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OE: 2016 / June

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Plasma power

Elaine Maslin reports how Slovakian company GA Drilling hopes to make short shrift of section milling using a plasma-based downhole tool technology. Assembly of a…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 13:19

Painting a rosy picture

Colin Welsh Good news at last! In recent months, I have endeavored to counter some of the gloom that has pervaded the oil business for…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

A small Fortuna

Floating LNG – it’s a big business, taking decades to develop and involving the world’s largest vessels and cutting edge technology. Or is it? Elaine…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Cement goes digital

A Brazilian combo is hoping to make evaluating cement through tubing less of a headache with its new software. Samuel Tocalino (left) and Gustavo Longhin.…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Coping with the new normal

There’s no disputing the somber mood of this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, but industry leaders attempted to stay upbeat. Melissa Sustaita reports. Wael…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Floating prospects

Laurentino Rangel, a consultant with Poten & Partners, provides an overview of current floating LNG projects around the globe. PFLNG SATU. Photo from Petronas. A…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Making room

Choosing the right FLNG topsides equipment can be a complex process. Audrey Leon reports on some of the solutions presented by Black & Veatch at…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

North Sea opportunity knocks

The UK North Sea is expected to dominate the decommissioning market from 2016-2040. How much it will cost depends on the success of vessels such…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Put a plug in it

ConocoPhillips is working to plug and abandon 130 wells in the southern North Sea, reducing the number of days it takes as it works through…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Mud, glorious mud

How to deal with drill cuttings piles as part of the decommissioning process has been a subject of study for some years. Meg Chesshyre examines…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Propelling subsea innovation

Jerry Lee takes a look at Bastion Technologies’ PYRO-Accumulator, which could potentially help meet requirements laid out in BSEE’s new well control rules. Two 7gal,…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Downhole disintegration

A new concept in well tools could see one-off tools built, run and left downhole to disintegrate. Elaine Maslin reports. A computer graphic of the…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Payment on results

TNW is taking a brave step as it launches its new intervention service line. Elaine Maslin reports on the company’s new business model – payment…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

A ‘Valiant’ effort

Jerry Lee discovers how Marathon and ConocoPhillips teamed up to drill difficult deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico using a custom MPD system onboard…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Sounding the alarm

Michael Cole, Fugro’s manager of survey prospects, explains how dynamic alarms coupled with office assisted remote services, can help provide better early warnings and navigation…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Wireless wonder

Automating data collection reduces operator exposure to offshore hazards, as well as making it easier, says Emerson Process Management’s Craig Abbott. Statoil’s Gullfaks’ B platform. Photo…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Stop competing, start collaborating

We have the saying “digital oilfield” within the industry, but does it exist in reality? Audrey Raj reports. Technip CEO Thierry Pilenko.  Images from OTC…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

FEEDing recovery in Asia Pacific

The downturn is forcing operators to go back to the drawing board in order to advance projects. EIC Analyst Angeline Elias provides an overview of activity…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Up to the challenge

Jerry Lee speaks with Thomas K. Holley about his 30-year career and challenges he faced as interim chair at the University of Houston’s petroleum engineering…