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Sedco Express arrives at Oyo field

Dec 29, 2014

Transocean's Sedco Express semisubmersible drilling rig arrived at the Oyo field in oil mining lease (OML) 120 to begin operations for CAMAC Energy, offshore Nigeria. The Sedco Express. From Transocean…

West Alpha to drill at Balder for ExxonMobil

Dec 08, 2014

ExxonMobil received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the West Alpha semisubmersible drilling rig on the Balder field, in the central North Sea. The West Alpha. From North Atlantic Drilling…

WellPartner acquired by Circle Group

Nov 28, 2014

Newly formed Circle Group has acquired Stavanger WellPartner, an equipment and services company servicing the Norwegian subsea, completion and intervention markets. The deal is Circle Group’s first acquisition and the foundation for the Well Service division…

Close collaboration: drilling with liner

Nov 03, 2014

Weatherford discusses how a collaborative approach helped in the planning and execution of a North Sea drilling with liner operation. Fig. 1: Pore, frac, overburden and mud-pressures in the well…

Predicting pressures

Nov 03, 2014

With a slightly different approach, hydrodynamic modeling can be used for overpressure prediction in on and offshore environments. Marcell Lux, Ahmed Amran, and Marianna Vincze explain. Fig. 1…

Baker releases Completion ArchiTEX

Oct 30, 2014

Baker Hughes has released its Completion ArchiTEX (CTX) 3D completion design software, which provides an interactive representation of real-world well environments for more accurate completion designs. The software allows users to input…

Baker Hughes releases MultiNode

Oct 28, 2014

Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its MultiNode all-electric intelligent well system, which allows operators to remotely monitor and control a greater number of production zones in both cased and openhole completions. The…

Moving beyond the babble to ensure wellbore integrity in deepwater drilling and cementing operations

Oct 02, 2014

For all the technological advances that have been made in drilling and completing wells offshore, wellbore integrity remains the single, most important aspect of well construction. Without it, there is no guarantee of safety, productivity…

OMV’s Whoi-1 disappoints

Aug 26, 2014

OMV New Zealand will plug and abandon its Whio-1 well in the Southern Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand as a dry hole, announced partner Horizon Oil on 26 August 2014. The semisubmersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV drilled the Whio-1 well…

Metal-to-metal completion technology

Aug 01, 2014

Metalmorphology is the process of shaping metal downhole to provide a metal-to-metal, gas-tight seal for the life of the well. Photos from Meta. Well integrity has been defined by…

Planning for success

Aug 01, 2014

Optimum completion. Photo from Weatherford. Weatherford’s Yvonne McAnally and Ben Lake show how collaboration and integrated methodology delivered an operator’s first subsea well project in Norway…

Sterling reports on production, frac at Breagh gas field

May 23, 2014

Calgary-based Sterling Resources issued its 1Q results today, reporting US$20.5million revenue attributable to production from the Breagh gas field in the UK North Sea, and expenses of $2.6 million during the quarter. The average expected…

Shah Deniz 2 takes off

Apr 23, 2014

With the subsea construction vessel (SCV) associated with the Shah Deniz Phase 2 natural gas development expected to hit the waters in April 2017, contracting for the project is in full swing. Two more major contracts totaling nearly US$500 million announced 23 April…

Lukoil completes Ivory Coast well

Apr 03, 2014

Lukoil Overseas completed drilling on its first offshore exploration well, Capitaine East-1X, at block CI-101 in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, the Russian company announced 2 April 2014. The well penetrated through 140m of sandstone from a Turonian formation…

Eni CEO, Mozambique president discuss progress

Apr 02, 2014

Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni outlined the Italian company’s exploration progress and activities within the country to the President of the Republic of Mozambique Armando Guebuza. Eni announced that the “possibility of enlarging the shareholder base of Area 4 was favorably received by the President…

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