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OE: 2013 / December

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Real-time seismic hazard monitoring with PRM

The recent integration of automated real-time seismic hazard detection is the latest development furthering the argument for permanent reservoir monitoring. Aaron Smith, of PGS, sheds…
Marine seismic surveying in the Arctic presents many challenges. Conducting streamer surveys in the presence of high ice concentrations eliminates the ability to safely tow…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Untested opportunities

E&P majors BP and Statoil presented their views on future exploration prospects in the Arctic. Meg Chesshyre reports. Representatives from BP and Statoil discussed both…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Frosty prospects

Plans for arctic exploration and development continue apace—but will there be resources available? Elaine Maslin reports. The size of the arctic offshore challenge is significant,…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Exploration challenges in Arctic

The Arctic hosts harsh environments, minimal daylight and HSE concerns. Anthresia McWashington examines a case study and explains the data acquisition methods necessary to explore…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Subsea custom coatings

Bredero Shaw discusses the various factors and challenges behind high-temperature subsea custom coating. Due to the increased technical requirements within new well development, the proportion…
Scotland’s NEL center will launch a new multiphase flow measurement test facility by year’s end. A second, able to operate at up to 150bar, is…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Dealing with pipeline expansion

DNV GL has developed a new concept to deal with HPHT pipeline expansion design. Chia Chor Yew explains. Transporting oil and gas through pipelines from…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Subsea multiphase sampling

Subsea sampling can help increase PVT accuracy and improve subsea multiphase meter performance.  Test lines for subsea well testing cost as much as US$60 million…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

FPSO technology evolves

Ensuring the structural and marine integrity of floating production installations over their lifetime was the overall theme of a technical session at Offshore Europe in…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

An FSRU first

The Toscana became the world’s first permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit earlier this year. Nick Palmer talks more about the unit and its…
Alternate probability distributions could provide a better fit for Arctic ice gouge depth data, impacting design depths for future subsea pipeline projects. Pipelines installed in…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Arctic operations at what temperature?

The concept of temperature seems simple enough. Everyone knows that a thermometer can be used to measure the temperature of a substance such as air…
Declining reserves from mature fields worldwide, the ongoing demand for oil, and retreating sea ice have brought a flurry of exploration activity to the Arctic.…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Managing frontier risks

Strategic decision-making in the boardroom is vital for those operating on the new frontiers, a new report says. Elaine Maslin reports. “A single event can…
GMC Inc.’s Clyde Crochet discusses a self-installing tower, currently deployed off Peru, which offers a new substructure solution compared to conventional jackets/piles. The buoyant tower…
ThoughtStream: Opinion The shift in oil demand from industrialized to emerging economies is one that we at Dana Petroleum know only too well. An impressive…
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Colloquy: Waiting on Weather

Colloquy: Editor’s Column A lot of time and money can be wasted waiting on weather. Down time is expensive. Wave height and period determine vessel motion…