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Fluenta announce new distribution agreement with Provincial Controls

Fluenta announces Provincial Controls as distributor for the key Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba Houston, Texas – July, 05, 2021 – Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic flare...
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Fluenta announce new partnership with Saudi Arabian Sensing Solutions Company (SASSCO)

Fluenta appoints Saudi Arabian Sensing Solutions Company (SASSCO) as representatives across Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, 7th June 2021, Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic flare gas measurement for the oil...
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Meet our Inside Sales Manager: Christopher Viramontes

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background I'm a graduate of the Industrial Distribution Engineering program from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University....
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Fluenta welcomes Thomas Koczynski as North America and Canada Sales Director

Thomas brings over 30 years’ experience in sales and business development in the industry (Houston, TX) Fluenta, a global leader in flare gas measurement technology, today announces Thomas Koczynski as...
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Fluenta launches market-leading Fluenta FlarePhase™ ultrasonic transducer range

Setting the standard for flare gas measurement with market-leading capabilities Capable of measuring flare gas flow in process temperatures between +350°C -200°C Enhanced performance with high levels of hydrogen, carbon...
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Fluenta announces opening of new sales office in Dubai

New office in Dubai serves growing demand for Fluenta Product and Services in the Middle East and Africa Expert local presence provides faster technical and sales support to customers and...
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2020 Flaring: A year in review

2020 has been a turbulent year for the energy industry. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt around the globe as demand fell earlier this year and operators were ultimately...
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Fluenta launches new FGM 160 Dual-Path flare gas meter

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic flare gas measurement and management technology for the Oil & Gas, petrochemical and LNG industries, today announces the launch of its new FGM 160...
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Fluenta launches new UFM Manager software for on-site management of FGM 160 flare gas meter

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology for the oil and gas, petrochemical and LNG Industries, today announces the launch of the new version of UFM Manager...
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The Future of Hydrogen as a Green Energy Alternative

Hydrogen is being increasingly considered a clean energy alternatives and has recently been in the news as UK trials commence, integrating hydrogen into the domestic gas network. However, not all...
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Energy Demand – When and How Will Oil Bounce Back?

On the 20th April 2020, history was made as WTI crude futures contracts dropped below $0, with the BBC reporting, ‘the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI),...
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Fluenta COVID-19 Update

To our customers, partners, and suppliers, In light of the coronavirus pandemic we want to keep you informed on how we are reacting to this situation as a business. We...
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Explosion Proofing Certification

In the oil and gas industry, there are many potential causes of an on-site explosion. Understandably, safety is a priority within the industry, and regulators and operators must continually monitor...
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Meet our Asia Pacific Service Engineer : Asyif Sahidon

As a service engineer supporting our customers in the Asia Pacific region, Asyif spends most of his time on site, helping our customers with annual maintenance or installing our meters....
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Fluenta Supports Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme

On February 17th, we were invited to attend the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme's (NGFCP) Bidder's Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, as a supplier of flare gas meters that surpass the...
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Fluenta announce new partnership with Aquip Systems Pty Ltd

Fluenta appoints Aquip Systems Pty Ltd as representative across Australia Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic flare gas measurement technology for the oil and gas and chemical processing industries, today...
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Flaring in 2019: A year in review

Flaring has been much discussed this past year and is an ongoing challenge within the industry. In line with the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative, several government...
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2020 Exhibitions and Conferences – Updated

Due to the COVID-19 disruption, many of this years' conferences have been either delayed or cancelled. We've updated our schedule to keep you up to date. We can't wait to...
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ADIPEC 2019

Last week saw over 2000 of the industry's leading companies gather in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ADIPEC 2019. With around 150,000 attendees, our team from around the world...
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UK office team

Local MP UK office visit

Last Friday (25th October 2019) we had the pleasure of welcoming our local (Huntingdonshire) MP, Jonathan Djanogly, to our new UK office located in Abbotsley, St Neots, just outside of...
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LNG – what is it and how is it made?

Liquid Natural Gas Without a feasible route to market, natural gas, a by-product of oil extraction and processing, is sometimes flared at the point of production. Liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
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Meet our Sales Director: Azzumar Razali

As Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Azzumar runs our Kuala Lumpur office and is in charge of building our customer base in Asia. In this Employee Spotlight, we catch up with...
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Flare Gas Reduction and Monetisation – Syngas and Syncrude

This blog looks at the flare gas monetisation and reinjection opportunity that is Gas to Liquid (GTL) technology, specifically the creation and use of synethesis gas and synthetic crude oil....
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Offshore Europe 2019 – Aberdeen

We've just got back from our week-long trip to sunny Aberdeen for Offshore Europe 2019! Thank you to everyone who found us at the show, we loved meeting you all!...
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Fluenta now selling direct to the UK market

Fluenta announces direct sales, service, and support operation for its UK flare gas meter business Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic technology for Flare Gas measurement and management, today announces...
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Fluenta Spares and Servicing with John Allen

 In this video, our Aftermarket Sales Manager, John Allen, discusses the elements of your Fluenta meter and the few spares needed for you to ensure limited downtime.
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Flare Gas Reduction and Monetisation – Gas to Energy

Infrastructure is key in reducing flaring. In previous blogs, we have discussed sending gas to market via pipeline and virtual pipeline through natural gas liquefaction. This blog will examine the...
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Flare Gas Reduction and Monetisation – Gas Liquefaction

Infrastructure is key in reducing flaring, from pipelines, to compression stations, to transport. We have already examined how gas pipeline infrastructure can reduce flaring. However, what are the processes involved...
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In the Pipeline – the U.S.

