1 Oct, 2018

Harnessing Coriolis – From Cannon Balls to Mass Flow Measurement

Learn how harnessing the Coriolis effect allows engineers to provide direct, in-line and accurate mass flow measurement of both liquids and gases. Walk through the basic theory of the Coriolis effect, the development of this revolutionary technology and the challenges of creating the perfect flow meter.

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1 Sep, 2018

Propane - Water Phase Behavior at Low to Moderate Pressures

In this Tip of the Month, we evaluate the accuracy of water content predicted by a process simulation software against limited measured experimental data. The tip studies the effect of pressure and temperature on the propane water content in equilibrium with liquid water, ice or hydrate phase. In addition, water content charts are presented for isobars of 14.7, 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 psia (101.3, 172, 345, 699, 1034, 1379 kPa). For each isobar a temperature range of -60 °F to 200 °F (-51 °C to 104 °C) is covered.

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1 Aug, 2018

Design and Operation of Unconventional Surface Facilities; Stabilization Issues

This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses design and operational considerations of surface facilities for unconventional light oil shales.

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1 Jul, 2018

Delivering Bad News to Stakeholders and Decision Makers

We all hate delivering bad project news, but this Tip of the Month will give you some tips to better communicate negative information to stakeholders and decision makers. Learn about five different types of project issues, managing project relationships and best practices for delivering bad news.

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1 Jul, 2018

Methyl Diethanolamine (MDEA) Vaporization Loss in Gas Sweetening Process

In this Facilities Tip of The Month (TOTM), you will investigate the effect of pressure and temperature on the MDEA vaporization loss from the contactor top, regenerator top and flash gas. Specifically, this study focuses on the variation of MDEA vaporization losses with the feed sour gas pressure in the range of 5.52 MPa to 8.28 MPa (800 psia to 1200 psia).

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1 Jun, 2018

9 Practical Tips for Motivating Oil and Gas Teams

The key to success in any project is PEOPLE. This Tip of the Month shares some practical tips that have been proven successful in motivating people on oil and gas teams.

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1 Jun, 2018

What You Need to Know About Production Logging

Production logging is a critical component of developing optimum modeling, completion and stimulation practices. This subsurface Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses what you need to know to make your production logging both efficient and effective, and how to handle the unique challenges presented by horizontal wellbores.

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1 May, 2018

The #1 Problem Facing Turnarounds, Shutdowns and Outages

Learn how you can resolve the biggest problem facing turnarounds, shutdowns and outages.

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1 May, 2018

The Importance of Process Safety Specification Breaks

This tip of the month (TOTM) explains specification breaks or spec breaks. It highlights why they are important in the design and operation of surface facilities in the hydrocarbon industry and how to avoid mistakes that can have catastrophic consequences.

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1 Apr, 2018

How to Effectively Manage Project Stakeholders

Have you ever had trouble communicating or even working with project stakeholders? This tip of the month (TOTM) will discuss the key to effectively managing those stakeholders and review an internal stakeholder management process all companies should use.

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