We spoke to the Vice President of Gulf Oil International UK Ltd Frank Rutten to learn more about GULF and how its focus on innovation is critical to its success. - page 4
Frank Grunert, Global Product Group Manager Mass Flow at KROHNE Ltd. provides us with a fascinating overview of the group and its innovative product range. - page 8
CONTENTS OIL & GAS AWARDS
THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS A DYNAMIC AND EVER EVOLVING MARKET WITH A VITAL PURPOSE: TO POWER THE WORLD. OVER THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS, FLUCTUATING PRICES AND TOUGH MARKETS HAVE PROVIDED SUFFICIENT CHALLENGES FOR THE MYRIAD OF SUPPLIERS, MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPORT SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT OPERATE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY, BUT DESPITE THESE MANY HAVE NOT ONLY SURVIVED BUT THRIVED UNDER THIS PRESSURE. THEREFORE, WE HAVE INITIATED THE 2016 OIL & GAS AWARDS IN ORDER TO SHOWCASE THE TALENT OF THE MANY FIRMS, AND THE INDIVIDUALS BEHIND THEM, WORKING TIRELESSLY TO ENSURE THAT THIS CRUCIAL INDUSTRY REMAINS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY SUPPLY LANDSCAPE. OUR AWARDS FOCUS NOT ONLY ON PRODUCERS, BUT ALSO ON THE CONTRACTORS, LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AND INSURERS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO KEEP THE INDUSTRY MOVING. 4-7. GULF OIL INTERNATIONAL LTD DOWNSTREAM OIL COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2016 - UK 8-11. KROHNE LTD PREMIER INDUSTRIAL CORIOLIS PROCESS SOLUTIONS COMPANY 2016 12-13. HALLIBURTON BEST GLOBAL OIL & GAS SERVICES COMPANY 2016 14-15. HAZMAT SERVICES WASTE & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR 2016 - AUSTRALIA 16-17. IGNITE FREDERICTON BEST OIL & GAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP 2016 - CANADA & EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR NATURAL RESOURCE STRATEGIES CANADA
Downstream Oil Company of the Year 2016 - UK
Gulf Oil International Ltd is a global downstream oil group supporting a wide range of industries across a number of verticals. We spoke to Vice President of Gulf Oil International UK Ltd Frank Rutten to learn more about the firm and how its focus on innovation is critical to its success. The Gulf Oil International Group is a large and growing family of companies, united under the renowned symbol, the Gulf Brand. The group draws upon its 115-year history to provide clients with the very highest quality oil products, working across a wide variety of sectors including petrol stations, marine oil supplies, lubricant supplies and wholesale aviation fuel.
Headquartered in The Cayman Islands and operating in countries around the world, there are different internal practices in every office; but, as Frank is keen to explain, what unites the group is its positivity and drive towards excellence in every aspect of its work. “With offices around the world there are many different working practices, however what remains consistent throughout the group is our focus on positive reinforcement. Being an ambitious, driven company means that we have to constantly try out new ideas and experiment with new products, solutions and processes. Sometimes things don’t go as planned, but what is important is that we have tried and we will learn from every mistake, and as such we view every unsuccessful project as a positive opportunity to gain new experience, rather than a failure.
Gulf Oil International Group operations are present in over 100 countries worldwide (excluding Portugal, Spain and the U.S.A, where the Gulf brand is under separate ownership), focusing on lubricant, fuel products and services. The operations vary in size and structure but the universal factor is the iconic Gulf brand that links all of these businesses. This brand, as Frank is eager to emphasise, is built upon the group’s focus on innovation and dedication to supporting clients.
“With a flat hierarchical structure we are able to implement new ideas quickly, working flexibly to deliver new innovations as soon as the idea comes to us. This ensures that we are always at the forefront of the latest developments in the market and pioneer new strategies, such as our partnership with Manchester United football club, which is a first for an oil company and has garnered international attention.”
“Personally, with over 25 years of experience working with companies throughout the oil and gas market I am proud to say that the Gulf Oil International Group is a truly unique business, combining an innovative, ambitious approach with a client focus which ensures that we are always adapting to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers.”
What sets the firm apart, and allows it this agility and flexibility, is that it is exclusively a downstream firm, with no upstream operations, which, as Frank explains, allows it to remain stable despite the global oil crisis.
