Oil - Gas Technology

Robust Sealing Solutions to Replace PSA Backed Seals

Customers often call with various sealing challenges. But sometimes their dilemmas can be solved with more robust solutions instead of direct replacements. For example, when a customer is having...
On May 10, 2018

Drilling Fleet Saves Time and Money with Asset and Document Management

In the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, time is money. Managers for companies that operate fleets of drilling vessels conducting offshore, deep-water oil extraction in countries around the...
On April 9, 2018

Pump Design Solves Dry Run Failures for Facility Operators in Oil and Gas

Facility operators in the oil and gas industry have raised concerns on how to solve their top failure modes: extremely short or non-existent dry run pump time limits and unacceptable levels...
On March 29, 2018

Making the Move to Weld-Free Piping and On-Site Support

There are numerous issues associated with modern welded pipes, not least those concerning accuracy, reliability and cost. As a result, moving to a weld-free piping solution presents many...
On March 21, 2018

Extend Downhole Drilling Time with Mud Motor Boot Sealing Technology

Advanced compounds extend downhole drilling time. Hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene (HNBR) compounds have been developed specifically for downhole mud motor boots. These compounds offer improved...
On March 12, 2018

Reliability Centered Maintenance Reduces Costly Downtime in Oil & Gas Applications

Downtime from equipment failures can cost oil and gas companies hundreds of thousands of dollars each day and pose significant risk to the safety of crew members. Systems do not break down and fail on...
On February 6, 2018

Parker Onsite Services Team Helps Oil and Gas Partners to Address Modern Business Challenges

While the recent sharp decline in crude oil prices is welcomed by many drivers who are experiencing lower prices at the pump, the shift is creating immense pressure for businesses throughout the oil...
On January 9, 2018

Counting the Cost of Cutting Corners in the Oil and Gas Industry

History is littered with examples of how cutting corners has led to near or actual disaster. Despite advances in instrumentation and tubing, small bore tubing assemblies still represent the...
On August 8, 2017

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant impact...
On May 10, 2017

New 20,000 psi Coupler Takes Offshore Drilling Operations Deeper

Withstanding the high pressures of deepwater reservoirs has been a challenge for offshore drilling operations limited by the capabilities of their equipment. Going after deep reservoirs with higher...
On April 27, 2017

Non-Welded, Rapid Assembly Hydraulic Piping Solutions for Offshore Oil and Gas

Speed, consistency, durability, and safety: the four criteria you seek for your offshore oil and gas piping connections, particularly those occurring in deep water where extreme pressure presents...
On April 27, 2017

Filtration Requirements for Downstream Oil and Gas Processes

Downstream oil and gas operations include refineries and petrochemical plants where crude oil is processed into finished products such as jet fuel, diesel, lubricants, and gasoline. Refineries operate...
On April 20, 2017

Desalination System Provides Ultra-Pure Water for Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

On offshore oil and gas platforms and vessels, a supply of fresh water is essential, not only for drinking but also to keep critical machinery and equipment operational. Rig managers, water...
On April 13, 2017

Oil and Gas: Monitor Chemical Mixing Wirelessly

The oil and gas industry works with numerous chemicals during drilling processes, some of which can be under high pressure. A recent customer needed a solution that allowed workers to measure the...
On September 14, 2016

Why Standardisation Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry

Tareq Abdelrazek, our Specification Manager for the Middle East & North Africa, discusses the issue of standardisation on large industrial projects. Oil and gas procurement can be an...
On July 8, 2016

Reliable and Cost-effective Alternative to Wire Locking

Energy companies are seeking to recover oil and gas from ever deeper offshore locations and the cost of retrieving subsea equipment for routine maintenance, repair or overhaul is escalating even...
On April 12, 2016

In Oil and Gas, Condition Monitoring Curtails Costly Downtime to Drive Profitability

The global oil and gas industry is a highly competitive market in which companies must be willing to adopt cutting-edge technologies to get the most out of oil reserves, keep their operations...
On April 6, 2016

A Deeper Look at Subsea Hydraulic Couplings

Developing hydraulic quick couplings for shallow, deep and ultra-deep offshore oil and gas applications presents a unique set of challenges. Seal packages, water depth, separation force and material...
On April 1, 2016

Continuously Dry Runnable Lobe Pump Maximizes Uptime

When we asked, operators in the oil and gas industry told us that they are interested in solving the typical pump failure mode of extremely short (or none) dry run time limits. We were challenged to...
On March 1, 2016

Large Capacity Piston Accumulators Help Subsea Engineers Meet Extreme Demands

When you are challenged by the demands of 12,000 ft ocean depths for subsea blow out preventers (BOPs), piston accumulator technology is the right choice.  Understanding accumulators for blow out...
On February 29, 2016