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OTC15: Day one roundup

May 04, 2015

The oil and gas industry must rely on technology, collaboration and several industries, including academia to excel in the advances of emerging offshore technology trends, BP Chief Operating Officer of Reservoir Development and IT&S James…

OTC15: Petrobras highlights pre-salt technologies

May 01, 2015

At the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Petrobras will receive the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions – the highest recognition that an oil company can receive as an offshore operator…

Making light work of sand removal

May 01, 2015

Desanding to stop wellbore tubing clogging-up is nothing new, but FourPhase has developed their own technology to keep the flow going. Neil Meldrum explains. A DualFlow system overview. Images from FourPhase…

Technology-led exploration success

May 01, 2015

For Shell, exploration isn’t just about the seismic, it’s about joining up the petabytes’ worth of seismic dots between its global team of experts. Meg Chesshyre reports. Subsurface imaging, but…

Improved chelant stimulation treatments deliver sustained production gains

May 01, 2015

Halliburton Energy Services’ Harvey J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. shows how wellbore stimulation fluids can increase production. Fig. 1—Example of acid-etching properties of SandStim service. The service…

The need for lean

May 01, 2015

During the past decade, our industry has applied new technologies and adapted old ones that enabled us to meet the world’s energy needs more efficiently, productively and safely. Bond. From Hess. As an engineer…

Plastic fantastic

May 01, 2015

Polymer-lined pipe has been around since the 1990s, but its potential has yet to be fully tapped, according to those behind JIPs to extend use of this technology. Mostafa Tantawi and David Whittle explain. Swagelinings enior…

Carry on carbon

May 01, 2015

Carbon fiber rods are the way forward for providing umbilicals in deepwater applications, according to one leading subsea contractor. John Bradbury explains. Umbilical load out Moss. Photo from Aker Solutions…

From Russia with tough love

May 01, 2015

Hardfacing has been given a tungsten carbide boost thanks to chemical vapor deposition technology developed in Russia. Elaine Maslin explains. Hardide reactor loading to perform the CVD process…

Securing intelligent systems offshore

May 01, 2015

Often I am asked – what is classification? We get this question a good bit in the offshore industry where the role of class might not be as pronounced as it is in the marine industry. Watson. From ABS…

Spotlight on the Gulf

May 01, 2015

Ultra-HPHT, other technologies advance despite oil price drop, but actual deployment in Gulf of Mexico could slow. Bruce Nichols puts it in perspective. Anadarko’s Lucius Truss Spar, located in 7100ft of water…

Advances in technologies for additives and fluids

May 01, 2015

Drilling in deeper waters calls for more advanced technology. Mark R. Luyster provides an overview of recent fluid advances for the completion phase of deepwater projects. The industry has evolved in the last decade to further drilling…

Making a ‘smart’ pipe

May 01, 2015

Researchers at Norway’s SINTEF together with a consortium of industrial partners have developed technologies to enable real-time condition monitoring reports from within pipelines to be transmitted to shore. SmartPipe launched in 2006…

Danfoss driving subsea pumping technology

May 01, 2015

The subsea factory could be here sooner than many believe and Danish firm Danfoss is helping drive the innovation that will make it happen. Emma Gordon reports. Chemical inhibitor system. Photos from Danfoss…

Laser-like precision

May 01, 2015

Jerry Lee and Greg App examine how lasers could be used for not just drilling, but for completions and well intervention projects, too. Laser drilled sandstone core sample.  Images from ZerLux Hungary Ltd…

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