With the World Bank’s 2030 zero-flaring initiative deadline approaching, reducing flare gas is becoming a priority. This series examines the various ways companies and countries can achieve this, from increased...
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Flaring Regulations Series: Nigeria 2019

A lot has changed since our original post in 2016 about flaring regulations in Nigeria. Here’s the latest on all you need to know. Nigeria remains the largest oil producer...
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Meet our Aftermarket Sales Manager: John Allen

As Aftermarket Sales Manager, John's job is to continue to support our customers after our meters have been installed, whether that's sorting out spares or repairs. In this Employee Spotlight,...
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Flare Gas Recovery: reducing and monitoring flare gas

With the ‘zero routine flaring by 2030’ initiative in the industries sights, it’s now more important than ever to reduce and monitor flare gas. Zero routine flaring by 2030 According...
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2019 Exhibitions & Conferences – Come and Meet Us!

We’re keeping busy and attending lots of exhibitions and conferences this year! Here’s where we'll be, so you can come and say hello, check out our demo kit and pick...
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Our Cambridge office is moving!

In about a month, our Cambourne team will be packing their bags and heading further into the Cambridgeshire countryside to settle into their new home in Gransden Park, St Neots....
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Meet Fluenta at OGA 2019

Every year industry leaders, prominent subject experts and decision makers meet at the the Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition (OGA) in Malaysia. Fluenta will display its ultrasonic measurement...
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Canadian oil and gas: calling for expansion

Canada is the world’s fifth-largest producer of natural gas and sixth-largest producer of oil. Canada is a is a major player in the energy industry, crucial to the economy of...
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Becoming carbon neutral: the industry approach

British MPs have approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. While there is no single definition of what the emergency entails, many local areas have stated they...
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Tom Pugliese talks gas flaring at the Process Solutions Summit

Eastern Controls’ Process Solutions Summit brings together oil and gas industry leaders alongside 300 businesses from across the Mid-Atlantic Region. Tom Pugliese, Fluenta’s Area Sales Manager will represent us at...
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On the move: transport innovation in oil and gas

The container ship Wes Amelie has received fuel through the first ship-to-ship operation involving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – marking an important step in an industry constantly innovating to improve...
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Fluenta announces extended partnership with RMS

Fluenta today announces an extension of its agreement with RMS to sell Fluenta products in Egypt. Kevin Spiess, Sales Director for EMEA and APAC at Fluenta, commented; “RMS has worked with...
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US banks on its 100-year supply of natural gas

Oil and gas are finite resources. As reserves decline, fuel security is an increasing concern for nation states around the world. Governments are making considerable efforts to exploit existing fuel...
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Gas compressor stations: what and why?

Global demand for natural gas is set to increase by an average 1.6% in the next 5 years – largely driven by emerging Asian markets. These developing energy networks will...
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Oil terminals: loading with flaring

Stored away in salt caverns deep in the Gulf Coast region are 727 million barrels of oil. The Strategic Oil Reserve was established in 1973 to prepare for potential political...
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Natural gas demand and supply: gathering and processing

Global demand for natural gas is forecast to increase by an average 1.6% each year in the next five years. New pipelines are being constructed to move the additional supply...
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FLNG – water on the rise

Global energy demand will grow by 30 per cent between 2015 and 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Taking the lead Following the shale revolution, natural gas has...
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FPSOs: mobile processing

Oil has been produced in offshore locations since the 1940s. Oil platforms originally sat on the seabed, but as exploratory efforts moved into deeper waters Floating Production Storage and Offloading...
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The 2019 EPA Refinery Sector Rule

On January 30, monitoring and gas analysis submissions were closed for the latest update to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refinery Sector Rule (RSR). Introduced in 2015, the...
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The final decision on oil and gas projects

This year, global volumes of sanctioned oil and gas are set to triple compared to 2018 – driven by a massive increase in Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) on new petroleum...
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Fluenta announces new partnership with Valtronics

Valtronics appointed Fluenta representatives in Marcellus / Utica region of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia   Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology for the oil and...
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Fluenta announces new partnership with Optima Global Energy

Optima Global Energy appointed Fluenta representatives in Algeria Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology for the oil and gas and chemical processing industries, today announces its...
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Oil and gas: open for business

United States oil and gas employment grew 5.4 per cent in 2018, taking on more than 880,000 new professionals. Employees are also being paid more – the US oil and...
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Africa: the state of oil and gas

Six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. With a growing population that is becoming more urbanised, total energy demand in the region is forecasted...
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US flaring: calling all pipelines

The US oil and gas industry is booming. Natural gas production has increased by 50 per cent in the last decade, with crude oil production up 140 per cent in...
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Video: operating principle of the FGM 160 flare gas meter

