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OE: 2017 / October

Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Lucky for some

Alpha Petroleum is proving that there’s room for small independents to make their mark in the UK North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at the firm’s…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Deep sea mining

Deep sea minerals have been seen as a potential new source for in demand metals and rare earth elements. Offshore sector firms are eyeing the…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Drilling deeper into data

Digital drillship. Photo from GE. Reducing maintenance costs is the primary focus of the oil and gas industry’s quest to get more insight from Big…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Security threat

A new report by Deloitte sheds light on a new vulnerability within oil and gas – cyber-attacks. Elaine Maslin reports. Image from iStock. The oil…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Autonomous systems hold the key

Sean Halpin, of Liquid Robotics, shares the benefits awaiting the offshore oil and gas industry if it could only speed up implementation of digital oilfield…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Still in the game

Is deepwater still relevant? Shell thinks so, from optimizing its existing production to new projects. But when will the tap be turned? Elaine Maslin reports.…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Improving subsea emergency response

Seanic Ocean Systems discusses the creation of a new subsea dispersant delivery system. Overboard chute. Photos from Seanic. The offshore oil and gas industry is constantly…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Going where no riser repair has gone before

Connector Subsea Solutions and Hydratight completed the world’s first deepwater riser repair at 1250m depth for BP off West Africa. Pål Magne Hisdal, Andre Midtun and Ivar K. Hanson explain.…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

From acorns to oaks

With oil prices expected to remain low, decarbonization targets looming and infrastructure nearing the end of its life, is it time for the North Sea…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Creating a carbon store

Norway has an ambitious plan to take carbon capture and storage offshore to a level which could potentially see the country becoming a store for…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Gas to power game changer

A Dutch initiative is looking to combine gas to power production with CCS to unlock marginal fields on the Dutch Continental Shelf. Elaine Maslin reports.…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Rethinking the dry tree semisubmersible

A jackable semi improves performance and introduces construction advantages, says BP’s John Murray. Installation configuration concept. Illustrations from BP.   Over the past several decades, designers…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Putting the IoT in drilling

The Internet of Things could help transform drilling rig technology, but it isn’t a panacea, warns a Transocean official. Karen Boman reports. Gutierrez Though a…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Barents under the spotlight

2017 is set to be a record year for exploration in the Barents Sea, with one prospect in particular getting most of the attention. Edison…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Heading North

Despite disappointment at Korpfjell, there’s optimism in the far North. The Christophe de Margerie LNG carrier in icy conditions. Photo from Total. High hopes were…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Electrifying the Barents

Having a power hub, to supply future Barents Sea developments, could help operators mitigate CO2 emissions – and the regulations that they could come up…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

A balancing act

Balancing digitalization, decommissioning, and a need to remain relevant and the lower “for the foreseeable future” scenario made for a complex range of topics at…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Experience transferred

Karen Boman chats with industry veteran Tony Duncan about his plans at Magma Global and experiences selling operators on new technology. Tony Duncan Tony Duncan…