Product News

  • Partnership to deliver industry cloud solution designed to combat corrosion

    SAP SE and DNV GL, one of the largest independent management and quality assurance experts, have teamed up to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle ... more
  • Eni, BCG and Google Cloud to collaborate on new digital platform

    Energy company, Eni, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Google Cloud have announced that they are building a new open digital platform supporting sustainability in the industrial supply chain. Starting fr... more
  • Grate Cleat, reducing slips on metal grate platforms and stairs

    Grate Cleat is an Australian company that has developed a clip-on nylon Grate Cleat specifically for open metal grating to reduce pedestrian slips on metal grating stairs and walkways that are used extensively ... more
  • Quality power for efficient operations

    Quality Energy (QE) has carried out power quality improvements for the oil and gas sector for over 15 years, engineering energy efficiency and power quality projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Austral... more
  • Maximising reservoir performance during difficult times

    2020 - the year that changed the world, our ways of working and our strategy for the future. With hundreds of thousands of jobs being cut and new projects being deferred or cancelled, the focus for the majority... more
  • Equipment marketplace delivers value for operators

    Two years ago, Pickles set up a dedicated vertical within their group, Pickles Oil & Gas, to handle surplus oil and gas assets, providing specialised asset remarketing and advisory solutions, helping oil an... more

Wellbore shielding technology prevents instability problems

Operators grappling with wellbore instability issues have sought to address them through a broad range of strategies. In conventional wellbore strengthening methods, for example, black powder and other lost circulation materials are added to the drilling fluid. Another approach is so-called ‘stress caging’, in which fractures are created and then sealed using specific concentrations of bridging agents. However, these tactics are typically reactive and often costly, requiring extra rig time and the management of multiple additives in the drilling fluid formulation. Increasingly, operators are seeking ways ... more

Technology helps operators use data to improve offshore asset management

Whilst offshore exploration continues to uncover new reserves to be developed, oil recovery techniques have extended the lifespan of existing fields, in turn maximising the lives of the assets related to them. But this creates a new challenge, namely understanding an asset’s remaining service life in the field. Operators must evaluate the challenges associated with maintaining existing facilities in service. These challenges are more severe on deepwater fields and include: Structural and mechanical integrity of the assets Impact caused by refurbishment upgrades and repairs Efficiency of existi... more

Global Gravity and Verton become partners in offshore safety

Two international innovators in heavy lifting are joining forces to improve safety on offshore platforms. Global Gravity has engaged Verton to be the agent in Australia for its world-first TTRS, Tubular Transport Running System – TubeLock ®. This all-in-one pipe handling system allows all loading and preparation to be done onshore, making offshore handling smarter and safer. Verton Australia is the ideal partner for this product, as their gyroscopic lifting beams are the first in the world to allow hands-free heavy lifting, making taglines obsolete and setting a new standard in safe lifting. In addition... more

The real cost of compliance in the oil and gas industry 

It will come as no surprise that the costs of compliance are increasing. With evolving regulatory requirements and increased scrutiny of oil and gas operations, it is more important than ever that compliance is pro-actively managed and the information required to demonstrate compliance to stakeholders is at their fingertips when they need it. But on a traditional return-on-investment (ROI) analysis, investing in compliance management isn’t an obvious way to boost the bottom line. Why pay to better manage compliance when non-compliance may not be a problem in the first place?  If recent global trends are a... more

Parabellum awarded five year Chevron contract

Parabellum International is excited to advise that it has been awarded the contract for the provision of Emergency Response Services with Chevron Australia on its Gorgon Project. This key award secures a further 5-year term and continues the long term partnership between the parties. Parabellum International’s Chief Executive Officer, Navin Vij, said, “This contract signifies the continued trust that Chevron has in our delivery of emergency response services 24/7, 365 for the project. We wish to acknowledge the professional and committed performance of our team onsite and in Perth, who strive every day to... more

Providing a safe passage

Methods for preventing a slip, trip, stumble, tumble or fall on entries, stairs, steps, stairwells, landings, platforms, gantries, ramps, walkways, and ladder rungs? Slips, trips, stumbles, tumbles and falls are still the leading cause of medically treated injuries and lost time injuries contributing significantly to the costs of lost production in the workplace. The risk of injury can be minimised by completing a hazard identification, risk assessment and implementing control measures such as the following 10 simple ways to prevent worker, visitor, contractor or pedestrian injuries.   Light the ... more

Companies join forces to develop net-zero upstream facilities

McDermott International, Ltd, Schneider Electric and io consulting have announced a collaboration to advance the research and design of carbon-neutral facilities for the upstream oil and gas market. The three companies will combine their capabilities and resources to explore and develop a proof of concept based on an offshore platform reference case. The result of the collaboration is expected to be published in a joint study on Net-Zero Upstream Facilities before the end of the year. The study defines a hierarchy of emissions-reduction technologies, ranked by maturity, investment and impact to enable opera... more