Knovel helps oil and gas companies achieve operational excellence and reduce risk in an unpredictable environment
Engineers working in both upstream and downstream at global oil and gas companies of all sizes share personal stories and real-life examples of how Knovel helped them to improve production rates, reduce operating costs, adhere to oil and gas regulations and improve refinery operations, avoid shutdowns, and bolster profit margins. Read the interviews below to learn how.
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'Rigging' a solution with Knovel
An engineering team at an oil and gas company was given the task of designing a new gear system for a shallow-water rig transmission. With Knovel’s help, the project was completed ahead of schedule – avoiding costly delays and fines.
Meeting fume mitigation goals while reducing costs
For a large oil and gas company using glycol adsorption to mitigate benzene emissions, new environmental laws were a challenge. But with answers and insights from Knovel they found an alternative adsorption agent, and saved the company time and money.
Help solving a severe corrosion issue in a refinery boiler
By altering the solution, the engineer was able to increase boiler efficiency, avoid condensate return issues and save $90,000 in retrofitting expenses.
Reducing downtime risk in oil and gas pipelines
To protect business continuity, one hydraulic engineer at a major transporter for oil and gas was tasked with estimating the feasibility of having backup pumps in a redundant pump system.
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Achieving optimal design and development with precise search and up-to-date technical insights
Thanks to Knovel, gone are the days when engineers had to pack dozens of personal notebooks for reference on overseas jobs. Knovel lets this engineer easily search online for needed data – no matter where he is.
Discovering a new solution to treat corrosion and reduce downtime and costs
Preventing the corrosion in shale gas wells during low activity was getting expensive and interfering with production. Using Knovel, an engineer found the perfect solution.
Streamlining a major bottleneck in data processing
When an engineer at an oil and gas company wanted to automate the extensive calibration process, Knovel helped him write a program that saved the company time and money.
Identifying the most costeffective approach for debottlenecking in a polypropylene plant
A global engineering team used Knovel to identify the best and most cost-effective approach for debottlenecking a polypropylene plant, increasing capacity at a low cost.
BP: Making vital advances and addressing challenging problems
BP’s employees required ready access to literature and tools. That’s why they count on Knovel to provide reliable, cuttingedge information that saves them valuable time on projects.
Enhancing effective management and innovative thinking to generate profitable outcomes
An independent oil and gas firm uses Knovel to find answers and understand processes better than any basic web search, locating critical reference materials and regulatory information quickly and easily.
Solving a scaling challenge to develop a more energyefficient process for heavy oil extraction
A clean-technology energy company needed to find the right pump to boost production. Knovel helped them quickly identify the exact one they needed — and double their output.
Designing a natural substation to achieve low operational costs
A lead applications engineer used answers and insights from Knovel to design a purification system, resulting in affordable operating costs.