Offshore Technology News


Multi-frequency sonar head

Jun 17, 2013

Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd announced the release of the 1171 Series Multi Frequency High- Resolution Fan/Cone Sonar Head.The operating frequency of the cone transducer can be selected by choosing one of four frequencies and the frequency of the…

OTC launch for Osorb

Jun 17, 2013

Produced Water Absorbents of Ohio launched its Osorb technology at OTC 2013 for the treatment of oil and gas wastewater streams. Osorb is a regenerable granular media, which PWA says removes up to 99% of free, dispersed, emulsified and soluble hydrocarbons…

Partners unveil drillship design

Jun 17, 2013

At OTC Fincantieri unveiled a new next generation drillship design, Overdrill, created with support from Norway’s Aker Solutions. The vessel, at 208m long and 40m wide, accommodating 210 people, aims to be smaller than existing units through…

Christopher Wiernicki, new chairman of ABS and ABS Group, celebrates 20 years this year

Jun 14, 2013

Last month, Christopher J. Wiernicki, President and CEO of ABS added the title of chairman to his credentials after the boards of both ABS and ABS Group of Companies announced the dual appointments. He replaces former chairman Robert D. Somerville…

Norwegian innovation makes its mark

Jun 14, 2013

When Norway first attended the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 40 years ago, it was at the beginning of a long journey. Building on its seafaring heritage, the country has developed a strong base for oilfield technology. It’s now leading the way into new territories…

Corrosion problems solved with composite materials

Jun 13, 2013

Repairs of corroded supports are quick and effective when composite materials are used; Victor Schmidt explains.   Corrosion in the marine environment is a process constantly acting on offshore structures, due to immersion in…

Exxon, Rosneft establish Arctic research center

Jun 12, 2013

Russia's Rosneft and North American supermajor ExxonMobil signed final agreements establishing a joint Arctic Research Center (ARC) in Russia and an over-arching technology sharing agreement to support the companies’ joint ventures worldwide…

Halliburton opens Rio technology center

Jun 11, 2013

Halliburton announced the opening of its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park, located at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The center provides the setting for collaboration as…

Maersk launches oil industry computer game

Jun 10, 2013

Maersk launched a new computer game called Quest for Oil, which the company designed to open the oil business to everyone.  Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces, innovation and technology. Maersk…

Deepwater tested

May 24, 2013

US-based Bluefin Robotic successfully tested its unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in deepwater conditions, the company announced last month. Bluefin tested the UUV off Massachusetts with the Scarlett Isabella vessel…

Modeling software

May 24, 2013

Aberdeen-based Senergy Software rolled out a followup to its geosciences-specific Oilfield Data Manager 3.8 (ODMTM) software. Version 3.8 features an improved user interface and comes equipped with new heatmap and analysis sticks features…

Multiphase Simulator

May 24, 2013

Norwegian technology supplier Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS released its new LedaFlow 1.3 transient multiphase simulator for wells and pipelines in March. The software offers new functions such as a separator model, bypass pigging capabilities…

Brazil in progress

May 23, 2013

Brazil is a veritable diamond in the rough for foreign and local investors alike. Firms are investing in new centers of technology, fabrication, and worker training to alleviate the country’s skills and infrastructure difficulties. Brazil is very much the place to be at the moment…

Wood Group acquires Intetech Limited

May 22, 2013

Wood Group announced the acquisition of Intetech Limited ('Intetech'), a niche provider of software and engineering consultancy services for well integrity and corrosion management to the global oil & gas market.  Formed in 1991, Intetech employs around 30 people…

Jason Launches New 3D Interpretation Software

May 20, 2013

CGG announced today that Jason, a CGG company specializing in seismic reservoir characterization software and services, has added a powerful new product, 3D Interpretation, to its reservoir characterization software suite. The new software…

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