In the first of our new Fluenta video series, Marketing Director Alex Keys discusses how Fluenta's FGM 160 flare gas meter uses the time of flight method to measure flow:
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Managing natural gas

Flaring levels in the Bakken Region hit record highs in 2018. Throughout the year, operators called for increased government investment in methods of collecting, managing and storing excess natural gas....
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Meet Fluenta at the 4C Environmental Conference

Every year industry leaders, prominent subject experts, policy shapers and decision makers meet at the 4C Health, Safety and Environmental Conference to contribute to the shared goals of safety, compliance...
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Oil and gas: fuelling 2019

The 2014 oil price crash halted investment in new oil and gas projects and caused a major re-evaluation within the industry. When oil prices returned to costing between 60 and...
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2018: the hunt for oil

2018 was the best year for global oil and gas exploration since 2015, according to Rystad Energy. Discovered resources surpassed 8.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe), with the number...
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Flaring in 2018: A year in review

Routine flaring – when excess natural gas is burned for reasons other than safety – wastes a valuable energy resource that could be used to support economic growth and progress....
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Flaring in Permian Basin doubles

Flaring in West Texas’ Permian Basin averaged a record of 407 million cubic feet per day in the third quarter of this year. In mid-2017, operators in the Basin were...
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US set to become world’s biggest LNG exporter

Global demand for natural gas is expected to make the hydrocarbon the world’s main source of fuel in the next decade. As a result, countries are looking to capitalise on...
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Assisting flaring: steam vs air

During the production of oil and natural gas, excess gas is often flared for safety reasons. An efficiently burning flare does not produce visible smoke. However when incomplete combustion occurs...
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Flaring types: elevated vs ground

The flame at the top of an oil rig is an iconic image for the oil and gas industry. During the production of oil and natural gas, excess gas is...
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The Petrochemicals industry: breaking down BTX

While primarily used as energy sources, fossil fuels are often distilled and refined into different substances. These chemicals are then used in the production of everything from plastics to detergents....
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Fluenta opens regional office for Asia in Kuala Lumpur

• Office in Malaysia will serve growing Asian markets • The acquisition of Specs Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd gives customers access to a sales and technical team with trusted regional...
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Fluenta partners with NIKA-MC to enter flare gas measurement market in Russia

Fluenta’s FGM 160 flare gas meter TR-CU and PAC test approved for Russian market NIKA-MC selected as official reseller for Russia and Kazakhstan Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement...
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Chemical processing: the role of ethylene glycol

Oil rigs and underwater pipelines must be able to operate in extremely low temperatures, but equipment working in a large body of water must also contend with salt causing corrosion....
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Chemical processing: what is ethylene?

Excess natural gas produced at oil wells is often flared, but it can also be transformed into pipeline quality dry natural gas. This involves a complex industrial process where raw...
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Feeling the pressure: process upsets in flaring

45 per cent of oil and gas megaprojects suffer extended project shutdowns into their second year of production. Referring to large-scale, complex ventures that typically cost billions of dollars, megaprojects...
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Knockout drums: removing liquid

The World Bank recently revealed 141 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas was flared in 2017. The figures reflect the global change in attitude towards routine flaring and its...
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Flaring: efficiency in action

Despite global oil production increasing by a half per cent, recent data from the World Bank revealed global gas flaring is in decline. Operators are becoming more conscious of the...
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Fluenta celebrating: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was created to commemorate the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty that aims to protect the atmosphere. Celebrated on September...
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The heat is on: flaring in the chemicals industry

Central to our modern economy, the chemicals industry is responsible for converting raw materials (such as oil, natural gas, air, water, metals and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products. Like the drilling of wells for hydrocarbons, processes in...
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Flaring in America’s busiest oil field

Shale drillers in Texas’ Permian Basin are flaring $1 million worth of natural gas every day, according to statistics published in the Wall Street Journal. The Permian Basin is the...
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Flaring restrictions in the Bakken Region: an inconsistent start

Figures reveal operators in the Bakken Formation – a region holding vast reserves of oil in North Dakota – have been unable to restrict gas flaring to meet state regulations...
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An IoT framework for gas measurement

This article first appeared in Sensors Online on March 10, 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the capability of businesses to measure and manage a range of previously...
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Going big: flaring during the rebirth of oil and gas

The world’s biggest oil and gas companies are preparing the first round of large oil and gas projects since the price crash of 2014. Firms will approve approximately $300 billion...
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IoT boosts health and safety in offshore environments

This article first appeared in Internet of Business on April 13, 2017 In August 2015, an explosion at a gas treatment plant on the west coast of Venezuela demonstrated the need...
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Reducing flaring in Nigeria: Presidential approval

In a recent interview, Nigeria’s President announced approval of the country’s new Flare Gas (Prevention of Waste and Pollution) Regulations. These will be implemented under the wider National Gas Flare...
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How managing risk in the oil and gas industry can prevent a large-scale disaster

This article first appeared in Energy Digital on April 4, 2017 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests more than half a million of the US population work in the oil...
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The IoT effect: modernising traditional industries

This article originally appeared in Digitalisation World on April 4, 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to radically change the way we monitor and measure an almost unlimited number...
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What it takes to be an oil and gas service engineer

