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Biggest LNG producer targets 64% jump in output capacity by 2027

Qatar, the world’s biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas, plans to boost output capacity by almost two thirds after it adds production facilities to exploit recently discovered reserves.

Two Canadian rail terminal owners unable to take any more oil amid strike

Canada’s oil patch will start feeling the full force of Canadian National Railway Co.’s worker strike by as early as Sunday, with two crude-by-rail terminal operators unable to receive any more oil deliveries.

Algeria squeezed in Europe’s gas market by a flood of LNG

Algeria’s natural gas pipeline exports to Europe are getting squeezed by cheaper Russian supplies and a global abundance of the liquefied form of the fuel.

Unconventionals enter an execution and efficiency phase

Dr. Basak Kurtoglu, Quantum Energy Partners

The unconventional revolution transformed the U.S. into the top hydrocarbon producer globally, fundamentally changing the global energy and political landscape. The production growth over the past decade contributes >$200 billion of incremental annual revenue to the U.S. economy.

Versatile DP flow metering technology solves redesign challenges on offshore platform project

Bridget Spencer, P.E., Wood; Suganya Kandasamy, Laurentide Controls; Panthini Patel, Emerson Process Management

Re-opening a platform design project previously mothballed during the oil and gas industry downturn presented flow metering challenges. DP provided the answers.

Full steam ahead for new OCD usage in SAGD

Patrick Webb, Joshua Gauthier, Canadian National Resources Limited; Craig Skeates, Packers Plus Energy Services

A newly developed outflow control device for steam injection was introduced successfully during a field trial for heavy oil production in Alberta, Canada.

Plexus wellhead sealing system aces API 6A PR2F testing standards

The tests, verified by Lloyds Register, exceed conventional API 6A temperature class ranges of ‘K’ (-75 to +180°F) and ‘X’ (0 to 350°F), and Plexus engineers believe no other wellhead sealing system can perform under the same conditions in a single test run.

Innovative solution for cold-temperature paraffin wax control

Paraffin accumulation in cold temperatures can require costly intervention to recover lost tools used to clean out wax buildup. A new micro-dispersion technology offers a cost-effective solution for wax mitigation in temperatures down to –50°C.

The art of a water midstream deal

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

There are principles presented in Art of the Deal that can be applied to the growth of the water midstream. The acquisition of Sabalo’s water infrastructure by HéO Midstream applies these principles.

“Water, water everywhere….

Karr Ingham, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

Every barrel of Texas crude oil produced yields over 6.5 bbl of water with it. As oil production has risen, managing massive volumes of produced water is ever more challenging. A new Texas Alliance of Energy Producers white paper tackles the issue, to ensure that future energy development is not constrained by water issues.

EIA increases U.S. crude oil production forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration revises the U.S. crude oil production forecast it publishes in each Short-Term Energy Outlook based mainly on two factors: updates to EIA’s published historical data and EIA’s crude oil price forecast.

Ohio’s shale energy industry attracts nearly $78 billion in investment since 2011

Total investment in Ohio’s resource rich shale energy sector has reached $78 billion since tracking began in 2011, according to a Cleveland State University (CSU) study.

Canadian heavy crude weakens as rail strike halts shipments

The price of Canadian heavy crude weakened Tuesday as a worker strike at the nation’s largest railway curbed oil shipments, exacerbating a supply glut that’s crippled Canada’s oil industry.

Encana investor blasts ‘discriminatory’ plan to flee Canada

Encana’s announcement of the planned U.S. move last month ratcheted up the gloom enveloping the Canadian oil industry and heightened anxieties about losing major domestic companies.

Detecting and recovering oil from flowback and produced water

A new SWD system, integrated with innovative oil-in-water monitoring technology, can maximize recovery rates and increase per-barrel profits.

Norway’s oil production beats October forecast, still lags full-year projections

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s preliminary production figures for October 2019 show an average daily production of 1.82 MMbblof oil, NGL and condensate, an increase of 264,000 bpd compared to September.

New pre-salt production begins on P-68 FPSO for Shell, Total in Brazil

Deepwater production has come online from the Brazilian pre-salt Santos basin. Shell Brasil and its consortium partners announced the start of oil and natural gas production at the P-68 FPSO, located in BM-S-11-A Concession in Berbigão, Sururu and West Atapu.

Venezuela using ‘dark ships’ to secretly export millions of barrels of oil

The practice of oil tankers turning off their location signals has increased in the past month, according to shipping data, after the U.S. went after a Chinese-owned shipping company it said was moving crude for sanctioned Iran.

Oxy looks to sell as much as $15 billion in assets by mid-2020

Oxy is trading at its lowest in 14 years as investors balked at the amount of borrowing needed to complete the Anadarko deal, and then questioned whether Oxy can produce enough oil to manage the debt burden.

ADNOC invests $489 million to upgrade Bab onshore field, sustaining long-term production capacity

The investment will re-energize ADNOC’s first field producing Murban grade crude to sustain long-term crude oil production capacity and reinforces ADNOC’s commitment to maximizing value from Abu Dhabi’s vast hydrocarbon resources as it delivers its 2030 smart growth strategy.