Imagine driving in bumper to bumper traffic. Oh! No need to imagine. Just drive your car and on most of the roads, you witness this. Your chance of surviving the traffic without hurting yourself or your car depends not only on your driving skills, but depends significantly on the skill level of the fellow driver and also significantly depends on the serviceability of vehicle sensors which would warn the driver if the vehicle intercept or come closer to other vehicles.
The oil and gas industry has several complex arrangements for its efficient functioning. Pipelines are crucial for the seamless flow of energy or similar substances, such as natural gas, biofuels, and liquid petroleum.
The study of Pipelines is an integral part of the oil and gas courses for mechanical engineers.
While some pipelines are built above ground, most pipelines are buried underground. Because oil and gas pipelines are well concealed from the public, most individuals are unaware of the vast network of pipelines.
Technologies have been a blessing to many of the core industries for a while. Now, it is expanding its reach to some of the most complex domains of the world – Oil and gas industry. The vastness of the oil and gas industry may lead to difficulty in integrating high-end technologies such as Artificial intelligence due to the significant role of manual and physical equipment and setup. But, thanks to the super minds behind it working towards the rise of numerous possibilities. Though the entire industry is yet to be touched upon by AI, let’s see what we can expect in which segment.
As we are all aware of, the piping system is crucial in the oil and gas industry. But, the pipes used to convey various types of processes or substances through them. But, here, we will see one of the categories of pipes based on its manufacturing. Pipes are usually manufactured in 2 ways – seamless pipe and welded pipe. We will limit our scope of explanation to the welded pipe manufacturing process here.
The Oil and Gas industry is well-known for its gigantic infrastructure. The foundation of this vast infrastructure lies in the articles and equipment used. When we talk about the articles, we also consider the supporting framework. Supporting frameworks serve the bigger purpose as they carry out the major load-bearing activities. One such crucial supportive framework is the Flange.
As per reports, India is the third-largest consumer of energy in the world. It is believed that natural gas consumption will increase by three-fold or more by the end of this decade. Though there have been shortcomings in the light of the pandemic, there is constant progress towards resolving revenue issues for India’s Oil and gas sector.
The oil and gas sector is one of the massive sectors in the world, and has a vast supply chain for all the necessary activities. As we have already discussed the Upstream sector in the previous blog, let’s understand the midstream section.
As you already know, the supply chain of oil and gas is divided into three zones or sectors – Upstream, Midstream, Downstream.
A piping engineer is one of the most sought-after designations in the oil and gas industry. The designation may look very attractive but getting there sometimes becomes an uphill task due to the responsibilities, knowledge and skills required. Theoretical knowledge is essential, but practical knowledge holds a similar place as well.