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Issue Five December 2012
Norgren’s Redundant Valve Manifold system
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Champion Technologies tackles gas well liquid loading
Rotork’s Smart Valve Monitoring system
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Energy Sector LinkedIn: uk. through RVM. the products are designed to replace piped systems. gas and chemical sectors. placing significant operating demands on process components. reduce potential leak paths.com/in/philkeating Email: rvmenergy@norgren. gas and chemical processing and power stations. while integral exhaust guards prevent particle ingress. modular systems draw on proven valves from Norgren’s Herion and Maxseal product ranges. the elimination of unplanned shutdowns and the ability to be supplied as a complete. and allow for processing to continue while installing. Visual indicators and proximity sensors indicate valve position and output status. Operating temperatures range from -55ºC to 90ºC. with a manual or electrical bypass function enabling online valve removal – a key benefit for systems operating in remote locations.norgren. and are available in aluminium or stainless steel to suit both upstream and downstream applications.
while unscheduled downtime cannot be allowed because of both immediate operational costs and the implications of order deadlines. service and repair without the need for downtime
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NteRNatioNal pneumatic motion and fluid control technology firm Norgren’s RVM (Redundant Valve Manifold) is an innovative new valve system for the oil. certified package are three of the benefits of its new system. providing redundancy in the event of valve failure while increasing time intervals between plant turnarounds and delivering a variety of circuit functions without the need for pipework. delivering uninterrupted operation and immediate shut-off where required has proved difficult. The compact.linkedin. with options suitable for both standard and high flow applications. these systems are set to be further developed with the introduction of additional features.com/rvm
. two out of two (2oo2) and – unique to Norgren – two out of three (2oo3) set-ups are available. as these functions are generally mutually exclusive. options now exist to deliver both safety and availability in the form of a 2oo3 valve system. Valve control systems and their components are therefore not just a maintenance purchase. and of hydraulic systems for very high-pressure applications where pneumatic systems are not an option. the products also do away with the need to create separate systems that combine valves and pipes by incorporating all safety and availability functions in a low-maintenance integrated valve control unit.com Web: www. service and repair without the need to shut down the entire system is something that gives users of RVM systems a clear advantage. Being easy to install. but a key business investment – and one which specifiers and system designers cannot afford to get wrong.
RVM opens up new opportunities to optimise safety and reliability in upstream and downstream oil.page 2
Norgren’s Redundant Valve Manifold systems deliver both safety and reliability in the form of a valve system that is easy to install.
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Norgren stresses simpler installation and maintenance. The demands of modern processing facilities are unique and highly stringent. Business Development Director. One out of two (1oo2). which are approved to all major industry standards. replacing or servicing a valve. RVM products deliver a safety-approved system which requires minimal maintenance and can operate in the most demanding environments while able to be simply and remotely controlled in real time. they are suitable for online control. Norgren RVM systems. Safety cannot be compromised owing to the dangerous nature of the contents being handled by the systems. However. traditionally. n
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however. moderate amounts of oil. and. Champion’s Netherlands based Technical Centre. at the same time. enhanced gas production and reduced down time. designed for batch treatment.champ-tech. has worked to apply chemical foamers continuously in order to reduce the downtime. as the world enters what some observers have dubbed the “Golden age of Gas. Foamatron was recommended and. The benefits of this method were experienced by one Champion client who was experiencing liquid loading across numerous wells. manpower and resources associated with batch treatment methods. the Centre for Environment. was developed to tolerate high temperatures. allowing the foamer to be injected continuously through a capillary string or through the annulus. A generation of foamers was developed to restore and enhance production to gas wells.OudeHeuvel@champ-tech. past foaming methodologies have involved mechanical methods such as swabbing. Foamers are designed to modify the physical properties of the liquids. while no process foaming or produced water issues were encountered. the client had previously experienced as much as a month’s delay in stabilising production after the well was shut in. plunger-lift.com
Foamatron V-505. differs from such products. Well loading occurs when gas velocity decreases to the point where liquids begin to gather in the wellbore. stricter environmental regulations as well as a general desire to sell the gas rather than simply vent it. until eventually the hydrostatic pressure in the well exceeds the reservoir’s pressure. and even “blowing” the well to a surface pit to remove water. corrosion inhibitor and clay solids. With a growing number of wells affected by this phenomenon worldwide. such as surface tension. following its application. is compatible with produced water.” maximising production from marginal or maturing fields has become of ever-greater importance. gas well liquid loading has – and continues to be – a primary cause for loss of volumes and revenue from mature and marginal wells. Moreover. a specially formulated blend of surfactants and solvents. as it can be applied continuously because of its compatibility with all elastomer and metallurgy. Moreover.
