Midstream Business Magazine - March 2019
As Paul Hart, midstream editor at-large, points out, the energy business has not been a particularly quick technology adopter. Even the legendary perfection of hydraulic fracturing came despite considerable “we’ve never done it that way” in-house pushback. Can we do better? Yes. This issue of Midstream Business focuses on the the technology that is turning the midstream around.
Also in this issue:
- Important trends could buffet the growing U.S. export market;
- An LNG supply gap of up to 200 million tonnes per year in 2030 is the prize for U.S. liquefaction projects as gas exports take center stage; and
- Several companies in the sector play crucial roles as the midstream grows to handle greater sales abroad.
Research and development organizations agree on major trends in pipeline technology progress.
It’s a phrase heard frequently from organizations as they take on complex digital transformation implementations. “Agile software development” is a popular term that gets project teams excited. There’s excitement in the promise of a speedy delivery and return on investment—one that allows flexibility in scope, requirements and discovery.
Multiple trends make midstream’s digital transformation a priority but operators must consider how to make it happen.
A field trial confirms a novel corrosion under insulation monitoring technique.
DCP Midstream moves ahead with an ambitious plan to fully integrate new technology that will fundamentally change the way the company does business.
Proper procedures allow efficient construction—and operations—of rail-to-truck propane terminals.
Design advancements and a reliable power grid make electrically powered compressors a serious option.
FERC’s streamlining process is accelerating the construction of terminals to handle burgeoning natural gas flows.
Multiple drone services can provide astounding amounts of data to midstream operators. The problem is, what to do with it?