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OE: 2015 / April

Friday, 03 April 2015 11:46

Island Performer docks in New Orleans

As the last throes of winter ushered in the grey, misty weather upon the mighty Mississippi River in early March, a soon to be familiar…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Lewek Constellation in Rotterdam

On 1 March, EMAS AMC officially christened and named its flagship, the Lewek Constellation, prior to her departure to the Gulf of Mexico to start…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 15:33

Resetting the industry

Exploration and production executives are facing a bleak year with tough budgets – but the mood wasn’t all doom and gloom at IP Week. Solutions…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 15:26

Expanding on IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things is out there, but ‘work needs to be done.’ Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) is nebulous term bandied about in just…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:57

Buoy supported riser installed at Guara-Lula

Automation systems provider Cougar Automation has developed and commissioned a control system for Balltec to use on the first buoy supported riser (BSR) system installed…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:47

Big spending needs investment

Brazil has big plans as it sets its sight on increasing oil exports – but it will need investment in technology as it moves into…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:43

Being economical with EOR

Consideration is being given to new tax incentives to encourage enhanced oil recovery schemes in the UK North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at an assessment…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:37

Understanding EOR

EOR is taking off offshore, yet scientists at the University of Aberdeen believe more work needs to be done to understand the link between reservoir…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:10

RWLI makes its mark

Ask about subsea well intervention and most assume it’s riserless light well intervention you want to talk about – for good reason. Elaine Maslin reports.…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Pushing the technology boundaries

Sir Ian’s Wood Report, published last year, identified technology as an integral component to ensuring the success of maximizing the economic recovery of the UK…
At almost every oil and gas industry conference there will undoubtedly be a panel discussion where someone will make a wry remark about how unwilling…
When the West Deep Delta Marine development came onstream offshore Egypt in 1999, it was planned to have a 25-year field life. It’s now on…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Intervening on Pompano

Unique fields deserve equally unique intervention solutions when production begins to wane, this was the challenge Stone Energy had to meet when it contracted Cross…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Inflatable support

Chris Sparrow shows how using inflatable buoyancy for pipelaying operations could result in shallow-water savings. Inflatable buoyancy units during deployment on Wheatstone.  Photo from Allseas.…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Spotlight on Latin America

Heather Saucier examines the effect of regional energy policies on Latin America’s rich untapped resources, estimated to be some 126 billion bo and 679 Tcf…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

The harsh reality for materials

Wood Group Kenny’s Luis F. Garfias outlines the challenges relating to material selection and testing for eventual use in harsh environments. Photo by Robert Callaway.…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Exploring MEOR

Jerry Lee takes a look at some of the research surrounding microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR), and how it could be a viable solution for…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Lessons learned with Kristian Siem

Kristian Siem was early in his career when in 1978, with the market at rock bottom, he formed an investment group to take a punt…
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 as they did with their…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Oceangoing giants

Rotterdam was home to three giants of the sea in early March – offshore industry flagships, not least Allseas’ newly renamed Pioneering Spirit. Elaine Maslin…