Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies hosted a grand opening ceremony recently, at its new facility in Port Talbot, Wales. The new facility was opened by Edwina Hart, Minister of Economy, Science and Transport, and Dr Mohsen Sohi, speaker of the Management Board, Freudenberg & Company.
Over the next few years, the Freudenberg Group will invest £11million in the Port Talbot operation. The first phase of the project, which was celebrated with the opening of the new facility, was the consolidation of the three original Vector Technology Group sites in Wales into one. The Vector business was acquired by Freudenberg in January 2013 and a search for a new facility was started soon after. This move benefits the business with greater operational efficiencies, a significant investment in new CNC machining capabilities, and additional testing and R&D capabilities.
Researchers from a Scottish university are a step closer to maximising oil reserves from the North Sea by developing methods that can more cleanly and cheaply extract valuable remaining oil from existing fields.
The Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery within the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University has been working on new technologies that could add decades to the lifespan of oil reservoirs in the North Sea and help secure the future of the oil industry in the region.
Elite Communications has selected Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) as its satellite connectivity provider for existing oil and gas customers in North America and prospects worldwide.
Elite Communications provides full service telecommunications, including onsite support, monitoring and equipment to the industry in onshore and offshore remote sites. EMC will deliver a satellite virtual network operator (VNO) solution that includes bandwidth capacity, implementation, 24 x 7 support from the Global Operations Center, and on-demand scalability for growth. EMC’s connectivity solution will provide increased reliability and flexibility for Elite’s customers in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout North America, onshore in over 100 sites.
“We selected EMC as our VSAT provider based on their proven experience in delivering reliable connectivity to the oil and gas industry,” said Trey Duplechin, general manager, Elite Communications. “Our relationship with EMC goes beyond the VNO solution for North America by providing access to EMC’s global infrastructure, capacity, field support locations and teleports. For our customers, this results in faster scalability and more connectivity options.”