How to measure material levels in vessels for fouling deposits:case study

Posted by Nicola Porter

Jul 6, 2015 3:08:00 PM

A problem plaguing butadiene purification unit operations is the potential for free radical polymerisation, commonly known as popcorn polymer. This popcorn polymer formation can disrupt the operation of the unit by plugging lines, sticking valves, and even physically damaging equipment. Under certain conditions the polymer growth can push apart flanges, rupture lines and even pop the head off exchangers.

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Topics: optimising plant processing, popcorn polymer, process systems, providing insight onsite, neutron backscatter, process vessels, plant processing, scanning technology, heat exchanger, butadiene purification unit, Process Diagnostics, exchanger, solids buildup, fouling deposits, polymerisation, butadiene condenser

Three reasons our Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED) Family provides a solution for every situation

Posted by Callum Grieves

Jun 11, 2015 3:40:29 PM

Tracerco’s latest product range for radiation monitoring provides those working in harsh environments and potentially challenging conditions with a safe method of detecting, measuring and monitoring radiation dose rate. In this post we will discuss how our extended family of PEDs deliver exceptional performance across a wide range of applications, providing those working in CBRNe, NDT and Oil and Gas professions with an effective solution for every radiation monitoring need. 

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Topics: Awards, dose rate, monitoring, radiation, monitors, ped, personal electronic dosimeter, radiation monitor, radiation detection, dosimeter

How to cut drilling costs by as much as 66% in unconventional fields

Posted by Helena Barras

Jun 4, 2015 2:20:00 PM

With the oil price remaining low, the entire oil and gas industry together with their supply chain are faced with the challenge of producing more for less. Constantly looking to cut costs without compromising  on production or quality of product, technologies demonstrate their value not only in how they can help optimise production at any stage in the hydrocarbon production and processing chains, but also in how they can act as enablers to operators who need to save on the cost of producing oil and gas.

In this post we examine three steps to achieving savings of as much as 66% in drilling costs by using accurate flow data to optimise well spacing in unconventional fields. Tweet this.

This is based on our vast experience across numerous fields and the insights and figures come from real projects conducted over the last few years.


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OTC 2015 News and Technology - Five Brilliant Resources from the Web

Posted by Helena Barras

May 14, 2015 2:14:36 PM

There are many reasons to attend OTC. Often, the main reason is for oil and gas professionals to learn about industry trends and  application of new technologies. They learn through taking in papers written by industry experts and wandering the exhibition floor speaking to exhibitors who are bringing new technologies  to solve industry challenges.

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Topics: Discovery, Awards, Houston events, reservoir, Events, OTC

Four exciting reasons to see Tracerco at OTC 2015

Posted by Helena Barras

Apr 16, 2015 1:44:43 PM

Tracerco are exhibiting in two areas at OTC and have a lot of exciting new developments to talk about in Reservoir and Subsea Technologies respectively. Please visit booths 8213 in the NRG Arena or booth 2241L part of the UK pavilion in the NRG  center to learn more about these technologies and innovative new developments.

In the mean time we have listed a preview of the top four stories from Tracerco at OTC.

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Topics: Tracerco innovations, Discovery, pipeline inspection, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, Awards, chemical tracers, oil & gas, reservoir, controlled release, flow profiling, reservoir analysis, tracer analysis, interwell, Explorer, mobile tracer labs

Discovery named as OTC Spotlight on new Technology Winner in 2015

Posted by Helena Barras

Mar 10, 2015 1:49:00 PM

We are delighted to announce DiscoveryTM has been named as an OTC Spotlight on new Technology winner. The awards are open to all OTC exhibitors and aims to showcase the most advanced technology updates in the industry. Up to 15 technologies can be chosen for the award in any given year.

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How to fully understand flow assurance issues in your subsea pipeline

Posted by Helena Barras

Mar 6, 2015 4:33:00 PM

Flow assurance specialists have long faced the challenge of maintaining continuous flow through subsea pipelines. Over time deposits can build-up and can lead to shortfall of revenue through lost production. When these issues occur, they face the problem of determining the exact location and nature of the blockage in order to take action, without risking damage to the subsea pipeline.

In this post we will explain step by step how to pinpoint the exact location of any flow assurance issues including how to investigate them further, determining whether they are hydrate deposits or wax deposits, or indeed distinguishing between asphaltene deposits or scale deposition. All without shutting down production or modifying subsea pipelines in any way.

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Topics: Discovery, pipeline inspection, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, Explorer

Five reasons Discovery won the Innovation & Technology Subsea UK Award

Posted by Helena Barras

Feb 12, 2015 9:01:00 AM

Last night DiscoveryTM won the Innovation and Technology category at the Subsea UK Awards.This is the second award it has picked up in the last 12 months. As an industry breakthrough in pipeline inspection, diagnosing flow assurance issues as well as pipeline integrity flaws, we give you five reasons why the industry regards it as so unique and special, and how it helps our customers overcome challenges they face.

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Topics: Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, Awards

Four Reasons the Unique and Brilliant Tracerco Profiler is the Engineers' Choice [Infographic]

Posted by Helena Barras

Oct 22, 2014 4:22:00 PM


The ProfilerTM has been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards program in the Sensors category.

This award is decided by votes, so to help you decide that the ProfilerTM is unique and special enough to win this award we've listed out the top four reasons it deserves recognition together with an infographic on the savings it delivers to customers.
You can learn more about the benefits it brings in our previous blog post outlining how you can increase crude throughput in high temperature processing.
Voting closes on 31 December 2014 so if you agree the Tracerco ProfilerTM is as brilliant as we think it is please cast your vote.
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Topics: Tracerco innovations, Awards, Downstream, nucleonic instrumentation, optimising plant processing, High temperature plant processing, desalting, SAGD

Deep Offshore Technology and Discovery in Aberdeen

Posted by Helena Barras

Oct 17, 2014 3:29:56 PM

This week was mostly spent at the Deep Offshore Technology Conference in Aberdeen promoting Discovery. We made some great contacts and met many existing ones. Continuing to monitor our marketing campaigns showed initial results from the event indicated a healthy 67% brand awareness for Tracerco in the Aberdeen offshore market. Although we can see there is still some room for improvement. 

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Topics: marketing, Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, oil & gas

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