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Monday, 04 May 2015 00:00

OTC15: DNV GL wins FMC 20k JIP

FMC Technologies awarded DNV GL to perform independent third party verification of a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) subsea completion,…
Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

The need for lean

During the past decade, our industry has applied new technologies and adapted old ones that enabled us to meet the…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

Laser-like precision

Jerry Lee and Greg App examine how lasers could be used for not just drilling, but for completions and well…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Halliburton Energy Services’ Harvey J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. shows how wellbore stimulation fluids can increase production. Fig. 1—Example of acid-etching properties…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Drilling in deeper waters calls for more advanced technology. Mark R. Luyster provides an overview of recent fluid advances for…
Published in OE: 2015 / May
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 03:52

Weatherford, Optasense form alliance

UK-based distributed acoustic sensing technology firm OptaSense has partnered with Weatherford International to form a strategic alliance to deliver integrated…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 03:37

Acona completes Perenco wells

Well drilling and management specialists Acona UK have completed a two-well campaign for Perenco UK in the Southern North Sea.…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Inflow control

Reservoir engineers are getting to grips with automatic flow control devices to limit water cut and gas breakthrough – just…
Published in OE: 2015 / April
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 04:56

Raptor to invest £1.5 million

Raptor Oil Ltd, a pre-revenue start-up company is to invest £1.5 million on a new research and development (R&D) project…
Published in OE Press: 2015 / March
Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:23

BPZ spuds new Albacora well

BPZ Energy spudded a new well in the Albacora development well, offshore Peru. Map of Block Z-1. From BPZ.  …
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:14

Tullow, ExproSoft continue Wellmaster contract

Tullow Oil signed a contract in 2014 with ExproSoft for the continued use of WellMaster – the global well equipment…
GlobalData’s Adrian Lara sheds light on the kinds of deepwater projects expected to advance while the price of oil continues…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Benchmarking reliability

The capability to benchmark the reliability of safety-critical well barrier components against a global component test database will enable oil…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Integrity verification

It is possible to verify that the integrity of a well is robust by analyzing and comparing the reliability of…
Published in OE: 2015 / January
Monday, 29 December 2014 12:17

Sedco Express arrives at Oyo field

Transocean's Sedco Express semisubmersible drilling rig arrived at the Oyo field in oil mining lease (OML) 120 to begin operations for…