Offshore Europe 2007 news preview summary

This report collects the summaries of the preview releases issued to Processingtalk, relating to Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, in September 2007.

The following news items are the Offshore Europe Exhibition preview press releases issued to Processingtalk and published in the Processingtalk newsletters over the period leading up to OE2007, ie during July and August 2007.

LEAK MONITORS SUPPLIED FOR SUBSEA GAS PIPELINE.

(ClampOn, 13 Sep 2007).

ClampOn has been awarded a contract for delivery of five subsea ClampOn DSP Leak Monitors to the Tampen Link gas pipeline project in the Norwegian sector in the North Sea.

The non-intrusive acoustic / ultrasonic Leak Monitors will be retrofitted on two 20 inch gas valves on the seabed to verify/disprove through-valve gas leakage.

The Leak Monitors are self-contained and will be deployed by ROV to operate continuously for periods of up to one month.

RECORD OFFSHORE EUROPE 07 EVENT SETS NEW STANDARD.

(Offshore Europe Partnership, 17 Sep 2007).

The premier international oil event Offshore Europe has proven to be a record-breaker once again, achieving a highest ever attendance figure in excess of 35,000 in Aberdeen this month.

SIMPLIFY YOUR SAFETY SHUTDOWN REQUIREMENTS.

(Able Instruments and Controls, 11 Sep 2007).

Simplify your safety shutdown requirements with the Able One Series pressure and temperature switches, which an FMEDA report shows are suitable for SIL1 applications.

NEXT GENERATION OF PRODUCTIVITY IN PLANT DESIGN.

(AVEVA Group, 11 Sep 2007).

Aveva, the leading provider of plant and marine design and engineering lifecycle solutions, announces the launch of Aveva PDMS 12, the next generation of productivity in plant design.

THE NORTH SEA’S FUTURE IS IN SAFE HANDS WITH ABB.

(ABB UK Service, 17 Sep 2007).

ABB is leading the way in the Evolution of North Sea assets by extending the life of the current ICSS on platforms and providing low outage, low risk evolution plans to the next technology generation.

RUSSIAN WEBSITE PROVIDES OIL CONTRACTOR ASSESSMENT.

(Russian Oil and Gas Equipment and Services, 17 Sep 2007).

An informative website has been launched by the Russian Association of Oil and Gas Equipment Producers, providing a full list of contractors working in oil and gas complexes.

BELZONA IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY.

(Belzona Polymerics, 11 Sep 2007).

Since the late 1980s Belzona has provided the oil and gas industry with solutions to the most difficult of maintenance and repair problems, particularly where conventional solutions have failed.

CLAMPON MONITORING SENSORS FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY.

(ClampOn, 14 Sep 2007).

ClampOn has sold more than 5000 ultrasonic acoustic monitoring sensors worldwide on the basis of high quality and good service, applied to both topside and subsea applications.

HOT GAS EXPANDER REDUCES REFINERY ENERGY COSTS.

(GE Oil and Gas, 14 Sep 2007).

GE Oil and Gas hot gas expander technology works with a refinery waste gas recovery system to help refineries significantly reduce energy costs, while also lowering emissions.

DEDICATED EXPERTISE ON SHOW AT OFFSHORE EUROPE.

(John Crane EAA, 14 Sep 2007).

John Crane at the 2007 Offshore Europe exhibition reviewed the range of specialist products and services that the company provides to the international offshore industry.

BRIEFING ON PUMPS MARKET IN EUROPEAN OIL AND GAS.

(Frost and Sullivan, 13 Sep 2007).

A conference call on Tuesday 18 September 2007 at 1500 BST will provide industry participants with an overview of the recently published study focusing on the pumps market in European oil and gas.

FLOWSERVE AND WOOD GROUP COOPERATE ON DRY GAS SEAL.

(Flowserve, 14 Sep 2007).

Flowserve Corporation and Wood Group Light Industrial Turbines Division announce a co-operation agreement to establish a compressor dry gas seal retrofit programme.

SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE HULL COMPLETED FOR BLIND FAITH.

(Aker Kvaerner Oil and Gas, 12 Sep 2007).

Aker Kvaerner Deepwater has successfully completed the first Deep Draft semi-submersible hull for the Chevron Blind Faith platform.

NEW PROCESS TRAINING FACILITY IN DYCE, ABERDEEN.

(Able Instruments and Controls, 24 Aug 2007).

The new Able Instruments and Controls training facility boasts a full and impressive training rig, that offers a simulated process environment.

The rig offers that all important hands-on aspect of training, giving a unique experience with full process control, enabling a number of simulations which are simply not possible on site.

The training courses available range from measurement fundamentals including best practices, which are non-product-specific, to detailed product operation and maintenance.

PROCESS ANALYSERS RANGE AT OFFSHORE EUROPE 2007.

(Michell Instruments, 21 Aug 2007).

Michell Instruments will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2007 with their range water and hydrocarbon dew-point analysers.

In addition to the established Promet and Condumax range, Michell now offer moisture measurement in hydrocarbon liquids with the Liquidew.

Intrinsically safe portable dewpoint meters and transmitters, will also be on show.

TOTAL INTEGRATION SOLUTIONS FOR OFFSHORE SECTOR.

(ABB Automation Tech (Instrumentation + Automation), 22 Aug 2007).