Eduardo Hurtado is a Regional Manager at Fluenta and an expert in managing onshore and offshore commissioning, maintenance and technology projects in the Americas. Before becoming Regional Manager, Eduardo was...
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Zero routine gas flaring – now is the time to act

This article originally appeared in Flow Control on April 3, 2017 A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights,” estimates the energy sector is responsible for more than...
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New technology enables action on CO2 emissions in the oil and gas Industry

This article first appeared in Energy Digital on May 5, 2017 An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights,” estimated the energy sector is responsible for...
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Myanmar: the journey to a booming Oil & Gas Industry

Myanmar expects to receive more than $2 billion from its Oil & Gas Industry in 2018-2019. Revenue will primarily come from the country’s offshore gas production – expected to reach...
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We’re living in a material world

This article first appeared in Engineering Specifier on June 12, 2017 Drilling for crude oil, as well as the production, processing, storage and transportation of energy, inflicts huge stresses and...
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On the right track: routine flaring drops across the globe

Oil production sites across the globe experienced a five per cent decline in gas flaring in 2017, according to new satellite data from The World Bank. The decrease occurred despite...
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Cyber security: the changing threat landscape in oil and gas

This article first appeared in Hydrocarbon Engineering on July 21, 2017 Cyber crime costs the global economy more than US$400 billion per year, according to estimates by the Centre for Strategic...
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An introduction to explosion proofing in the Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Industry often requires employees to operate in hazardous locations. In areas where flammable liquids, gases or vapours or combustible dusts exist in sufficient quantities, safety is the...
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A chemicals industry safety strategy

This article first appeared in Processing Magazine on October 9, 2017 The chemicals industry is demanding improved internal efforts and safeguards from chemical sector companies to reduce operational risk and safety...
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How to implement a preventative maintenance strategy

This article first appeared in Processing Magazine on December 13, 2017 With an increase in global demand, volatile prices and stringent environmental regulations, the oil and gas industry must make...
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Flaring across the globe: Malaysia

In 2016, a historic agreement was reached in Paris under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Governments from countries across the globe agreed stronger and more ambitious...
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Product Focus: Fluenta 160 Flare Gas Meter

Thank you to Eastern Controls for sharing information around the FGM 160 Who is Fluenta? Founded in 1985, Fluenta is the global leader in the use of ultrasonic sensing technology for the...
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Gas flaring and the depletion of the Ozone layer

This article first appeared in Energy, Oil & Gas on February 20, 2018 The planet has seen rapid warming in the past few decades. The consequences of global warming are...
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Flaring across the globe: China

China is responsible for more than a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The country emits more carbon into the atmosphere than the US and Europe combined and...
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Meet our Regional Sales Manager: Sunil Sivanandan

As Regional Sales Manager, ME & India, Sunil Sivanandan is instrumental in overseeing the Fluenta sales team and ensuring we meet our ambitious goals for the year. His background in...
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Meet our Marketing Director: Alex Keys

As Marketing Director, Alex Keys is responsible for shaping Fluenta’s messaging and maintaining our position as a global leader in the measurement, monitoring and management of flare gas. We caught...
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Going for zero: the state of flaring in 2018

In the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5th, we are taking a closer look at the impact of the Oil & Gas Industry on changes to our...
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Fluenta celebrating World Environment Day

World Environment Day is organised by the United Nations (UN) every year to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Celebrated on June 5th, it has...
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Investors pushing for a cleaner Oil & Gas Industry

More than two years after the signing of the Paris Climate Accord, 60 major investors in the Oil & Gas Industry are pushing for increased efforts to reduce climate change....
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Gas flaring in Nigeria – a new strategy

Following on from our previous blog on gas flaring in Nigeria, the country has announced new plans to reduce routine flaring. According to the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Africa’s...
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Transforming oil and gas production through technology

Digital technologies could boost the volume of oil and gas produced globally by five per cent, while reducing costs by ten per cent, according to the International Energy Agency. Artificial...
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India: a natural gas re-birth?

For the first time in six years India’s natural gas production has grown. Gas output rose to 32,649 Million Standard Cubic Meters (MMSCM) this year, largely driven by onshore production....
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Flaring in the Bakken Region

Beneath North Dakota lies the Bakken Formation, a region holding vast reserves of oil that used to be difficult to reach. Until 2008, North Dakota was unable to produce more...
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Gas flaring in Nigeria – a wasted opportunity

The largest oil and gas producer in Africa, Nigeria loses approximately $10 billion of revenue a year through gas flaring, according to the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Losing gas...
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Accurate measurement: 4-20ma vs Modbus

Measurement devices in the Oil & Gas Industry deliver crucial information by communicating across multiple devices. This is made possible by protocols – a system of rules that allow two...
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Modbus: what is the protocol for flare gas meters?

In the Oil & Gas Industry, sensors and control systems work together to ensure facilities run smoothly. Accurate communication is essential for safety and productivity, and without the ability for...
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Flare gas calibration: standards and traceability

The Oil & Gas Industry operates in hostile and hazardous locations. Maintaining equipment is essential, while regular calibration helps guard against incorrect measurement. The calibration process involves a comparison between...
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Zero point calibration: what is it and why is it important?

