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Gate valve bonnet failures from thermal expansion of fluids at high temperature - In a steam-assisted gravity drainage application, immediately after start-up, a gate valve bonnet failure caused a release of pressure to atmosphere. In thermal applications throughout the oil and gas industry, there have been incidents of valve failures during start-up. Resulting damage can include stretching studs and loss of pressure integrity between the body and bonnet. The main cause is pressure build-up in the gate valve cavity from thermal expansion of fluids, which was completely full and isolated. Such pressure exceeded the rated working pressure of the valve.

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US to protect gas fields off Israel

US congressman Brian Higgins has introduced legislation for the US-Israel maritime security partnership act that aims to protect Israel’s coastline and natural gas fields from terrorist attacks.

Greenpeace in UK fracking bake-off

Celebrity sisters Emma and Sophie Thompson have joined activist group Greenpeace and local residents in Lancashire, UK, in an anti-fracking protest involving the making of a short film on a possibl...

Kongsberg nets Saipem Ichthys deal

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has signed a Nkr 80 million ($10 million) contract with Saipem for the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia.

Breitburn in $1bn private equity boost

Los Angeles-based Breitburn Energy Partners is easing its debt burden after getting a $1 billion injection from private equity player EIG Global Energy Partners.

EnQuest production up, profits down

EnQuest posted a net loss last year despite a hike in production, as the London-listed player also booked a sizeable amount in impairments.

Drillsearch hits more records

Australia’s Drillsearch Energy has managed to post a bumper result for the 2014 financial year, but has fallen short of most of its guidance targets.

Sinopec forecasts fall in shale costs

Sinopec chairman Fu Chengyu said he expects shale drilling costs to fall by more than a third in the next three to five years.

Zawtika starts gas delivery to Thailand

First natural gas production has been achieved from the Zawtika project in Myanmar, operated by the PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP).

CBM rig launches on market

Singapore-registered player GasDrill International has launched a coalbed methane gas drill rig onto the Australian market.

TPAO on the hunt

Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) is actively searching for acquisitions worldwide but with a special emphasis on projects around its own neighborhood in Central Asia and in central Africa as it looks to in...

OPEC deal can work, but ‘We tend to cheat,’ Al-Naimi says

OPEC’s agreement to cut production for the first time in eight years has the potential to balance the oil market, as long as everyone sticks to it, former Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi s...

Brent heads for biggest weekly advance since 2009

Brent oil is headed for its biggest weekly gain since 2009 after OPEC approved its first supply cut in eight years, with attention now shifting to compliance with the deal and how other producers w...

GeoPark awarded final approval for Morona Block acquisition in Peru

GeoPark Limited--an independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Peru--today announced t...

Apex International Energy awarded first blocks in Egypt

Apex International Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Egypt, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Blocks 8 and 9 by the Egyptian General Pet...

Gardner Denver increases sale of pump units as operators prepare for stronger market

Gardner Denver’s Petroleum and Industrial Pumps (PandIP) division, is announcing the sale of six Thunder Series pumps in October. The company continues to see a strong interest from service compa...

New president of Chevron Africa and Latin America EandP named

Chevron Corporation has named Clay Neff as president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Subsea 7 awarded surf contract, offshore Australia

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a sizeable contract by Woodside Energy Ltd for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 Project, offshore Australia. The Greater Western Flank is located on the North...

Zion Oil and Gas receives approval to drill in Israel

While Israel is not able to currently meet their energy needs domestically, few companies are well positioned to take advantage of the demand for energy. One such company is Zion Oil and Gas.

Production drilling underway on Statoil’s Mariner field, UK North Sea

Up to five wells will be drilled before Statoil’s Mariner A platform hook-up and commissioning activity starts next summer. First oil is expected to be produced from Mariner in 2018. Hedda Felin...

FMC, Technip pass final antitrust review with Brazilian clearance

The pending combination of FMC Technologies and Technip has received a clearance decision from the General Superintendent of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), the Brazilian an...

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