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Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Rising ambitions

Technological barriers and operator requirements can limit the possibilities available to offshore design teams when it comes to engineering a…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
In 2010, ShawCor picked up an OTC Spotlight on Technology award for its Thermotite Ultra pipe insulation coating system. That…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Counting the cost of outsourcing

In the past decade, the oil & gas industry has been effective in finding new resources, but much less successful…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Products in action - OE May 2011

Subsea welding goes deeper A decade of research at the UK's Cranfield University has confirmed that subsea welding can be…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Big Bacchus bundle safely installed

An important milestone in Apache's UK North Sea Bacchus field development was reached recently with installation of a 6.7km pipeline…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Establishing the Beaufort Sea baseline

Three Alaskan Beaufort Sea developments – BP Exploration (Alaska)'s Northstar, Pioneer Natural Resources' Oooguruk and now Eni Petroleum's Nikaitchuq –…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Fire from ice: progress to date

The current state of development of methane hydrate resources – ‘from Mallik to the Nankai Trough' – was examined by…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Drilling system vibration was recognized as a potential cause of elevated drilling costs half a century ago. It has been…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Deepwater repairs at the double

Each time a hurricane sweeps through the Gulf of Mexico, operators hope for the best – that their infrastructure, from…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Continuous registration of vessel traffic above pipelines via the proposed Automatic Identification System (AIS) represents a significant improvement on pipeline…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Climatic contrasts

Newly merged contractors Royal Boskalis Westminster and Smit Internationale got a foretaste of the operational synergies expected to stem from…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Subsea trenching is not seen as one of the offshore industry's most glamorous or challenging activities – what could be…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Products in action - OE July 2010

New view for crane operators Claxton's new EEx-rated crane boom rig camera helps rig crane operators monitor the area beneath…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Pipe-making milestone for Tupi

The thickest 18in UOE pipe manufactured to date was required for Petrobras' Tupi field. Corus' Simon Slater, Richard Freeman, Martin…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Ice sculptures

Among the greatest uncertainties in future energy supply is the amount of oil and gas yet to be found in…
Published in OE: 2010 / July