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Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Seven up already for LoFS

A recent contract renewal for the small UK-based company WGP Group and its partner Thalassa Energy Services is a reminder…
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
Monday, 30 August 2010 19:00

Products in action - OE September 2010

Fracturing fluid additives Release of the new OpenFrac family of hydraulic fracturing fluid additive systems was announced by Schlumberger last…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
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
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Products in action - OE August 2010

Boosting recovery The HiWay flow-channel hydraulic fracturing technique, formally released by Schlumberger late June, is designed to maximize production and…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Making more sense of pipe handling Norway's TTS Sense has developed an advanced pipe handling machine named SmartRacker, following the…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Arctic aspirations

With a major Russian Arctic contract already in the bag for next year, the Tideway Group is looking at early…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Pioneering on two fronts

Within days of sister company Heerema Fabrication Group handing over the largest offshore deck ever built in the Netherlands, Heerema…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
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

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
Subsea trenching is not seen as one of the offshore industry's most glamorous or challenging activities – what could be…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Products in action - OE July 2010

New view for crane operators Claxton's new EEx-rated crane boom rig camera helps rig crane operators monitor the area beneath…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

Products in action - OE June 2010

Ultra-deep Perdido pumps The Centrilift XP enhanced run-life electrical submersible pump (ESP) systems with which Baker Hughes outfitted the pioneering…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
The Underwater Centre in Fort William, Scotland, has been an influential training provider for commercial divers and ROV pilots in…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Sunday, 04 April 2010 19:00

Products in review / April 2010 OE

Rotary steerable successBaker Hughes deployed its AutoTrak rotary steerable system to successfully drill four directional wells in the Gulf of…
Published in OE: 2010 / April