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ADVANCES AS HINT-AMBRIT ALLIANCE TAKES SHAPE IN THE U.S.A. FLOW MEASUREMENT

November, 2017. Houston, Texas. Two prominent companies involved in the science of flow measurement -Hint and Ambrit, Ltd.- have entered into a collaborative relationship to jointly explore business and technology opportunities. This alliance will begin in the United States, and ultimately go global, as the parties discover new synergies and tackle challenging projects, all while […]

Data validity, integrity and consistency: useful tools to safeguard revenue

Dr. Hans R.E. van Maanen (Hint B.V.) Date of issue: 20 September 2017 Introduction Measurement data has always been an integral part of industrial workplace operations, with automation, particularly via sensors, now taking a bigger role. All systems, plants, oil and gas fields, etc. are set up to collect a large number of measurements, such […]

Hint Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A Quarter of a Century of Excellence August 2017 marks an important milestone for HINT. We are fortunate and grateful to be celebrating our 25th year in business. Not many companies can boast the steady growth like we have achieved over the past 25 years—and still going strong. From small consultancy to international organization We […]

The Future of IoT and Composition Measurement Systems

At a recent ISA Analysis Division Symposium, in Pasadena, California (April 2017), Chet Mroz gave a thought-provoking presentation on the application of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to chemical and gas composition measurement systems. While IoT has become a reality for many industries, it is slow to catch on in the process analyzer realm, mainly […]

PVT simulation: an essential tool for protecting revenue value

Shared production system challenges In the oil and gas industry, it is common to have a wide variety of hydrocarbon simultaneously in the production and processing streams. In many situations, gas and liquids (gas, oil and water) are present and in thermodynamic equilibrium. But due to changes in pressures and temperatures, the equilibrium shifts, which […]

You Can’t Afford Not to Have an AML – Analyzer Maintenance Management System

The oil and gas, refining, gas processing, LNG and petrochemical downstream industry is in the middle of a major workforce shift, what some are calling “the great crew change.” As companies are bringing in the next generation of young, tech-savvy technicians, there is growing business pressure to do more with fewer resources. And to further […]

Wet-Gas Measurement – It’s Complicated

Consulting services…the earlier the better We also offer professional consulting services to assist with metering issues, as needed. The best results can be achieved if we are brought in during the early planning phase of an Exploration and Production project. In so doing, Hint consultants can contribute their measurement knowledge and experience to head off […]

Measurement Data Joins the “Internet of Things”

Measurement Data Joins the “Internet of Things” In today’s world of Web-based applications being used by more and more companies to manage business critical information in real time…why not measurement data? It is now possible to collect data from different types of measurement systems and hardware (e.g., analyzers, flow meters and logging equipment) in the […]

By ‘Teaming’ we can take on all the big guys

Interview with Steve Hunter, the new Vice President – EMEA for HINT HINT, the information technology & metering specialist for the Oil and Gas Industry, has recently hired Steve Hunter as new Vice President for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region. Hunter is a heavyweight in the oil and gas world with years of […]

Better Together

Consortiums and partnerships are the way forward when it comes to digitalizing oil fields. Oil & Gas Companies are beginning to take advantage of digital technologies to lower costs and improve efficiency as the industry copes with low energy prices. Digitization has become competitive differentiator and increasingly, a necessity. We are continually developing our business, […]

Bottoms Up!

The benefits of taking a bottom up approach to maintenance       First mover advantage As I have seen over the last few years, the Middle East is moving quickly towards updating its systems. It seems to be much harder to convince European and American oil companies that they need to look to the […]

Digital Oil and Gas Fields: Bridging the Gap

Industry needs collaborative innovation to face future economic energy challenges. The future of the oil and gas industry will depend heavily on the success of the ‘Digital Oil and Gas Field’ as technologies reduce risk, optimize production and contribute to more efficient operations. When I mention digital oil and gas fields, which has become a […]

Oil and Gas reinvented?

Industry needs collaborative innovation to face future economic energy challenges. The low oil prices have certainly had an impact on the attitudes of those in the oil and gas industry. The fact is that the movement toward new ways to do the same work – for less – has made the need for new technology […]

Introducing Humberto Ribera – Business Development Manager

Profile and Experiences Humberto is the Business Development Manager for Hint Americas. He comes originally from Bolivia and lives in Houston, Texas since 2005. For over 18 years he has been involved in Oil & Gas in various roles ranging from HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) to Sales, Marketing, Business Development and running a consulting […]

No ‘Nonsense’ Assignments for Hint Interns

No ‘Nonsense’ Assignments for Hint Interns Gaining practical experience is essential for students to develop within their professional education. It prepares them for the future as an employee and is, above all, advantageous for both the student and the business. Few companies would disagree here. Yet, most continue to invest little in their interns. At […]

