a high turnout and participation by leading national and international companies and institutions working in the field of oil and gas. Moreover, MEPEC is a platform for specialists to meet many of the major specialized international companies and benefit from the best practices and modern technologies in addition to the best engineering solutions to enhance work efficiency.

The conference will include an extensive program that has been designed and reviewed by a specialized team of global competence in the field of engineering. The conference focuses on four main topics that revolve around process design and development, process excellence, sustainability and downstream integration for value creation. This edition’s goal is to highlight the shifting industry’s priorities in the region.

Major meetings and sessions will simultaneously be held to discuss scientific research and practical experiences of speakers and executives in oil companies and other related firms.

MEPEC also focuses on key industry initiatives aimed at driving innovation and nurturing youth by hosting the ChemME, a platform that lets graduates network with industry leaders, the AIChE Middle East Regional Chem-E-Car competition that challenge university student to design and develop a car that is powered by a chemical reaction and the Innovation and Commercialization Zone, a platform devoted to start-ups to showcase their innovations to a dedicated process engineering audience.

Additionally, alongside the conference, a Leadership Excellence for Woman Award and Symposium (LEWAS 2017), will be held to honour and celebrate women who demonstrate innovation, leadership, and talent both in business and academic sectors of the Oil and Gas industry. There are five award categories dedicated to women and one each for a male champion and an organization that has been ambassadors of women diversity in the industry.

This year, the show anticipates reaching over 3,500 participants, 200 exhibiting companies and over thousands of visitors over the three-day event

The biennial event is held under the patronage of H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. MEPEC continues to be a visionary forum that allows leaders and experts address present technical issues to solve global challenges. The forum benefits from opportunities arising regionally due to increased demand for cutting edge technology to improve efficiency and performance in the Oil & Gas and petrochemicals sectors. MEPEC, the region’s premier process engineering event is going to be held regularly given the support of industry’s key players such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC and NOGA.

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Oil Review Africa weekly digest - 17th - 21st July

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