Oil International Group prefers to explore emerging markets, where there is potential for greater innovation, as Frank highlights eagerly. “Emerging markets such as India and China are our core focus, as we look towards creating new innovations to save our clients time and money. For example, in India, where we are fourth largest private oil company (although we are aiming to become the second largest in two years), we have provided innovative new technology which supports clients in the areas they need the most innovation. For example, the typical distance between oil changes for trucks in the country is around 40,000 km, however we have developed new technology which allows a vehicle to travel for over 100,000 km before requiring fresh oil. By increasing the time between services we are helping clients to increase their productivity and save money.
“As a downstream focused group Gulf Oil International is immune to some of the fluctuations in crude oil pricing, meaning that whilst many firms are only focused on cutting costs and overall profitability, we are able to look towards investing in new technologies and being open to new ideas. Investment in marketing, research and development and infrastructure such as blending plants ensures our ongoing success, and we are not afraid to invest in order to reap the rewards later. As part of this approach we are always seeking customer feedback and implementing any changes which will ensure that they receive the services that they need.
“Another key market which we are currently exploring is China, where we are rapidly growing. In addition, as we have already established ourselves within many of the major emerging economies, our focus is now shifting towards Europe, and we have plans to increase our market share throughout this region. We have already created a strong brand in the Netherlands, and we are now exploring other key markets”
“This is particularly important in certain areas of the business, such as in Gulf Oil Marine, which provides lubricants to ships in over 1000 ports around the world. Many of our clients have short stopovers, therefore they need their lubricants to be on time. In addition, due to the nature of the industry these ships often change destination quickly, and as such we many need to deliver to them in a very short space of time to a port which many miles away from the distribution hub. All of these challenges require a flexible, dedicated and pragmatic company, and Gulf Oil Marine has proved itself to embody each of these traits. Staff are contactable around the clock and throughout the year, and clients receive prompt, accurate feedback on every query. Many firms are ‘customer focused’ but I believe that Gulf Oil International is ‘customer obsessed’- we truly listen to our clients and take their feedback on board, which is why many of them choose to work with us on an ongoing basis.”
Looking to the future, innovation remains at the forefront of the firm’s focus as it aims to achieve its ambitious targets, as Frank concludes. “Gulf Oil International has a 2020 mission to move our global ranking from number 14 into the top 10 and double the group’s size. Organic growth is our core focus as we are keen to maintain our high standards and client focus, however we are not opposed to inorganic growth, and are always exploring the market for any companies which would align with our core strategies and offer significant benefit to the group.
The success of Gulf Oil Marine, despite being founded at the beginning of the global recession in 2008, highlights the effectiveness of the firm’s entrepreneurial approach. By always being open to new ideas and solutions the group is able to adapt quickly to changes in the market, enabling it to anticipate any challenges and take swift advantage of any opportunities.
“Ultimately achieving our targets will be a challenge, but one which are excited to undertake, and we are already looking into the latest innovations and developments which will ensure that we achieve it.”
Another key factor which differentiates the firm from other companies in the industry is its focus on emerging markets. Whilst many oil and gas companies look towards established markets such as America and Europe, Gulf
Company: Gulf Oil International Ltd Website: www.gulfoilltd.com
Premier Industrial Coriolis Process Solutions Company 2016
KROHNE is a Global original equipment manufacturer of process instrumentation headquartered in Duisburg, Germany. Frank Grunert, Global Product Group Manager Mass Flow at KROHNE Ltd. provides us with a fascinating overview of the group and its innovative product range.
KROHNE has a physical presence in over 120 countries worldwide. KROHNE Ltd. in Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom is the premier manufacturing facility for the production of Coriolis Mass Flowmeters.
increasing steadily over the recent years; turnover has been around £450 million GBP. Our approach is not just to sell meters but also to provide a reliable metering solution for the most difficult process applications. Our business strategy is not driven solely by the sales numbers; we see our revenue a by-product of technological innovation and business ethics.”
The group initially began the development of Coriolis mass flow meters in 1986 and, since 1993, KROHNE Ltd. has been the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for the development and production of Mass Flowmeters, offering several ‘new to the world’ innovations including the development of world’s industrial usable first straight tube Mass Flowmeter. The group employs more than 3000 professionals worldwide with around 220 working for KROHNE Limited in the United Kingdom, serving a vast array of clients, as Frank outlines.