Introducing Hicham Karout – Commissioning & Maintenance Engineer

Profile and Experiences Hicham is an Analyzer and Flow Metering Engineer. Currently he does a training at the Hint office in the Netherlands. He is getting prepared for his function of Commissioning & Maintenance Engineer in the office of Bahrain. He has experience in Supervising, Coordination and Managing of Maintenance Activities, Fiscal Metering operation and […]

ISA Analysis Division Symposium 2016: trends in analysis and flow

Article ISA Symposium, Hans and Humberto Recently, in Galveston, Texas the ISA Analysis Division Symposium was organized as part of the International Society of Automation. Specialists gather annually at the symposium to discuss innovative developments in the world of industrial analysis. Plant IT en engineering specialist, Hint sent Hans van Maanen, consultant, and Humberto Ribera, […]

Awareness builds bridges between generation gaps

Awareness builds bridges between generation gaps Three practical tips for cooperation between generations For a company like Hint, knowledge is its biggest asset. However, since knowledge resides in the mind, giving it an intangible and invisible nature, its value is difficult to transfer. This is especially true when it comes to knowledge transfer between people […]

Why the climate plans for the year 2100 are already generating profits now

  Measuring emissions Nonetheless, it is good to look at emissions. Without applicable international requirements and rules for this, there will after all be little change with the largest polluters. But I do have another reason to celebrate the new climate agreement. Restrictions are placed on CO2, NOx, and SOx emissions, both on national and […]

There is still a world to win for Dutch business

The Netherlands is nation of exporters, at least when it comes to exports to countries outside the European Union. Even in times of crisis, we have managed to double our exports compared with ten years ago. Exports within Europe have also risen by a third. Germany is traditionally the largest buyer of Dutch products. However, […]

Efficiency, project acceleration and investing in future leaders

Highlights of the Engineering & Construction Contracting Association Conference 2015 Recently, the 47th Engineering & Construction Contracting Association (ECC) Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas. The ECC is a community of industrial asset owners, contractors, suppliers and academics who share their knowledge and experience with each other in order to achieve better performance in […]

Low oil prices make the industry lean & mean

Blog Low oil prices make the industry lean & mean Oil producing countries are having a difficult time and their heavy investments in new energy projects remain unprofitable. Measures should be taken to compensate for the losses. This often involves painful solutions, but in the long term we will be better off (read, more efficient). […]

Blog Hint BDA

Blog Hint BDA Connecting the dots in big data Recently, I attended the founding of the Big Data Alliance (BDA). This new Dutch organization headed by Professor Alexander Rinnooy Kan is a partnership between industry, universities and research institutions that deal with big data and its practical applications. The goal: to make knowledge applicable and […]

Blog Hint – Generation Z

Blog Hint Generation Z Make way for ‘generation Z’ When it comes to values, the coming generation of employees has made transparency, equality and sustainability paramount. In some respects, for the energy industry in particular, this is difficult since the role fossil fuels will play in the future is still unknown. How can we inspire […]

Blog Hint Cost Cutting

Blog Hint Cost Cutting The need to economize forces oil and gas industry to innovate Four promising ways to cut costs With the lowest oil and gas prices since 2009, and the disappearance of work floor-based knowledge, cost cutting has become a priority for many companies in the industry. Research by Lloyd’s Register Energy shows […]

Blog Hint long-term vision

Blog Hint long-term vision Investing for Savings New opportunities in a changing oil and gas market I recently attended the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, the largest oil and gas conference in the world, where just about every end user and supplier from the offshore energy market was running around. It was, therefore, the […]

Blog Hint May 2015 aging personnel

The future is now Resolving the industrial aging problem   For years we have been talking about the problems the oil & gas and petrochemical industry will be facing in the future: the shortage of personnel and the brain drain that accompanies it. This future is happening now. Companies are already struggling with baby boomers […]

Hint on a Trade Mission to Kazakhstan April 14 – 16, 2015 Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Hint is participating on a trade mission to Kazakhstan from the 14th of April till the 16th of April 2015 in Atyrau. During this mission, which is organized by IRO, Hint will visit several Oil and Gas companies. The main purpose of this visit is to learn more about the exciting opportunities and developments arising […]

Happy New Year 2015 !

  Moving to 2015 is now the matter of few days. This year 2014 will pass; however, our innovative achievements will make it memorable. In 2014 Hint went through some remarkable changes and challenges both internally and externally. Some main organizational changes were made aiming to increase company’s efficiency and effectiveness. In order to make […]