Offshore Technology News - page 197

HPHT technology to India

Mar 27, 2013

Cairn India contracted GE Oil & Gas to supply the Ravva oil and gas field off the coast of Andhra Pradesh with HPHT wellhead technology, mudline systems, spare units and services for the field. “We see HPHT technology as a key for the next stage of development…

$100million pot for 2013 North Sea investment

Mar 27, 2013

Venture capital firm Energy Ventures’ has announced a multi-million pound investment in Abrado Wellbore Services and its intention of seeking investing $100m in North Sea businesses seeking growth capital or buyouts over the next 12 months…

Pangea Supercomputer

Mar 26, 2013

Total inaugurated its new high-performance supercomputer on Friday, March 22, 2013. The computer, located at its Scientific and Technical Centre in Pau, now ranks the Group among the top ten international companies in terms of computing power. Read more...

'Power of one' to generate growth

Mar 26, 2013

GE Oil & Gas 2013 Annual Meeting, in its 14th consecutive year, was attended by more than 1000 oil and gas industry executives from over 70 countries. Meg Chesshyre joined the multitude in Florence, Italy.Gorgon module loading at Avenza, ItalyAt the beginning of the two day event…

Simulation software

Mar 25, 2013

CM Labs Simulations launched a new simulation and visualization software called Vortex, designed to reduce cost and risks during offshore operations. It’s suitable for in engineering, testing, planning, and training. Vortex software can be used to simulate dynamics of virtual cranes…

Thermal treatment process

Mar 25, 2013

UK-based integrated drilling and environmental solution provider TWMA offers thermal processing technologies designed to treat oil mud contaminated by drilling wastes at the source. The thermal treatment process uses a cylindrical mill to convert mechanical energy into thermal energy…

Dan Gualtieri Leveraging big data

Mar 22, 2013

Dan Gualtieri Energy consultants Knowledge Reservoir named Dan Gualtieri vice president of production solutions in January. Gualtieri previously worked with Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Boots & Coots and Weatherford International, where he touched upon all aspects of the oil field…

Total unveils new supercomputer

Mar 21, 2013

Total inaugurates its new high-performance supercomputer on Friday, March 22, 2013. The computer, located at its Scientific and Technical Centre in Pau, now ranks the Group among the top ten international companies in terms of computing power…

Offshore pipeline leak detection for Arctic applications

Mar 20, 2013

Dr Premkumar Thodi, Mike Paulin, Duane DeGeer, and Glenn Lanan, INTECSEA Canada, examine examine the potential of external distributed sensors using fiber-optic cable systems. Multiple offshore Arctic fields have been developed over the past three decades…

Effective coordination leads pathbreaking project at Mumbai High

Mar 20, 2013

In 2000, ONGC announced its plan for Mumbai High redevelopment, to arrest decline and increase the production by improving the field’s oil recovery factor. The redevelopment project was in two phases; the first began in 2000 and finished in 2006…

Varel spins patented technology

Mar 20, 2013

The last few months have been busy ones for Varel International. The Texas-based drill bit manufacturer celebrated the opening of its Houston technology center and also launched two drill bit lines, the Raider and the Voyager series…

Broadband seismic: What the fuss is all about

Mar 19, 2013

Andrew Long of Petroleum GeoServices provides a rough guide to the science behind broadband seismic and why it is transforming the possibilities for acquiring high resolution images of the subsurface using towed streamer marine seismic acquisition technology…

ThoughtStream: Eni renews MIT partnership

Mar 18, 2013

Eni recently renewed its energy research partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI), establishing a new path forward for this highly successful collaboration. This alliance provides an opportunity…

Invest globally, says energy expert

Mar 14, 2013

North Sea offshore investment is reaching all time highs but there is limited capacity to invest to meet demand, according to a speaker at today's annual NOF Energy conference.Specialist Isabel Boira-Segarra of consultancy EC Harris, was speaking at the Energy: A Balanced Future event in Newcastle…

Wintershall sponsors Badger tool

Feb 27, 2013

Germany’s Wintershall has stepped forward to back a new autonomous exploration drilling tool being developed in Norway.Badger Explorer (BXPL) is developing the tool, which it describes as “a new formation and reservoir evaluation tool, which drills into the subsurface without the risks…

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