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OE: 2014 / October

Monday, 06 October 2014 10:40

ONS Innovation Awards

Three ONS innovation awards were presented by Norwegian energy minister Tord Lien at this year’s ONS exhibition and conference, held in Stavanger in late August.…
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:56

Faces of the Industry: Angela Cring

October’s Faces of the Industry profiles a leader who is expanding the footprint of LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition). Angela Cring, executive director of…
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:51

Leaving an imprint on the industry

Barry Calnan, 3D printing manager for Houston-based 3d-Printing Solutions, has always seen things differently. Barry Calnan “As an engineering designer, keeping an open mind has…
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:11

On the horizon

Alan Thorpe examines the latest offshore construction vessels to enter the market. The two Island Offshore vessels in Lloyd Werft. Photo by Alan Thorpe. This…
Monday, 06 October 2014 08:56

Paenal shipyard takes shape

SBM Offshore’s Paula Farquharson-Blengino provides an inside look at the company’s Angola shipyard, a joint venture between partners Sonangol and DSME. Paenal is the first…
Monday, 06 October 2014 08:24

Efficiency on a daily basis

Technology is there for companies to use and take advantage of, but is it being used as much as it could be to gain insight…
N. Foster Mellen analyzes West African transactional activity and drilling rig data, which indicates a promising future for the region. Continuing strong upstream transaction activity…
Jeremy Berry examines the trend occurring off West Africa where exploration success continues to be confined to those countries that already have significant production. Fig.…
Friday, 03 October 2014 11:12

Multiphase corrosion risk analysis

Paul Ellerton business unit manager at Apollo discusses how to identify corrosion risk using multiphase flow assurance tools. CFD on a tubing hanger. Aging assets…
Friday, 03 October 2014 10:38

Collaborative design with magnetic bearings

Active magnetic bearings (AMBs) are helping to make subsea gas compression possible. Joaquim Da Silva, François Carrere and Frédéric Ponson of SKF Magnetic Mechatronics, explain…
Friday, 03 October 2014 10:26

Meeting demand

GE launched its new technology center and a new deepwater vertical Xmas tree at this year’s ONS. Meg Chesshyre learned more. The inauguration of GE’s…
Friday, 03 October 2014 10:17

AUV’s survey Apache’s assets

UTEC Survey’s Australian business unit completed a major infield inspection covering 550km of pipelines and 20 infield structures, off northwestern Australia using its Gavia autonomous…
Friday, 03 October 2014 10:06

Testing the waters

Elaine Maslin reports on Subsea 7’s new autonomous inspection vehicle and an AUV specification that has been put out for tender by French major Total.…
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:48

Sat-comms developments

Customized data communication solutions are required in the offshore industry, particularly for rigs and seismic vessels, where data collected is needed in real-time onshore for…
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:28

Telecommunications of the future

The rapid expansion of oil and gas telecommunications systems in order to facilitate the development digital oilfields in increasingly remote locations, enhance safety, and maximize…
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:14

A stabilizing influence

When the Varg A monotower offshore Norway required stabilization, IK came up with a novel, remote, subsea solution. Elaine Maslin found out more after hearing…
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:03

Worth 1000 words

For rig crews sitting miles away from the coastline – and sometimes on the other side of the globe from their home offices – communication…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:27

The third 3D industrial revolution

3D or additive printing has caught the world’s imagination—with the potential for human bone replacements and even bio-ink being mooted. Elaine Maslin found out more.…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:00

Mapping while drilling goes live

In May 2014, Schlumberger announced the introduction of its GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service. Claudio Paschoa discussed the new technology with Jean Seydoux, well placement and…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:21

Keeping the ‘window’ open

Chevron and Statoil are launching new solutions to a growing challenge in the Gulf. Bruce Nichols reports. The GE (Hydril) MaxLift pump aboard the Pacific…
Schlumberger’s Patrick Smith reviews technological developments that are increasing the accuracy of 4D seismic reservoir monitoring. Schematic representation of the reconstruction of a multi-measurement shot…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 13:18

Narrating data

Software that can turn your oilfield data into readable reports is coming to an oilfield near you. Elaine Maslin found out how this technology could…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:37

Changing realities

Oil and gas companies are turning to new high-tech gadgets for workplace solutions. Audrey Leon spoke with Houston-based FuelFX to see how this new reality…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:52

An industry look at visualization technology

Claudio Paschoa discusses visualization technology with representatives of TGS, Petroleum Geo-Services, and Schlumberger. Test image of Petrel structural modeling. Photo from Schlumberger. Visualization technology is…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:37

A matter of course

Sarah Parker Musarra spoke with well intervention vessel providers, following a panel discussion at the 2014 Deepwater Intervention Forum, to examine the pros and cons…
For all the technological advances that have been made in drilling and completing wells offshore, wellbore integrity remains the single, most important aspect of well…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:05

An invasion of innovation

Speeding up the rate of change in the oil and gas industry Our industry has a big question to answer: Can it innovate fast enough…
OE steps into the future with an interactive print issue this month. We’re offering extended image galleries, videos, and other content to enhance your editorial…