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OE: 2017 / June

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:21

Collaborazione

All all-Italian team is hoping to offer the offshore industry smarter and more efficient solutions, by bringing their heads together. Elaine Maslin reports. Fincantieri's Overdrill.…
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:52

Hot air - MENA in the spotlight

High hopes are pinned on gas as a transition fuel and there being markets to sell it to in the gas-rich Mediterranean. Elaine Maslin reports.…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

The new business of deepwater

Deepwater is ready for a comeback. Operators at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference sang the praises of a new below US$50/bbl world. Audrey Leon reports.…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Moving toward all-electric

Elaine Maslin dives deeper into the all-electric subsea equation. The K5F-3 subsea all-electric Xmas tree from OneSubsea.Photo from TEP NL (Total E&P Netherlands). All-electric subsea…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Un-breaking barriers

Materials development is pushing the boundaries of how things are currently done in oil and gas. Elaine Maslin looks at some of the research underway, including…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Northern Lights

Lundin believes the future is in the north. Elaine Maslin reports on the firm’s plans for the Alta Gohta development. An artist’s impression: Alta Gohta.…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

A monster facility

Johan Sverdrup is the largest ongoing project in the North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at Statoil’s progress, cost reduction and technology use on the development.…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Breaking records

Facilities transport records have been broken and broken again by Dutch marine contractor Boskalis’ Dockwise business. Elaine Maslin reports. Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen spar being loaded…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Advancing e-ROVs

The eNovus. Photo from Oceaneering. Permanently stationed underwater vehicles are almost a reality – in Norway, at least. Elaine Maslin reports. Statoil is working with…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

A Norwegian Cinderella

It took Norwegian fairy tale character Trestakk a few times to win her prince. Likewise, her oilfield namesake had to be put back on the…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Tapping into AUVs’ potential

The true potential of AUV capabilities have not been fully realized, according to a technical session at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference. Karen Boman reports.…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Engaging with the subsea industry

Pat Oakley, of the Umbilical Manufacturers Federation, highlights initiatives brought forth from a recent workshop with operators. Umbilicals are an essential and critical link in…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Detecting corrosion through data

Matt Jones and Jim Sokolowski, of Tessella, show how data analytics can give insight into corrosion rates to reduce risk and maintenance costs. Riser and…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Multiphase gaps

Michael Reader-Harris, of NEL, outlines the risk that absent multiphase flow measurement standards pose to industry. Michael Reader-Harris While accurately measuring a complex mixture of…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

North Sea awe

The awe inspired during the early days of the North Sea industry was back and in full force for the world’s heaviest offshore lift. Elaine…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Managing stick-slip

Mats Andersen, Stephen Forrester, and Andrew Creegan, of NOV, discuss how to overcome potentially damaging stick-slip issues and improve drilling performance rates. Figure 1 –…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Ready for prime time

With some of the biggest recent gas discoveries on its doorstep, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean could be prime to grow into a gas export…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

Subsea aspirations

Karen Boman discovers how Glasgow’s shipbuilding industry eventually led McDermott International’s CEO David Dickson toward a career in subsea. David Dickson Growing up, McDermott International…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

The Tao of subsea

Ocean floor mapping is being completely re-thought, with the help of drones, swarms of underwater vehicles and unmanned surface vehicles. Elaine Maslin reports. Team Tao’s…
Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00

The digital revolution is now

Elaine Maslin and Audrey Leon look at how digitalization stands to make a big splash in the offshore industry. Embracing a digital vision. Image from…