Webcasts

What is a Data Center? Exploring the Use of Fault Tolerance, Virtualization and Edge Computing in Midstream Oil and Gas Operations
29 February 2024

Sponsored by: Stratus Technologies

The data center is a crucial part of modern oil and gas operations, and its role is being further redefined by the emergence of edge computing. Edge computing addresses the latency, bandwidth, and processing power limitations of traditional cloud-based systems, by situalling data processing closer to the source - at the "edge" of the network. This transformation is leading to increased efficiency, real-time decision making, and enhanced safety measures in oil and gas operations.

Benefits for Midstream Operations: The integration of virtualization and edge computing enables real-time data analysis and management, which is critical for monitoring pipelines and optimizing logistics.

Challenges and Considerations: Deploying these technologies requires addressing cybersecurity risks, ensuring data integrity, and managing the complexities associated with large-scale industrial systems.

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2024 Global Pipeline Construction Outlook
22 February 2024

Pipeline & Gas Journal’s annual survey of pipeline construction activity provides a unique snapshot of project mileage in development or under construction on a global and regional basis, along with insights into key market drivers influencing midstream investment decisions in the new year.

In this webcast, Editor-in-Chief Michael Reed will share key findings from P&GJ’s 2024 Global Pipeline Construction Report, discuss the outlook for midstream, and review some of the key infrastructure projects that are now underway on a region-by-region basis.

In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in this interactive webcast by submitting questions in real time during a live Q&A session.

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Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems – Preparing for a Pipeline Incident
25 January 2024

Sponsored by: STATS Group

The global energy sector heavily relies on oil and gas pipelines, which are vital for modern society. However, these pipelines face increasing vulnerabilities, including the risk of sabotage and disruptions. Thus, an Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) is urgently needed to ensure energy security and uninterrupted supply. This webcast highlights the importance of EPRS in safeguarding energy infrastructure.

Unplanned incidents damaging pipelines have severe environmental, safety, and reputational consequences. Pipeline operators need confidence in their emergency response plans. Having ready isolation and repair equipment can save valuable time should a failure occur. The EPRS's primary goal is to swiftly and safely repair pipelines, minimizing environmental and economic impacts.

This webcast emphasizes the benefits of investing in and maintaining an EPRS. Time-saving benefits come from having readily available equipment for emergencies. Technologies like inline isolation plugs, hot tapping, line plugging, and mechanical connectors will be discussed. These strategic investments can be used alone or together to respond rapidly to emergencies.

As global energy demand rises, so does the risk of pipeline failures, which can have significant commercial and energy supply consequences. An EPRS serves as a safety net, ensuring a resilient and responsive energy supply chain in the face of unforeseen challenges.

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Navigating the obstacles encountered by pipeline professionals: an emphasis on sealing and corrosion prevention
12 October 2023

Sponsor: GPT Industries

Safeguarding pipelines against corrosion, ensuring their integrity, safety, and alignment with industry benchmarks and rules, presents an increasingly intricate challenge.

Pipeline corrosion experts in 2023 encounter a range of difficulties that once seemed minor but have now evolved into daily concerns. Factors like heightened chemical content in pipelines, steam utilization, elevated pressures and temperatures, fire safety, sour gas, and emissions have all taken center stage in the minds of industry professionals.

This webinar will delve into the cascading impacts of these challenges on corrosion prevention, specifically focusing on how Electrical Isolation Kits are affected and strategies to surmount these obstacles.

The topics covered in this webinar include:

  • More Severe Media Conditions: Encompassing Sour Gas, Steam, CO2, CO, Ammonia, and more. Consequences include Electrical Bridging, Permeation, Material Deterioration, and Heightened Corrosion.
  • Elevated Pressures and Temperatures: Material compatibility must extend to a wider spectrum of pressures and temperatures.
  • Emerging Markets: LNG, EOR, CCUS, Hydrogen, Natural Gas all bring distinct challenges.
  • Heightened Emphasis on Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Intensified regulations and emissions focus.
  • Persistent Challenges: Installation, Corrosion at Ring Type Joints, Permeation, Material Selection, Safety, and more.
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Advanced Strategies for Temperature Control in Extreme Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide for Upstream and Midstream Operators During Summer's Record-Breaking Heat
4 October 2023

Sponsored by: Aggreko

Immerse in an enlightening webinar unveiling cutting-edge methods for precise product temperature control, even amidst unprecedented summer heat waves. Embark on a journey through the remarkable achievements of a leading oil and gas subsidiary, demonstrating excellence in maintaining consistent oil temperatures despite challenges in daily processing operations amidst scorching highs.

Delve into the transformative impact of Aggreko's advanced cooling solution, seamlessly integrating exchangers and chillers, revolutionizing conventional practices. Through effectively reducing temperatures from 110 degrees Fahrenheit to a more manageable range of around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, they've not only achieved a substantial enhancement in safety measures but also addressed the critical goal of preventing off-gassing from storage tanks.

This sustainable enhancement underscores Aggreko’s proficiency in maintaining effective product temperature management. Gain invaluable insights from this success story and embrace adaptable strategies to overcome the unique challenges in your industry.

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Mastering Hose Selection in Your Facility
17 August 2023

Sponsored by: Swagelok

Hoses may seem like straightforward components, but choosing the right one for your applications is not always easy. Not all hoses are created equal—even hoses of similar construction—and hoses must be carefully matched to applications. Hoses will often fail or wear prematurely if they are not well suited for an application, and even properly selected hoses can fail if installed incorrectly. Hose failures are unfortunately a very common source of equipment downtime and can create significant safety risks, so it is important to treat hoses as critical equipment and handle their selection accordingly. In this webinar, we will teach you how. Attend this presentation to learn:

  • How proper selection and installation can significantly increase hose life and reduce safety concerns within your facilities
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various hose types
  • The importance of proper hose routing and how to do it correctly
  • Why differences in hose construction techniques matter

 

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Latest Developments in Natural Gas Metering with Clamp-on Ultrasonic Meters
20 July 2023

Sponsored by: Flexim

The last 20 years have seen clamp-on meters working on a full range of gas applications. Many non-fiscal applications that were done by orifice, turbine, and ultrasonic spool meters are being done by clamp-on meters. These meters are cost effective, easy to install, and are proving to be very reliable and accurate. Flexim will give an overview of the technology, new developments, show laboratory & field results, and a range of applications where clamp-on meters are being applied in upstream, midstream and downstream applications. 

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Pipeline Safety Management Systems (SMS): Contractor Safety Programs Integration
11 May 2023

Sponsored by: American Petroleum Institute (API)

In November 2022, API and the joint Pipeline SMS Industry Team published Pipeline SMS: A Contractor’s Guide to give pipeline contractors and service providers an enhanced understanding of how the scope of their safety programs should be integrated with an operator’s Pipeline SMS. A tool has been created with industry collaboration showcasing 56 key requirements of API RP 1173: Pipeline Safety Management Systems, that will help operators and contractors integrate their safety efforts. In this webinar, industry will show how the newly developed tool will help contractors and service providers mature internal safety programs that support Pipeline SMS. The tool is scalable based on the size of the organization and the scope of work and can be a valuable tool in starting the PSMS journey. In addition to reviewing the tool, the webinar will highlight good practices seen from a pipeline operator and a service company on the value gained from integration of their safety programs.

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