Technology

Fibreglass: it’s in the pipeline

Fibreglass as the material of choice for oil and gas pipes? That day may seem to be some way off but, as Lawrence Moore of Future Pipe tells Phil Desmond, both market demand and new product development indicate a growing role for fibreglass in the hydrocarbon business.

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Who’s in your installation?

IT_VOG-R10-Card_44X40Ensuring that employees and visitors to an oil, gas or petrochemical installation have ID information that cannot be compromised is more important than ever. But secure ID means a lot more than just showing a card or typing in a password, as Phil Desmond discovers.

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Improving Petroleum Tank Lightning Safety

technology-lightening-KC_Tank_Fire_-_lo_Resolution1When lightning struck on or near a petroleum tank at the Magellan Midstream Partners distribution terminal in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2008, the tank, containing approximately 1.2 mn gallons of unleaded gasoline, caught fire, sending a large plume of smoke across portions of the greater Kansas City metro area.

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Novel approach to the challenges faced in deepwater

Expro’s ground-breaking AX-S subsea well intervention system has been designed from the outset as a deepwater system, not merely an extension of surface or shallow water technology taken to depth.

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FMC hoists Angola prize

ENGINEERING GIANT FMC Technologies won a US$520mn contract from Total to build subsea production equipment for the Clov project off Angola.

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