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ABB Offers UAV Payload For Detecting Gas Leaks
QUEBEC-ABB says its HoverGuard™ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)based system quickly and reliably detects,
quantifies and maps pipeline leaks.
The system spots leaks up to 300
feet from natural gas distribution,
transmission and gathering lines, as
well as storage facilities and other
potential sources, ABB details. The
company says the detector automatically generates comprehensive digital
reports that can be shared minutes
after a survey.
Through patented cavity-enhanced
laser absorption spectroscopy, HoverGuard detects methane with a sensitivity
1,000 times higher than conventional

leak detection tools, ABB calculates.
This sensitivity allows HoverGuard to
detect leaks while flying at altitudes of
130 feet or higher, and at speeds greater
than 55 mph, ABB reports.
" Our groundbreaking solution effectively probes otherwise inaccessible locations to increase safety across the
pipeline network, " adds Doug Baer,
ABB global product line manager for
laser analyzers. " It detects and maps
natural gas leaks around hard-to-reach
sites such as bridges, areas with rightof-way restrictions or vegetation coverage
and storage assets. "
For more information, visit
global.abb.
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ABB says its HoverGuard™
pipeline leak detection system is
the first of its kind to quantify
the three most important greenhouse gases-methane, carbon
dioxide and water vapor-as it
flies. The system operates on lowcost commercial UAVs capable
of carrying 6.6 pounds.

Enertia Software Launches Knowledge Base For Users
HOUSTON-Enertia Software has introduced MyEnertia, which it describes
as a purposeful and provident customer
support resource and knowledge base.
" MyEnertia was designed specifically
with Enertia Software customers in mind,
allowing for flexible support solutions
that encourage module exploration, agility
and operational efficiency, " relates Dawn
Edwards, Enertia's vice president of support solutions. " We took some additional
research and development resources to
ensure our knowledge base offering was
a powerful product that would be seamless
for our customers. "
Edwards points out that MyEnertia offers single sign-on authentication, meaning
customers can securely authenticate with
multiple applications and websites using
one set of credentials. " The ease of use
and accessibility for support documentation, how-to videos, ticket status and support resources will provide seamless integration for our customers while progressing support technology in the upstream
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oil and gas industry, " she concludes.
To access the knowledge base, visit
www.enertia-software.com/member. ❒

BlackBird Commercializes
Downhole Steam Creator
SONORA, TX.-Following two pilot
programs in Texas, BlackBird Energy
LLC reports it has commercialized the
BlackBird™ downhole steam tool,
which it presents as an environmentally-friendly way to access previously
unrecoverable oil.
The tool applies aerospace engineering
and rocket propulsion techniques to a
downhole repressurization process that
simultaneously injects steam, carbon dioxide and nitrogen into an oil well at high
velocity, temperature and pressure, BlackBird describes. The company says this
patented process significantly reduces
lifting costs by lowering oil's viscosity.
Putting high-quality steam and CO2
energy right at the sand face is more efficient than generating steam at the surface because it nearly eliminates thermal
line losses, BlackBird reports. The company adds that the subsurface system
reduces water usage and environmental
risks, can be moved from well to well
within two days and enables output to
be dynamically adjusted based on reservoir conditions rather than set when facilities are built.
The downhole enhanced oil recovery
tool can access pay at depths as great as
5,000 feet, BlackBird says. To reduce
emissions, the CO2 and other byproducts
can be sequestered or collected and even
sold, the company reports.
For more information, visit www.downholesteam.com.
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Ikon Science, AWS Partner On Subsurface Data Suite
SURBITON, UNITED KINGDOM-
Ikon Science, a global provider of geopredictive and knowledge management
solutions for subsurface discovery, announces it is collaborating with Amazon
Web Services for its next-generation
knowledge management solution, Curate,
which is built on the AWS implementation
of OSDU™ Data Platform.
" Together, we bring secure, reliable,
global and faster access of all subsurface
data to engineers and geoscientists in a
collaborative, cloud-enabled environment (that adds) additional context and
value of that data through workflows, "
says Stuart Thomson, chief technology
officer at Ikon Science. " Today is an
important milestone of providing accessibility and improved understanding

of the subsurface from AWS, OSDU
and Ikon Science. "
By providing a comprehensive platform that combines the AWS implementation of OSDU™ Data Platform with
Ikon Science's subsurface knowledge,
Ikon and AWS say they aim to create a
modern, cloud-enabled software product
that improves data accessibility and removes barriers to knowledge. The solution
provides a collaborative space for crossdiscipline work, unlocks seamless data
and knowledge flow and democratizes
the value generated by specialist workflows to ensure the right data and knowledge have the greatest impact on decision
making, the partners say.
For more information, visit www.ikonscience.com.
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