In the Oil & Gas Industry there are three main reasons for calibrating instruments: to determine their accuracy; to ensure readings are consistent with other measurements and to establish overall...
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Fluenta launches UFM Manager software for on-site management of FGM 160 Flare Gas monitor

Fluenta is committed to providing customers with the most robust, reliable and accurate flare gas meters on the market. We have launched our UFM Manager software to enable field engineers...
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Accurate measurement in oil and gas: the importance of calibration

The Oil & Gas Industry often operates in hostile and hazardous locations. Maintaining equipment in these environments is essential for effective production and reduced risk, while the regular calibration of...
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China takes second place in LNG imports

China has surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest importer of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The country imported 38.1 million tonnes of LNG in 2017, increasing 50 per cent...
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Cloud computing is disrupting the Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Industry has been a leader in information technology since the 1960s, when British Petroleum (BP) was mapping oil reservoirs in Alaska using state-of-the-art computers. The trend...
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The Oil & Gas Industry calls for increased methane reporting

Natural gas is primarily made up of methane that is released during the mining and distribution of fossil fuels. Today, oil and gas operations are the largest industrial source of...
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Africa’s booming natural gas market

When compared to the rest of the world, Africa is a relatively small producer of oil and gas - accounting for just nine per cent of the world’s oil output...
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How long will the natural gas boom last?

In the United States natural gas has overtaken coal as the number one source of electricity. Worldwide the story is the same. China is fighting to meet rising natural gas...
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NASA solves methane mystery

Since 2006, methane emissions have risen by 25 teragrams (a unit of weight so large that NASA notes you would need more than 200,000 elephants to equal one teragram) every year. To...
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2018: what’s in store for the Oil & Gas Industry?

In 2014 an oil price collapse triggered a wave of cost-cutting across the global Oil & Gas Industry. Expenditure was slashed by 40 per cent between 2014 and 2016, with...
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LNG: what is boil-off gas and what does it do?

Global natural gas consumption increased 1.4 per cent last year and was the fastest-growing fossil fuel, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Despite its growth, natural gas has presented...
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The technology behind LNG

The first person to liquify methane – the primary component in natural gas – was Polish scientist Karol Olszewski, opening the door for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in 1886. More...
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The future of LNG

Natural gas deposits are often located in isolated areas, creating transportation challenges. Oil and gas companies have turned to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to distribute the valuable energy resource. In...
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Changing the game

Ten major oil and gas companies represent a fifth of global oil and gas supplies. They are members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary, CEO-led initiative...
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The Oil & Gas Industry’s future is now

2016 began with the lowest oil prices in twelve years. Companies were forced to reduce labour costs, cutting 120,000 jobs and eliminating spending by 30%. To seek new revenue streams,...
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Gas flaring: is there another way?

The extraction of highly flammable liquids and gases from the earth is a precise and potentially dangerous operation. Unplanned over-pressuring of plant equipment can occur during start-ups and shutdowns in...
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Oil and gas nations: Venezuela

In the third part of our blog series ‘oil and gas nations’, we explore the history and position of Venezuela in the wider Oil & Gas Industry. In 2011, Venezuela...
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Natural gas – an inevitable boom?

The world’s major oil companies – under pressure from faltering demand for oil and coal – are investing heavily in natural gas. Since 2008 in the US, natural gas supplies...
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US Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 2016

This week, the US Environmental Protection Agency revealed the results of its 2016 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). The program collects annual greenhouse gas (GHG) information from the top-emitting sectors...
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Oil and gas nations: Saudi Arabia

In the second part of our blog series ‘oil and gas nations’, we explore the history and position of Saudi Arabia in the wider Oil & Gas Industry. The Kingdom...
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The rise of Norway’s Oil & Gas Industry

In a new blog series 'oil and gas nations' we will explore the position of select countries in the wider Oil & Gas Industry. This week, Norway’s revenue from oil...
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The end of an era?

UK oil and gas industries are reportedly entering the last decade of production, according to research conducted by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dwindling reserves Oil and gas reserves now...
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The bigger picture

Through human activities such as burning fossil fuels, atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased by more than a third since the Industrial Revolution. The increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases...
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Air pollution in Khuzestan

In the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, gas flaring is responsible for more than 60% of air pollution. More than 7.5 million cubic meters of sour gas – a form of...
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Oil and gas: ready, set, innovate!

Whilst the Oil & Gas Industry has been traditionally slow to take up new technologies, there are signs that this is changing. Speaking earlier this year, director of BP’s exploration...
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Flare gas: health and safety

A report from the Dakota Resource Council has found that excessive methane flaring has been affecting the health of local residents. Increased levels have been blamed for causing or aggravating...
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Removing risk in the Oil & Gas Industry

Seven years ago, an undersea BP oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles from the Louisiana coastline. Methane gas from the well below the Deepwater Horizon rig...
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Nigeria turns to power plants: a new way to reduce gas flaring?

Gas flaring in Nigeria is now in decline – between 2012 and 2015 the country reduced flaring by 20%. Yet the country remains one of the worst contributors of CO2...
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Trump and the Paris Agreement: what next?