. Such methods. it is not affected by water salinity. delivered stable gas production within 24 hours from the trial well. thereby aiding in unloading. thereby resulting in constant liquid removal.. condensate.page 4
Champion’s new foamer technology tackles the problem of gas well liquid loading
atuRal gas’ role as a cleaner burning fuel has undeniably gained in importance for producers and consumers the world over in recent years. however. traditional application has been via batch treatment.com Web: www. the producer changed to continuous application through a capillary string. seeking to improve treatment efficiency. Champion’s new foamer. these were.
While chemical foamers have delivered artificial lift to reduce production declines and prevent premature well shut-ins for many years.
Foamatron V-505 is non-corrosive to a number of metallurgies at temperatures up to 130ºC. dubbed Foamatron® V-505. must deal with equipment delays. Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) has certified it for use in the North Sea. finding new ways to combat the issue has led global chemical specialist Champion Technologies to develop a new foamer technology. at this point the well can no longer maintain natural production and alternative methods for the removal of the fluids must be sought. However. after applying the batch treatment method. n
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enabling over 100 monitored valve actuators on wellheads at numerous locations to be networked over distances of 10 km or more. Identified faults can include valve obstructed. The SVM field units are incorporated into the Ethernet network that links other equipment and instrumentation at each wellhead site. n
Contact: Sarah Kellett Tel: +44 (0) 1225 733200 Email: sarah. Analysis of the 4-20mA signal from the pressure transmitter during the partial stroke test is performed using SVM software to confirm the correct functioning of the valve or identify a fault. stem shear or disconnected valve. The benefits of using the SVM are thus not limited simply to reducing the probability of valve failure on demand. Communication between the wellhead sites and the computer is fully integrated within the operator’s existing network infrastructure. obtained during commissioning.com
. self-contained design of the SVM enables it to be used with the most complex control mechanisms and makes it impossible for the SVM to prevent the valve from closing on demand. The SVM always tests every final element component of the shutdown system and is therefore capable of detecting all the failure modes of the valve. Partial stroke testing is an accepted hydrocarbon industry standard technique that is quantified in detail by regulatory bodies such as the IEC and ISA. stiff valve. this is made possible by the ability of the SVM to be integrated into an existing Ethernet and fibre optic infrastructure. enabling the pre-ordering of spare parts and identification of maintenance priorities. The simple. The SVM field control units on this project are attached to the ESD circuits for shut-off valves installed in sets of two and four on more than 50 wellheads. the monitoring function is then provided by a pressure transmitter located between the solenoid valve and actuator. such as spring fractures in the spring chamber of the pneumatic actuator.rotork. as well as providing detailed diagnostic data that allow the operator to plan for strategic preventative maintenance. damaged valve seat.
the Rotork SVM incorporates several features that are not available from other systems. For example.kellett@rotork. the partial valve stroke prevents unexpected failure on demand of the safety function and demonstrates that certain potential problems that would otherwise go undetected. which records the instrument pressure changes whilst the valve is moving. any change in the valve performance is detected and identified by a change
in the pressure wave exiting the actuator. Consequently. the SVM system is powered by the control signal to the actuator’s solenoid valve. Gains can also be made in the capital cost and the production performance of a plant. A fibre optic link is then used to transmit the data to intermediate engineering and control stations at two manifold sites. seized valve or failsafe spring failure. increased breakout torque. in order to achieve this. it is designed to ensure that operators obtain the maximum safety performance from their systems whilst running their plants at maximum efficiency.page 6
Rotork’s Smart Valve Monitoring delivers a networked solution for increased partial stroke test functionality
He Rotork SVM (Smart Valve Monitoring) system has been selected to provide a networked solution for digital valve monitoring and partial stroke testing on a largescale oilfield installation in the Middle East. Production performance can be enhanced by extending the periods between compulsory plant shutdowns and predicting potential valve failures. are not present. the interval for testing for these otherwise undetected errors can be extended. damaged actuator cylinder. Partial stroke testing (PST) is a function used in a safety instrumented system (SIS) to enable the operator to identify possible failure modes on a shutdown or emergency shutdown (ESD) valve without the need to close the valve completely and hence disrupt the process. Analysis is performed on the SVM server computer in the centralised control room. exhaust restriction and sticking solenoid valve. From these sites. actuator and controls that are possible during a partial stroke test. The system is designed to deliver predictive maintenance information from widely distributed areas for use by the operators to reduce shutdowns and improve overall plant efficiency. internal cylinder corrosion. this enables the operator to design the control system exactly to suit the routine and safety requirements without having to compromise for the testing programme. the requirement for costly redundant valves can be reduced or eliminated. the key to the SVM’s reliable performance is its separation from the valve’s control system.com Web www. fibre optic links are again used to transmit data from all the wellheads to the centralised control room. the output pressure curve of the transmitter is compared with the pressure signature of the actuator.
