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OE: 2014 / May

Monday, 16 June 2014 08:42

OE Spotlight: OAA winners shine

More than 500 industry professionals came together for the sparkling 28th Offshore Achievement Awards ceremony in Aberdeen, 20 March. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

OE Spotlight: PESGB reaches 50

As the PESGB reaches 50, 2014 President Oonagh Werngren takes stock of the North Sea oil & gas industry. At the start of 2014, I…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Round and round

Sevan Marine’s Sevan 300-designed circular FPSO, which serves Petrobras’ Piranema field off Brazil. Photo from Sevan Marine. A new study by RPSEA, Doris-Inc., and Sevan…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

StimFORCE prowls the Gulf

MV Connor Bordelon is the host vessel for Baker Hughes new StimFORCE stimulation system in the Gulf of Mexico. Nina Rach went to Houma, Louisiana, to…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Simulation solutions

A bridge simulator in action. Photo from Kongsberg Maritime AS.  Audrey Leon spoke with Kongsberg Maritime about their range of simulator training services in Rio…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Making connections

Alpha Mahatvaraj of GMC Inc. discusses how their new mechanically connected risers could offer a potential solution for ultra-deepwater projects. The contribution of ultra-deepwater developments…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Subsea separation gains momentum

The pazflor gas-liquid separation system is the first of its kind to be utilized on such an immense scale. Photo by FMC Technologies. Greg App…
Typical offshore deepwater field development. Image from INTECSEA.  Abaqus FEA helps INTECSEA deliver durable pipe solutions for deepwater oil producers. Kip Hanson reports. It's not…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Proficient processing

Penetrator. Image from TE Connectivity.  TE Connectivity's Josselin Legeay examines the approaches and components of subsea processing necessary to keep brownfield developments operating successfully. While…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Compact compression

An artist's illustration of the Asgard subsea compression facilities. Image from Aker Solutions. Subsea gas compression is being built on a large scale offshore Norway.…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Sensing a marinized solution

An OptaSense instrument well with a vibroseis unit conducting OptaSense DAS-VSP. Photos from OptaSense. OptaSense is collaborating with Shell to develop a fully-marinizied DAS system.…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

New solutions for grouted connections

Grouted connections have been a challenge to the offshore wind industry. The sector is now looking for class society guidance so that the latest applications…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Designs on the future

Copenhagen's Ramboll Group pocketed two intricate Statoil pipeline contracts and announced a new office in Houston. Sarah Parker Musarra discussed the company's latest developments with…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Traq-ing underwater trenching

Hi-Traq streamlined chassis with buoyancy grabs and tooling cylinder.  Cable-laying challenges on offshore wind farms has led to a new tracked trenching vehicle being designed,…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Bit by bit

The doors leading to the exhibit halls, where more than 1355 exhibitors were present. Images from SPE.  Sarah Parker Musarra reviews the 2014 International Association…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

A title seabed challenge

The Meygen project in the Pentland Firth is planned to be the UK's first commercial tidal project. Images from Xodus group. Extreme environmental conditions and…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Systematic sampling

PROD on a rare sunny day west of Shetlands. Photo from Benthic.  Benthic's Alan Foley, discusses the company's seabed drilling and sampling system, the Portable…
The Centennial J tanker will be converted by MODEC for Tullow's TEN field. Photo by: Tullow Oil Plc/Joseph Lynch. E&P companies will continue to invest…
As Infield Systems prepares for the annual release of its Deep and Ultra-deepwater Market Report to 2018, we look to global development of the deepwater…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Computerizing offshore Mozambique

Data gathering and large-scale reservoir modeling will be key to unlocking Anadarko's big gas development off Mozambique. Bruce Nichols spoke with Anadarko and engineers at…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

The new frontier

Stephen Whitfield takes a look at some of the major development projects now utilizing subsea separation and processing technology to increase field life. Several companies…
Petrobras' demanding newbuild platform schedule proves that the Brazilian giant believes that presalt production shows no sign of slowing down. Peter Howard Wertheim delves into…
Peter Wertheim discusses subsea technology woth Nelson Leite, president of FMC Technologies Brazil. Subsea processing and boosting are fundamental for developing challenging fields. Benefits increase…
A large-bore center tube umbilical cross section. Photo by: DUCO.  The growing deepwater market is driving pipeline and umbilical manufacturing expansion on Newcastle's Walker Riverside…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Jackups on the rise

Three newbuild jackups based on the XL Enhanced design will hit the market in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Photo from Maersk Drilling. A number of…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Integrating Ilhabela

Brazilian correspondent Claudio Paschoa shares his insights after visiting SBM Offshore & Synergy’s Brasa yard in Niteroi to tour Petrobras’ latest FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela.…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Colloquy: PECOM celebrates 20 years

The Petroleum Exhibition & Conference of Mexico (PECOM) recently celebrated its 20th year. The location in Villahermosa, Tabasco’s state capitol, is fundamental to the continuing…