Subsea Expo 2020 Will Take a Fresh Approach ‘New Perspectives’ Call for Papers Opens for Annual Fla

The largest annual event for the underwater industry in Europe will take a fresh look at how to exploit the existing and emerging opportunities across all sectors, not just oil and gas and renewables. Under the theme of “New Perspectives” Subsea Expo 2020 is set to be bigger and better than ever as moving to Aberdeen’s new state of the art venue, P&J Live, allows the show to grow by more than a third. The 15th annual flagship event, organised by Subsea UK, comprises an exhibition, conference and awards dinner and will take place from the 11th – 13th of February 2020. Subsea UK has now opened the call for speakers for the conference which features an opening plenary and parallel technical ses

Magnetic Coupling to Break World Record

Leak-free drive system – handy when crossing the Atlantic UK Flowtechnik are supplying a humble magnetic coupling to a world-record breaking team – Angus Adventures to achieve the unthinkable – crossing the Atlantic in an autonomous solar-powered boat. The challenge is unprecedented, a task unachievable in 27 previous attempts. It seems like the impossible but for this team, who have rowed and cycled from Scotland to Syria, this is just another challenge to conquer. Angus Adventures were looking to circumnavigate the Atlantic crossing in a renewable and sustainable manner, having researched current energy-harvesting autonomous boats mostly developed by tech‑startups and universities, they co

Water Injection for Gas Gathering

To efficiently gather the gas and/or oil in a well, following primary and secondary activities it is necessary to employ enhanced recovery techniques. The preferred method is to inject produced water at high pressures to stimulate flow. IGas Energy plc has selected Cat Pumps UK Ltd. to provide engineered pump/motor skid packages due to their high reliability and robust qualities. The skid packages are ATEX rated and in some instances suitable for Sour Service (H2S). With our vast product capabilities, Cat Pumps is the pump of choice for Enhanced Gas Recover (EGR) and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications. We offer the following pump manifold options: Brass; Nickel Aluminum Bronze; 316 sta

Desalign Compact Flange

Destec Engineering have been designing & manufacturing products for the oil, gas, petrochemical & power generation industry for 50 years, and now Destec have a new product for a subsea misalignment application. In some of the most hostile subsea blocks it is a challenge to connect pipes with a misalignment, with subsea movement of the sea bed, pipes being dislodged and pipe defects there is always a need to connect the pipes in a fast way with minimal cost and with current pressures this is not always achievable. However, Destec Engineering have made a compact lightweight pipe connection rated to 1500lbs which is also piggable in both directions and will give a 5-degree misalignment. After s

Trelleborg to Showcase High Integrity Sealing Solutions at SPE Offshore Europe

Innovative solutions for high‑integrity sealing applications developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions are to be showcased at Europe’s leading offshore exploration and production (E&P) event next month. Visitors to SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen will be able to view the groundbreaking technologies developed by Trelleborg’s sealing specialists in recent years. One of the products set to be highlighted at the four-day event from September 3, is a Medium Duty Rotary Gate Valve. It was developed in partnership with LB Bentley, specialists in creating small bore subsea valves for subsea applications. The gate valve incorporates a custom version of Trelleborg’s Turcon® Var

ELA Container Offshore Wins EU Tender on Accommodation Containers

ELA Container Offshore GmbH is proud to announce that they will continue the cooperation with TenneT. After successfully completing a number of projects together, the grid operator has awarded a framework contract to ELA Container Offshore for the supply of accommodation containers on four HVDC converter platforms in the German North Sea area. The contract consists of the turnkey supply of minimum 40 ELA Premium Plus containers. Gerrit Ahlers, Project Manager for the company said: “In addition to the units we will be also responsible for the design, build and installation of several steel frames to connect the containers to the platform, as well as the laying of pipes for fresh and waste wat

Wolf Safety Appointed Exclusive UK Distributor of Market Leading Ramfan™ Workplace Ventilation Fans

Wolf Safety announces its appointment as exclusive distributor in the UK of market leading Ramfan™ hazardous location ventilation fans, manufactured by the Euramco Group based in San Diego, California. The Sheffield based company, Britain’s leading manufacturer of portable and temporary safety lighting accredited for use in hazardous locations, will serve Euramco customers in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries within the UK. Commenting on the agreement, Euramco Group Vice President Zach Allen said: “We have had a strong presence in the North Sea oil and gas industry for many years but with our European headquarters in continental Europe we lacked a strong presence in the UK, so were l