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Contact: Rebecca Morgan Tel: +44 (0) 1628 567 000 Email:rebecca. allowing the operator to bring the pipeline back up to full operating pressure. this. FoundOcean’s grouted solutions can also benefit pipelines.morgan@foundocean. is the principle Licensed Applicator of the high-strength Masterflow® 9500 cementitious material. The company. Yet despite the rapid growth from the renewables sector.foundocean. improvements and best practice. in part. The equipment it uses to mix grout has been designed and engineered to the company’s exacting standard to guarantee mixing rates and ensure excellent quality grout. dedicated offshore grouter FoundOcean is looking to pastures green for future growth. the company also provides options to extend a structure’s design life by fitting grouted repair clamps to weakened members or joints. FoundOcean’s directors are experts in their field. along with Nordsee Ost. which expects to see revenues from renewables projects overtaking those from the oil and gas industry for the first time this year. filling legs or members with grout for additional strength and protection. the company prides itself on its communication with its clients. which mixes and pumps a range of materials depending on received design specifications. and various wind farms. Grouted clamps can also be used on pipelines to repair damage caused by dropped objects or vessel anchors.December 2012
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itH almost five decades of experience in the offshore service sector under its belt. Borkum West 2. and Gwynt y Mor. FoundOcean still sees plenty of growth opportunities in the oil and gas sector. the company’s focus is securing the foundations of oil and gas and renewable structures to the seabed using a variety of structural grouts. FoundOcean’s future plans include expanding into new and underrepresented regions through both organic growth and acquisition. or a combination of techniques to restabilise structures which have been affected by scour. growing from 40 to 100 people. such as Ormonde. The equipment is maintained and operated by fully trained and experienced FoundOcean personnel who are able to react quickly to client requests offshore. completing grouting operations for five renewables projects in Northern Europe since 2010. services and materials. in addition. regularly sharing knowledge with an already skilled pool of employees to promote new ideas. seeking out feedback on its portfolio of products.com Website: www.com
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the representation allows design decisions to be made to control the nature of the fracture network generated in the reservoir. an integrated command and control centre. Foray enables Halliburton’s technical advisers to provide operators with insight into the fracture network created by generating a 3-D representation based on the micro-seismic events observed during the treatment.Branch@Halliburton. the result is a stimulation treatment with optimised efficiency. the application generates images
automatically using advanced mathematics that are quick. the company has the capability to reproduce the conditions that would be found downhole. the facility includes four independent testing rooms. The APFL is located in Alvarado. Halliburton PR Tel: +1 281 988 2557 Email: Zelma. Halliburton’s vice president of wireline and perforating. Delve enables Halliburton analysts to access both historic and current job design data and operating experience that can be leveraged to the operators’ advantage through enabling improved stimulation job design and execution. objective and repeatable.December 2012
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alliBuRtoN has officially opened its state-ofthe-art Advanced Perforating Flow Lab (APFL). this new service provides a family of software applications for use by Halliburton’s stimulation technical advisers to assist operators in optimising completion efficiency and asset development. in unconventional plays or in mature fields. and a perforated core analysis laboratory that uses the latest computed tomography (CT) imaging technology to evaluate perforator performance and reservoir inflow. n
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. The new facility expands Halliburton’s global perforating research. test vessels with the ability to rotate 180 degrees to perform gravity-related sanding studies. including pressures and temperatures with a maximum rating of 50. a core preparation laboratory and an extensive perforated core analysis laboratory for post-test evaluation. Texas. development and testing capabilities with leading-edge technologies that simulate the most extreme real-world reservoir conditions and provide customers with unique perforating services that help to optimise reservoir performance. at Halliburton’s Jet Research Centre (JRC).halliburton. Among the lab’s game-changing technologies are: flow vessels with the ability to conduct tests that simulate downhole reservoir conditions. said the company was once again stepping ahead and leading the industry in perforating technology. two components of the Knoesis family are being introduced at this time – Foray and Delve. whether in deepwater. he added.com Web: www. Via Knoesis.
