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BP awards first contracts for Project 20K

Nov 12, 2012

BP announced it has awarded the first contracts for Project 20K™, a multi-year initiative to develop next-generation systems and tools to help unlock the next frontier of deepwater oil and gas resources, currently beyond the reach of today's technology…

Caring chemicals

Sep 12, 2012

Baker Hughes has expanded its SmartCare line of products to include what the company describes as ‘more environmentally responsible’ drilling and completion fluids, production chemicals and additives used in cementing and stimulation procedures…

Alderley Metering Solutions

Sep 12, 2012

Alderley has launched a new division specialising in the provision of metering solutions for brownfield modifications and ageing systems. Alderley Metering Solutions’ multi-disciplined team of engineers will provide local support and services…

Boots & Coots

Sep 12, 2012

Halliburton’s Boots & Coots has acquired Old School Services to enhance its pressure control offerings and provide operators with the throughtubing equipment resources required by today’s rapidly growing unconventionals, horizontal drilling and multistage completions markets…

Weatherford International

Jul 19, 2012

Weatherford International has completed the acquisition of completion tools specialist Petrowell. The two companies have been aligned in a global partnership to develop and commercialize ‘game-changing technologies’ since 2008.

How Pemex plugged the interoperability gap

Jul 01, 2012

The 'digital oilfield' has been talked about for decades, been in practice for several years, but has not yet become a complete reality. despite its early promise, one issue that has consistently impeded the digital oilfield is the management…

Van Ghent's tri-lateral triumph

Jul 01, 2012

Drilling and completing the Dutch North Sea's first intelligent auto-gas lift tri-lateral subsea oil and gas well helped transform the highly marginal Van Ghent discovery into an economically robust development. Dana Petroleum Netherlands's Michiel van der Most…

The technologies in Shell’s DNA

May 01, 2012

Technology is a key enabler for Shell, Matthias Bichsel, director of the supermajor’s Projects & Technology business, told a two-day briefing at the Rijswijk technology centre in The Hague this spring. Meg Chesshyre joined the tour of the company’s iScope…

‘Tell-tale’ technology seals Sinbad success

May 01, 2012

With the successful deployment of its new large bore SIM plug systems at Apache’s Sinbad field on the North West Shelf, Peak Well Systems chalked up an industry first offshore Australia earlier this year. Russell McCulley pays a visit to the…

Growth plans gel well

May 01, 2012

The urge to explore new offshore markets outwith its traditional base as a cement and stimulation additives supplier has seen chemical technology specialist Aubin diversify into buoyancy and ballasting territory in recent years. Meg Chesshyre discusses…

Pressure pumping

Apr 28, 2012

The Blue Orca, a state-ofthe-art pressure pumping vessel, has been chartered to provide offshore stimulation services to Maersk Oil in the North Sea. Upon completion, scheduled for late 2013, it will become the eighth vessel in the Baker Hughes fleet…

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.

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…

Passive seismic eyes active role offshore

Feb 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet speculates whether evolving microseismic monitoring technology being harnessed for the US onshore shale gas revolution could end up offshore. The rapid development of US onshore shale gas must count as the most stunning turnaround ever in the country's energy prospects…

The Times they need a changing

Nov 01, 2011

When a story becomes the story it may sell a few more newspapers for a couple of days but most editors know that this is not a good way to the future – unless of course ideologically driven or vested interest motives become barely disguised…

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