From Downhole to up in the Cloud, Oil and Gas Gets More Efficient
In today’s challenging environment, efficiency and production-boosting technologies that also manage environmental and regulatory requirements are top priorities for upstream oil and gas producers.
That’s where Intelligent Pipeline Solutions, well stream apps, subsea gas compression and high-efficiency gas turbines can play a big role. They are all part of the GE Oil & Gas presentation of technologies at this week’s International Petroleum Technology Conference running from the 6th through the 9th of December in Doha, Qatar.
A sponsor of the event, GE Oil & Gas also will be sharing in the thought-leadership and technical discussions at the event. Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Oil & Gas, participated in a CEO Plenary session on the 8th titled, “Technology and Partnerships for a Sustainable Energy Future.”
On display at GE’s stand is the new 16.5-megawatt NovaLT16 gas turbine for mechanical drive and power generation applications. It provides up to 37% mechanical efficiency, which raises the standards of efficient and reliable pipeline compression, power generation and oil and gas plant compression applications.
GE is also presenting a 3D demo of its Intelligent Pipeline Inspection solution, the industry’s first Industrial Internet solution for pipeline management that provides a more complete view to drive better and safer outcomes for customers.
Video displays of advanced surface technologies and downhole technology are also showcased at the conference. Other innovative solutions on display are the Well Stream App, Shallow Water Tree, and Oculus Rift; a virtual reality system that offers trade visitors an immersive and interactive experience into GE’s Subsea and Drilling solutions.
Rami Qasem, President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, said, “IPTC 2015 serves as a platform for GE Oil & Gas to highlight our full stream capabilities. As we transform into a digital-industrial company, we are better positioned to support our partners with Industrial Internet solutions that can maximize productivity and efficiency across the value chain. This is even more important given today’s challenging environment.”
GE contributes to Qatar’s downstream sector as well, recently announcing its partnership with RasGas Company Limited, for the first global deployment of GE’s Asset Performance Management solutions, powered by Predix. This pilot project was created specifically to meet the needs of the LNG sector. The Qatar Service Center of GE Oil & Gas in Ras Laffan is also a center of excellence that serves as a technology hub for the region.