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ConocoPhillips to use Maersk Gallant at Eldfisk

Jun 18, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Maersk Gallant mobile drilling facility for plugging and abandoning a production well at Eldfisk 2/7 A. Eldfisk is an oil field lying due south of Ekofisk in 70-75m of water in the southern North Sea…

North Sea well services' woes

Jun 04, 2015

UK well services contractors have predicted they will suffer a 23% drop in revenues in 2015 as they to feel the full effects of the downturn in oil prices. The drop in 2015 revenues would follow a mere 1% increase in revenues in 2014…

DNV GL forms flow meter JIP

Jun 03, 2015

Accurate allocation measurement results are a key financial and commercial driver for exploration and production companies. Yet despite limited evidence of the performance of Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meter technology, they are being…

Welltec, Shell sign technology collaboration deal

May 22, 2015

Danish intervention specialist Welltec has entered into a technology collaboration framework agreement with Shell Global Solutions International, an affiliate of Shell, to improve existing or develop new technologies for global application in the energy industry…

Accura, Advanced partnership improves flow meters

May 19, 2015

Accura Group, based in Wolverhampton, and Peterborough-based Advanced Interactive Materials Science joined forces to manufacture Venturi Flow Meters, using the HIPing process for use with oil and gas production measurements. Venturi Flow…

OTC15: Centek launches ICCS

May 04, 2015

UK based centranlizer specialist Centek is launching its Inter Casing Centralizer Sub (ICCS) at this week's Offshore Technology Conference. The ICCS is designed to be run as part of a tight tolerance casing string in deepwater, ultra-narrow annulus applications…

OTC15: Expro wins Statoil Canada contract

May 04, 2015

UK-based international oilfield services company Expro has won a four-year, US$45 million contract offshore Canada with Statoil in the Flemish Pass Basin. The contract, which includes options for two one-year extensions, will include…

Weatherford, Optasense form alliance

Apr 28, 2015

UK-based distributed acoustic sensing technology firm OptaSense has partnered with Weatherford International to form a strategic alliance to deliver integrated optical sensing solutions designed to optimize well planning, construction and production across the asset lifecycle…

AGR picks up DEA NCS contract

Apr 21, 2015

AGR has been awarded a well engineering and operational support services contract with DEA Norge. The contract covers support in well planning and operational execution and consultancy manpower to DEA’s drilling projects on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS)…

Venezuela order for Plexus

Apr 17, 2015

UK-based engineering firm Plexus secured its first contract with Cardon IV, a gas license granted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mines of Venezuela to Eni and Repsol. The contract covers the supply of mudline suspension equipment services for a development well offshore Venezuela…

RWLI makes its mark

Apr 01, 2015

Ask about subsea well intervention and most assume it’s riserless light well intervention you want to talk about – for good reason. Elaine Maslin reports. Subsea light well intervention visualized by FMC Technologies…

Antelope introduces new cementation centralizer

Mar 11, 2015

Antelope Oil Tool has developed the CentraMax series, a centralizer design that addresses issues with standoff and efficiency in cementing operations.   The CentraMax is a heat-treated, single piece, steel centralizer that addresses…

Raptor to invest £1.5 million

Mar 10, 2015

Raptor Oil Ltd, a pre-revenue start-up company is to invest £1.5 million on a new research and development (R&D) project to help boost performance in the oil and gas sector.  Raptor is using proven proprietary signal processing technology…

Middle East well intervention growth predicted

Jan 30, 2015

The Middle East well intervention market is expected to reach US$2.4 billion by 2018, up from $1.37 billion in 2013, with a CAGR of 11.9%, according to a Research and Markets report. The Middle East, with 80.3 trillion cu/m, is home to 43…

GMS adds to MENA backlog

Jan 28, 2015

Dubai-based Gulf Marine Services has won a new long-term contract award for one of its Large Class vessels.      The vessel will start a four-year charter (three years firm with a one-year option) at the end of Q1 2015 on completion of…

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