California gas leak : update

In January 2016 a natural gas leak at a storage facility in Aliso Canyon, California reached catastrophic proportions, leading to a declared state of emergency in the Los Angeles area. Due to its complex nature, regulators and residents disagreed on how to stop the gas leak. Regulators were unsure about capturing and burning off the natural…

Total starts Shetland gas production

A major new Shetland plant promises to bring gas to two million homes in the UK. French company Total has started production on a massive new gas plant off the coast of the Shetlands. It is the largest construction project of its kind since the London Olympics and could provide enough gas for two million…

Fluenta Employee Spotlight: Eduardo Hurtado

Eduardo Hurtado is a Fluenta Regional Service Manager for the Americas. Eduardo manages onshore and offshore commissioning, maintenance and technological projects for the Americas region. Eduardo ensures Fluenta is compliant with all safety and security regulations, identifying training needs and developing safe work procedures and best practice.   Tell us a little about yourself. Originally…

From gas flaring to revenue

The last two years have been traumatic for the Oil & Gas Industry as prices plunged by more than 60%. In this new era of cheap oil, many producers are having to get creative in terms of revenue generation and management, which is seeing many try to monetise their gas flaring operations. With the changing…

Flaring in the News – February 2016

Amidst current presidential campaigning in the US, President Obama has continued his pursuit to curb climate change, involving a proposal to clamp down on gas flaring. Meanwhile, as bad weather continues to affect the oil and gas industry, work has had to be shut down in the North Sea at the Maersk Oil production site.…

Gas capture technology could be key to flaring reduction

The environmental impact of natural gas flaring continues to be a problem in many Oil & Gas producing countries, particularly in regions that lack the technological infrastructure to safely and efficiently capture, transport and utilise the gas released during oil extraction. New developments in technology, however, may be turning this situation on its head.  …

Study shines a light on gas flaring

Energy companies are intentionally releasing vast quantities of methane into the air, according to a new study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which was co-funded by the World Bank. Recently a ruptured storage tank at the Aliso Canyon gas facility in California began spewing natural gas into the atmosphere. In…