Showing how to integrate the total automation, telecommunications, electrical and power systems within an offshore environment and supporting it throughout its lifecycle, is the ABB theme at OE 2007.

Visitors will see an integrated display highlighting the many skills that ABB brings to the industry for both surface and sub-surface applications.

The centrepiece will be an extended operator control console that can be used for the entire range of control functions as well as the gathering and integration of management information to improve the efficiency and productivity of offshore facilities.

FASTER COMBINED ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL INDICATOR.

(Beka associates, 27 Aug 2007).

The BA326C combined analogue and digital indicator has recently been updated to increase the analogue display refresh rate to four readings per second, further extending the many applications for this versatile, easy to use indicator.

The combination of a 100 segment fast analogue bar graph and a 4+1/2 digit display provides operators with a quick, easy to read indication of magnitude and trend, plus an accurate numerical value in engineering units.

The loop powered BA326C has ATEX Group II Category 1G (EEx ia IIC T5)intrinsically safe certification.

TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR FPSO OPERATIONS TEAMS.

(TSC Simulation, 21 Aug 2007).

How to improve process verification and optimisation by increasing the technical competence of FPSO operations teams was a presentation made at the recent Summit of IQPC Oil and Gas FPSO Systems.

INTEGRATED CONTROL AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR LNG STORE.

(Yokogawa UK, 24 Aug 2007).

Yokogawa UK has been awarded a contract by AMEC Group to supply an integrated distributed control and safety system for the National Grid LNG storage facility at Glenmavis, Scotland.

TOTAL FIRE AND GAS SOLUTIONS EXPERTISE ON THE WEB.

(General Monitors, 24 Aug 2007).

General Monitors has launched a new fire and gas systems website, designed as a resource for safety professionals worldwide who are responsible for protecting people, equipment and facilities.

NEW STAFF FOR NES RECRUITMENT IN ABERDEEN.

(NES International, 27 Aug 2007).

Increased demand for technical and engineering personnel within the oil and gas industry has resulted in the appointment of David Gibb to expand resources at the NES Aberdeen branch.

MIDDLE EAST CONSULTANCY AND ENGINEERING CONTRACT.

(AMEC, 20 Aug 2007).

AMEC has won a five-year consultancy and engineering services contract from Kuwait National Petroleum Company covering upgrades, refurbishment and modifications on their three existing refineries.

INTERCONNECTIONS FOR SEVERE ENVIRONMENTS AT OE2007.

(Amphenol Industrial Operations, 27 Aug 2007).

Amphenol Industrial Operations, the market leader in explosion-proof and hazardous area interconnects, is at OE2007, with high performance connectors for the oil, gas and power generation industries.

INAUGURAL SPE INDIAN OIL AND GAS CONFERENCE.

(Reed Exhibitions (UK), 23 Aug 2007).

India is emerging as a leading ‘hotspot’ for upstream activity: the world’s major players are lining up to participate in the inaugural SPE Indian oil and gas technical conference and exhibition.

CMP PRODUCTS SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CABLE GLANDS.

(CMP Products, 15 Aug 2007).

CMP Products will launch their first range of truly universal Cable Glands at OE07, designed especially for end users demanding high quality, ‘universal’ products, easy to install and maintain.

SEA BED DIVER OPERATIONAL SERVICES 200M DOWN.

(Well Ops UK, 14 Aug 2007).

Well Ops has two purpose-built vessels, the Seawell in the North Sea and the Q4000 in the Gulf of Mexico, providing three teams of divers for sea-bed installation, inspection and repair operations.

HAZARDOUS AREA CONDUIT SYSTEMS ON SHOW IN ABERDEEN.

(Kopex International, 16 Jul 2007).

Kopex International will be exhibiting new and established products in the field of electrical conduit systems on Stand 1589 at Offshore Europe 2007.

NEW “POLARIS” PANEL PC GENERATION FOR EX AREAS.

(Bartec UK, 16 Jul 2007).

Polaris – the new Bartec panel PC generation with wireless communication – has been approved for applications in Ex areas, for zones 1 + 2 as well as 21 + 22: see this on the stand at OE 2007.

FLIR SYSTEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL IR APPLICATIONS.

(Flir Systems, 16 Jul 2007).

Thanks to the introduction of the Flir Systems GasFind IR gas leak detector companies can now incorporate infrared into their LDAR programmes.

NEW LED EMERGENCY LIGHTING ON SHOW AT OE.

(Chalmit Lighting, 16 Jul 2007).

A new emergency bulkhead luminaire, the NexLED has been introduced by oil and gas industry lighting specialist Chalmit Lighting, and will be on display at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen.

NEW OIL IN WATER ANALYSER.

(Process Measurement and Analysis, 16 Jul 2007).

Turner Hydrocarbon Instruments introduce the new 4100XDC OIW Monitor to complete their range of ATEX approved offshore/FPSO oil in water and produced water analysers.

QUICK AND SIMPLE PROCESS CONTROL.

(West Instruments, 11 Jul 2007).

West Instruments launches the PMA KS108 Easy Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) unit, which combines the ability to provide complete process control with an innovative, easy to use interface.

PROCESS PACKAGE PRECISION DOSING PUMPS.

(ProMinent Fluid Controls (UK), 16 Jul 2007).

ProMinent Fluid Controls will be showing the Orlita DR and Orlita MhS high end precision process dosing pumps at the Offshore Europe Exhibition in September.

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