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The Digital Oilfield: New Research Leads the Way

Sep 14, 2018

The Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC) is supporting three new research projects centered on how digitalization can improve efficiency and provide cost savings to the oil and gas industry.Three companies have teamed up with Robert Gordon University’s…

Boaters Strike Decommissioned Oil Rig

Apr 30, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has medevaced five boaters who were injured after striking a decommissioned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 12:03 a.m…

Russian gas for Slovenia

Apr 14, 2018

A contract for supply of gas was entered into to between Russia and Slovenia today in Ljubljana. Gazprom entered  with Slovenia. This new contract provides for annual supplies of 600 million cubic meters of gas by Gazprom from January 1, 2018 to January 1…

Zama appraisal to begin late 2018-19

Jan 11, 2018

Premier Oil announced in its trading and operations update that it is working with joint venture partners Talos Energy (operator) and Sierra Oil & Gas to progress the appraisal program for the Zama-1 discovery in block 7 in the Sureste Basin offshore Tabasco…

Stone hits pay at Mt. Providence

Jan 10, 2018

US-based Stone Energy hit oil at its 100%-owned Mt. Providence development well in Mississippi Canyon block 28, in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Mt. Providence well (also known as MC 28 #4) hit approximately 153ft of high quality…

Tullow adds acreage off Peru

Jan 10, 2018

Tullow Oil has picked up six licenses offshore Peru, spanning 28,000sq km, the UK-based firm confirmed today (10 January). Map of Peru blocks. Image from Tullow. Following negotiations with Perupetro…

Rise of the robot in offshore operations

Jan 10, 2018

2017 became the year that the oil and gas industry embraced robotics. Elaine Maslin reports on initiatives in the North Sea (first published in the January 2018 OE, access the full issue here). While the industry has long been using autonomous underwater systems and remotely operated tooling…

Collaborative contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Audrey Leon looks at how BP’s new approach to working with its suppliers have led to quicker project start-up (First published in OE January 2018, view the full issue here). The Juniper platform offshore Trinidad and Tobago…

The future of project contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Lower for longer oil prices are leading operators to reconsider the structure of project contracts. Many are leaning toward supplier-led solutions to cut costs and boost reliability. Karen Boman reports (First published in the January 2018 OE…

Downhole data, fiber optics helping to drive production gains

Jan 09, 2018

Elaine Maslin reports on how the oil and gas industry is getting more data from downhole thanks to fiber optics (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). The big data revolution is being felt in the oil and…

OGTC awards $1.76 million in P&A funding

Jan 08, 2018

Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is to invest US$1.76 million (£1.3 million) in four projects aimed at developing new plugging and abandonment (P&A) technologies. BiSN, Strathclyde University, Heriot-Watt University and Baker…

Exxon touts further Guyana success

Jan 05, 2018

The sixth time seems to be the charm for Exxon and its partners at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana. The supermajor is celebrating another large find in South American waters, the company announced today (5 January). Stena Carron drillship…

Propelling UK subsea innovation

Jan 05, 2018

Elaine Maslin profiles subsea organization National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI)  and its current work as it prepares for a change in leadership (first published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here).   Since its launch in 2014…

ROV market outlook

Jan 03, 2018

The ROV market isn’t out of the woods yet, with plentiful supply in the market dampening any perceived uptick in activity. But, offshore wind might offer some respite. Elaine Maslin reports (first published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here)…

Navigating subsea integrity

Jan 01, 2018

Subsea asset integrity is a growing challenge on the UK Continental Shelf and elsewhere, with each basin having its unique set of often complex demands. This applies to traditional oil and gas plant as well as the new generation of renewable energy structures…

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