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Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Safeguarding rig integrity

When setting out to reshape itself from a jack-of-all-trades drilling contractor to one with a deepwater future, Pride International realized…
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
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

OGX hunt hots up

Drilling at the Peró and Ingá prospects in block BM-C-40 and the Santa Helena prospect in BM-C-31 has turned up…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
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
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
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

The complexities of Marlim Sul

Brazilian operator Petrobras expects to initiate production from a new reservoir to existing facilities in Modules 1 and 2 of…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

Ingredients to hand for pre-salt plays

Since Petrobras and its partners reported finding the large Tupi field in 2006, excitement has reigned over Brazil's pre-salt reserves.…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Papa Terra makes the most of family ties

When the P-61 tension leg wellhead platform (TLWP) begins operations at Petrobras' Papa Terra offshore Brazil in 2013, it will…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

X factor drilling in the fast lane

In 2007, OGX was but a dream of Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista. In the course of three short years, the…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Drillers feel the pre-salt pinch

With well costs escalating to consume up to half of a project’s funding, operators are seeking ways to trim costs.…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Kinks in the pre-salt supply chain

While operating in Brazil’s pre-salt region does require an array of technologies, Petrobras CEO Jose Gabrielli told a Houston lunch…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 19:00

Powering up to meet market demand

With the offshore umbilicals market emerging from its recent slumbers and power cable demand from both the oil & gas…
Published in OE: 2010 / April
Thursday, 11 March 2010 18:00

Crazy in Caracas, cool in Colombia

There are few starker signs of the decline of the principles over which decades of Cold War were fought such…
Published in OE: 2010 / March
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 18:00

Timely innovation the key

‘Innovation Now’ was the over arching theme of the 11th GE Oil & Gas annual meeting held in Florence early…
Published in OE: 2010 / March