GE and Statoil Tackle E&P Challenges

January 28, 2015 in Companies, E&P Operations, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Methane Leaks and Flaring Among the Problems to Be Solved,
Firms Invite Answers from Outside of the Oil and Gas Industry

GE is promoting a new collaboration with Statoil “to accelerate the development of more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions to help fuel the future.”

Lloyd’s & Nantong for LNG-Fueled MPV

December 5, 2013 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Goal Is to Apply LNG Carrier Expertise to Multi-Purpose Vessels,
Lloyd’s Also Has Pact with GE and Dalian for Turbine LNG Carrier

Lloyd’s Register China and Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering have agreed to develop a liquefied natural gas-fueled, 28,000-deadweight-ton multi-purpose vessel. The new ship will be “an evolution” of the latest 28,000-DWT Nantong Cosco design, applying decades of Lloyd’s experience in the classification of LNG carriers.

GE Stakes Claim to ‘The Age of Gas’

November 11, 2013 in Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Interconnectedness via ‘Industrial Internet’ Is Key to Future

Natural gas will be the fuel of a new energy future and interconnectedness, i.e. “the Industrial Internet,” will make it an efficient reality, Peter Evans and Michael Farina argue in a GE whitepaper, The Age of Gas & the Power of Networks.

GE Minds+Machines = ‘Industrial Internet’

October 10, 2013 in Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on GE Minds+Machines = ‘Industrial Internet’

Equipment Downtime Can Be Avoided, Even Eliminated
Via a Melding of Existing Data with New Analytical Tools

You likely think of GE as a supplier of heavy engines, natural gas production equipment and, increasingly, natural gas delivery and fueling systems, and you’d be right. The firm makes locomotives, and turbine engines for power generation, jet airplanes and at least one LNG-fueled ferry. Now the industrial powerhouse is moving to tie all that gear together, to do for the heavy energy, aerospace, rail, medical and even fleet management sectors what the Internet has already done for personal connectivity. updated on October 11

LNG-Fueled Ferry Goes to Work

October 3, 2013 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Incat, GE, Chart Ferox, Galileo Are All Key to Buquebus Vessel

“The World’s Fastest Ship” continues to garner attention, as the 325-foot turbine-propelled and LNG-diesel dual fuel Francisco – named for the new Argentinean pope – was formally launched this week by Argentina President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires.

Incat Delivers the Dual Fuel Francisco

July 19, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘World’s Fastest Ship’ Sets Sail for South America

The dual fuel LNG-diesel Francisco, originally named Lopez Mena but renamed in honor of the first Argentinian pope, has been delivered by Incat Tasmania to the Buenos Aires-based ferry operator Buquebus. The ship left Hobart, Australia on Tuesday and will take about three weeks to sail – on diesel – to South America.

GE Agrees to Buy Salof LNG

May 6, 2013 in Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Deep Small LNG Expertise’ to Yield ‘More Options for Customers’

GE is augmenting its MicroLNG and LNG In A Box offerings with an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of the Schertz, Texas-based Salof Companies, which offer small-scale LNG technologies.

BNSF Plans LNG Trials

March 7, 2013 in LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Both GE and EMD Locomotives, Says Railroad Chairman

BNSF says it will begin testing “a small number of locomotives” using liquefied natural gas. Both GE and EMD locomotives will be involved, BNSF chairman Matthew Rose said at the IHS CERAWeek conference of high level executives in Houston yesterday. updated March 15

GFES and GE Team for E&P

February 18, 2013 in CNG, Companies, E&P Operations, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Separately, GFES Reports Running Frack Pumps on Field Gas

Louisiana-based Green Field Energy Services, a specialist in turbine-driven hydraulic fracturing and drilling equipment, reports a global supplier agreement with GE Oil & Gas “to deliver low-cost, cleaner burning power generation solutions to the oil and gas industry” – using natural gas. GFES says it has run one of its turbine frack pump trucks on 100% field gas, and that it will begin trials with SandRidge Energy with Apache Corp soon.

Incat Launches LNG Ferry

November 29, 2012 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Boat for Buquebus in Argentina Has GE Turbine Engines

The Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania launched the world’s first high-speed passenger roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry powered by liquefied natural gas, a 325-foot “wavepiercer” catamaran for the South American operator Buquebus. Sea trials are to commence in January.

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