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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…

Investment plans on the UKCS

Dec 28, 2017

UK operators have gone a long way to reducing their costs and are even starting to look at investment, delegates attending the Oil & Gas UK Share Fair in Aberdeen early November learned. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE…

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

Dec 28, 2017

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew Latham (First published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here). Deepwater is very…

A Dutch decommissioning opportunity - seeking renewables and CCS alternatives

Dec 27, 2017

While decommissioning is often seen as a challenge, to the Dutch it is also an opportunity. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). The Dutch don’t have the largest patch of the North Sea by a long shot…

World's 10 longest subsea tiebacks

Dec 27, 2017

Subsea tieback technology has pushed the limits of how far step-outs can go. And, as technology is further developed, there will be more to come. (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here).

Year in review: 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Taking a look back on the year that was 2017, our OEdigital.com website's most popular stories pretty much tell everything you need to know.  While the industry is still adjusting to the downturn, the bright spots are few, but significant…

FLNG projects taking shape

Dec 26, 2017

Elaine Maslin looks at some of the ongoing and proposed FLNG projects around the globe (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). West Africa has seen a good amount of floating LNG project activity this year with three developments underway…

FLNG coming of age, but in what form?

Dec 22, 2017

The performance of the world’s first floating LNG projects, which are moving from execute to operate, will form the shape of the industry to come. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here)…

Technology trials point toward shorter shut-downs

Dec 22, 2017

A series of trials in the North Sea to test non-intrusive inspection (NII) techniques have shown that they can offer similar results to traditional intrusive methods. Non-intrusive inspection technologies could mean operators do not have to shut-in equipment…

Petrobras to maintain E&P spend in 2018

Dec 21, 2017

Petrobras has released its new 2018-2022 business plan, in which the Brazilian giant has promised to maintain about the same level of investments in exploration and production (E&P) as it listed in last year's plan.  Photo from OE/Audrey Leon…

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