Tackling the most important issues in the Oil & Gas industry
Exploring new oil fields and tapping into new sources of natural gas means operating in increasingly harsh conditions, Trelleborg’s engineered solutions help overcome this by enhancing equipment durability, safety and compatibility. Explore the resources below to discover more about the issues facing the oil & gas industry.
It is challenging to navigate the complex regulatory standards across multiple jurisdictions. As you move to recover more challenging reserves and enter the development of High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) fields, the risk of fire increases. It is therefore becoming increasingly common to use water-based hydraulic fluids. That solution, however, presents significant sealing challenges. Water-based hydraulic fluids are also replacing traditional oil-based HLP fluids in applications where environmental regulations must be observed, for example in many applications within offshore energy production.
Minimize maintenance through improved equipment durability to benefit safety. HFC fluids are the most common hydrous, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids because they have the best fire resistance and hydraulic properties. These qualities make them ideal for use in offshore installations, whether on surface equipment such as motion compensation cylinders or on subsea equipment when used as a control fluid to operate valves and blow-out preventers. The fire-resistant properties mean greater fire safety, offering more time to initiate fire-fighting measures and bring people to safety in the event of an accident.