Working across such a wide and varied group of markets which includes operators, developers, constructors, OEMs and end users, each of KROHNE’s customers is unique and their needs differ. Frank is eager to emphasise the company's flexibility and dedication to supporting clients throughout the process. “At KROHNE we make sure that we whilst we think globally, supplying under the umbrella of Coriolis mass flow meters, we also match the supplied meters to the customer ’s requirements. In terms of meter design, we all have a complete portfolio covering most tube designs like single straight, single bent, dual straight, dual bent and KROHNE's unique four straight tube design.
“Here at KROHNE, we serve all the major manufacturing industries in the world. However, certain segments such as oil and gas; food and beverage; chemical / petrochemical; and marine account for the largest share of our revenue figures. Our customers range from Global Conglomerates like BP, Shell, BASF, and Bayer to small scale manufacturers. We value all of our customers equally and we provide them all with the same excellent level of support that has been the hallmark of KROHNE for years.
“With regards to flow, we offer solutions from very low flow rates, batching meters and standard applications to the most complex high pressure, high temperature, and cryogenic, highest flowrates. We supply the meter with the highest flow capacity in the market. The OPTIMASS 2400 S400 can measure flowrates up to 4.600 t/h.”
“Over recent years KROHNE has advanced from an instrument manufacturer to a solution provider, and our annual turnovers have been
In order to provide this high quality client support, the company implements a supportive internal culture. KROHNE companies worldwide are renowned for providing employees with a secure, friendly and enjoyable working environment and KROHNE Ltd. is no exception. The Wellingborough site has a strongly knitted team dedicated to manufacturing meters to the highest standard and to providing first class customer support. It is this strong focus on client service, combined with the company's commitment to quality which sets it apart and marks it out as the best option for clients, as Frank describes.
is product and innovation. Our repeated purchase rate is the highest in the industry. Once our customers buy a mass flow meter from KROHNE, they stay with KROHNE. Therefore, we do not have to spend as much as our competitors in marketing campaigns so when they buy a KROHNE meter, our customers know that they are buying a product designed to a high standard, built using high quality materials and calibrated on the highest quality UKAS accredited calibration rigs, which are among the largest in the market. KROHNE meters have a long pedigree of innovation and design from our first class R&D team.”
“KROHNE is committed to offering the very highest quality client support, and as such when we look for new members of our team, we make sure that they are able to blend in with the same friendly culture that we have developed over many years.
Operating globally, the key challenge that Frank identifies for the firm is compliance, however the company is dedicated to ensuring that company remains in line with global directives and regulations. “The most complex standards related to the oil and gas market that our products comply with are those for pressure equipment and hazardous area operation. However, it is the
“In addition, KROHNE offers a complete portfolio of meters from standard to the most demanding applications. Our main focus
various material standards and requirements which are often customer or region specific that can be the most difficult to deal with. We achieve compliance with this by close contact with the client at the earliest stages of a project and by maintaining a network of material suppliers who can meet the clients exacting demands.” Within the wider market, Coriolis technology is becoming more and more popular in many industries due to its great advantages compared to other instruments. From the very beginning, KROHNE has continually invested in its products in order to provide the best portfolio, best manufacturing facilities and best products in the market and moving forward Frank is keen to emphasise that it will continue doing so as it seeks to overcome the oil and gas industries challenges and retain its strong market position. “The past year has been a challenging time for the Energy industry, mainly due to the decline in oil prices. This has resulted in many OEMs reducing their prices in order to win projects. So far, KROHNE has weathered the storm because our customers understand the value of our meters. The increased emphasis on engineering standards and process safety has further raised the project costs. In order to cater for these demands, this year we have also launched our new transmitter for safety applications.
Large gravimetric calibration rig with 2 Optimass 2400 meters installed
The SIL certified MFC 400 transmitter is by far the best for safety critical mass flow applications. When markets are tight there is no margin for error. Safety plays a great role in present and future developments and having a high capacity meter with a real secondary containment is precious. “Ultimately it is thanks to continuous improvement and innovation we are able to offer solutions today that our competitors will not be able to match for many years, and we aim to continue to remain at the forefront of industry innovation going forward.”
Production area at KROHNE
High flowrates up to 4,600 t/h
Building on the great success of the twin straight tube design, the innovative four tube OPTIMASS 2400 was a natural evolution, based on over 30 years· development experience.
The OPTIMASS 2400 is available with process connections up to ON 400; 16". It is also capable of high turndown ratios, keeping flow velocities low and preventing build up or deposits in hydrocarbon applications.
