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Byron secures Ensco rig for South Marsh

Sep 12, 2017

Byron Energy has signed a drilling contract with Ensco Offshore for the Ensco 68 jackup rig to drill at the company’s South Marsh Island Block 71 drilling and completion program in the Gulf of Mexico. Ensco 68 jackup…

Emerson debuts PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp

Aug 15, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range, the PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp, for increased safety and well integrity. PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp…

Designs on the future

Aug 01, 2017

Diamond Offshore is championing a new Floating Factory concept meant to meet future deepwater challenges, but drumming up support during the downturn may be tough. Karen Boman reports. Photo from iStock…

BP, GE, SLB invest in BiSN

Jul 24, 2017

BP Ventures, Schlumberger Ventures and GE Ventures have agreed a US$6.5 million (£5 million) investment into metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions firm BiSN. Under the terms of the investment, BiSN and BP Ventures will work together to develop a commercial portfolio of technology…

Managing stick-slip

Jun 01, 2017

Mats Andersen, Stephen Forrester, and Andrew Creegan, of NOV, discuss how to overcome potentially damaging stick-slip issues and improve drilling performance rates. Figure 1 – The SoftSpeed II…

Statoil to drill on Troll with Songa Encourage

May 09, 2017

Statoil has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use Songa Encourage semisubmersible vessel for drilling and completing a production well on the Troll field. Image of the Songa Encourage…

Tendeka makes next step in wireless completion tech

May 09, 2017

Tendeka has launched PulseEight, its latest advance in wireless intelligent completion technology for the digital oilfield. Tendeka’s PulseEight system uses unique pressure pulse telemetry to channel wireless communication between a well’s…

BP extends Amec, Qedi services agreement

May 04, 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler’s completions and commissioning company, qedi, has signed an extension of its global Master Service Agreement with BP, which it has successfully delivered since 2012. The new contract with BP will run for two years through till December 2019…

BHI introduces DEEPFRAC fracturing service

May 01, 2017

Baker Hughes (BHI) has introduced its DEEPFRAC deepwater multistage fracturing service, which aims to save operators hundreds of millions of dollars in offshore developments through efficiency gains across the completion phase. Using multiposition sleeves and patented flowback control technology…

The pressure is on

May 01, 2017

Quietly, but surely, high-pressure, high-temperature expertise is being developed on the UK Continental Shelf. Elaine Maslin sets out the detail. Action on Alder. Photos from Airborne. The North Sea’s latest high-pressure…

High-temperature target

May 01, 2017

Jerry Lee examines how Schlumberger’s PowerDrive ICE ultraHT RSS enabled Pemex to drill a high temperature well in Mexico’s shallow Sureste Basin. The proprietary electronics in the PowerDrive…

NPD awards AGR support agreement

Apr 28, 2017

AGR has been awarded a frame agreement to deliver well and drilling engineering advice to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to support evaluation of drilling programs, well design and testing, completions and plugging and abandoning…

ABS approves ultra deepwater APS

Apr 28, 2017

ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Frontier Deepwater Appraisal Solutions for an ultra deepwater Appraisal Production System (APS) that will provide critical production data for reserves located in ultra deepwater areas. Intended for deployment early in the appraisal process…

API reports 35% jump in well drill, completed

Apr 07, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API) revealed that estimated total wells drilled and completed in the Q1 2017 saw an increase of 35% compared to the Q1 2016.  This is a drastic improvement from 2016 levels, which saw a 59&  decrease…

Putting HSE in MPD

Apr 01, 2017

There’s a growing acceptance of MPD in offshore operations, but are all options being considered? Jerry Lee examines the RFC-HSE variation. AFGlobal’s riser gas handling system is integrated with…

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