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Measuring the success of EM

Mar 09, 2010

A small test offshore Norway could spark a new flame of interest in offshore electromagnetic survey (EM) technology. Andrew McBarnet explains.Last year you could sense the despondency affecting the two principal proponents of marine controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) surveys…

Poetry in motion

Mar 04, 2010

Banking on customer desire for a round floater that offers drilling, storage, and/or production along with dry tree capabilities, SSP Offshore has made its SSP320+ Plus design ready for the market. Jennifer Pallanich looks at the latest refinements…

Bucking the trend

Mar 04, 2010

Deliberately designing pipelines to buckle – but in a controlled manner – is the Safebuck joint industry project team’s recommended solution to today’s ever more challenging deepwater pipeline requirements. And with most of the major operators already signed up for the JIP’s third and final phase…

Timely innovation the key

Mar 04, 2010

‘Innovation Now’ was the over arching theme of the 11th GE Oil & Gas annual meeting held in Florence early February.Meg Chesshyre was among the 930 industry attendees from 69 countries.--GE Oil & Gas’ Drilling & Production division confirmed…

Checking the subsea system pulse

Mar 04, 2010

While inspections are important in understanding the current status of subsea systems, limited information can be received about the internal health of critical subsea systems such as electrical power, hydraulic control and chemical injection…

Campbell comes in from the wilds

Mar 04, 2010

With Superior Energy Services in expansion mode, most recently adding Hallin to its group, OE revisits one of Superior’s more colorful acquisitions of the past decade: well control expert Patrick Campbell, who last year was picked to head up the company’s technical solutions group…

Being prepared holds key to rapid response

Mar 04, 2010

To share industry knowledge concerning the latest developments in emergency preparedness for subsea pipelines, TDW Offshore Services AS hosted its first pipeline conference in Stavanger, Norway. OE reviews some of the key issues and talking points…

Windmills in mind

Mar 03, 2010

As the offshore oil & gas industry grew in its infancy away from the coast, operators applied their experience from one platform to the next. The marine renewables industry is beginning a similar growth pattern. US alternative energy enthusiasts…

Eastern Mediterranean ready to reveal its sub-salt secrets

Mar 03, 2010

With industry interest reawakened by recent deepwater, sub-salt gas finds offshore Israel, the eastern Mediterranean and Levantine Basin today loom large on the frontier exploration agenda. Here, Øystein Lie, Thore Sortemos and Per Helge Semb…

Carry on producing

Mar 03, 2010

With an offshore network of over 7000 production platforms, 180,000km of pipelines and 40,000 producer wells already installed, the global offshore operations & maintenance market could be worth more than $330 billion over the next five years - and…

Banking on offshore

Mar 03, 2010

With the offshore wind sector already garnering government support and increasingly piquing the interest of the private sector, the banking sector will become progressively more involved in this industry as installed capacity grows and market share increases…

South Pars in progress

Mar 03, 2010

Last December, OE carried a report by the National Iranian Gas Company on the key facets and status of its massive, 24-phase South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf. Here, with the help of local contractor IOEC, we put together…

Subsea Connection

Mar 03, 2010

SUBSEA CONNECTION: The Aberdeen-based Hydro Group has secured a £500,000 contract from JDR Cable Systems to provide a new high voltage subsea connector for the UK's pioneering Wave Hub wave and tidal energy infrastructure project.--Being developed by the South West Regional Development Agency…

OTC enters fifth decade with ambitions in place

Mar 03, 2010

All energy industry eyes will be on Houston the first week of May, when the 41st annual Offshore Technology Conference gathers at Reliant Park. OE takes a look at what’s in store for delegates.The past couple of years have been tumultuous ones for the oil & gas industry…

People and Places in the news / March 2010 OE

Mar 02, 2010

Paal Kibsgaard has been appointed COO of Schlumberger, taking responsibility for the dayto- day management of all the company’s worldwide operations in addition to its technology organization, including engineering, manufacturing and product development…

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