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OE: 2016 / March

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Oilfield autonomy

AICDs are enabling production engineers to manage reservoir uncertainty along the well with better flow assurance and greater oil recovery says Tendeka's Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail.…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Taming a Sea Lion

Since its discovery in 2010, the Sea Lion field offshore the Falkland Islands has been subject to a string of development options. Elaine Maslin looks…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

The downward spiral

Most of the news in the rig market is bad, but there are bright spots if you look hard enough. Audrey Leon sets out the…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

The final countdown

The floating rig market is preparing for the most challenging year ahead. Leslie Cook, of Quest Offshore, explains. Noble Corp. announced in Q1 it would…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Charting demand

35 offshore projects and 100 rig years have slipped after the oil price collapse. Oddmund Føre, Analyst, Rystad Energy, explains. The market for oilfield services…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Studying hydrate management

Jerry Lee takes a look at recent work conducted by the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma) to mitigate gas hydrate…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Fiscal focus

Today’s flow metering systems for petroleum products must not only precisely monitor production and transfers; they also need to provide robust data to underpin digital…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

All in the water

For subsea separation and produced water re-injection or discharge to really take hold, technology gaps in subsea water quality measurement must be closed. Progress is…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Clever composites

Sometimes, new materials and new manufacturing processes fortuitously emerge, just at the time they are needed. At least Magma Global hopes that’s the case. Elaine…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Embracing nanotechnology’s potential

Elaine Maslin examines some of the potential uses for nanoscale manufacturing in the oil and gas industry. Image provided by Repsol. Source: "Commercial scale production…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Popularizing polymers

Elaine Maslin visited with Nylacast to find out more about engineering polymers and their benefits to the offshore industry. Nylacast component being machined. Images from…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

In your (completion) dreams

Elaine Maslin reports on Saudi Aramco’s work to improve recovery through “smart” completions, thereby simultaneously reducing intervention. Dr Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi speaking at the Society…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Managing data as an asset

The hype around buzzwords like big data and data analytics has created both believers and skeptics. Wary players in the offshore industry have adopted a…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Cyber shy

Efficiency gains could be made through better use of digital technologies, but the industry is still shy on the uptake. Nada Ahmed, senior consultant, DNV…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Dawn of the data engineer?

Oil and gas has all the resources for a big data revolution – so what’s holding us back? Robert Dickson, Director – field development project…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Latin America: Great expectations

Brazil and Mexico are not the only games in town in Latin America. The deepest water well ever drilled is lined up for offshore Uruguay…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

FPSOs at forefront

Despite the ongoing bribery investigations, Petrobras is ploughing ahead with new FPSOs. Pietro Ferreira, of the Energy Industries Council, outlines current contracting activity in Brazil…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Wonders of the deep

Vidar Fondevik’s career has spanned challenging the limits of diving to developing remote operated systems. He reflected on his career with Elaine Maslin. Vidar Fondevik,…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Tug of war

BSEE has proposed a new well control rule that the agency says will make operating in the Gulf of Mexico safer. But, the industry disagrees,…