Blowout prevention systems (BOP systems) are one of the most
important pieces of equipment used in exploration and deep drilling
applications. These large systems are vital to safety in both on-
On June 22, 2018
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
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
On April 9, 2018
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
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
Advanced compounds extend downhole drilling time. Hydrogenated
acrylonitrile butadiene (HNBR) compounds have been developed
specifically for downhole mud motor boots. These compounds offer
On March 12, 2018
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 February 6, 2018
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
On January 9, 2018
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
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
On May 10, 2017
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
On April 27, 2017
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
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.
On April 20, 2017
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
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
On September 14, 2016
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
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
On April 12, 2016
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
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
On April 1, 2016
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
On March 1, 2016