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DNV GL develops BOP retrieval decision tool

Oct 29, 2015

Retrieving an unreliable blowout preventer (BOP) is a necessary but expensive operation, costing upwards of US$1-2 million dollars. This cost can easily escalate in developing ultra deepwater regions such as Brazil, West Africa and Gulf of Mexico…

Badger Explorer technology in development

Oct 28, 2015

Badger Explorer and the University of Glasgow, supported by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), will collaborate on the development of the Badger Explorer technology, a rig-less formation and reservoir evaluation tool. The device drills down to the target reservoir…

Centrica authorized to drill North Sea pilot

Oct 05, 2015

Centrica Resources has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority to drill a shallow borehole (pilot hole) down to a depth of 423m below the seabed in the North Sea near the Ula field.  The purpose of drilling is to establish that there is no shallow gas in an area…

ATCE15: Weatherford introduces Jetstream RIFD

Sep 29, 2015

Weatherford International announced the commercial release of JetStream Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) circulation sub at the 2015 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Poor wellbore integrity can cause events such as stuck pipe…

Claxton installs drilling riser system

Sep 21, 2015

Claxton has installed a high-pressure drilling riser system as part of a multimillion-dollar contract for the Catcher area field development in the central North Sea.  “Claxton was the only company to offer Premier Oil a fully-forged…

Cubility gets new international sale executive

Sep 14, 2015

Image: Brandon Buzarde/Cubility Cubility has appointed Brandon Buzarde as vice president, international sales. Buzarde, who will be based in Houston, will be tasked with increasing…

Sandvik gets two Middle East contracts

Sep 01, 2015

Sandvik Materials Technology, a division within the Sandvik Group, developer and producer of stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other materials, has been awarded two important contracts for control lines for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East…

Frost and Sullivan analyze MPD benefits

Sep 01, 2015

More than 40% of drilling problems occur during offshore operations, significantly increasing non-productive drilling time and therefore cost. As oil operators move towards more complex drilling environments, they find themselves exposed to high risk…

OEG merges US business with CRT

Aug 28, 2015

OEG Offshore, a global provider of cargo carrying units (CCUs) and A60 modules to the oil and gas industry, has announced the merger of its US business with Louisiana based oilfield equipment provider Cameron Rental and Tank (CRT). The…

PPE seals installed on failsafe systems

Aug 19, 2015

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a manufacturer of molded elastomer seals, has announced that SECC Oil and Gas, a supplier of couplings and connectors to the oil and gas industry, has installed its Perlast G75LT and G90LT O-rings in a…

Paragon closes sale-leaseback and extends jackup delivery

Jul 24, 2015

Paragon Offshore announced that certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of the company, which were part of the company's acquisition of Prospector Offshore Drilling have closed the combined US$300 million sale-leaseback financing facility that was announced on 4 June 2015…

Weatherford unveils Revolution RSS at URTeC

Jul 21, 2015

At the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in San Antonio, Texas, Weatherford International has released its Revolution rotary-steerable system (RSS).  Revolution RSS provides capabilities for diverse directional drilling applications in complex wellbores…

atg UV Technology develop BOP UV disinfection package

Jul 17, 2015

atg UV Technology and Aberdeen-based subsea blowout preventer controls specialists Raisepower have designed a treatment solution that combined UV treatment and filtration to prove the effectiveness of UV disinfection in treating hydraulic fluids used for subsea BOP operation…

Aqualis inks Pemex rig job

Jul 06, 2015

International offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by Perforadora Mexico to support with the transportation and installation of a platform rig for a fixed platform offshore Mexico. Under the contract…

Plexus inks Chinese collaboration agreement

Jul 06, 2015

Engineering firm Plexus has agreed a collaboration deal with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), Red Sea Technologies (RST) and Plexus' Chinese licensing partner Yantai Jereh Oilfield Services Group, to explore for shallow water subsea and crossover wellhead production systems in China…

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