Tuesday, June 28, 2011

India gas field sets production milestone - Offshore

India gas field sets production milestone - Offshore

Article Source: Offshore
Article Date: Jun 10, 2011

NEW DELHI, India – ONGC’s Bassein field and satellite asset offshore western India has achieved 200 bcm (7 tcf) of cumulative gas production after over two decades in operation.

The field contributes nearly 43 % of ONGC’s gas production. Recent studies suggest its life could be extended for another 20 years. Bassein’s gas is used by nine power plants, seven fertilizer plants, two refineries and two petrochemical plants, and also heads to northern India via the Hazira-Bijapur-Jagdishpur pipeline.

India Oil and Gas Production: Cairn working to counter Ravva decline - Offshore

Cairn working to counter Ravva decline - Offshore

Article Source: Offshore
Article Date: May 27, 2011

GURGAON, India -- Production from the offshore Ravva field in Indian block PKGM-1 averaged 36,942 boe/d during the 2010-11 year, according to operator Cairn India. The field completed its 16th year in service, and has yielded more than 232 MMbbl of crude and 278 bcf of gas to date, more than double initial expectations, Cairn claims.

KG Basin in India yields further gas find - Offshore

KG Basin yields further gas find - Offshore

Article Source: Offshore
Article Date: Jun 22, 2011

LONDON – Reliance Industries has discovered more gas in India’s deepwater Krishna Godavari (KG) basin.

According to partner Hardy Oil & Gas, the commerciality of the find, dubbed Dhirubhai – 54, remains under review. However, it expects the play fairway cover a large area within the block. The well, KG-D9-A2, was drilled in 2,700 m (8,858 ft) water depth in the D9 license, and to a TD of 4,881 m (16,013 ft).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Information Management for Material Selection: Influence of Social and Technology Networking Systems

A new material cannot be employed in a design unless the engineer has access to reliable material properties and, hopefully, costs. This illustrates one reason why the tried and true materials are used repeatedly for designs even though better designs could be achieved with newer materials. At the start of the design process, low-precision but all inclusive data are needed. At the end of the design process, data are needed for only a single material, but they must be accurate and very detailed.

Information comes through various channels: Handbooks, International/National/Company Standards and Specifications, Research Reports, Technical Publications, Market Survey Reports, Materials Databases, Expert Systems, and Process Specific Research Studies.

Internet based systems play a crucial role in assisting the designers and material selection personnel to fetch the proven experience of materials considered for similar process situations elsewhere in the world. The modern day social and technology networking systems facilitate the researchers, material suppliers, designers, consultants and industries personnel to exchange their views on selection and find appropriateness of selected materials. “We CAN Control Corrosion in India” is an example networking group. This group establishes global level multi-dimensional communication pathways (Technology Providers-Technology Users-Academic and Research Institutions-Professional Associations-Legislation Support) and guides professionals from various disciplines and other technology groups to network with the best material selection knowledge source for corrosion management (Source: http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/).

Article Source: Chemical Engineering World, May 2011
Link: http://corrosionmanagementsurvey.in/our-publications/

Monday, June 20, 2011

Awareness for Corrosion in Pharma, Automobile and Engineering Industries - Snapshots from Corrosion Management Workshop in Chennai

Snapshots of our Corrosion Management Workshop in Chennai. 8 participants (3 from Automobile; 3 from Pharmaceutical; 1 from Engineering Industry; 1 from Corrosion Control Service Provider) attended this workshop. It is great to see the awareness for corrosion in these sectors. We are now in the process of bridging these participants with our networking group.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Do you feel that e-learning of Corrosion Science and Engineering course is essential similar to the one announced for Environmental Science by the Department of Higher Education in India?

Now colleges will have to teach the subject of environment science through e-learning. Since the University Grants Commission has not created any new posts for the teachers of environment science, many colleges do not have enough teachers to teach this compulsory subject.

To solve this problem, the higher education department issued a government resolution on June 7, advising colleges to teach environment science by using ‘e-learning facility’ provided by a service provider selected and approved by the UGC so that the students do not suffer.

The department has appointed a service provider which will provide study material to all the colleges. The study material has been approved by the UGC. This service provider will hold workshops in all colleges to teach the students on how to use the study material. The e-learning material consists not just of theory but includes 50 to 60 projects for the students to work on and it also teaches them how to do it. The course material also consists of a few CDs that can be viewed on any computer.

Article Date: 13 June 2011

Article Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/academy/report_environment-science-course-to-be-an-e-experience_1554350

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Workshop on Corrosion Management, 14-15 June 2011, Chennai, India

Workshop on Corrosion Management, 14-15 June 2011, Chennai, India

Worldwide surveys show that a nation's GDP is significantly affected by corrosion losses. This problem is not only the buzzword for people in Process Industries, but also perennial in public utilities such as metro water supply. "We CAN Control Corrosion in India", an Open Source Knowledge Management networking group is bringing the collaborative efforts of various agencies and individuals to resolve corrosion management challenges in India.

Our network interacts with Corporate Event Management Associates (CEMA) to organise 2 day Workshop on Corrosion Management, 14-15 June 2011, Chennai, India.

CEMA Contact for Registration: Mr Aneesh Bhatt, aneesbhatt@corporateevents.co.in

Manager Marketing, Corporate Events Management Associates, Satyam Tower, SF 276, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi - 110063.

Tel: 011 - 25253042 / 25282859; Mobile: 07827380480

Please visit the following links to have more information on the program.



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