NEW ORLEANS — At the new Orleans Convention Center this week are some 300 exhibitors displaying the latest in equipment and services for petroleum engineering. They’re right here in connection with an exhibition accompanying the 61st annual technical conference of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Exhibitors are demonstrating objects ranging from computer hardware for oilfield purposes to instruments and chemicals used in oil and gasoline exploration, drilling and manufacturing.
The exhibition opens each day at 8:30 a.m., closing at 6 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Tuesday, and a pair of p.m. Wednesday. On Tuesday, there will be a particular Expo Fare luncheon within the exhibit corridor. Here, registrants can focus on issues and treatments informally with exhibitor representatives.
Capsule descriptions of some exhibits and their booth numbers are as follows:
ABASCO, sales space 1637, is displaying an entire line of environmental products, designed to assist struggle oil or water pollution. These embody oil skimmers, dispersant sprayers, and many others.
ACI (Automated Controls Inc.), sales space 2602, is displaying automation equipment for oil and gasoline manufacturing. Microprocessor based mostly, it aims to scale back operating prices in the field by providing the operator with early recognition and prognosis of failures, reducing power consumption whereas sustaining or increasing manufacturing, decreasing maintenance prices, and offering knowledge to help improve operational efficiency.
Acme Resin Corp., booth 2146, is that includes its resin coated sands. These have been used in oil and fuel wells within the United States, Canada, Mexico and the North Sea. Additionally featured are new product innovations, samples for microscopic examination, and a proppant selection simulator. A copy of this simulator is being given away in a each day drawing.
Allied Colloids, booth 1935, has synthetic polymers and other providers aimed at hostile drilling environments. Its merchandise are aimed toward assisting the drilling of technically troublesome holes with an excellent chance of financial success.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, booth 1635, is that includes Geobyte, a quarterly publication dedicated to computer purposes for petroleum professionals. Geobyte additionally has organized particular sales space demonstrations of software packages from Petroleum Information Corp., GEOSIM and the AAPG. Visitors might take pleasure in palms-on demonstrations and register for 3 special drawings for the packages.
Amersham Corp., sales space 2412, is displaying radioactive sources and calibration materials for oil properly logging purposes.
Anadrill/Schlumberger, booth 1517, is spotlighting built-in downhole measurement while drilling. Also: premium floor logging measurement, direction and measurement while drilling tools, and a new mechanical and efficiency log.
Aqua Magnetics Intl., Inc., booth 1441, is exhibiting non-chemical remedy of crude oil to manage paraffin scale, exhausting water scale, and salt water scale; magnetic energy models that match on the skin of move traces; and downhole power models for pumping wells or wireline installed on free flowing wells. These power units don’t require external energy or chemicals. The exhibitor cites price financial savings for the magnetic energy units over conventional chemical methods.
Ariel Corp., sales space 2733, is displaying its 325JGS/1 integral engine compressor set. The JGS is a excessive pace, balanced opposed unit. Engine and compressor are in a single crankcase. This 50 bhp, 1400 rpm integral unit offers modern fuel efficiency, reliability, energy and compactness.
Atwater Consultants, Ltd., booth 2634, is exhibiting its big selection of geological, petroleum engineering, land administration and pc companies. This 12 months marks Atwater’s 40th yr of service to the petroleum business, monetary institutions, industrial issues, land-owners and governmental agencies.
AVA Worldwide, booth 2445, has several circulation management units on display. One is a sub-surface safety valve managed from the surface with an electro magnetic signal travelling by the earth. It may be run at 10,000 ft with no mechanical control link to the surface.
Badger Mining, booth 2708, is exhibiting silica sand merchandise used in nicely stimulation, cementing, fluid loss management, and so on. Its spherical grained sand, mined in wisconsin, lays declare to being the strongest and very best for fracturing and gravel packing.
Baker Raise Methods, sales space 1821, is displaying state-of-the-art rod pump controller with central communication system, electric submersible pumps and the distinctive roto jet centrifugal pump.
Beckman Devices, sales space 2705, is exhibiting its L8M/P Rock Core Ultracentrifuge. This provides a quick means to determine capilary pressure curves of rock core samples. The unit has a port within the chamber door and a strobe gentle to allow pattern viewing during centrifugation.
Bio-Imaging Research, Inc., booth 2648, is introducing a new RADAPT system for computerized radiographic analysis of core samples to find out the structures’ oil recovery potential. From the system, generated computed tomography (CT) cross-sectional pictures of the sample, density, porosity, homogeneity and oil displacement rates could be evaluated. Other functions for RADAPT know-how include inspection of pipe for weld and corrosion defects.
Boots & Coots Inc., booth 2720, is telling the way it combats properly blowouts and oilfield fires. A dramatic movie exhibits how Boots & Coots conquered a big blaze the place a considerable amount of deadly sulfur dioxide gas was current.