What are the risks in the Oil and Gas industry?

The risk of Drilling in the oil and gas industry Working on a drilling platform far from shore is often dull and routine until something goes wrong. Being isolated at sea during a blowout is a horrific scenario, add fire and you have the disaster witnessed on Deepwater Horizon. Even without fire, a seafloor leak of gas can destabilize the rig as the buoyant properties of the water changes. When wells blowout on land the crew and support personnel can evacuate to a prescribed location to take stock of the situation. Emergency responders are able to rally quickly to a[…]

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interview tips

Some people wanted to know what kind of technical questions that oil & gas companies might ask during an interview for a process engineering role at a refinery. Here some information from the experts: 1. What do you know about our process? 2. What do you know about our refinery? 3. Why should we hire you? 4. A certain supermajor might ask how a fin fan heat exchanger works and what sort of things could decrease efficiency. Or to draw and describe a distillation column and internals. Know unit op basics: key operation variables, what makes them go bad and[…]

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What is predictive maintenance in Oil and Gas Industry

Predictive Maintenance One of the mechanical engineers’ jobs is to perform maintenance functions at the plant. Engineers who are in charge of the maintenance department are usually referred to as Maintenance Engineers or Reliability Engineer. The meaning of Maintenance is any activity that aims to keep the equipment in the best condition. Activities in this department include testing, measurement, replacement, adjustment, and repair. in general, practitioners divide the type of maintenance into 3 types, namely Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Breakdown Maintenance, and Corrective Maintenance This time, we will discuss the definition of predictive maintenance. Predictive maintenance is predictive treatment. This[…]

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