A high level of performance makes the OPTIMASS 2400 suitable for the bulk measurement of petroleum and oil as well as products like syrup, molasses and raw chemicals. The meter can measure flow rates up to 4,600 t/h; 169,021 lb/min. Accuracy is 0.1 % with a turndown of 20:1 and an optional 0.05 % "flat" accuracy with a turndown of ten to one. The meter is available in Duplex and Super Duplex, and with an approved secondary containment option.
Custody transfer approved Offering outstanding performance for mass and volume flow measurement, the meter is approved for custody transfer applications according to MID and OIML and complies with API and AGA guidelines.
Low pressure drop The OPTIMASS 2400 is a unique four straight tube design with the smallest installation footprint in its class and this offers significant energy savings with a lower pressure drop. The meter is suitable for gas applications and liquid measurement especially when the customer demands the lowest pressure drop.
Unique four straight tube design The meter is available with stainless steel measuring tubes [NACE compliant] with a Super Duplex option offering a maximum operating pressure of 180 barg; 2,610 psig. Four straight tube design offers a whole series of features such as secondary containment, optimised flow splitter and ease of installation.
Entrained Gas Management (EGM™ ) Thanks to Entrained Gas Management [EGM™ ), the OPTIMASS 2400 maintains operation over a wide range of gas fractions and complex flow conditions. It is also capable of high turndown ratios, keeping flow velocities low and preventing the build-up of static in hydrocarbons.
Highlights of the OPTIMASS series: • Innovative four measuring tube design with a large tube size, high flow rate capacity
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• High accuracy for custody transfer • Easy to drain and easy to clean
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• Optimised flow splitter for minimum pressure loss
• Super Duplex option for operating pressures up to 180 barg; 2,610 psig
• Secondary containment up to 150 barg; 2,175 psig
Company: KROHNE LTD Name: Frank Grunert Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: krohne.com/en/products/ flow-measurement/mass-flowmeters Address: 34-38 Rutherford Drive, Park Farm Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, NN8 6AE Telephone: 01933 227 862 www.krohne.com
Best Global Oil & Gas Services Company 2016
Halliburton is an international oil and gas services company supporting customers around the world. We profile the firm and explore the techniques it has employed to achieve its current success.
Established in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir- from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.
This history of enterprise highlights the fact that the firm is on a mission to achieve superior growth and returns for shareholders by delivering technology and services that improve efficiency, increase recovery, and maximize production for its customers. This is achieved through the provision of 14 product service lines (PSLs). The PSLs operate in two divisions: drilling and evaluation, and completion and production. The firm’s consulting and project management PSL works across both divisions and is the spearhead of our integrated-services strategy. Its financial results are included in the drilling and evaluation division. PSLs are primarily responsible and accountable for strategy, technology development, process development, people development and capital allocation.
Having always been pioneers in the industry, in the 1930s Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service. Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926, moving into Europe in 1951, as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England. In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.
Looking ahead, sustainability is integral to the firm’s overall strategy as it seeks to deliver long-term financial value while minimizing environmental footprint and having a positive impact on society. This is expressed in the firm’s Guiding Principles for Sustainability. Built on a solid foundation of ethics and integrity, the Halliburton Guiding Principles for Sustainability provide the framework for the firm’s operations and future. To ensure that these principles guide every aspect of Halliburton’s decisions, plans and actions, the company have matched each with a clearly defined intent, and as implementing these principals will be the firm’s ongoing focus moving forward. Company: Halliburton Indonesia Phone: +62 21 7801100 Address: Kawasan Industri & Pergudangan, Taman Tekno, Blok D No. 1, Sektor XI BSD City, Tangerang Selatan 15314, Indonesia Website: www.halliburton.com
Waste & Environmental Services Consultancy of the Year 2016 - Australia
Hazmat Services Pty Ltd (Hazmat) is a specialist OHS, waste and environmental services company which deals specifically with the cradle to grave management of hazardous materials and substances in the workplace.
Hazmat boasts a team of technically qualified and licensed professionals specialising in asbestos and hazardous materials, occupational hygiene, chemical and hazardous substances, dangerous goods, regulatory compliance, risk assessments, safe work methods statements and specialised waste management with a focus on complex, hazardous and industrial wastes.
