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Researchers to study gas formations, drilling risk

Dec 07, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, UH's chief energy officer…

Susan Avery elected to ExxonMobil board

Jan 26, 2017

ExxonMobil has elected Susan K. Avery to its board of directors, effective 1 February 2017. Avery, an atmospheric scientist, is the former president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Avery’s leadership experience in multiple academic and scientific organizations…

Beginning of the end

Sep 01, 2016

Putting the Brent field online in 1976 was a feat. Decommissioning the field’s four massive platforms is equally challenging. Elaine Maslin sets out Shell’s latest plans and how it came to them. End of an era at Brent…

Worlds collide

May 01, 2016

Mark Smith, Staci Stephenson and Brent Fergurson, of Oceaneering International, show how NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab is helping cut costs and cut risks involved in subsea initiatives. Deployment of MIL 27 ROV at the NBL…

Seanic unveils West Houston testing facility

May 01, 2016

Houston-based Seanic Ocean Systems has moved into a new deepwater hardware testing facility in Katy, Texas, just a few miles west of Houston’s Energy Corridor. The 5.5 acre facility features a large tank offering an alternative to the testing…

BSEE, NASA to examine offshore risks

Mar 18, 2016

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have announced a five-year agreement allowing BSEE to capitalize on the best risk management approaches from the aeronautics…

Sonardyne demos tech at NASA

Jan 12, 2016

Subsea engineering company Sonardyne International, UK, has successfully demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas. Hosted by OneSubsea…

Subsea Systems Institute gets new director

Sep 28, 2015

Image: Bill Maddock/Subsea Systems Institute Bill Maddock has been named director of the Subsea Systems Institute, a national research center established in Houston to develop the transformative technologies…

NASA tech used in oil spill drill

Jun 22, 2015

US space agency NASA deployed for the first time oil spill detection technology in Norway's annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea, June 8-11. Scientists flew a NASA airborne instrument, called the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR)…

OTC 2015 in Review

Jun 10, 2015

There were many memorable presentations and product demonstrations at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this past May. OE Staff reports on a few notable discussions. Safety post-Macondo This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster…

Undercurrents - Not it: The race to avoid being first

Apr 01, 2015

At almost every oil and gas industry conference there will undoubtedly be a panel discussion where someone will make a wry remark about how unwilling operators are to be the first. No, not the first to produce oil or gas, but to adopt new technology…

Learn from NASA at SPEIE

Apr 01, 2014

Global demand for energy and the technical challenges facing the oil and gas exploration and production industry means business as usual is no longer an option, Shell's chief technology officer says. Gerald Schotman said the industry…

NASA's Operation IceBridge campaign

Mar 17, 2014

Michael Studinger, a project scientist for NASA's Operation IceBridge, and Nathan Kurtz, a physical scientist, provide commentary during a virtual tour of the Operation IceBridge campaign in the Arctic.

Intelligent Design

Mar 10, 2014

An animation depicts the Orion spacecraft's trip to and rendezvous with a relocated asteroid. A new partnership between NASA and Deloitte hopes to bring many of NASA's proven technologies to the oil and gas industry…

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