Friday, 19 December 2014

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The next Milford Haven?

John McKenna, Editor

Subsea plant

GE buys subsea actuators firm

GE announced yesterday that it was acquiring the Subsea Electric Actuator product line of US-based deepwater oil & gas specialist Oceaneering.

North Sea offshore oil and gas

North Sea polymer injection deal awarded

Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract from Chevron to deliver enhanced oil recovery in the North Sea using polymer injection.

National Grid

Grid encourages more plant shutdowns

National Grid is encouraging more energy-intensive businesses to reduce their demand when electricity supplies are constrained.

AD facility

Revised biogas tariffs confirmed

The government today confirmed the restructuring of feed-in tariffs paid for biomethane fed into the gas grid, confirming the levels that plant operators will be paid.

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SomatXR

Data acquisition

HBM has launched the SomatXR measuring amplifier for mobile data acquisition testing in extreme and demanding environmental conditions.

Aveva Net 5

Information management upgrade

Aveva has today announced a number of improvements to AVEVA NET, its information management software.

PSM Summit

Safety management summit

The Process Safety Management (PSM) Summit is the UK’s largest gathering of practitioners and executives from industry, stakeholder and regulatory bodies, and will centre on the launch of the UK Process Safety Management Skills Strategy 2015 – 2018.

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Murphy Oil Milford Haven refinery

The next Milford Haven?

By John McKenna

Oil prices may be tumbling, Russia may be brought to its knees, but for Europe’s refineries little has changed.

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Wayne Matthews

Secret life of plants

Zero risk may be unattainable in a production environment, but adopting a balanced approach may help prevent disaster, says Wayne Matthews, technical director at Yokogawa Marex.

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Data

Data everywhere

By Louisa Hearn

Is the race for big data the key to the future of data acquisition technology?

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Apateq onsite water separation

Pure play

By Louisa Hearn

As global water regulations tighten, filtration technologies are evolving to help process industries adapt.

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Aaron oil truck

Slick analysis Video

Oil recycling firm opts for PLC solution to track liquids as they are pumped through a collection truck.

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Engineering and design for lean construction Video

The Aveva Group has launched this short video which explains how best to control the design spiral on construction projects.

German ExxonMobil employees drink fracking fluid - web

ExxonMobil staff drink fracking fluid

Staff of ExxonMobil this week appeared on national television in Germany to attempt to show that fracking fluid is harmless.

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