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Electrifying Upstream Oil and Gas Processes: Advanced Control, Low Power Consumption, High Reliability

Automation in upstream oil and gas operations and processes helps reduce emissions while delivering advanced control, lower power consumption, high reliability, and easy field serviceability. Rotork will cover automation solutions for the upstream oil and gas processes and benefits to customers and the environment.

Date: January 24, 2024
Time: 9 AM EST (6 AM PST / 3:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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During the webinar, we will address electric actuators vs. pneumatic actuators relative to overall performance, emissions reduction, and key areas such as advanced control, lower power consumption, and easy field serviceability. The webinar will also cover application-specific solutions for each stage of upstream operations.

Advanced control: Rotork actuators can achieve all necessary torques/thrust and operating speeds required by choke valves and process control valves across upstream oil and gas applications.

High reliability: These systems are designed for reliable and repeatable performance in the dynamic and tough environments of remote oil and gas well sites, as Rotork's actuators are built on self-protection technology, which guards the unit's integrity and operating performance by continuously monitoring temperature, torque and voltage.

Low power consumption: Whether to optimize in-field solar power infrastructure in remote locations or effectively manage an escalatory environment of higher-priced available grid powers, Rotork's range of actuation solutions for upstream oil and gas is energy efficient.

Easy field serviceability: In-field interventions, such as commissioning and re-calibration procedures, need to be fast and seamless. Whether this is remote, in control rooms, or through direct physical interaction with the actuator, Rotork actuation solutions provide the most user-friendly experience for upstream oil and gas operators.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover how these automation solutions effectively reduce emissions.
  • Increase control of upstream operations through deployment of Rotork actuator technology.
  • Explore how these components help to achieve lower power consumption in the upstream oil and gas sector. 
  • Experience easy field serviceability with these electric actuators.


Chris Hardy, Oil & Gas Head of Strategy, Rotork

With more than 18 years of experience in the energy sector, Hardy is responsible for executing Rotork's Upstream Strategy. Heholds a bachelor's degrees in business administration, a master's degree in finance, and an MBA in finance and strategic management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.