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WIKA – Process Gauges
From hygienic case design to small process connections: WIKA has tailored its new PG43SA-S diaphragm pressure gauge to the requirements of sanitary applications.
With this, there is now also a mechanical measuring instrument available for safe pressure monitoring in hygienic applications. Its measuring principle, with a flush welded diaphragm, enables mechanical pressure transmission, whereby the risk of product contamination through a transmission fluid is eliminated. As a result of its high overpressure safety, the instrument can also withstand critical process conditions.
The operational flexibility of the PG43SA-S is supported through a large selection of small process connections – for example, to DIN 32676 (clamp) or to DIN 11864. Tested in accordance with 3-A Sanitary Standards, the pressure gauge with hygienic case is CIP, SIP and wash-down capable. It can thus be cleaned reliably and time-efficiently. An easily accessible zero adjustment on the top of the case enables calibration if needed.
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BKW’s project management capability enabled full specification, selection and supply of the major instrumentation packages for the Costain Perenco project. Using leading instrument brands such as Wika, BKW were able to comply with the projects’ stringent material sourcing strategy and supply fully compliant documentation alongside the product packages.
Our extensive production facilities allowed comprehensive witness testing & calibration of product assemblies in line with the project philosophy.
Through working closely with Costain and Perenco BKW were able to further enhance their project management structure and capabilities. This has subsequently led to a variety of additional business with other major Oil & Gas companies.
Eni discovers a supergiant gas field in the Egyptian offshore, the largest
ever found in the Mediterranean Sea
trillion cubic feet of lean gas in place, therefore representing one of the world’s largest natural-gas
finds, located in a permit where Eni holds a 100% of the Contractor’s working interest
success with the Egyptian institutional leaders
San Donato Milanese (Milan), 30 August 2015 – Eni has made a world class supergiant gas discovery
at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt. The discovery well Zohr 1X NFW is located in the
economic waters of Egypt’s Offshore Mediterranean, in 4,757 feet of water depth (1,450 metres), in
the Shorouk Block, signed in January 2014 with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and the Egyptian
Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) following a competitive international Bid Round.
According to the well and seismic information available, the discovery could hold a potential of 30
trillion cubic feet of lean gas in place (5.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in place) covering an area of
about 100 square kilometres. Zohr is the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the
Mediterranean Sea and could become one of the world’s largest natural-gas finds. This exploration
success will give a major contribution in satisfying Egypt’s natural gas demand for decades.
Eni will immediately appraise the field with the aim of accelerating a fast track development of the
discovery that will utilise at best the existing offshore and onshore infrastructures.
Zohr 1X NFW was drilled to a total depth of approximately 13,553 feet (4,131 metres) and hit 2,067
feet (630 metres) of hydrocarbon column in a carbonate sequence of Miocene age with excellent
reservoir characteristics (400 metres plus of net pay). Zohr’s structure has also a deeper Cretaceous
upside that will be targeted in the future with a dedicated well.
Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, has recently travelled to Cairo to update Egypt’s President, Abdel
Fattah Al-Sisi, on this important success, and discuss this discovery with the Prime Minister, Ibrahim
Mahlab, and the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Sherif Ismail.
“It’s a very important day for Eni and its people. This outstanding result confirms our expertise and our
technological innovation capacity with immediate operational application, and above all shows the
strength of the cooperation spirit amongst all the company’s units which are at the foundation of our
great successes. Our exploration strategy allows us to persist in the mature areas of countries which
we have known for decades and has proved to be winning, reconfirming that Egypt has still great
potential. This historic discovery will be able to transform the energy scenario of Egypt in which we
have been welcomed for over 60 years. The exploration activities are central to our growth strategy: in
the last 7 years we have discovered 10 billion barrels of resources and 300 million in the first half of
the year, confirming Eni’s leading position in the industry. This exploration success acquires an even
greater value as it was made in Egypt which is strategic for Eni, and where important synergies with
the existing infrastructures can be exploited allowing us a fast production startup”, Claudio Descalzi
Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC Production B.V., holds a 100% of the Contractor’s working interest in
the Shorouk Block and is the operator of the concession. Eni has been present in Egypt since 1954
through its subsidiary IEOC, a company which has always been a frontrunner in exploring and
exploiting gas resources in Egypt since the discovery of the Abu Maadi Field in 1967.
