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MARINE & OFFSHORE

Global Oil Market Forecast

A Marathon, Not A Sprint

A loss of gains over the year were wiped out as prices fell in the last quarter of 2018 due to a drop in demand and over supply.


Government Supports Sector


The Singapore government, especially through the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, remains in support of the maritime sector, pinning hopes on an industry which has been an anchor for the country’s economy till the recent downturn.

Marine and Offshore Latest Issue


Maintaining Assets

How Is the World of Energy Changing?

The world is gradually building a different kind of energy system, but cracks are visible in the key pillars of affordability, reliability and sustainability.


Korea Looking Beyond Its Shores


South Korea relies on imports to meet about 98% of its fossil fuel consumption as a result of insufficient domestic resources. The country is one of the world’s leading energy importers.

Petromin Marine and Offshore Nov/Dec 2018


S.E.A SEEKS SURGE

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is aiming to buck trend of being nett energy consumers, with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam leading the region in terms of reserves and production.


Quantitative Risk Assessment


Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) benefits an operator more than simply complying with varying regulations. Dynamically updating QRA offers cost, production, and safety benefits. Dynamic QRA supports decision making and planning to improve risk management. Digitalization assisted by online tools enables dynamic QRA.

Petromin Marine and Offshore Sept/Oct 2018



THE DIGITAL AGE

Boost Efficiency

Today’s fast-moving digital environment is enabling many companies to boost efficiency. However, very few are exploiting digital to its full potential. Despite a deluge of digital advancements, upstream oil and gas companies have been slow to seize the opportunity.


Countering Cyber Threats to Gas Networks


The gas industry is accelerating adoption of digitalization and data analytics. Greater connectivity can change and increase cyber vulnerabilities of some gas networks. Managing cyber threats to operational technology requires domain knowledge beyond general IT security.

Marine & Offshore July/Aug 2018 Issue



Australia – All in on Gas

Fossil Fuel and Uranium

Australia is rich in commodities, including fossil fuel and uranium reserves, and is one of the few countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that is a significant net energy exporter.


LNG Exports Grow Down Under


Australian natural gas production has increased sharply over the past decade as a result of new projects. Australia has become a leading LNG exporter in the Asia-Pacific region in the past decade.

Petromin Marine and Offshore May/June 2018 Issue


Malaysia Stands Firm

Low-Speed Low-Pressure X-DF Technology

When the development of the two-stroke low-pressure DF lean-burn technology started, the extensive experience from Wärtsilä’s four-stroke developments could be utilized as a base in several technology areas. These include engine automation and control, pilot injection, gas supply system and engine testing to mention a few


Analysing the Flow


Jason Yew, Sales Director – KROHNE-EMAS Oil & Gas Sdn Bhd, spoke to Petromin Marine & Offshore about the measurement technologies one of the industry leaders have to offer. Key are ultrasonic and Coriolis meters.

Petromin Marine & Offshore March April Issue



M&O Key to Singapore

Singapore will stay relevant in the global marine and offshore engineering (M&OE) industry despite the recent headwinds from a prolonged sectoral downturn. In 2018, the oil & gas sector is expected to continue its recovery, as oil majors adapt to the lower oil prices environment and are better positioned to proceed with final investment decisions.


Oil & Gas Investment to Revive as Confidence Surges


There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel as the industry takes the first few tentative steps out of the oil price malaise, the journey is far from over but at least we are on the road to recovery.

Petromin Marine & Offshore Jan/Feb Issue 2018


SEA Region Showing Promise

Oil Producers & RAMPS .... pg8
EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook .... pg13
Inspection Planning For Fatigue
Cracks .... pg40


Oil Producers Moving Toward a Risk-Based Approach for Asset Life Extension


Producers have discovered that a riskbased inspection approach can cut costs if it’s implemented properly, says an OGIQ survey. Now, it’s a matter of increasing the adoption rate.

PetroMin Nov-Dec Issue 2017


Cybersecurity

EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook .... pg8
Oil and Gas to Supply Nearly Half of Global Primary Energy In 2050 .... pg14
Low-Speed Low-Pressure X-DF Technology .... pg34


EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO)


The following is the October 2017 instalment of the monthly forecast provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

PetroMin Sept-Oct Issue 2017


The Future of Gas

Witnessing the Ongoing Transformation of The Oil and Gas Industry .... pg8
O&G Remains Key Industry for India .... pg12
Identification of Corrosion Monitoring Points and Mitigation in Oil and Gas Systems .... pg41


Witnessing the Ongoing Transformation of The Oil and Gas Industry


This commentary by the International Energy Agency sheds some light on the path the oil and gas industry has traversed in the last few years.

