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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products
New Symposium Focuses
On Multiphase Separators
SAN ANTONIO-The Southwest Research Institute is preparing for the International Multiphase Flow Separation
Symposium, to be held April 25-26 at
SwRI's headquarters in San Antonio.
The industry is innovating rapidly to
meet the need for technologies that costeffectively and efficiently separate the
constituents of multiphase flow streams,
SwRI assesses.
"This is the first time a symposium of
this type is being offered," says Flavia
Viana, manager of the multiphase flow and
flow assurance section in SwRI's mechanical
engineering division. "There is a real need
to unite operators, contractors, equipment
manufacturers and researchers to discuss
discrepancies between design practices,
real-world data and field experience."
According to SwRI, the two-day symposium will focus on new and innovative
separation technologies, improving standards
and specifications, flow assurance issues
affecting phase separation, effective diagnostic tools, and better design guidelines
for protecting compression equipment.
Registration is $500 a person until
March, $575 during March, and $650 in
April.
For
information,
visit
http://imfs2.swri.org.
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New Tier 4 Final Engine Reduces Drilling Costs
PEORIA, IL.-Caterpillar Oil & Gas
announces an open order board for the
Cat® 3512E Tier 4 Final land electric
drilling engine.
The 3512E engine meets the Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4
Final emission standards using a proven
system (NRS) to reduce oxides of nitrogen, which commonly is referred to
as exhaust gas recirculation, Caterpillar
describes. Unlike selective catalytic reduction, NRS does not require a secondary fluid such as diesel exhaust fluid.
Caterpillar says that makes NRS technology a better fit on drilling rigs, which
often operate in remote areas.
"The most critical requirement from
our customers was to meet emission regulations with no disruption to operations,

Caterpillar Oil & Gas' 3512E engine is manufactured at Caterpillar's flagship Lafayette,
In., facility. The company says the engine is
built on the proven 3500 platform, which
has 190,000 units in the field and has accumulated 3 billion operating hours since its
debut more than 35 years ago.

Capstone Microturbine Helps Facility Cut Costs
CHATSWORTH, CA.-Capstone Turbine Corp. announces it has received an
order for a C600 Signature Series microturbine to power a California oil and gas
facility. Cal Microturbine, one of Capstone's
California distributors, secured the order.
The C600 Signature Series microturbine runs on associated gas that otherwise
may be sold or flared, Capstone reports.
The company says the facility has recognized that the value of the electricity pro-

duced with the microturbine exceeds what
it would make selling the gas.
Deployed in a grid-connect mode, the
microturbine will reduce the facility's operating costs and dependence on local utility
electricity while improving on-site reliability
should the grid fail, Capstone says. It adds
that the microturbine easily meets California's environmental regulations.
For information, visit www.capstoneturbine.com.
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Shell Finds Significant Pay With Alaminos Canyon Well
HOUSTON-Shell Offshore Inc. reports
it has made one of the largest U.S. Gulf of
Mexico exploration finds in the past decade
with its Whale deepwater well, which encountered 1,400 net feet of oil-bearing pay.
Whale is operated by Shell (60 percent)
and co-owned by Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
(40 percent). It was discovered in
Alaminos Canyon Block 772, adjacent
to the Shell-operated Silvertip Field and
10 miles from the Shell-operated Perdido
platform, Shell says.

reliability and durability. With NRS technology, we have delivered on that requirement," says Diana Hopkins, Caterpillar
Oil & Gas' land drilling and production
marketing manager. "Moreover, we saw
Tier 4 as an opportunity not only to meet
emission requirements, but also to add
value to our customers by using technologies to improve efficiency, reduce maintenance and overhaul requirements, and
most importantly, maintain the reliability
and durability required for land drilling."
The 3512E comes standard with Cat
Product Link™, which Hopkins says can
be accessed through an easy-to-use interface called Product Link Web to gain
insight into engine operation, health, and
productivity. She highlights the Smart
Engine Management System option,
which reduces costs by automatically
starting and stopping engines to manage
the power available on the rig and reduce
the hours each engine accumulates.
For information, visit cat.com. r

"Whale builds on Shell's successful,
nearly 40-year history in the deep waters
of the Gulf of Mexico and is particularly
special in that it offers a combination
of materiality, scope and proximity to
existing infrastructure," comments Marc
Gerrits, executive vice president of exploration for Royal Dutch Shell. "The
result is another opportunity to think
differently about ways we can competitively develop deepwater resources."
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Quorum Enables Arcadia
To Better Manage Leases
HOUSTON-Dallas-based oil and gas
producer Arcadia Operating is implementing
the latest release of myQuorum Land On
Demand software, Quorum reports.
"We were looking for a solution that
would be easy to use while modernizing
the look and feel of our land software,"
says Dylan Bercutt, lease analyst at Arcadia. "That is when we found myQuorum
Land On Demand. During the demonstration, we were especially impressed
by its GIS capabilities, including the
ability to view leasing activity on the
map and to map out lease boundaries."
Quorum Vice President Soroosh Seyhoon says, "It's great to see a growing
oil and gas company such as Arcadia
recognize the need to strategically transform through cloud technology. We are
excited to partner with (the company) as
it continues to evolve its business by embracing innovation and digital solutions."
For information, visit www.quorumsoftware.com or www.arcadiaop.com. r
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