The oil and gas sector is the basis of the modern energy system of the planet. Over the past ten years, the world has significantly changed the conditions for its functioning and development. In 2015, natural gas and oil accounted for more than half (57%) of primary energy consumption in the world. In the transport sector in the same year, the share of oil products consumption was about 95%.
The oil and gas complex includes extraction, transportation and petrochemical processing. In oil production, it is important to use natural gas directly in the field due to the unprofitability of its transportation.
The oil and gas complex is one of the largest consumers of various industrial products when creating new facilities and modernizing the existing ones.
AMCOR offers comprehensive solutions in the areas of service, modernization and supply of oil and gas equipment all the way from the field to the end consumer.
The main service lines of AMCOR in this industry are:
- engine driving and centrifugal compressors;
- reduction gears;
- shut-off and control valves;
- steam turbines;
- electric motors;
- filtration systems.
Being an EPC contractor, AMCOR is responsible for all types of works on time and in full.
Producers of petroleum products around the world depend on the reliability of the hydrocarbon raw material supplies. Therefore, countries that have rich oil reserves have a great influence on the global economy. The oil refining and chemical industries consume huge amounts of raw materials, and as a result, the world oil and gas production is made in enormous quantities. If the share of oil in the overal energy consumption in 1900 was 3%, today it is 65%.
It is now clear that the reserves of traditional resources are depleted, and the times of easy oil are gone. The development of hard-to-recover reserves is organically linked to the introduction of new drilling technologies, modernization of the equipment park, innovative solutions that increase the assets of extractive and oilfield service companies.
AMCOR carries out a comprehensive maintenance service for drilling rigs. The competence of the company includes:
- upper power drives;
- automation, control and management systems;
- equipment for preparation of drilling fluids;
- anti-blowout equipment;
- equipment for mechanization of round-trip operations;
- round-trip equipment;
- equipment for mechanized pipe saddle during round-trip operations;
- consumables and drilling tools.
The main advantages of AMCOR:
- Spare parts - the company provides prompt supply of spare parts for most of its products.
- Repair and Lease - the service center offers a full range of equipment repair services, including its dismantling, assembly, and testing.
- Complete modernization of oilfield equipment in order to restore the declared performance characteristics and indicators.
Serving as an EPC contractor, AMCOR is responsibile for all stages of performing the required work on time and in full.
Electricity is an important foundation for the development of the modern civilization. People learned to apply it not so long time ago, namely at the beginning of the 19th century, but studies of this phenomenon had been carried out in ancient times. Approximately in 700 BC. the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus, having rubbed amber (fossilized wood tar) on fur, discovered that the stone attracts wool, threads, small and light objects. Much later this property of amber served as the basis for the static electricity discovery. The term "electricity" comes from the Greek word "elektron", which translates as "amber".
The first power plant was designed by Zygmunt Shukkert and built in 1878. It was used to illuminate the Grotto of Venus located in the park of the Linderhof Palace in the Bavarian town of Ettal. This power plant was equipped with 24 dynamo-electric generators driven by a steam engine.
Much has changed since then. Today the power industry is one of the fundamental industrial branches that supplies mankind with heating and energy. Social and economic development of states, household and industrial activity of people are directly connected with energy consumption. The largest energy-producing countries are China and the United States, that produce 24% and 18% of the world's electricity respectively. Russia, India, and Japan produce four times less than the above mentioned countries.
The energy industry is actively developing. Inexpensive and renewable sources of electric power like solar energy, wind, and water are successfully being used in many countries. This contributes to reducing a negative impact of the industry on our planet's ecology and a certain reduction in the cost of electricity by not using expensive natural resources, such as oil and gas.
Nevertheless, the main volumes of electricity are generated in traditional enterprises, which are:
- nuclear power plants;
- hydroelectric power stations;
- thermal power plants and combined heat and power plants.
A modern resource-generating company can not be imagined without any sophisticated high-tech equipment - gas turbine plants, electric current generators, reducers, filtration systems, etc. Tens of thousands of pieces of equipment interact with each other, generating heat and electricity.
Oil and gas production is also impossible without the provision of drilling rigs with electricity. In the absence of a centralized fuel supply, diesel and gas generating power stations that burn associated gas, diesel fuel and other types of fuel are used.
The main requirement for the uninterrupted generation of electricity is a clear and well coordinated operation of equipment, the serviceability of which largely depends on timely maintenance.
AMCOR offers comprehensive solutions for maintenance, servicing and modernization of various generating equipment.
"Digit" enters all spheres of life. For industrial enterprises, digitalization allows to control processes here and now in as many detailes as necessary. It makes it possible for the management to monitor the condition of production, evaluate the effectiveness of equipment as well as the existing approaches in the production and management of the enterprise.
Most specialists working in various industries are rather conservative and are wary of innovative proposals. We recommend starting with the introduction of technologies for the equipment remote monitoring. They allow to diagnose a malfunction at an early stage and to eliminate it using less resources without leading to serious failures. The budget for the implementation of such solutions, as a rule, is not large, and the economic effect can be seen in a short time. The implementation objectives of monitoring systems are the following:
- comprehensive diagnostics of the condition of the main and auxiliary equipment;
- diagnostics of profitability indicators, reliability, quality of operation (including evalution of the operational personnel's performance);
- development of maintenance programs;
- increase the level of automation, optimization of operating modes;
- risk and residual resource assessment;
- concentration of knowledge and operational experience;
- technical support, service analysis, development of maintenance programs.
In our opinion, enterprise managers need to understand that the risks associated with the introduction of digital solutions in the long term are much less than the risks due to the absence of such at the enterprise.
Qualitative maintenance of power equipment is the basis for maintaining it in working condition without any loss of the declared operational characteristics and indicators.
Timely replacement of old parts with new ones is the best way to solve the problem of equipment aging, as well as to prevent emergency situations, expensive repairs and extended downtime.
Acting as an EPC contractor, AMCOR assumes responsibility for all stages of the implementation of projects for the medium and major repair of power equipment in accordance with the conditions prescribed in the contract.
AMCOR performs maintenance of power equipment throughout the life cycle:
- planned and unscheduled maintenance and repair;
- carrying out inspections, tests, flaw detection to prevent major repairs;
- repair of parts and equipment at the factory, restoration of operational performance;
- long-term service;
- modernization of equipment.
Due to the obsolescence as well as wear and tear of structures and machines with the increase in operating time, all kinds of defects are accumulated due to changes in the properties of the metal characteristics. These factors contribute to the need to introduce updates and carry out the reconstruction of installed equipment.
Modernization allows renewing the resource of high-temperature modules which leads to an increase in reliability, as well as in power and economy of equipment. Modernization of components of the control and diagnostic system allows to increase the efficiency of operation of the equipment and prevent long downtimes.
The result of modernization is the improvement of technical and economic indicators of power equipment along with the increase in its resource.