Offshore Technology News - page 171


Pressure measurements at the double

Mar 03, 2012

Schlumberger last month announced the availability of two high-temperature additions to its reservoir characterization portfolio: the PressureXpress-HT reservoir pressure service and MDT Forte-HT qualified, rugged,high-temperature formation sampling and pressure system…

Scanning at speed

Mar 03, 2012

Point cloud collection speeds of up to 30,000 points per second and a range of 150m can be achieved with Topcon Positioning Systems’ new GLS-1500 laser scanner. When the unit’s built-in 2.0 megapixel digital camera is connected to a PC and used with Topcon’s ScanMaster software…

Ultrasonic scanning in depth

Mar 03, 2012

Automated ultrasonic inspection specialist Sonomatic is hailing its new MAG-Rover as the first remotely steerable ultrasonic scanner capable of deepwater operations.Designed and developed in-house over the past four years, the innovative scanner is capable of carrying out topside…

Safety and innovation on OTC agenda

Mar 03, 2012

Now in its 43rd year, the Offshore Technology Conference returns to Houston’s Reliant Park 30 April-3 May. Almost as old as the offshore industry itself, the annual gathering has thrived throughout an E&P era marked by peaks, valleys, tremendous…

Omega Completion Technology

Feb 10, 2012

Omega Completion Technology’s new purposebuilt headquarters and manufacturing facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, was officially opened last month by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Raytheon Anschütz

Feb 10, 2012

Raytheon Anschütz is expanding its presence in the US navigation systems market with the startup of operations in San Diego, California. Co-located at an existing Raytheon facility, the office will be headed by Frank Christophersen, newly appointed VP sales USA.

Åsgard gets its bearings

Feb 10, 2012

SKF group company S2M landed a two-year contract from MAN Diesel & Turbo and Aker Solutions Norway to supply custom-built SKF magnetic bearings and associated electronics for the subsea gas compression trains to be deployed on Statoil’s Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea…

Maxing operational performance and safety

Feb 10, 2012

Marine technology developer Kongsberg Maritime is leading a new research project called ‘Situation Awareness and Decision Support Tools for demanding marine operations’ (SITAWARE), which kicked off on 2 February. Part-funded by the Norwegian…

MRI-based pipeline monitoring

Feb 10, 2012

The UC-Berkeley, California spin-out 4D Imaging has unveiled a pipeline integrity monitoring system based on magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). The system transmits the status of a pipeline to the internet and gives pipeline operators a real-time picture of the health of the pipeline…

Reservoir optimization under uncertainty

Feb 10, 2012

Norway’s SPT Group is hailing the next-generation release of its reservoir flow model optimization solution, the newly launched MEPO4, as the industry’s first model for rigorous optimization under uncertainty.Removing uncertainty is not possible…

Well stimulation at the double

Feb 10, 2012

Fifty-six i-FRAC sleeves were opened with three balls on the Norwegian shelf.Well technology company i-TEC has developed an innovative lower completion ball drop sleeve system which it claims can bring wells in tight formations online much more quickly than other methods…

Making a space-age splash

Feb 01, 2012

When the oil & gas community looks to the aeronautical industry it's usually for technological inspiration. Now offshore training is entering the space age too, courtesy of a recent deal brokered by defense specialist Raytheon that will enable…

Technology targets in the ITF crosshairs

Feb 01, 2012

ITF last month outlined the specific challenges that its membership of operator and service companies want to see tackled as priorities in 2012. Up to 100% funding will be available for the right solutions to some of the industry's most pressing challenges…

Adsorption deal

Jan 10, 2012

Italy’s Siirtec Nigi (SiNi) has signed a co-operation agreement with GL Noble Denton to promote the latter’s Advanced Adsorption Process Technology (ADAPT) for treating high-pressure gases to prospective clients.The five-year agreement will…

Eyes on the X Prize

Nov 01, 2011

The Macondo incident pushed oil spill response to the top of the environmental agenda. A recent contest let some innovative companies demonstrate spill response equipment – and for one of the event's technical advisors, Shell, to reassure the public that it intends to operate safely in Alaska…

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