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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 10:56

Drilling automation deal

Cameron typically shows off serious subsea technology during the annual Houston event but this year chose instead to put the…
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 10:55

Handling the pressure

A new high pressure fill-up and circulation (HPFAC) tool launched by Drawworks allows operators to fill-up, circulate and take flowback…
Saturday, 03 March 2012 15:07

Ultrasonic scanning in depth

Automated ultrasonic inspection specialist Sonomatic is hailing its new MAG-Rover as the first remotely steerable ultrasonic scanner capable of deepwater…
Saturday, 03 March 2012 15:03

FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire control and automation system solutions provider Control Systems International (CSI). Founded…
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

PowerBuoy persistence pays

An autonomous PowerBuoy recently deployed by Ocean Power Technologies for the US Navy is reported to have delivered ‘a very…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 13:11


Mustang has acquired a majority stake in Latin American automation and control engineering and consulting firm ISI Solutions for an…
Thursday, 01 December 2011 20:22

Seeing is believing

Reservoir complexity and an emphasis on asset integrity have encouraged developers to refine visualization technology for oil & gas applications.…
Published in OE: 2011 / December
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Subsea research drive reaches maturity

Seeking to establish itself as the national strategic centre of excellence for subsea research, the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI)…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:00

Controlling the construction processes

In less than a year, shipyards' lack of experience in delivering automated, highly-integrated offshore topsides has dropped as a primary…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
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
Saturday, 01 January 2011 18:00

A 'hot market' getting hotter

No crystal ball is needed to determine one area of offshore activity where spending will rise inexorably in coming years:…
Published in OE: 2011 / January
Monday, 01 November 2010 09:37

Cause for alarm

All alarms exist for a reason, but in many offshore assets too many alarms can be worse than too few.…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Prompted by practical engineering needs, Foster Wheeler Upstream developed a design tool to facilitate the design of subsea plate mudmats.…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Dropping downtime

Another drilling contractor, Seadrill, recently put to the test DNV’s new standard for managing integrated software dependent systems. Wendy Laursen…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Dealing with data

By automating the process of data analysis and optimisation, downhole monitoring and completions specialist Zenith Oilfield Technology says its Z-Sight…
Published in OE: 2010 / July