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OE: 2016 / November

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Big projects, big opportunities

EIC’s Neil Golding outlines activity in East and South Africa. Houston-based independent Anadarko made its first gas discovery at the Offshore Area 1 block offshore…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Ave Maria

Germany’s Wintershall weighed several concepts for its Maria field development, which sits in a mature area off Norway. Elaine Maslin reports on how the firm…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Capturing the (CO2) energy

Norway’s government has agreed to a new round of funding into carbon capture and storage technologies. Elaine Maslin reports. Research and testing is set to…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Doing digitalization

Intelligent energy still means quite a lot of different things to different people, including the extent of its role in the oil and gas business.…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

IT/OT Talk

Talk of an IT and OT convergence has been increasing, including in the oil and gas business. Elaine Maslin reports. "The first thing people need…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Batteries not included

The drill floor robot is no longer a vision, it’s a reality and it’s going to start operations offshore Norway next year. Elaine Maslin reports.…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Turning the tide?

The tidal industry’s high water mark is set to be made next year. Many hope it will be a turning point for an industry still…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Developing US offshore wind

Offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in several European nations since 1991. Over the past five years, the US offshore wind industry has achieved…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Going forward in reverse

Elaine Maslin reports on a new breed of service and operations vessels entering the market, which can go ahead and aft just as happily as…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Software engineering

National Instruments’ Charlotte Nicolaou shows how software systems are helping to create installation tools as well as helping to design offshore wind systems in the…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Cutting umbilical costs

Ian Probyn outlines measures taken by Technip Umbilicals to reduce the cost of long-length umbilical projects. A mid-line joint.  Despite the low oil price, a…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Three’s company

EMAS Chiyoda Subsea’s John Meenaghan discusses challenges and solutions employed at three back-to-back tieback projects the company recently carried out in the US Gulf of…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Under pressure

Last year was a breakthrough year for subsea compression. Elaine Maslin surveys the projects that came online and discovers what became of Ormen Lange. Subsea…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

A heavy burden

More and more heavy oil is coming into production pipelines. Measuring it, in a multiphase flow, is a challenge, says NEL’s David Millington. Heavy Oil.…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Shear compliance

Enovate Systems’ Michael O’Sullivan and Stuart Ellison examine the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s new well control rule and its implications for BOP…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

LNG a-go-go

Mozambique’s emerging LNG business may be picking up after a quiet period. John Sheehan reports on progress made, including Eni’s Coral FLNG project. An Anadarko…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Thorn of Africa

A flurry of major gas discoveries in East Africa in 2012 shone a spotlight on the region. Four years later, while efforts to bring some…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Waiting on LNG trains

It took a long time for exploration to make its impact offshore East Africa. Now it has, will there be another wait for LNG projects…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

One step ahead

Daniel Sack, of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, has spent three decades in the oil and gas industry following and participating in the next big step changes…