In December 2015, 195 countries made history when they agreed to the Paris Agreement. World leaders from across the globe united to legally ratify action against pollution through the United...
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The global emissions share: who is responsible?

Greenhouse gases are a big problem for the environment. The Earth is getting warmer under the greenhouse effect and our planet's weather patterns are struggling to adapt to the changing...
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Oil & Gas Industry technology news

New technology in the Oil & Gas Industry: metal alloys

In the first of our new blog series investigating emerging technologies in the Oil & Gas Industry, we look at the impact of materials and how new alloys are being...
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The Fluenta 160 Flare Gas Meter: what does it do?

We have worked with the Oil & Gas Industry since 1985, building a complex product that plays a simple role. The Fluenta 160 Flare Gas Meter measures the volume of natural...
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Technology will revolutionise oil and gas exploration and management

Historically oil and gas operators have been slow to realise the benefits of technology. Following reports that BP has invested £20 million in an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up to help...
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Taking action on CO2 emissions

Celebrated every June 5, World Environment Day is a holiday that aims to reconnect people with nature, while educating them about environmental issues – such as CO2 emissions.  In the International Energy Agency...
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Will Trump pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement?

It was revealed on Wednesday that the President Donald Trump may withdraw the United States from the international climate accord known as the Paris agreement. Tweet all about it On...
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Is China the new frontier for oil and gas?

In February 2017, the Ministry of Science and Technology revealed that China is now the sixth biggest natural gas producer in the world - three places higher than in 2007....
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Brexit: what does it mean for the Oil and Gas Industry?

On June 23rd the UK voted to end its membership in the EU. ‘Brexit’ threatened to damage trade deals and the UK’s relationships with other EU member states. The North...
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Good news or bad? The extent of gas flaring in Nigeria

The Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has quantified the loss that the country has made to gas flaring as more than $850 million a year. Nigeria is the ninth...
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Cybersecurity in a modern Oil & Gas Industry

Cybercrime costs the global economy over US $400 billion per year, according to estimates by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. An industry historically reluctant to automate processes, the...
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Fluenta employee spotlight: Neil Bird

Tell us a little about yourself.  My name is Neil Bird and I am the Engineering Director at Fluenta. Originally from the North East of England, I now live and...
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LNG supply gap may form as investment drops

LNG supply gap may form as investment drops The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry could face a supply shortfall in the next five years as low prices begin to...
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Top five oil producing countries: which will top the table?

Oil is a valuable commodity. In 2013 annual production was valued at almost $450 billion, with the supporting infrastructure to produce, refine and distribute oil valued at more than a...
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What do oil and gas companies value most?

Falling oil prices and reductions in drilling activity have led to an uncertain path for exploration and production companies. Has the change in activity affected industry attitudes towards procurement? According...
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Why do companies choose to flare natural gas?

  A gas flare - also known as a flare stack - is a gas combustion device used in industrial plants such as petroleum refineries, chemical plants, and natural gas processing plants and at...
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EPA halts Oil & Gas Industry enquiry

  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is withdrawing its request for operators of existing oil and gas wells to provide extensive equipment and emissions information - undermining another climate...
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Fluenta employee spotlight: Hector Gonzalez

1.Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Hector Gonzalez; I have a degree in chemical engineering with 2 minors, one in Waste water Treatment and the other in...
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Paying the price for emissions: Singapore’s carbon tax

  Monday's announcement that a carbon tax on direct emitters is to be introduced from 2019 shows that Singapore, Asia's main oil trading hub, could be moving towards a longer-term...
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Donald Trump removes anti-corruption rules for oil and gas companies

  On 3rd February 2017 – just two weeks into an all Republican government - President Trump’s administration voted to overturn President Obama’s rule that sought to reduce methane emissions...
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Trump administration vs Obama’s rule on natural gas flaring

Two weeks into an-all Republican government, President Trump and his administration have disrupted the Oil & Gas industry. On 3rd February 2017 the Republican-controlled house voted to overturn the Obama...
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Gas flaring in the News

Two days before publishing its 2016 full-year results, oil and gas giant Shell is making moves to greatly reduce its debts. In a deal with Chrysaor worth an estimated $3.8bn,...
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New rule to reduce US gas flaring confirmed – but for how long?

A new rule to reduce gas flaring and venting on federal lands in the US has come into effect after a federal judge in Wyoming rejected an industry challenge to...
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Gas flaring in the news – December / January 2017

Global oil production continues to grow, and with it associated gas flaring volumes.  New data released by the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Partnership (GGFP) show that while some high-flaring...
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Are you paying too much tax for your gas flaring?

