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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Subsea tiebacks buck the trend

Earlier this year, Douglas-Westwood forecast † the industry will spend $139 billion on subsea hardware 2011-15, a 23% jump on…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
In 2010, ShawCor picked up an OTC Spotlight on Technology award for its Thermotite Ultra pipe insulation coating system. That…
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
Pulse Structural Monitoring, a recent offshoot from 2H Offshore, is gearing up post Macondo to provide what it claims is…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
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
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:00

Core solution

Coring practices and equipment used in the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary needed to adapt to formation conditions to improve…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
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

ROVs ahead of the game

Exploration and production at greater depths and a heightened emphasis on safety could mean even bigger roles for ROVs in…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
The US lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater exploration in October, while codifying new rules governing drilling safety and well…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 12:10

Industry scores another victory

Litigation continues in US courts over the Obama administration’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling moratorium, despite the early lifting of…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 11:52

Fiber flexes deepwater muscle

Long used in deepwater mooring, synthetic ropes are increasingly being employed in deepwater heavy lift operations. Russell McCulley talks to…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 09:57

LankoFirst

First Subsea and Offspring International, the worldwide agent for the offshore division of Lankhorst Ropes, have introduced the LankoFirst series…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
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
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Bayou state feels the drilling ban blues

With a major service point for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana among all US states has…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Deepwater repairs at the double

Each time a hurricane sweeps through the Gulf of Mexico, operators hope for the best – that their infrastructure, from…
Published in OE: 2010 / October