Blog: Oil and Gas

Corrosion, an Issue for the Offshore Wind Industry
Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data
19 April 2016

Producing 3D CAD Models from Laser Scanning Data

Laser scan surveys are conducted for the purpose of performing retro-fits and upgrades to piping, processing plants, offshore facilities and vessels such as FPSOs. CAD models generated by laser scan surveys allow piping engineers and designers to make necessary changes in a safe environment, with the knowledge that new parts will fit in the desired location on the initial installation. Please click for more information. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3
05 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 3

3D laser scanning techniques are used in a variety of industries to ensure safe introduction of new components, improve industrial processes and assist with modular installation. In part 3 of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how 3D laser scanners are used to optimize conveyor belts and railway clearance surveys as well as self-propelled modular transportation systems. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2
01 April 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 2

Modern ship building is a modular process, often large parts and components are fabricated in multiple ship yards. 3D laser scanning can be deployed to as-build such components at separate yards and visually bring them together to check for clashes. In part two of our Clash detection and Reporting with 3D Laser Scanning blog we discuss how we use the very latest advances in clash checking software and techniques to enable fast and efficient checks. More…

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1
25 March 2016

Clash detection and reporting with 3D Laser Scanning - Part 1

Interferences and collisions between components or objects (such as piping) can cause project delays and increase costs. Intertek 3D laser scanning services help detect these clashes before they happen. More…

Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 2
Making Laser Scan Data Available Online - Part 1
New major investments in the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam
09 December 2014

New major investments in the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam

Intertek is ready to respond to this new growth. More…

Opportunities in Africa
14 October 2014

Opportunities in Africa

It’s a good time to be in Africa. More…

Monitoring Pipelines for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
19 August 2014

Monitoring Pipelines for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Pipeline failure can have serious consequences in the oil and gas industry. Understanding and mitigating the causes of failure is a vital part of pipeline maintenance and is a valued service provided by Intertek. More…

Onshore-Offshore 3D Laser Scanning and Dimensional Control Technology for Engineering Solutions
12 August 2014

Onshore-Offshore 3D Laser Scanning and Dimensional Control Technology for Engineering Solutions

Are you looking for Engineering Solutions? Learn more about 3D Laser Scanning and Dimensional Control Technology. More…

Expert Insights: Understanding the current state of the Shale Industry
19 June 2014

Expert Insights: Understanding the current state of the Shale Industry

Get a closer look at the state of the Shale market as highlights from this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) were captured by one of the leading experts in the industry today. More…

A Closer Look: Lubricant, Fuels and Other Fluids are Critical to the Aviation Industry
06 May 2014

A Closer Look: Lubricant, Fuels and Other Fluids are Critical to the Aviation Industry

Lubricants and fuels help ensure that engines and other systems operate smoothly, but they must be monitored. More…

Crude Oil: Demanding quality sampling and testing is not 'Crude'  at all
22 April 2014

Crude Oil: Demanding quality sampling and testing is not 'Crude' at all

Recent developments in the United States Shale regions have prompted a new, more defined focus by regulatory agencies on the produced materials from this region. More…

A Closer Look: Oil Refineries Require Care and Feeding To Thrive
20 February 2014

A Closer Look: Oil Refineries Require Care and Feeding To Thrive

What makes refineries, ultimately, thrive? ? Several factors come into play. More…

A Closer Look: The Importance of Bunker Fuel Quality Testing and its Impact on the Shipping World
09 December 2013

A Closer Look: The Importance of Bunker Fuel Quality Testing and its Impact on the Shipping World

Why does the transport of marine fuel samples across the globe for routine analysis provide constant logistical challenges? More…

Crude Oil Assay: What it Means to Refiners
27 September 2013

Crude Oil Assay: What it Means to Refiners

The value of a particular crude to a refiner depends on its quality. More…

A Closer Look: Chemicals in Marine Fuel
23 November 2012

A Closer Look: Chemicals in Marine Fuel

Chemical contamination within marine fuels can place fuel purchasers and suppliers into potential conflict. Standards, a uniform approach, and third-party laboratories can help. More…

Developing Engine Oils is Essentially Invisible to the Motor Vehicle Owners, but Absolutely Critical to Vehicle Engine Life
14 November 2012

Developing Engine Oils is Essentially Invisible to the Motor Vehicle Owners, but Absolutely Critical to Vehicle Engine Life

The engine oil lubricant industry and the infrastructure to support the effort to reliably market quality engine oils is largely invisible to the average driver of a pickup truck, passenger car, delivery truck, bus, freight hauler, etc. More…

Hydrogen Sulphide – Creating a Stink for Vessel Owners and Operators?
11 September 2012

Hydrogen Sulphide – Creating a Stink for Vessel Owners and Operators?

The presence of Hydrogen Sulphide in marine fuels has always been viewed by vessel owners / operators as an occupational hazard. It is widely accepted that at some point in time a vessel will receive a parcel of fuel that contains higher than expected levels of H2S and will be expected to handle it in a manner which does not endanger the onboard crew. More…

(Video) Don Kemper discusses Supply Chain Management Auditing: What is an AVL?
21 August 2012

(Video) Don Kemper discusses Supply Chain Management Auditing: What is an AVL?

Don Kemper, Intertek Supply Chain Management Auditing Quality & Division Manager, discusses what clients should consider before using various suppliers. More…

Renewable Fuel for Your Aircraft: Bioaviation Fuel Quality Continues to Improve
31 July 2012

Renewable Fuel for Your Aircraft: Bioaviation Fuel Quality Continues to Improve

The aviation industry is at the center of the adaptation of biofuels. Why? Fuel quality is vital to the safety of any aircraft in flight. More…