The recent COP22 conference on climate change saw signatories to the Paris Agreement reaffirm commitments to reduce carbon emissions.  With tighter regulations and increased taxation likely to follow, businesses that...
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Fluenta in 2016 – a year in review

President elect Donald Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – an agency Pruitt has sued multiple times in his role as Oklahoma’s Attorney General. ...
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Gas flaring in the news – November 2016

An expert has revealed Nigeria’s flaring problem is impacting the country’s ability to produce fertiliser, while Total has been awarded a key Ivory Coast LNG project that will see Ivory...
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An interview with the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) at the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is a global leader in publicising gas flaring reduction through the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), a public-private initiative comprising international and national oil companies,...
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Fluenta single biggest supplier for Petronas RAPID project

Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology, today announces the sale of 24 ultrasonic flare gas monitoring systems to Malaysian state-run oil and gas company Petronas. Fluenta’s...
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New Yale carbon study points to a sobering World Soil Day

The 5th of December is World Soil Day, an international campaign set up by the United Nations (UN) to “call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including...
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African air pollution is reaching crisis levels

  Air pollution in Africa is causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition, according to a recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working paper.
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Gas flaring in the news – October

Oil and gas prices continue to fluctuate and the United States proposes new rules to reduce gas flaring.  The Environmental Protection Agency has finalised rules relating to the enforcement of...
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Fluenta and Wegman renew partnership agreement

Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic flare metering for the oil, gas and chemical markets, announces a renewed partnership agreement with Netherlands-based liquid and gas flow solutions provider Wegman. The...
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The last hope for a fracking revolution in Europe?

A survey from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows that a third of people oppose fracking in the United Kingdom. Just 17% of people backed the process of...
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Fluenta signs partnership agreement with MEGEX

Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic flare metering for the oil, gas and chemical markets, today announces a partnership agreement with MEGEX, a products and services supplier specialising in flow...
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Do we know how much gas is flared globally?

In 2015 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used satellite data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to build the most accurate picture of global gas flaring...
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Why it is important to regularly maintain and service a gas flare monitor?

Flare gas measurement often takes place in seriously hostile environments. Ensuring that measurement is reliable and effective is an important part of governing compliance with regulation. Regular maintenance of measurement...
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Gas flaring in the news – September

The Canadian Government has announced conditional approval of a 600-mile LNG pipeline as part of a $36 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project backed by Malaysian energy company Petronas.  The...
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Global carbon dioxide level passes the point of no return

The global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) may never again fall below the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone recorded this September.  The measurement was taken at the Mauna...
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Fluenta signs sales representative agreement with Technical Devices

Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic flare metering for the oil, gas and chemical markets, today announces a sales representative agreement with Technical Devices Inc (TDI), an instrumentation supplier and...
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Fluenta flare gas meter accuracy proved by CEESI

Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic flare metering for the Oil & Gas and Chemicals Industries, today announces that the Colorado Engineering Experiment Station (CEESI) has proved Fluenta meters perform...
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Gas flaring in the news – August

Uncertainty over global oil prices continues, with Shell’s Chief Energy Advisor predicting a delayed rebound.  Despite continued price uncertainty the US natural gas market shows signs of growth, while China...
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US crosses milestone for CO2 emissions

In 2016 – for the first time ever – carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas burning are set to surpass those released from burning coal in the United States...
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Fluenta signs agreement with Kuwait Oil Company to supply flare gas meters

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology, today announces a contract to supply flare gas meters to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Fluenta will supply KOC with flare...
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What is fracking and why is it important?

Environmental campaigners have raised concerns about the increased use of fracking to recover natural gas but the practice – which has already had a significant impact on the US energy...
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Gas flaring in the news: July

  This month the Chemicals Industry recognised the need for modernisation of current legislation.  President Obama signed a measure into law that provided federal standards for everyday chemicals.  Electricity production...
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Fluenta Employee Spotlight: Theresa Franco

Theresa Franco is an Office Administrator at Fluenta Inc. She has been with Fluenta since the start, and played a pivotal role in setting up the Houston office. Tell us...
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Following the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, Can Industrial Emissions Data be Trusted?

In 2015 German automaker Volkswagen found itself at the centre of a global emissions scandal after it was discovered that results of regulatory emissions tests had been manipulated to pass...
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Flaring regulations series: Russia

Russia is not only one of the world’s largest producers of oil and gas but is also one of the five largest emitters of greenhouse gases globally.  Whilst the country...
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Fluenta and Vector Announce New VAR Sales and Service Partnership

Fluenta, a global leader in the ultrasonic measurement of flare gas, has signed a Value Added Reseller agreement with Texas-based instrumentation and automation controls specialist Vector Controls and Automation Group....
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Fluenta signs two-year agreement with Statoil

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology, today announces a two-year framework agreement with Statoil. The framework agreement positions Fluenta as a preferred supplier of flare gas...
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Flaring regulations series: Nigeria

Nigeria produces 2.5 million barrels of crude oil every day, making it Africa's largest producer of oil and the sixth largest oil-producing country in the world.  Latest figures also show...
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Gas Flaring Regulations: Mexico

In 2013 the Mexican government introduced a series of reforms that transferred the country’s huge oil and gas resources from the sole control of the state-owned energy firm, Pemex (Petróleos...
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Flaring regulations series: Canada

According to its individual national determined contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) following the COP21 Paris Agreement, Canada “is one of the cleanest electricity...
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Gas flaring in the news: June 2016

This month marked a historical shift in the UK Oil & Gas Industry which was faced with the UK’s exit from the European Union.  Brexit marks an uncertain future for...
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Flaring Regulations Series: China