Hazmat offers a range of specialised services aimed at identifying workplace hazards associated with the presence of hazardous materials and implementing strategies to control the risk. Hazmat’s safety and chemical consultants can devise the best solution to manage hazardous materials and dangerous goods risks within the relevant legislative framework that a business operates within, and can tailor an appropriate approach to meet legislative obligations, and more importantly, protect people, property and the environment. In situations where a performance based approach can be adopted, Hazmat can identify and deliver cost-effective solutions taking full advantage of the flexibility afforded by the regulatory framework. Their experienced team includes personnel with specific regulatory experience, who are able to provide insights into managing hazardous materials and dangerous goods risks to achieve the best outcome for all clients.
Hazmat’s goal is to provide its clients with specialist advice in order to comply with their corporate, regulatory and social responsibilities. The occupational hygienists, environmental scientists and engineers at Hazmat have extensive experience in the assessment, identification, management, remediation and validation of a client’s actual or potential environmental liability. This environmental liability may be associated with a site’s soil and/ or groundwater, a waste stream, construction materials or a product that is stored and used on site. The team’s experience in dealing with hazardous substances and dangerous goods is unparalleled.
Hazmat is an ISO 9001 quality accredited company that operates under an integrated business management system that addresses project management, quality, health and safety, and environment. They have adopted a formal risk management system to address commercial, public relations, environmental and safety risk for all projects undertaken. Their laboratory operates in accordance with the requirements outlined in AS ISO/IEC 17025 and is NATA Accredited.
Hazardous materials including asbestos and synthetic mineral fibre have been routinely used in workplaces throughout history, and are still present and used in workplaces throughout the world. The inappropriate use of these materials can cause adverse human health and ecological impacts, with known health problems including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. The management of hazardous materials and substances in the workplace is a complex issue due to the inherent hazards associated with their use and disposal and requires stringent controls in order for organisations to maintain their corporate, regulatory and social requirements. In order to achieve this goal, organisations need to monitor the environment that their employees and the community are exposed to.
Company: Hazmat Services Pty Ltd Email: email@example.com Web Address: www.hazmat-services.com.au Address: PO Box 118, Carrington, NSW, 2294 , AUSTRALIA Telephone: +61 2 49 611 887
Ignite Fredericton, the Fredericton Region's economic development catalyst agency, primarily delivers entrepreneurial services to help businesses start, grow and locate, as well as various strategic initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystem. We caught up with Economic Development Specialist Laurie Guthrie to learn more.
BEST OIL & GAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP 2016 – CANADA & EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR NATURAL RESOURCE STRATEGIES CANADA
As the community’s economic development organization, Ignite Fredericton has a high level of accountability; funded by taxpayers and municipal partners of Fredericton, Oromocto and New Maryland. The organisation is responsible to drive results through new start-ups, business growth and attraction, and talent attraction and retention.
there is great potential for our region to benefit economically.” Ultimately, the biggest challenge for Canada and the provinces going forward is having a more expeditious decision-making process for harmonized environmental assessment for natural resource projects like Energy East and the Sisson Mine (tungsten and molybdenum). As her concluding comment, Laurie outlines how Ignite Fredericton is working with stakeholders to overcome this challenge.
Ignite Fredericton operates as one organization with Planet Hatch (NB’s flagship business accelerator) and Knowledge Park (NB’s only technology and research park) creating efficiencies as one organization under three brands. The organisation has also co-located partner entrepreneurial organizations to create a single point of contact to serve customers, and ensure that they receive the best possible care and support.
“These mega projects in the queue will be gamechanging for this province. As a task force, we will continue to advocate provincially and federally to ensure an efficient and streamlined process for current projects, and to attract future investment.”
As part of its role to drive economic growth, Ignite Fredericton has created a natural resources and energy task force to maximize opportunities with respect to responsible resource development. Provincially, there is $7.2 billion of projected investment for six major projects, estimated to create 5,000+ jobs.
In terms of potential investment, Fredericton was recognized by the 2016 KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study as the number one most cost-competitive place to do business in Canada and the U.S. Company: Ignite Fredericton Name: Laurie Guthrie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: www.ignitefredericton.com Address: 40 Crowther Lane, Suite 100, Knowledge Park, Fredericton, NB, E3C 0J1, Canada Telephone: 506-444-4686
The task force is focused on connecting local businesses with procurement opportunities, workforce readiness, and business development to spur future growth. Laurie Guthrie explains: “With over 350 local businesses working in natural resources, and the University of New Brunswick offering subject matter expertise with five research chairs and six related research institutes,
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