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Thermal insulation for oil pipes This is increasingly important in the UK North Sea oil production as the depths of drilling are increasing. The temperature of the sea is about 6 °C, significantly below the wax point of the crude oil. Oil emerging from he oil wells is warm, however it cools during flow through production pipes. Without adequate insulation there is a risk of the crude oil solidifying in the pipes.
Ythan Environmental Services - supply products and solutions for thermal insulation of oil pipes and oilfield chemical issues.
SETARAM has produced a brochure describing use of the calorimetric technique for the characterisation of gas hydrates (formation, dissociation, heat capacity, kinetics).
API (American Petroleum Institute) a research institute for the oil and gas industry, producing different technical publications, training courses and standards.
FORCE is a Norwegian organisation providing opportunities for participants to discuss with research and technology providers, development in tools, methods and research related to improved oil recovery, concerning reservoir characterisation.
SINTEF is an independent Norwegian research organisation with a Petroleum Research Department for identification and extraction of petroleum resources, including thermal energy processes and energy systems. SINTEF also has a gas hydrate laboratory.
Heriot Watt University Institute of Petroleum Engineering is a specialised centre in teaching, training and research on upstream oil and gas resources for the UK petroleum industry.
Heriot Watt University Centre for Gas Hydrate Research has research work covering a wide range of gas hydrate topics, including flow assurance, gas hydrates as an alternative energy resource, and geohazard issues.
Colorado School of Mines Center for Hydrate Research performs fundamental and applied research on gas hydrates, especially for flow assurance departments of oil companies, using the calorimetric technique .
SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) aim is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies.
IFP (Institut Français du Pétrole) conducts scientific research and industrial development, has training, and an information services centre in the fields of oil & natural gas, their use, in particular by vehicles, and new energy and environmental technologies (production of fuels from biomass, biofuels, hydrogen, the capture and storage of CO2, etc.)
HYDRATECH is a research project supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme to identify the presence of methane hydrate, and to quantify the amount present in sediments on continental margins. A working group is dedicated to the formation of gas hydrates versus temperature and pressure.
DEEPSTAR is a joint industry technology development project focused on advancing deepwater technologies. It includes oil companies, experts, laboratories and vendors. A particular interest is flow assurance (especially formation of gas hydrates according to temperature and pressure).
DP (Norwegian Deepwater Programme ) is a programme dedicated to carry out cost-effective preparations for safe and efficient drilling and field development. A particular interest is formation of gas hydrates according to temperature and pressure.
Temperature measurement Flirthermography provide a d ocument (pdf) on Thermographic Monitoring of Refractory Lined Petroleum Refinery Equipment.
Flirthermography provide a d ocument (pdf) on Thermographic Monitoring of Refractory Lined Petroleum Refinery Equipment.Infrared (non-contact) temperature measurement equipment and related resources (like training, calibration & industry application notes) can be found at the sites below:
Firstly, try the evitherm data centre, where you might find the data you need and, if it's pay-for, more cheaply.
CODATA has established a task group for data on natural gas hydrates.
The Gas Hydrate Database offers a convenient and accessible information system covering all aspects of gas hydrates issues, with experimental data on phase equilibria, thermodynamic modelling of hydrate behaviour and thermodynamic properties of gas hydrates.
Offshore-Technology a website for the offshore oil and gas industry.
INTEC Engineering gives on its website a large list of petroleum resources.
ChemWeb is a chemistry portal launched in April 1997, offering a wide range of information for those in research chemistry, the chemicals industries and related disciplines. Membership is free.
Energy Institute is the leading professional body for the energy industries, representing almost 12,000 professionals both nationally and internationally. Promotes safe, environmentally responsible and efficient supply and use of energy in all its forms and applications.