China is responsible for almost a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year and is the single biggest polluter of carbon dioxide (CO₂).  More than 1.6 million...
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Digital Technology for the Oil & Gas Industry

A recent survey by management consultancy Accenture offers insight into how oil and gas companies are utilising digital technologies and how these technologies will shape the industry in the near...
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Flaring Regulations Series: European Union

Fixed targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — agreed at the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015 — mean that 195 countries worldwide are now committed to reducing emissions...
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Fluenta appoints Stephen Fox as Sales Manager Europe

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology, today announces the appointment of Stephen Fox as Sales Manager Europe.  Fox will lead the European sales operation to extend...
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Gas flaring in the news: May 2016

The past month has seen a considerable amount of news in the Oil & Gas Industry.  The World Bank initiative “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” has received important support from...
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Fluenta Employee Spotlight: Clive Lewis

Clive Lewis joined Fluenta in September 2015 as a Principal Hardware Engineer, where he designs and develops new Fluenta products.  Clive is an experienced and chartered engineer, and he also...
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Automation across the board: insights from CEM 2016

Feedback from the International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring (CEM) this year highlighted two perspectives on the necessity of automation for both current and future regulation and monitoring challenges:...
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Fluenta appoints new Engineering Director to lead new product deployments

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology for the Oil & Gas Industry, today announces the appointment of Dr Neil Bird as Engineering Director to lead Fluenta’s...
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Flaring in the news: April 2016

April saw Kuwaiti oil and gas workers conclude a three-day strike over proposed changes to the public sector payroll system.  A failed global deal in Doha prompted Russia to confirm...
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Draken Expedition

The Draken expedition: From Norway to America in a Viking ship

On April 24th the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the world’s largest Viking ship built in modern times, left her home port of Haugesund, Norway to sail to America on a challenging...
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BP faces questions on environment commitments

BP faces questions on environment commitments

BP bosses faced a grilling at this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) over alleged failures to stick to a number of environmental pledges which were made at last year’s AGM....
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Fluenta Employee Spotlight: Pola Szolka

Pola Szolka joined Fluenta in October 2013 as a Purchasing Manager from TBØ, another company in the Vista Holding Group.  In her role Pola manages orders for equipment and materials, ensuring...
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Why Fluenta moved to Cambridge

Recently our company re-located its headquarters from Haugesund in Norway to Cambridge in the UK.  This is a serious move for our business and requires the relocation of many senior...
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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...
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Why Punta de Mata’s gas flare is indicative of a wider problem

Venezuela’s Punta de Mata flare site highlights the world’s continuing problem with gas flaring. While new technology can help, a global and industry-wide commitment to the reduction of flaring is...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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California gas leak: a question of measurement and management

The ongoing natural gas leak at a storage facility in Aliso Canyon, California is reaching catastrophic proportions, and a state of emergency has been declared by Jerry Brown, Governor of...
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Companies and governments commit to zero routine flaring by 2030

November’s COP21 climate change conference in Paris has seen a raft of Oil & Gas companies, oil-producing countries and other organisations – including BP, Germany, Mexico and the State of...
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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...
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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...
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Flaring in the news

This month developments in gas flaring have focused on the ‘usual suspects’ – the world’s leading gas flaring regions Nigeria, and North Dakota in the United States. Elsewhere a company...
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How Abu Dhabi came to be an Oil & Gas powerhouse

This week Fluenta is in Abu Dhabi, attending the 2015 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). As the largest event of its type in the Middle East, it...
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Oil bosses pledge to limit flaring

The chief executives of eight leading oil and gas companies held a joint press conference in Paris last week to outline their commitment to tackling climate change – including collaborating...
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Nigeria still under flaring scrutiny

The flaring of “waste” natural gas has long been a contentious issue in the Oil & Gas industry, and at various times certain nations have been subject to greater scrutiny...
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Flaring in the news – October

The Oil & Gas industry is anything but static. Over the past few months a stream of news concerning the flaring of natural gas suggests that some developments may be...
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Stavenger – the oil capital of Norway

As you may know, while Fluenta is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company was founded in Haugesund, in the North of Norway, where it developed world-leading flare gas measurement technology...
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Measuring flare gas – the alternatives

Measuring the volume of flare gas expelled from oil and gas plants is one of the most challenging types of gas flow measurement.  With increased scrutiny from environmental regulators and...
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No place for complacency in the oil and gas industry

The news of an explosion at a gas treatment plant on the west coast of Venezuela was not widely reported in English but nevertheless demonstrates the need for the highest...
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Chemical explosion devastates Chinese port

Government officials, emergency services and local residents gathered together to observe a moment of silence on Tuesday, to pay their respects to those who lost their life in an industrial...
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How much gas is flared and vented worldwide?

Increased scrutiny from environmental regulators means that accurate flare measurement has never been more crucial to oil extraction operations. The majority of gas released during oil production is utilised or...
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Flare measurement – the legislation

One of the primary reasons for flare measurement is to comply with international legislation around the venting or flaring of gas from oil production facilities. In recent years, with the...
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What is Flare Gas and why is it important?

Exploration for oil and gas is a hazardous business, as any number of events and incidents, including most recently the Deepwater Horizon incident of 2010, attest to.  While the global...
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