OE: 2016 / August

 

Tanked up

Aug 01, 2016

Subsea oil storage solutions could help unlock marginal fields; how easy would it be? Elaine Maslin reports from a workshop that assessed the issue. The Solan subsea tank prior to installation…

Down but not out

Aug 01, 2016

The oil price crash brings subsea processing opportunities, says Rystad Energy’s Jon Fredrik Müller. The Åsgard subsea compressor manifold station was installed in summer 2013 with the Saipem 7000…

Small and smart

Aug 01, 2016

Power requirements are not always huge, nor are companies – and sometimes smaller can be better. Elaine Maslin reports on work to qualify lower power subsea variable speed drives. The 45kW subsea variable speed drive…

Power trip

Aug 01, 2016

Subsea power remains on the agenda for the subsea processing systems of the future. Elaine Maslin surveys the main players’ progress in producing subsea power distribution systems. The subsea factory – as envisioned by ABB…

Making the best of Brexit

Aug 01, 2016

The big surprise over the last few weeks was of course the UK referendum decision to exit the European Union (EU). At first sight, it looks like a vote for independence over economics. While the first part of that is certainly true, the economic aspect should be measured in years…

De-engineering

Aug 01, 2016

Statoil is applying new concepts and new thinking to the Johan Castberg development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. It’s a DC fiber optic future, Elaine Maslin reports. Transocean’s Polar Pioneer semisub drilled the Skrugard prospect in 2011…

Using wired drill pipe to drive down well cost

Aug 01, 2016

Wired drill pipe has been a long time coming. As operators look at cost savings across the full life cycle, the benefits are now being recognized, says NOV’s Leon Hennessy. Drill floor operations…

Paper shredding

Aug 01, 2016

A joint industry project to reduce the time and effort spent on documentation around subsea projects has given the industry food for thought. Elaine Maslin reports.  Subsea documentation has really hit a nerve,” says Bjørn Søgård, segment director…

Less is more

Aug 01, 2016

Unmanned facilities are being given serious consideration offshore Norway. Elaine Maslin reports. Percentage of unmanned platforms per North Sea sector. Unmanned distribution. Image from Ramboll…

Marginal in Malaysia

Aug 01, 2016

Malaysia’s MISC has built a minimal facilities FPSO for use on marginal fields. John Sheehan takes a look. Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering handle the conversion (fabrication, installation and integration) of the FSO MaMPU 1…

Changing the game

Aug 01, 2016

In advance of OE’s 2016 Deepwater Intervention Forum, held in Galveston, Texas, Audrey Leon discusses the next game-changing technologies with the forum’s board members. The Helix Well Enhancer…

Enhancing production

Aug 01, 2016

Oceaneering’s Justin Pizzitola discusses the use of an open water dual coiled riser based system for rigless stimulation. Back deck of an Oceaneering vessel. Images from Oceaneering International…

Raising resin’s profile

Aug 01, 2016

Endeavor Management’s Keith Caulfield and Mike Cowan examine the results of a recent JIP that showed resin may be a potential alternative to cement in P&A operations.   Endeavor Management…

Building a connection

Aug 01, 2016

Jerry Lee takes a look at Weatherford’s new subsea wellhead connector, which allows operators to use vessels of opportunity for P&A work, reducing the cost of decommissioning operations. Clients…

Seeing in the deep

Aug 01, 2016

Assessing the condition of pipelines, especially as they get older, is an increasing task. John Sheehan surveys potential solutions. Tracerco’s Discovery tool. Image from Tracerco.  The…

Pipe-in-pipe solutions

Aug 01, 2016

Considerations for pipe-in-pipe designs for high-pressure, high-temperature fields were set out by Subsea 7 engineers at this year’s OTC. Jerry Lee takes a look. Subsea 7’s flowline solutions (from left: bundle…

Getting smarter

Aug 01, 2016

Could we on the verge of embracing the industry 2.0 era? Intelligent energy, or the digital oilfield, is set to be discussed in Aberdeen next month. We take a dip into the debate. Image from iStock…

Preventing bugs

Aug 01, 2016

The spotlight now shines on how to better integrate multiple complex software systems during drilling rig construction with beneficial results. Songa Endurance. Photos from Songa Offshore. Software…

Drilling depression

Aug 01, 2016

Infographic from McKinsey Solutions. These projections are taken from Energy Insights’ Global Gas Outlook to 2030. For your free Executive Summary of the findings included in the report visit www…

Going against the gloom

Aug 01, 2016

John Bradbury takes a look at activity in the North Sea – across Norway and the UK. Johan Sverdrup - an artist's impression. Image from Statoil. By the middle of 2016 it was evident…

Europe in crisis?

Aug 01, 2016

The industry will emerge from its current crisis, but the next chapter in the oil and gas industry may look very different. Hannon Westwood’s Andrew Vinall gives his view. Northwest Europe 2016 exploration…

Leaving no rock unturned

Aug 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin examines new UK government funded seismic shoots and data reprocessing, all free to the industry, which are among initiatives aimed at boosting UK Continental Shelf exploration. Seismic…

The drive to improve

Aug 01, 2016

Brazilian native Luis Araujo became CEO of Aker Solutions in 2014, after joining the business in 2011. He has a BEng in mechanical engineering and an MBA. We asked him about his career and outlook on the industry. Luis…

Charting Subsea Processing

Aug 01, 2016

Quest Offshore provides a look at subsea processing systems by type. Subsea Processing Project List (Onstream 2010+) Subsea Processing Application Region Operator Project Boosting Africa/Mediterranean…

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