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Products in review / March 2010 OE

Mar 02, 2010

Shortening the data commuteDynamic Drilling Systems (DDS) is gearing up to begin production of its new Apollo Dart drilling software, which will be able to provide data within milliseconds, the company’s president Bob Sage announced during the recent IADC/SPE drilling conference in New Orleans…

Perth on parade

Mar 02, 2010

With Gorgon, Pluto and other major LNG developments creating boomtown conditions in the Western Australian capital of Perth, this month’s Australasian Oil & Gas show looks to be in the right place at the right time.Perth is certainly the place to be for Australian and other offshore operators…

Ebb and Flow: War. What is it good for?

Feb 16, 2010

It was, and still is, an unassailable dogma throughout the Middle East, among barely beneath-the-surface anti-American European intellectuals, and certainly, the American left: the United States went to war in Iraq in 2003 just for oil. For those people…

20:20 vision in sight

Feb 16, 2010

A new flow assurance solution promises improved accuracy as part of a next-generation integrated production management system and as a standalone engineering tool. OE looks at LedaFlow’s performance to date and future potential.At 143km, the…

SeaGen delivers

Feb 16, 2010

The technical director and co-founder of Marine Current Turbines (MCT), the Bristol-based company that designed and developed the world’s only commercial scale tidal stream turbine – SeaGen – reports that it is now running at full power and fully automatically…

Cape Wind closer to a decision

Feb 16, 2010

More than eight years after the project was announced, the Obama administration is pushing for a final resolution that would allow installation of the first major offshore wind farm in the US.Threatening to ‘take the steps necessary to bring the permit process to conclusion…

Renewables - Round 3 ups the windfarm ante

Feb 16, 2010

The Crown Estate, owner of the UK’s coastal seabeds, last month granted rights in Round 3 to energy companies in nine coastal zones to develop the biggest expansion of wind energy seen in the world so far. Meg Chesshyre reports.--Round 3 has…

Select model

Feb 16, 2010

When it comes to single trip multizone completions, Weatherford is ‘looking at four specific types of completions’ in its current offering, says Keith Parry, the service company’s global director of business development. These are: the Advanced Reservoir Management System (ARMS)…

Complete treatment

Feb 16, 2010

BJ Services entered the multizone single trip completion market in 2005, when it began designing its ComPlete Multizone Single Trip (MST) system in response to a pair of operator requests.--‘One operator had multiple reservoirs that were of similar pressure but separated by numerous shale layers…

Express service

Feb 16, 2010

Multiple zone single trip completion systems have been out there for quite some time. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Schlumberger started to invest in the time-saving aspects of single-trip multizone completions, Bryan Stamm, technology manager for Schlumberger’s sand control division…

Enhanced options

Feb 16, 2010

Halliburton entered the picture with its technology commercially in 1993 and employed its first Single-Trip Multizone (STMZ) system and Single- Trip Dual Zone (STDZ) system in the South China Sea. The company’s Otis Engineering subsidiary, through its sand control tools group…

Beta and beyond

Feb 16, 2010

Time is money, and deepwater means more time and more money. Operators, keen to minimize rig time, have been pushing for more efficient ways to complete wells with multiple zones. One method is to carry out multiple completions in one trip,…

Deepwater LNG double on the horizon

Feb 09, 2010

Lower prices, weak demand and competition from vast onshore shale plays helped put a damper on offshore liquefied natural gas terminal projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley talks to companies that are bucking the trend and pushing through with plans for deepwater LNG ports…

Circling around Arctic prospects

Feb 09, 2010

Offshore Arctic seismic exploration is not getting quite such a cold reception these days. Andrew McBarnet explains why.Frozen assets take on a whole new meaning when it comes to considering the purportedly huge oil and gas reserves in the Arctic Ocean region…

New light on loops

Feb 09, 2010

In a development that could have far-reaching implications for oil & gas operators in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, researchers last month released the findings of a two-year study that could help scientists better predict the behavior of the region’s powerful loop current and its eddies…

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