Oil & Gas 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives

In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Rick Kirkpatrick, you'll learn about the production and business advantages of using AC drives to control motor speeds. To...

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RESOURCES

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Video from Moore Industries shows Natural Gas and Oil Wellhead Applications

The video shows a typical natural gas wellhead set-up with HART instruments, which includes tanks that store liquid and gas remnants.

OGP updates Shale gas chemical disclosure web site

NGS Facts web site gives public access to information about the contents of the fracturing fluids being used for shale wells in Europe.

ABB publishes brochure on chemical injection

Brochure explains ABB’s chemical injection application for flowing wells, production lines, and pipelines.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

By Bill Sholette and Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. This white paper explains how.

A New Distributed Architecture for Remote Communications

By: Tony Paine, Kepware, and Russel Treat, EnerSys
A Distributed Communications Architecture removes the problems found in the Host-Centric Model. This architecture optimizes communications requests between client applications and field devices, minimizing bandwidth usage and cost.

Measuring Viscosity for Polymer Flooding

By Anton Paar
The two polymer types most often used in an enhanced oil recovery process are a synthetic material polyacrylamide and the biopolymer, Xanthan. Here’s how to measure their viscosity.

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CASE STUDIES

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Initec Plantas uses AVEVA Electrical software on oil & gas projects

Initec Plantas Industriales has successfully deployed AVEVA Electrical software on all of its Oil & Gas projects for a 40% reduction in time.

Measuring Uptime Of A SCADA System

Pipeline & Gas Journal
By Julio Mercados and Alejandro Villalba, Promigas
Promigas is a natural gas transportation company in Colombia. It developed an online indicator that showed at the end of the day what has been the system’s uptime per node, concentrator (influence area) and, even better, the entire SCADA system.

Deep water: the Shell experience

HazardEx
Safely drilling a well far below the ocean surface in extreme pressures demands strict safety procedures and rigorous design, construction and maintenance standards. Shell’s technical approach to the safety of wells is combined with extensive safety training of its well engineers.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014
Pittsburgh , PA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

April 25, 2014
Marlborough , MA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

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TRAINING

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April 23, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to perform SIL Validation studies compliant with the IEC 61511 standard. The practical course uses real life examples to demonstrate to students how to conceptually design multiple Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) to meet the specified safety integrity levels. Price: $1,850 CDN

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Memphis , TN


The Endress+Hauser introductory course to instrumentation will provide maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations.

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Workshop trains experienced safety engineers who wish to obtain a TÜV Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) certificate verifying their expertise. The workshop has been reviewed and accepted by TÜV Rheinland, and passing a final exam at the end of the five-day course will earn the certificate. Price: $4,300 CDN.