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OE: 2017 / September

Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Progressing Mariner

Offshore heavy lift installation work is complete, and hook-up and commissioning work has started on Statoil’s Mariner heavy oil field. Elaine Maslin reports on progress,…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Accelerating longevity

Subsea boosting technology recently brought online at Chevron’s Jack and St. Malo fields is expected to boost production rates for the next 30 years. Chevron’s…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Confidence boost

Subsea boosting is helping to push otherwise uneconomic subsea projects over the line. Elaine Maslin reports on two tiebacks benefiting from a bit of boost…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

New kid on the block

Elaine Maslin reports on a new pump under development that could be the next step in subsea multiphase boosting. Aslaug Melbø, engineering manager, subsea systems,…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Seawater Springs

Seawater injection is one of the jigsaw pieces making up the subsea processing puzzle. Elaine Maslin reports on Saipem’s Springs technology. Springs, how it might look subsea.…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Asset integrity wrapped up

Engineered composite wraps are becoming the solution of choice for dealing with corrosion issues in the North Sea on an increasing range of offshore pipework…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

The beginning is nigh

With a need to find more cost-effective solutions, for more complex systems, converging with the big data era, could it be time for the all-electric…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

An iEPCI philosophy

Undeveloped pools in the North Sea and elsewhere could make it over the line with TechnipFMC’s iEPCI approach to subsea tiebacks. Elaine Maslin reports. A…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Living in a subsea world

Oceaneering and Sonsub are making moves towards subsea resident remote operated vehicles. Elaine Maslin reports on their progress. The eNovus ROV illustrated. Image from Oceaneering. The move…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Getting heavy

Elaine Maslin surveys some of the heavy oil field developments in the UK Continental Shelf, plus some of the technology aimed at unlocking it. The…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Heavy opportunities

There is plenty of heavy oil to get out of the ground in Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia. Karen Boman surveys the work underway. The Peregrino…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

An uncertain outlook

Production is increasing in the UK North Sea as investments made up to 2014 come onstream. But what’s next? Elaine Maslin takes a look. The…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Port of call

Once a major port for coal export, northeast England’s Port of Blyth is becoming a growing hub for offshore industries. Elaine Maslin reports. Aerial view…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

A new production paradigm

New players are entering the aging North Sea basin, but there’s still ambitions to increase exploration as well push forward with decommissioning. Andrew Scutter, of…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Barents spotlight

The Snøhvit gas field produces back to the Hammerfest LNG plant at Melkøya.  Photo from Statoil/ Harald Pettersen. With a new phase in Barents Sea…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Moving the needle

Elaine Maslin caught up with new Oceaneering CEO Rod Larson, at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference, and discovered his commitment to keep pushing the boundaries of…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Lebanon – Ready, set, go?

Lebanon views its potential offshore gas resources as key to meeting its domestic energy demand. However, current conflicts may keep Lebanon’s offshore oil and gas…