From the Editor: The Little Things that Make the DifferenceOct 8, 2004
This issue’s focus is not on huge developments or monster finds, but on the small pieces and parts that are sometimes taken for granted. Pumps, valves and the like can contribute greatly to a development’s performance or can be a weak link that leads to shutdown or worse.
Multiphase Pumping – A Successfully Growing Oil Field Production TechnologyOct 8, 2004
During the past 15 years, multiphase pumps have gained increased acceptance in oil field production. They have replaced conventional production equipment with their simple and more economical technology.
Working With HydratesOct 8, 2004
Subsea equipment has now been supplied for over 25 years, and with the current upturn in World Oil & Gas markets, more and more discoveries are being declared viable in deep and ultra-deep waters. New deepwater offshore discoveries in West Africa, Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Rim (where exploration is now being undertaken beyond 4,000 metres water depth), are being developed where the wellhead is situated on the seabed.
Hook, Line and SinkerOct 8, 2004
Internet use is certainly not safe these days, and it seems like there are new hazards lurking around the corner every day. Viruses are rampant, spam is clogging up mailboxes, and you can never be certain of what is really lying behind the link you are about to click. Whatever measures ISPs and software publishers come up with on Wednesday to battle these pests are seemingly useless on Thursday, because the bad guys are always ahead of the game.