PetroMin July-August Issue 2017


Subsea Fabrication Costs

EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook .... pg8
Gas Gaining Traction .... pg14
Oil Prices Likely to Remain Range-Bound Through 2018 .... pg26


Gas Gaining Traction


Malaysia is the world's third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, the second-largest oil and natural gas producer in Southeast Asia, and strategically located amid important routes for seaborne energy trade.

Petromin – May/June Issue 2017


Subsea to Bounce Back

Vietnam Exceeding Expectations .... pg12
Validating FLNG Design .... pg40
Corroded Bends, Straights and Tees Get Wrapped Up .... pg42


Vietnam Exceeding Expectations


In the last few years Vietnam’s oil and gas industry has consistently met targets set by the government and has grown and developed exponentially, as this report will illustrate.

Petromin – March/April Issue 2017


Rig Automation Critical for Offshore Drilling

Big Gas Down Under .... pg10
Short-Term Energy Outlook .... pg16
Automated Hardware-In-the-Loop Testing .... pg38


Vietnam Exceeding Expectations


Despite being one of the driving industries of cutting-edge technology the oil and gas industry still seems resistant to rig automation. This article looks at some of the benefits and proponents of rig automation.

Petromin - January / February Issue 2017


HYDROCARBON ASIA

the digital plant

The Right Technologies for Gas Leak Detection

Sourcing and implementing a suitable gas leak detection system is an important component of plant safety. This paper provides a number of solutions available to plant operators and the capabilities and limitations of the various gas detectors.


IEA Oil Market Report


The world is gradually building a different kind of energy system, but cracks are visible in the key pillars of affordability, reliability and sustainability.

Petromin Hydrocarbon Asia Latest Issue


Corrosion Under Insulation

EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO)

December 2018 instalment of the monthly forecast provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


China Boosting Capacity


China is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids, has made China influential in world energy markets.

Petromin Hydrocarbon Asia Oct-Dec 2018


Creating a Petrochemical Hub

Up Refinery Profitability through Enhanced Analytical Measurement


The process gas chromatograph (GC) is the analytical workhorse for online compositional measurement in refineries and understanding the GCs function can aid in enhancing the refinery’s operations.

Petromin Hydrocarbon July – Sep 2018 Issue


Indonesia Plans for Capacity Increase


Indonesia is reorienting energy production from serving primarily export markets to meeting its growing domestic consumption. Indonesia’s energy industry has faced challenges in recent years from regulatory uncertainty and inadequate investment.


“Risk management processes to enhance safety are important, but people can be ignorant of the risk.“

Hari Vamadevan, Senior Vice President, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

Petromin Hydrocarbon April – June 2018 Issue


Safety A Top Priority


The safety conditions should be always followed and adopted by plants and the best operating and installation practices are a duty of employers and employees. It is important to remember that the first concept regarding the safety law is to ensure that all systems are installed and operated in a safe way and the second one is that instruments and alarms involved with safety are operated with reliability and efficiency.


Aiming to be a Hub


The Malaysian government’s strategic push in the last few years to be a key player in the downstream sector is starting to bear fruition as the country is touted to become an oil refining and storage hub.

Petromin Hydrocarbon Asia Jan-March issue 2018


Gas a Key Cog


World Energy Markets Observatory .... pg 6
EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) .... pg 13
LNG Crucial to Downstream .... pg 20


LNG Crucial to Downstream


Gas-rich Australia depends heavily on LNG to retain a downstream presence in the country, as refinery closures and thin margins diminish the parity of the oil component of the downstream sector.

Petromin Hydrocarbon Asia Jan-March issue 2018


Oil Market in the Balance


India Ramps up Refining .... pg 14
EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook .... pg 19
Composites Maintaining Assets .... pg 32


India Ramps up Refining


The oil and gas sector is among the six core industries in India and plays a major role in influencing decision making for all the other important sections of the economy.

Hydrocarbon Asia July-Sept Issue 2017


Catalyzing the Industry


Aiming to Be Regional Hub .... pg 12
Pushing for Capacity .... pg 18
Towards Instrument Asset Management Excellence .... pg 38


Aiming to Be Regional Hub


Malaysia is the world's third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, the second-largest oil and natural gas producer in Southeast Asia, and strategically located amid important routes for seaborne energy trade.

Hydrocarbon Asia April/June Issue 2017


What Lies Beneath – CUI


IEA World Energy Investment 2016 .... pg 6
Future Proofing Tank Storage Operations .... pg 14
Digitalization in The Oil and Gas Industry .... pg 36


Region’s Capacity Shrinking


The Pacific region’s oil and gas industry is led by Australia, in terms of quantity, and the downstream sector is no exception. The following article gives an enumeration of two of the member countries, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Hydrocarbon Asia, Jan-March Issue 2017