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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Petrobras applies pre-salt pressure

Planning and information are key to the successful realization of Petrobras’ ambitious plans to hoist pre-salt production levels from the…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Berthing the fledgling FLNG breed

With floating LNG facilities now widely acknowledged to be a key enabler for exploiting stranded gas reserves, Trelleborg Marine Systems'…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
High-modulus polyethylene ropes for deepwater mooring were first trialled 10 years ago, but despite promising early results subsequent problems with…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Flaring wastes 5% of world's gas

A new report estimates flaring of unused gas wastes about 5% of the world's annual production while emitting 400 million…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Southern comfort for UK gas men

A more optimistic view of the future of the southern North Sea gas and the hard-pressed East of England offshore…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Ekofisk rolls back the years

Investments in the region of NKr65 billion are on the cards over the next few years following ConocoPhillips' recent submission…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Making light work of ultra-deep recovery

Netherlands-based lightweight fibre specialist DSM Dyneema believes a recent ultra-deepwater recovery operation amply justifies its trademarked claim to have ‘the…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Schotman eyes Shell's opportunity sets

As chief technology officer for Shell, Gerald Schotman oversees a research and development program with a budget that exceeds $1…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Spec build FPSOs: dangerously risky

Floating systems consultant Peter Lovie pinpoints some of the perils of speculative FPS building and wonders if the practice may…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Nexen spreads its wings

Field development prospects on the UK Continental Shelf are gathering momentum again, with Nexen (Golden Eagle, Blackbird), Chrysaor (Solan) and…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Breathing new life into Mars

A decade and a half after its Mars TLP started production, Shell is gearing up for the Mars B development…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Repositioned for recovery

Companies across the offshore supply spectrum used the recent downturn to take stock – either out of necessity or for…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Saturday, 01 January 2011 18:00

Deeper, further, colder

Newly published Polar class vessel rules from French classification society Bureau Veritas are aimed at speeding Arctic and Caspian Sea…
Published in OE: 2011 / January
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Asgard's case for subsea gas compression

With a Norwegian sector breakthrough in the area of subsea gas compression very much on the cards for the next…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

The ABCD of smarter spar drilling

A configuration change-up on traditional spars could spell out some relief in wind load, drop the unit’s center of gravity,…
Published in OE: 2010 / December