It either feels like I’ve always been editor of InnovOil, or it’s been days since the mantle was passed to me – days that have passed in a blur of work as I adapt to this new challenge. There’s been so much to learn and so much to do to keep this magazine up to the high standard set by my predecessor, Andrew Dykes. But this is simply the first step in a lo...
New innovations have unlocked new applications for electron beam welding
The manufacturing industry is spoilt for choice when it comes to welding techniques. Favourite methods such as submerged arc welding (SAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW or ‘stick’) have come to define the industry standard.
However, they come with a number of drawbacks. Consumable filler wir...
The Underwater Centre has extended its repertoire of services with an award-winning Oxy-Arc Cutting Course
Whilst technology is an immensely important part of the oil and gas industry, and a key source of growth and efficiency, equipment is only ever as good as the people using it. A well-trained and capable workforce is the beating heart of any company and the key to a project’s success.
Bifold designs and manufactures hydraulic and pneumatic solenoid valves and controllers.
Data is transforming oil and gas in a number of different ways. Safety is an area where most companies cannot be too well informed. Any technology that tells a technician where a potential accident could occur before it happens will always be welcome.
Although they may seem humble, this is why gauges and diagnos...
A team from Japan’s Hokkaido University has been working on transforming wasted heat energy into usable electricity.
As everyone in the energy industry knows, the universe claims its share of all energy expended in the form of heat dissipation. Fossil fuels lose 60% of the energy they produce in the form of waste heat.
Thermoelectric materials are able to turn temperature differences i...
The Austin Chalk formation is re-emerging after peaking in the 1990s as drillers increasingly deploy new technologies in the play, writes Ros Davidson
What: The Austin Chalk play in Texas and Louisiana is undergoing a revival. Why: Strong results are being seen in the play as drillers try out new technologies and focus more on oil. What next: The formation could see more interest as producers look...
Acoustic Data’s SonicGauge well monitoring system can provide real-time oil and gas well data.
With every oil and gas company interested in increasing production to maximise the economic recovery of their assets, new downhole technology can also help these companies to streamline costs, delivering vital savings over many years through higher production and recovery.
Utilising the power of high-end plastics, Magma Global’s m-pipe is an alternative to steel pipelines
For all its strengths, steel is often at the mercy of oil and gas’s more hazardous qualities, and those of the environment. Pipelines can be eaten away by sulphur compounds from within and saltwater from without, and must endure pressure and temperature changes as well.
Engineered polymers are able to replace metals and deliver additional safety and efficiency in more and more industry applications
Compared to many traditional, metal-based solutions used by the oil and gas industry, polymers offer customers more versatile alternatives. By altering the composition of a polymer, products can be tailored specifically around industry needs.