Halliburton also recently announced the launch of its KnoesisSM service. thereby providing its customers with access to information that will help with the right choice of perforation design to maximise their assets.000 psi and 400°F (204°C). Halliburton’s technical advisers can reveal to the operators how their reservoir responds to stimulation treatments and the level of complexity the treatment creates. the applications provide improved knowledge of the reservoir and its stimulation characteristics. David topping. unbiased. an 800-acre (3. With Halliburton’s new facilities.2-square km) campus where Halliburton has provided solutions to the global energy industry for 50 years. reduced costs and improved production.
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Web: www. helping the oil and gas industry to do old things in new ways. the company has developed skills for component selection and qualification. subsea control and monitoring equipment. or require a short feasibility study into an idea for a new product. with the obvious advantages of avoiding messy. including cameras capable of carrying out specific tasks in real time. production. A2E is principally focused on growth in the oil and gas sector but will continue working in other areas. A2E will be exhibiting at Subsea 2013 at the AECC on 6th and 7th of February.
Contact: Jim Fraser Tel: +44 (0) 1506 592 229 Email: info@a2etech. or asset integrity of devices for improved safety. shortened time to market for new products. typical oil and gas applications are for downhole tools. believing that it is important to keep abreast of technologies that may be transferable. Please visit our stand to discuss how we can assist with your electronics projects. with the intention of growing the organisation and expanding its customer base and geographical reach. A2E has hundreds of combined man-years in electronics and software engineering. in a wide variety of areas: • The company has designed many ATEX certified products and A2E can get new ATEX products to market quickly and costeffectively. the company intends to build on its existing technical strengths. potentially dangerous cables. • More cameras are being employed in the oil and gas market for surveillance.a2etech.
• Safety is the most important factor for oil and gas companies. A2E has developed a number of bespoke imaging devices. Whether it is exploration. Most of A2E’s business is based in the UK but it also has customers in continental europe and the uS. Whether customers have a major headache they need help to resolve. A2E offers design expertise on all aspects of electronics systems development. A2E can provide new and better ways to tackle old challenges. the implementation. A2E has experience with designing to Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL 2) requirements (IEC 61508 standard) to identify and control faults and failures within a system. The company prides itself on being able to flesh out customer requirements – whether starting with a rough idea or a detailed specification – and will provide a “no obligation” proposal detailing the specification. reduced project down times and improved performance. fault detection and monitoring applications. n
Companies in the industry are opening up to technologies that can provide cost savings. timescales and costs. One example of this is A2E’s background in telecommunications which allows them to transfer expertise in wireless technologies to oil and gas challenges. Scotland. the company can help. it was formed in 2002. experience gleaned in the last 10 years – along with up-to-date knowledge of state-of-the art hardware/software electronics technology – puts A2E in a position to solve problems in the oil and gas sector. along with design and manufacturing techniques to ensure these demanding conditions are handled. • Downhole tools and subsea electronics have to be able to survive at brutally high temperatures and pressures.page 14
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zincplated low-alloy bolts. replacement would have been both disruptive and expensive. The rapid onset of severe corrosion had left bolt replacement as the only obvious solution. reusable thermoplastic material which. can be used on any size or shape of substrate. and is widely used on UK power supply infrastructure for the prevention of damage through water ingress.
North Sea case study enviropeel has been successfully applied in the North Sea since 2003 for the protection of prematurely rusting ptfe-coated. However. the product is able to arrest and prevent corrosion without high levels of intervention.
& e Systems’ enviropeel technology provides a new approach to corrosion control in bolted systems.frost@ae-sys. and have not needed to replace any bolts as a result of corrosion failure since beginning to use the system. in that it treats the entire system rather than focusing on one particular component. executed seven years earlier. where it has increased equipment lifetimes by more than 500%. despite the high corrosion potential of such a substrate. Surface preparation requirements for enviropeel are minimal. enviropeel is also extensively used in the australian Mining Industry. a regular programme of removal and inspection was implemented. was removed in 2011. as the process was new to the platform.December 2012
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