By adopting new exploration concepts, leading edge technologies and operational approaches,
through AGIBA and Petrobel, operating companies participated by IEOC and EGPC, Eni has
successfully managed to double production of oil from the Western Desert and the GOS Abu Rudeis
Concessions in the last three years as well as to revamp production from the Abu Maadi plays in the
Nile Delta area following the recently announced Nidoco NW 2 discovery (Nooros prospect) currently
already in production.
Eni is the main hydrocarbon producer in Egypt, with a daily equity production of 200,000 barrels of oil
Gas field discovered
The development of the largest new field discovered in the UK North Sea for a decade has been approved by the UK Oil & Gas Authority. The Maersk Oil operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea is expected to produce enough gas to meet 5% of total UK demand at peak production in 2020/21. Culzean is also the largest gas field sanctioned since East Brae in 1990.
Discovered in 2008 by Maersk Oil and its co-venturers, the gas condensate field has resources estimated at 250-300m barrels of oil equivalent. Production is expected to start in 2019 and continue for at least 13 years, with plateau production of 60,000-90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Maersk Oil and its co-venturers, JX Nippon and BP (Britoil) are investing around £3bn ($4.5bn) in the development, with more than 50% committed to investments in the UK. Over the projected life of the field, it’s anticipated that £2.1bnin operating expenditure will be spent in the UK domestic market. The Culzean field aligns with the UK’s commitment to increased gas-fired electricity generation and is expected to support an estimated 6,000 UK jobs and create more than 400 direct jobs.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said, “Today’s announcement sends a clear signal that the North Sea is open for business. Already the UK’s oil and gas industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country and this £3bn investment comes on the back of massive government support for the sector.”
Green light for largest UK gas field development in a decade
Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 29.94 million b/d in January from 30.03 million b/d in December, a just released Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed.
Combined output from the 12-member group fell 90,000 b/d month over month, dipping below 30 million b/d in January as steep falls in Iraqi and Libyan supply more than offset increases in Angola, Kuwait, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. OPEC last pumped less than its 30 million b/d output ceiling in June last year.
“The slight drop in total OPEC volumes in January is due entirely to Iraq and Libya,” said Margaret McQuaile, Platts senior correspondent. “However, Baghdad has scheduled record exports for February, so even if actual liftings don’t quite match up, and barring any unforeseen disruption, we’re still likely to see more out of Iraq. But Libya is a different kettle of fish. Given the political upheaval, production seems unlikely to stage any meaningful recovery any time soon.”
Iraqi output, estimated at 3.1 million b/d in January, had risen to 3.4 million b/d in December when northern exports resumed through Turkey under an agreement with semi-autonomous Kurdistan. The drop in January was concentrated in the south, where crude quality issues kept some lifters away from the offshore single buoy moorings.
Loadings from the SPMs resumed early this month, however, and Iraq’s SOMO has scheduled a record 3.3 million b/d of crude oil to be exported from its southern terminals in the Persian Gulf in February.
Libyan production slid by 130,000 b/d to 330,000 b/d in January as the impact of the closure of the major ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf in mid-December had a knock-on effect on field operations.
Fighting continues around the Es Sider terminal between forces loyal to both the officially recognized government in Tobruk and the Islamist-led administration in Tripoli.
Most of Libya’s main producing fields are closed, but oil is still flowing from its offshore projects and other fields throughout the country.
Increased exports boosted Angolan supply by 120,000 b/d to 1.75 million b/d, while Nigerian output rose by 50,000 b/d to 1.98 million b/d, the survey found.
Top producer Saudi Arabia, which drove OPEC’s November 27 decision to maintain the group’s official production ceiling at 30 million b/d despite falling oil prices, boosted output by 100,000 b/d to 9.7 million b/d, the survey found.
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