Offshore Well Operations News - page 27

UTC presenters tackle hydrate flow challenges

May 21, 2013

Dealing with hydrate formation in pipelines is becoming a hot topic. The issue will be the focus of multiple papers at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference.Statoil intends to have a “full subsea factory” by 2020 and one of its key…

Fires and explosions a growing liability concern

May 14, 2013

Oil and natural gas industry operations managers, health and safety managers, as well as plant and facility superintendents and engineers face increasing liability issues created by fires and explosions, according to a white paper released by Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc…

OTC.13: Impact of Macondo report highlights risk aversion

May 06, 2013

US oil and gas professionals are losing their appetite for risk and are worried about rising operating costs, as they grapple with the consequences of a tougher, post-Macondo regulatory regime, according to new research published today by GL Noble Denton…

Jim Hepburn joins Coretrax

Apr 30, 2013

Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm Coretrax Technology Limited has appointed an operations manager to focus on the planning, development and execution of wellbore cleanup and displacement. In his new role, Jim Hepburn is responsible…

Strength in well invention work for Helix

Apr 22, 2013

Demand for well intervention services has continued to be strong in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea, says Helix Energy Solutions. The Houston-based firm said that as well as a recent five year contract for its Q5000 semisubmersible, currently under construction in Singapore…

Subsea cable overheating risk reduced by monitoring

Apr 15, 2013

A 278km-long highvoltage power cable was recently installed between Ireland and Wales. Gary Parker of Sensa, a Schlumberger company, describes how a distributed temperature sensor (DTS) system is monitoring the performance and safety of critical parts of the cable in real-time…

Vincent Vieugue talks Wireless instruments

Apr 10, 2013

Tech talk. With the 44th Offshore Technology Conference in Houston just on the horizon, OE sought answers to the question, “What emerging technology will have a direct impact on the offshore market?” Our think tank had this to say: Wireless…

Sevan Drilling chooses IFS asset management software

Mar 07, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sevan Drilling ASA, an international ultra-deepwater (UDW) drilling contractor, has chosen IFS Applications for Offshore Service to streamline its onshore and offshore operations…

Palfinger Dreggen to deliver 30 offshore cranes to Brazil

Feb 19, 2013

Palfinger Dreggen AS has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 28 cranes to Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard Pte. Ltd. The contract includes the supply of cranes for seven drillships to Sete Brasil, scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2017…

AGR wins well management contract

Jan 11, 2013

AGR’s Petroleum Services in three-year accordPetroleum Services, part of AGR has been awarded a well management contract from independent Norwegian E&P company Noreco.The agreement commenced January 1, 2013 and includes well management services for an initial 3 year period…

Containment system soon in operation

Jan 09, 2013

Click to enlargeFigure 1. Permits in deepwater numbered 76 by end-2012, enabled by the MWCC system. Source: MWCC.In the wake of Macondo, something was needed to lower the risk of recurrence. BP had shown that, given enough time, a system to contain such a well-control incident could be built…

Flowmeters market ‘to double’

Jan 04, 2013

Multiphase flowmeters claimed a $240 million market in 2011 and are expected to achieve a compounded annual growth rate of 14.5%, which means reaching $472.2 million in 2016. According to Flow Research’s World Market for Multiphase Flowmeters study…

Rhadiant system

Nov 10, 2012

The new Rhadiant ultra-high temperature non-aqueous drilling fluid system released by M-I Swaco is said to eliminate drilling fluid product degradation, prevent wellbore control issues such as barite sag, and provide a thin filter cake for enhanced logging conditions…

Meeting the chemical injection challenge

Nov 01, 2012

As offshore operators get into deeper waters and develop more mature oil & gas fields using more complex well architectures, continuous downhole injection of chemicals is increasingly required to manage challenges such as scale formation or asphaltene precipitation within the wellbore…

Do nanoplate surfactants hold the key?

Nov 01, 2012

Potentially game-changing research which seeks to unlock the potential of nanotechnology to help maximise production from oil wells and extend the life of mature fields is under way in the US under an ITF-funded laboratory-based particle research project…

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