Posts Tagged ‘oil sands’

Synchronized Information for Proving Oil Sands Extraction Process

Posted in Asset Management, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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A Control magazine article, A Data-Driven Search For Oil, captures the results of integrating intelligent devices, the automation system, and plant wide history to improve productivity of oil extraction from the oil sands of Northern Alberta, Canada. The authors highlight the importance of this information: At Laricina Energy Ltd. (, data acquisition and management are […]

People, Processes, Technologies for Integrated Operations

Posted in Oil & Gas, Services, Consulting & Training on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. One comment so far
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Having to do more with less resources seems to be a common issue throughout the process industries. Process manufacturers are re-examining their people, processes, and technologies to look for ways to accomplish their business objectives more efficiently. I bring this up because I recently had a discussion with Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux after he attended the […]

Is Oil Shale the Next Big Thing?

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities on Friday, February 24th, 2012. One comment so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Alan Novak, director of the alternative energy team explores the future of oil shale. In spite of recent economic turmoil, global energy demand continues to increase and liquid fuels continue to be the major component. As highlighted in BP’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, liquid fuel growth and the contribution from […]

Converting Oil Sands to Usable Energy

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, June 7th, 2007. No comments yet
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Recently, a press release announced Emerson’s selection on a $2.6 billion (USD) oil sands project in Northern Alberta, Canada. The project team includes Emerson’s Hydrocarbon and Energy Industry Center and Emerson’s local business partner, Spartan Controls, both based in Calgary. Spartan Controls also has an office closer to the oil sands region in Edmonton. This […]