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Technology performance in
times of low
Technology performance in
times of low
Bradsworth Digital Solutions Energy
It’s said that people who believe they can change the world are the ones who do. At Bradsworth, our people take this can-do spirit seriously; innovating and developing technologies that help us economically and safely deliver affordable, reliable energy around the world. This is something we do in any business environment, but the economics of innovation, efficiency and cost management are even more important when commodity prices are low. The technologies we deploy help our energy clients find and commercialize new oil and gas fields cost-effectively and also help us recover more resources from existing fields. They enable us to integrate data and information so that we can manage and develop our global assets efficiently. And they help us operate safely and reliably with a smaller environmental footprint.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay, and nuclear fusion reactions. Low Pollution: Nuclear power also has a lot fewer greenhouse emissions. It has been determined that the number of greenhouse gases has decreased by almost half because of the prevalence in the utilization of nuclear power.
Solar energy, radiation from the Sun capable of producing heat, causing chemical reactions, or generating electricity. ... The Sun is an extremely powerful energy source, and the sunlight is by far the largest source of energy received by Earth, but its intensity at Earth's surface is actually quite low.
'Smart' Rigs To Digital Retrofits: How Oil And Gas Explorers Are Getting Lean And Fit
Smartphones, smart meters, and smart-cars – premised on digital tools making communication, monitoring energy consumption and driving more efficient – are among us. It seems oil and gas explorers have their own nifty kit – the 'smart' rig! It's been around for a while, in use offshore and is getting smarter as data analytics, robotics and artificial intelligence proliferate.
At IHS Markit's CERAWeek 2019, a major energy conference in Houston, U.S., the exhibition floor appears abuzz with a plethora of kit, sensors, data tools, robotic claws, remote management devices and drones of all descriptions, shapes, and sizes, and lest we forget – use cases! Industry vendors are eyeing billions of dollars in sales, while oil and gas drillers are looking at savings resulting from process optimization.
Biomass is organic material that comes from plants and animals, and it is a renewable source of energy. Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. Plants absorb the sun's energy in a process called photosynthesis. When biomass is burned, the chemical energy in biomass is released as heat.
Wind energy is a form of solar energy. Wind energy (or wind power) describes the process by which wind is used to generate electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. A generator can convert mechanical power into electricity.
Water energy is energy derived from the power of water, most often its motion. Energy sources using water have been around for thousands of years in the form of water clocks and waterwheels. A more recent innovation has been hydroelectricity or the electricity produced by the flow of water over dams. In the twenty-first century, scientists are developing water-based applications ranging from tidal power to thermal power. The history of water energy is almost as old as the history of human civilization itself, making it the first form of "alternative energy" people employed. Many centuries ago the ancient Egyptians devised water clocks, whose wheels were turned by the flow of water. The Egyptians and Syrians also used a device called a noria, a waterwheel with buckets attached, that was used to raise water out of the Nile River for use on their crops. Two thousand years ago the ancient Greeks built waterwheels to crush grapes and grind grains. At roughly the same time, the Chinese were using waterwheels to operate bellows used in the casting of iron tools such as farm implements.
Tidal power or tidal energy is the form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity. Although not yet widely used, tidal energy has the potential for future electricity generation. Tides are more predictable than the wind and the sun.
Bradsworth Digital Solutions continues to focus on reducing the probability of client incidents in drilling operations. We recently expanded the capabilities of cooperative Drilling & Completions Decision Support Center, responsible for remote, real-time monitoring of our most complex wells around the world. The new state-of-the-art was part of the Chevron center which supports 15 drilling rigs on a continuous basis, providing immediate support and advice to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations.
In California’s San Joaquin Valley, our first client project to inject steam from a horizontal well into a heavy oil reservoir has yielded encouraging oil production response while reducing their environmental footprint. The pilot project included the industry-leading downhole fiber-optic-based steam injection flow profiling methodology, as well as multiple configurations of a designed flow control (and isolation) devices for optimizing steam distribution. Best practices will be deployed worldwide for all horizontal wells using steam. The flow profiling success also has applications in the increasingly sophisticated use of wellbore surveillance in unconventional and offshore assets.
AI - helps manage energy
AI - helps manage energy
Artificial intelligence is helping compress and analyze the massive amounts of data that the energy industry produces. Here are 5 ways that artificial intelligence is being applied across oil and gas extraction, renewable storage, and more.
WHERE IS THIS DATA COMING FROM?
The energy industry produces massive amounts of data. To turn this data into insights that can improve productivity and cut costs, major energy players — from oil and gas giants to renewables companies — are turning to artificial intelligence.
According to a recent report from Greentech Media, the American energy storage market officially hit a milestone in the fourth quarter of 2017, deploying over 1000 cumulative megawatt-hours of storage between 2013 and 2017. The report also predicted that this number would double this year. As storage capacity increases and new technologies emerge, artificial intelligence is helping make usage more efficient.
The autonomous grid
With grids now gathering energy from different sources, including wind, solar, and electricity, operating these systems have become more complex. Artificial intelligence’s ability to analyze massive datasets can bring stability and efficiency to these new information sources.
California-based Stem has developed Athena, which uses artificial intelligence to map out energy usage and allow customers to track fluctuations in energy rate to more efficiently use storage.
The stem has raised $374.5M from a diverse group of investors, including the U.S. Department of Energy, GE Ventures, and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings.
In November 2017, 32 people died at a coal-fired power plant in northern India after a boiler exploded due to blockages in a gas pipe. This is a common occurrence in the energy industry — without constant checks on equipment and with less than stringent regulations in many parts of the world, equipment failures are common.
Using artificial intelligence to observe equipment and detect failures before they happen can save money, time, and lives. Many startups are attempting to provide this service to the energy industry.