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Monday, 01 August 2011 19:00

Integrating exploration tools

Integrating several imaging and modeling technologies can reduce exploration risk. Ian Bryant (Schlumberger) and Paul Xu (formerly of Ipex) present…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Deep thinking on the Latin beat

The focus on Latin American deepwater activity naturally gravitates to the headline-grabbing pre-salt region offshore Brazil. But other areas in…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 19:00

Petrobras probes beneath the pre-salt

The name Petrobras these days invokes thoughts of large, pre-salt discoveries, for good reason. Since announcing the Tupi pre-salt find…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
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

Don't cry for me, Venezuela

Hugo Chávez is a 50-years behind times anachronistic male version of Eva Peron. But he has been elected by the…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Drillstem departures

With wellbores drilled in ever deeper waters penetrating further into the earth and clients demanding improved performance from all parts…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:00

Uruguay, take two

Ahead of the September launch of its second offshore licensing round, Uruguayan national oil company Ancap opened up a Houston…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Monday, 28 February 2011 18:00

BOP recovery at the double

The Marin Subsea asset recovery team was recently called in to recover a blowout preventer and lower marine riser package…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Saturday, 01 January 2011 18:00

E&P minnows making their mark upstream

The Oil Council's recent World Energy Capital assembly in London shone a light on the new generation of smaller companies…
Published in OE: 2011 / January
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Resource nationalism on its way out?

The days may be numbered for resource nationalism, Robert Johnson told the Houston World Affairs Council at the Mayer Brown…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
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