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UK offshore robotics center launched

Nov 08, 2017

A new research centre focused on robotics for the offshore industry is to be set up in the UK with nearly US$19 million (£14.3 million) UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) funding.  The Offshore Robotics for Certification of…

Siccar Point to sell HPHT Jackdaw stake

Nov 06, 2017

Siccar Point Energy will sell to Dyas UK Limited its 26% equity interest in three production contract licenses covering the Jackdaw discovery in the central UK North Sea. While Jackdaw operator Shell has conducted excellent work progressing the opportunity…

Offshore Achievement Awards deadline weeks away

Nov 06, 2017

The trophy for this year's Offshore Achievement Awards in Aberdeen has been picked, with less than a month to go now until entries close for the Society of Petroleum Engineers' organized event, supported by OE (Offshore Engineer).  Each year the organizers of the awards…

A new Qatar?

Nov 01, 2017

With the entry of ExxonMobil, East Africa has entered the gas business for the long term. Can South Africa catch up? EIC’s Andrew Scutter sets the scene. Over the last decade, recent oil and gas discoveries across East Africa have made the region a key frontier for hydrocarbon exploration…

Improving recovery

Nov 01, 2017

Last month (October 2017), Chevron approved plans for a commercial polymer EOR project on its UK North Sea Captain heavy oil field. Elaine Maslin looks at the broader prospects for EOR projects on the UKCS. For many fields on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) the clock is ticking…

Perfecting PWC

Oct 30, 2017

Perforate, wash and cement technologies are offering operators an alternative to milling. Elaine Maslin reports. When OE headlined an article about plugging and abandonment (P&A) “Pain in the annulus” back in 2016, it was with just cause…

Assessing all options

Oct 30, 2017

As the North Sea enters the decommissioning era, should complete removal remain the default option? And what is the impact of the process on North Sea ecosystems? Emma Gordon reports.  The oil and gas industry must address its knowledge…

Decom dollars

Oct 30, 2017

More than 700 offshore fields are expected to cease production in the next five years, according to forecasts. Elaine Maslin reports. Two major events appeared to fire the starting gun for the UK’s offshore decommissioning market to take…

Nexans inks 3000km cable contract with HHI for Nasr Phase II, UAE

Oct 24, 2017

French cabling firm Nexans has been chosen to supply 3000km cables for the Nasr Phase II full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Nasr field is a large oil field about 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi…

Eni, Total, Novatek make bid for Lebanon

Oct 16, 2017

Three companies, Eni, Total and Novatek, acting as a consortium have made the only bids in Lebanon's first offshore licensing round. The three companies together bid on Blocks 4 and 9, says the Lebanese Petroleum Administration. Block…

Appomattox hull arrives in US Gulf

Oct 12, 2017

The hull for the Appomattox field development facility arrived last week at the Ingleside, Texas shipyard where it will undergo final construction before installation in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Source…

SPE Offshore Achievement Awards 2018 now open

Oct 02, 2017

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has now opened entries for the 32nd Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA). The OAAs were launched during last month’s SPE Offshore Europe and are supported by OE.  Categories remain similar to last year’s line up…

Statoil, Total, Shell back CCS project

Oct 02, 2017

Oil majors Statoil, Shell and Total have agreed to enter a CO2 storage partnership.  The partners have signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The project is…

Barents under the spotlight

Oct 01, 2017

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 Investment Research’s Elaine Reynolds explores the scene. Tapping Korpfjell: the Songa Enabler…

Putting the IoT in drilling

Oct 01, 2017

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 lagging indicator…

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