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OE: 2016 / October

Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:34

Being responsive

Joe Mullin gives an update on the Arctic Response Technology joint industry project. Workers conduct field trials of the first-of-its-kind aerial oil spill response system…
Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:18

Cold comfort

While it seems most Arctic exploration activity has slowed, it really depends on where you look. Bruce McMichael reports. Gazprom Neft’s Prirazlomnoye facility, in the…
Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:47

Reactivating valuable assets

With the downturn taking many drillships off the market, ABS’ Dave Forsyth and Landon Fields discuss how to bring those ships back up to speed…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Made in Malaysia

Audrey Raj speaks to Shell and Technip about Malikai’s TLP, a first-of-its-kind designed and built in Malaysia for the field offshore Sabah. Malikai TLP onboard…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Building the ultimate machine

The Gullfaks subsea multiphase compression project made waves last year, becoming the first of its kind. In June, four people  involved in the project won…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Day of the drones

In a short period of time, drones have shot to popularity as a tool for offshore oil and gas facility inspection. Elaine Maslin profiles the…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Back to basics

FEA and CFD don’t have to break the bank, especially with open source tools now entering the market. Abercus’ Steve Howell explains. Diesel exhaust plume…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

The third dimension

How offshore assets are visualized has taken a leap forward with photographic technology that helps to create point clouds. Elaine Maslin reports. Turning photos into…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

A rising spar

Elaine Maslin reports on the progress of Aasta Hansteen, Norway’s first spar development. Aasta Hansteen topside under construction at HHI. Living quarters in place. Images…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Underwater autonomy

There’s potential for growth in the AUV market. However, operators and manufacturers will need to clearly demonstrate the benefits of the technology if they’re to…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

ROV in residence

Elaine Maslin details Statoil’s journey towards the resident ROV – using an existing ROV design. The Merlin UCV. Photo from IKM Subsea. The concept of…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Rethinking subsea pumping

GE Oil & Gas is set to offer a new, compact take on multiphase subsea boosting. Elaine Maslin reports. Image from GE Oil & Gas.…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Brittle issues

Balancing cost reduction with correct materials selection is key when it comes to problems such as hydrogen embrittlement, says William Hackett’s Tim Burgess. Welded chain…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Preparing for pre-salt

Jerry Lee speaks with Seadrill to discover how the firm prepared for drilling operations on the giant Libra field offshore Brazil. RGH (riser gas handling…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Well controlled

Desktop whiteboards, iPads and even 3D printed models are being used to help train today’s well control engineers. Elaine Maslin sets out the detail. From…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Keeping up with Arctic regulations

Jerry Lee looks into Arctic-rated safety equipment that seeks to make it eaiser to comply with regulations around the globe. Arctic capping stack with remote…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Keeping cool, cutting costs

Scope reduction has been the key focus on Statoil’s Johan Castberg floating production project. Elaine Maslin reports. An illustration of the Johan Castberg field layout.…