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Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA--Delegates Confident In Asia’s Gas Infrastructure
Delegates at the World Gas Conference endorsed Asia’s ability to deliver the infrastructure necessary to cater to its rapid growth in gas, according to a poll conducted by GL Noble Denton.

Operators of U.S. liquid pipelines last month reaffirmed their commitment to safety through adoption of eight pipeline safety principles by the Board of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), the national trade association for operators of oil, natural gas liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines.

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA--World gas demand grew from 2,939 Bcm in 2006 to 3,303 Bcm in 2010. This historic growth was by no means uniform: for example, Asia and the Middle East recorded the most impressive gains, whereas European consumption declined, according to a report released by Nexant Ltd., a London-based energy consulting company.

Permian Basin is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving as production levels continue to soar, according to a report by GlobalData. Companies involved in the basin have been richly rewarded up until this point, and can anticipate even greater productivity in the future.

Exterran Holdings was awarded a contract by Williams Partners for the design, fabrication and installation of natural gas facilities in West Virginia.

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA-During his keynote address, Peter Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell, declared that “at no time in the history of our industry has natural gas been poised to play a more important role in the global energy picture. The natural gas revolution is THE most significant energy development in decades.”

Flow assurance is about ensuring safe and economical transport of raw or processed multiphase mixtures of gas, oil and water from reservoir to reception facilities (Figure 1). As hydrocarbon production now increasingly comes from aging and remote reservoirs, marginal or deep water fields -- all with long pipelines transporting commingled fluids under extreme conditions -- the need for flow assurance is more crucial than ever.

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA—One of the biggest topics of conversation at the World Gas Conference was the potential for shale gas resources in China. While major producers such as Royal Dutch Shell are optimistic and others are at best uncertain, a new study released here by Wood Mackenzie indicates that China will indeed become a major importer of natural gas by 2030.

Houston-based Swift  Energy Co. has a long-term agreement for natural gas gathering and processing services for its LaSalle County, TX natural gas production with Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Copano Energy, L.L.C. Swift will have up to 40 MMcf/d of firm capacity available on the system by the fourth quarter.

Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of Peregrine Midstream Partners LLC, began gas injections at its high-deliverability, multi-cycle (HDMC) Ryckman Creek Gas Storage Facility in southwestern Wyoming near the Opal Hub.

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