A New High Temperature Linear Heat Detection Cable for Extremely Harsh Environments

Early detection of overheating critical equipment is essential for preventing and reducing costly downtime. LGM Products’ range of Signaline Linear Heat Detection cable is a cost effective and reliable method of detecting the early warning signs of overheat and fire for a range of applications from car parks to power stations. The Signaline FT range of Linear Heat Detection cables are well known for their suitability in extremely harsh environments. They provide efficient and effective fire detection regardless of environmental conditions. Signaline FT-230-X takes this one step further and provides our highest alarm temperature yet at 230ºC/445ºF. FT-230-X is specifically designed to be used

Enhanced Safety & Load Security with the RUD ROV Hook

The RUD ROV Hook has been designed to offer a product that not only meets the operational safety standards but also the speed of use requirements the industry faces, thus reducing time penalties and increased costs. It features an innovative outwards opening safety latch and a patented Enhanced Safety & Load Security with the RUD ROV Hook mechanism with only two moving parts. The design has been tried and tested on real life subsea operations and offers a greatly enhanced degree of load security. The ROV Hook offers a safe, versatile and robust hook for subsea use. The hook is currently available as a 10 tonne working load limit capacity hook with a 25 tonne hook coming in Autumn 2019. It of

Why Spend Time on VEGA Stand 3C60? Level, Pressure, Interface and Density measurement and point det

DISCOVER: Over 20 operational on‑stand instruments and applications, all our transmitters have optional Bluetooth ATEX and IEC approved communications for simpler, safer and faster set up. See them in action, discuss your ideas and needs for field based level, pressure and interface measurement and control. DECIDE: The widest portfolio in level and pressure technologies – truly modular instruments mean you can design them to fit your process and environment – not the other way round. A 3 year warranty gives you peace of mind. DECODE: VEGA level and pressure engineers are on hand to show you how to get the best out of the instrumentation – discuss options, benefits, limitations and what perfo

Minimising the Size of Downhole Tools: Emerson PaineTM 310-38-0050 Ultra-Miniature Sensor

In the last issue, Rhopoint Energy presented the new Emerson PaineTM 420-22-0010 temperature and pressure transmitter recently introduced to the UK market. They are now introducing another of the Emerson PaineTM pressure transmitter family – the 310-38-0050 model. This ultra-miniature sensor has been designed with extreme downhole corrosive environment applications, where space is tight, in mind. Offering high cycling, high-temperature and high-pressure capabilities all with only a 54mm body length and 9.4mm diameter, this sensor is one of the smallest of its kind currently on the market without compromise in quality or capabilities. The key specifications include: • Temperature Range: -40°C

Large Bolt Tensioning Takes Centre Stage at OE2019

Heico Fasteners UK will be demonstrating the large bolt tensioning capabilities of their innovative HEICO-TEC® Tension Nut at the upcoming Offshore Europe 2019. Tensioning of large bolted joints usually requires the use of specialist tooling, a factor that adds additional costs and delay. Tightening a bolt with a hydraulic cylinder has the disadvantage of the nut not being pre‑tensioned while the bolt was elongated and so a percentage of the elongation of the bolt is lost in joint settlement meaning only around two thirds of the bolt strength can be utilized. The unique design of the HEICO‑TEC® Tension Nut not only eliminates the need for specialist tooling but also maintains the full capaci

Bender UK — Total Capability in Oil, Gas and Subsea Electrical Safety

Oil, gas and subsea operators demand high production outputs and safe, functioning platforms to maximise productivity. A regular problem interfering with productivity, is harsh operating conditions where serious issues develop quickly. Operators rely on infrastructure working effectively and depend on the integrity of electrical power and communications systems. A world leader in electrical safety, Bender has a total capability in the oil and gas sector. Products and services are designed to maximise the availability of plant, equipment and processes. Monitor and manage system integrity Bender insulation monitoring devices (IMDs) control the integrity of topside critical power, communication

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Energy Transition Hub Among New Features For Offshore Europe 2019

A new Energy Transition Hub will feature at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 from 3-6 September, with exhibition and conference space dedicated to the evolution of the oil and gas industry to a low carbon future. Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director - Energy, Marine & Rotorcraft at Reed Exhibitions said: “The challenges and opportunities faced by the industry as it moves towards a low carbon future has been a foundation of this year’s theme ‘Breakthrough to excellence – our license to operate’ from the outset. The topic is comprehensively integrated into all aspects of the event from the opening plenary through multiple strands of the conference programme and exhibitor content. Support from the indu

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