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Completions under the spotlight

Mar 10, 2014

Well completions were given a workover in the first Simplified Series talk of 2014 in Aberdeen in January.  The talks are held monthly and organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Aberdeen chapter Young Professionals group. January’s talk…

AGR to use Plexus POS-GRIP

Feb 28, 2014

Oil and gas engineering firm Plexus Holdings has agreed a three-year contact with drilling and engineering company AGR Well Management Limited (AGR). Plexus will supply both its standard pressure and high-temperature/ high-pressure…

Maersk Denmark uses Plexus

Feb 12, 2014

Plexus Holdings has been awarded its first contract with Maersk Oil’s Danish business unit to supply surface wellhead and mudline equipment services for an exploration well in the Danish North Sea. The initial value of the contract is about £1…

AWE starts drilling on Pateke-4H

Feb 10, 2014

The Kan Tan IV semisubmersible drilling rig began drilling the Pateke-4H well in PMP 38158 on 9 February 2014. The rig drilled a 36in. hole to a depth of 234m, and preparations are being made to run and cement a 30in. conductor. The Pateke…

FMC wins Pemex contract for wellheads

Jan 24, 2014

FMC Technologies Inc.  announced today that it signed a 3-year contract with Pemex Exploration and Production to manufacture and supply surface wellheads to support drilling and well maintenance programs in the Gulf of Mexico. The award…

Apache defers spud date

Jan 09, 2014

The spudding of the Phoenix South-1 well has been pushed back by Apache until 2Q 2014, because of the company’s operational timetable including other projects Apache has in Western Australia.JV partner, Carnarvon Petroleum said that moving…

Kris Energy completes drill test

Jan 09, 2014

KrisEnergy Ltd. completed drilling and testing of the Cua Lo-1 exploration well in Block 105-110/04 off Vietnam.The Cua Lo-1 well was drilled to a measured depth of 2,867 m. Based on log interpretation, several gas bearing sandstone reservoirs were identified…

CNOOC begins project in Bohai Sea

Dec 19, 2013

CNOOC Ltd.’s Qikou 18-1 adjustment project has recently commenced production. Qikou 18-1 oil field is located in the west part of Bohai with an average water depth of 10m. In addition to fully utilize the existing producing facilities…

Archer announces restructuring

Nov 28, 2013

Oilfield services company Archer is to cut staff and close some bases as part of a restructuring plan.  The firm, which provides drilling and well services, said to accelerate margin improvements and adapt to the “highly competitive North American land market”…

The digital age: Gas lift goes modern

Nov 08, 2013

Gas lift is recognized for enhancing well stability – but it has its drawbacks. Camcon’s digital gas lift has begun field testing onshore Oman, with offshore installations anticipated. How does it differ from traditional gas lift technology…

Esbjerg move for Welltec

Nov 08, 2013

Intervention and completions firm Welltec is to set up factory in Esbjerg, Denmark, as an offshore supply base for its operations in the Danish, German and Dutch sectors of the North Sea and onshore central Europe.  The new facility, which will initially employ 25-35 people…

Well integrity matters

Nov 07, 2013

Meta has deployed its Metalmorphology technology in wells in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Richard Craig explains. Well integrity, particularly the structural and casing integrity of wells, is a key issue in the offshore oil and gas sector…

Weatherford divesting four business lines

Nov 06, 2013

During Weatherford's earnings conference call on Nov. 4, Chief Administrative Officer Dharmesh Mehta discussed the company's upcoming divestment plans. 'During Q3, we made good progress on our old oil divestiture program. The following…

TAM International marks its 45th anniversary and the opening of its recently-built manufacturing facility

Nov 01, 2013

TAM International marked its 45th anniversary and the opening of its recently-built manufacturing facility on October 18 with a tour of the facilities in Houston, Texas. The new site was open to employees in September. TAM specializes in inflatable packers…

Overview of wellhead fatigue monitoring

Oct 14, 2013

Wellhead fatigue is acknowledged as a technical challenge in the oil and gas industry. In an effort to advance industry capabilities and better inform operational decisions, BP is developing a system for instrumentation and data interpretation…

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