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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

The technologies in Shell’s DNA

Technology is a key enabler for Shell, Matthias Bichsel, director of the supermajor’s Projects & Technology business, told a two-day…
Published in OE: 2012 / May
ENSCO 8505, the sixth in a series of seven ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles, recently arrived in Texas for final trials before launching…
Published in OE: 2012 / May
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

Growth plans gel well

The urge to explore new offshore markets outwith its traditional base as a cement and stimulation additives supplier has seen…
Published in OE: 2012 / May
The water depth record for conventional mooring offshore Brazil was improved by another 12m – to 2027m – by InterMoor…
Published in OE: 2012 / May
Friday, 27 April 2012 22:43

Optimizing well placement

The iPZIG at-bit inclination, gamma ray and imaging service has been introduced by PathFinder, a Schlumberger company, to help optimize…
Friday, 27 April 2012 22:15


Rowan is changing its legal domicile from Delaware to the UK under plans aimed at ‘improving its long-term competitive position…
In the aftermath of Macondo, the E&P industry is preparing to invest heavily in upgraded BOP equipment. For some drilling…
Published in OE: 2012 / April
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Liner technology comes of age

Nearly 11 years after Weatherford first commercially deployed drilling-with-casing, the service company is still testing the limits of where and…
Published in OE: 2012 / April
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:00

Bromwich disputes drilling backlog

BOEMRE director Michael Bromwich vows that deepwater drilling will return to the US Gulf of Mexico in the coming months,…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Asian players land bigger fish

The mix of orders for all categories of drillings rigs continues, with Asia Pacific and Middle East shipyards and their…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Friday, 10 February 2012 09:45

Locating leaks, monitoring flow

Downhole memory tools specialist Omega Well Monitoring has launched the patents-pending Leakator, a tool optimised to locate leaks and monitor…
Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:42

Rig building writ large

Despite a brief interruption post-Macondo, the rig newbuilding boom that started in 2005 is gathering momentum. Jennifer Pallanich talks to IHS about…
Published in OE: 2011 / December
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 15:45

The Times they need a changing

When a story becomes the story it may sell a few more newspapers for a couple of days but most…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:19

Reducing risk and cost offshore Malaysia

Combining Alternate Path shunt tube technology with concentric sandface completion systems is improving operational efficiency and economics while bringing new…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
OE's popular annual guide to oil & gas developments on the Northwest European Continental Shelf returns, fully updated.Operators in the UK…
Published in OE: 2011 / September