3D process animations and infographics for oil & gas industry developed by Off-Road Studios for Kepware and Intech Process Automation.
The oil and gas industry is usually divided into three major components: Upstream, midstream and downstream. The upstream oil sector is also known as the exploration and production (E&P) sector. The upstream sector includes the searching for potential onshore & offshore oil and gas fields, drilling of exploratory wells, and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas to the surface. Buoy The midstream gas business starts at the gathering system. The gathering system collects wet natural gas from the wellheads and transports it to a gas processing plant. The downstream oil sector is a term commonly used to refer to the selling and distribution of natural gas and products derived from crude oil. Such products include liquified petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline or petrol, jet fuel, diesel oil, other fuel oils, asphalt and petroleum coke.
A Single Buoy mooring (SBM) is a loading Buoy anchored offshore, that serves as a mooring point and interconnect for tankers loading or offloading gas or liquid products. SPMs are the link between geostatic subsea manifold connections and weathervaning tankers. They are capable of handling any size ship, even very large crude carriers (VLCC) where no alternative facility is available.
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Urban Nightscapes Texas is the first in what I expect to be a series of timelapse videos that combine the dynamic lifestyle of the city life with the serenity I feel when I'm under the stars.
As far as I am aware of, this is the first timelapse video of it's kind where the starry nights co-exist with the moving city.
This has been a personal project that I have been working on over the last year. I initially had set out to do a series of still photos with recognizable locations from the main cities in Texas (Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio); but I decided to go a little further and make it a moving piece rather than a static one.
I need to clarify that the stars in the video have been added through digital manipulation and the sky doesn't look that way inside the city due to the light pollution. I did my best effort to try to simulate the sky as it would have looked without light pollution but I am aware that not all the segments have achieved that.
A rotating supercell. And not just a rotating supercell, but one with insane structure and amazing movement.
I've been visiting the Central Plains since 2010. Usually it's just for a day, or three, or two...but it took until the fourth attempt to actually find what I'd been looking for. And boy did we find it.
No, there was no tornado. But that's not really what I was after. I'm from Arizona. We don't get structure like this. Clouds that rotate and look like alien spacecraft hanging over the Earth.
We chased this storm from the wrong side (north) and it took us going through hail and torrential rains to burst through on the south side. And when we did...this monster cloud was hanging over Texas and rotating like something out of Close Encounters.
The timelapse was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's broken up into four parts. The first section ends because it started pouring on us. We should have been further south when we started filming but you never know how long these things will last, so I started the timelapse as soon as I could.
One thing to note early on in the first part is the way the rain is coming down on the right and actually being sucked back into the rotation. Amazing.
A few miles south is where part two picks up. And I didn't realize how fast it was moving south, so part three is just me panning the camera to the left. During that third part you can see dust along the cornfield being pulled into the storm as well...part of the strong inflow.
The final part is when the storm had started dying out and we shot lightning as it passed over us.
Between the third and fourth portions we drove through Booker, Texas where tornado sirens were going off...it was creepy as all heck. And intense.
I hope you enjoy this. Once thing I've learned about timelapsing is that I always wish it would be longer or wouldn't end. I wish I had been south and been able to record this storm come at me for 45 minutes.
But I love it the way it is. I wasn't ever certain I'd see structure like this even though it's been such a goal of mine. But we did it.
And by we, I mean myself and my buddy Andy Hoeland, who knows his crap and got us into position so we could chase this storm. Without him along I don't know if I get this timelapse.