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Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Lighter topsides - the what, why and how

Offshore topsides must be light enough to be economical, yet big and robust to contain all the drilling and production…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Monday, 01 November 2010 14:05

Tidying up on Trym

Aker Solutions has started a six-month integrated operations pilot with Danish operator Dong on the Trym field, an industry briefing…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 13:53

Sensing change subsea

With future subsea applications expected to employ a wider range of optoelectronic technologies, FMC has established a dedicated R&D group…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 13:16

Rising to the subsea challenge

With the increased complexity of today’s subsea production systems giving mooring solutions providers much to think about, Viking Moorings chief…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 09:37

Cause for alarm

All alarms exist for a reason, but in many offshore assets too many alarms can be worse than too few.…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 09:00

FPSOs showing their age

Ageing FPSOs present naval architect with GL – installed March 2000 in 90m potential safety challenges that the oil &…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Support & supply

Global demand for floating hardware continues apace. David Morgan and Meg Chesshyre review recent support & supply sector initiatives and…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Heavy work at Shell Park

Shell's solution for dealing with the heavy oil at the low-energy BC-10 concession offshore Brazil – caisson separator electrical submersible…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Full steam ahead off Brazil

The pre-salt Tupi field may claim most of the interest when it comes to oil activity offshore Brazil, but plenty…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Gja gears up

GDF Suez takes over as operator of Gjøa when the field comes onstream in October. The project comprises a semisubmersible…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Fortifying Forties

Having repositioned itself during the 2009 downturn, Aberdeen-based consultancy Altra Energy recently joined forces with offshore contractor SLP North Sea…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Simulating Perdidos transient engineering

Increased uncertainties about operating in ultra-deepwater typically result in over-designed production systems with resulting increased costs. Prasanna Parthasarathy and Kellin…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Dealing with data

By automating the process of data analysis and optimisation, downhole monitoring and completions specialist Zenith Oilfield Technology says its Z-Sight…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Vision for a billion

KBR, long a dominant player in regions like the North Sea, has cast its offshore gaze around the world, looking…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Partnerships and acquisitions are but one facet of the contractors' race to supply seabed separation, boosting and processing services. Materials…
Published in OE: 2010 / July