January/February 2019 Edition of Offshore Engineer Magazine

Imaging the Future


Once upon a time, visual inspection of subsea infrastructure meant divers taking still cameras down to the seafloor, hoping that the camera casing wouldn’t flood, or that the film wouldn’t be over exposed or destroyed during development. Even…

A Structural Shift for the Subsea Supply Chain


Late cycle contractors may have changed the subsea sector for good and as lead times shorten, schedule optimization is an increasingly vital consideration for offshore project developments.In prior generations, a subsea original equipment manufacturer’s…

FPSO Outlook: New Orders & Growth Trends


Floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) are by far the most popular type of floating production system, accounting for two thirds of the oil and gas production floaters in service or available.Growth in FPSO inventoryThe number…

FLNG & FSRU Market Otlook


FLNG & FSRU: Which ones will clear the investment hurdle?IMA/World Energy Reports has just completed a 12-month detailed assessment of the floating liquefaction and regasification market. The 150+ page study examines future market opportunities in floating liquefaction and regasification…

IRM at Mad Dog


Keeping operations humming on an oil production spar with an integrated drilling rig requires a lot of planning. The inspections, repairs and maintenance plan for the deepwater Mad Dog facility adheres to BP’s risk-based approach but is tailored…

Downhole Data


Forewarned is forearmed, an adage that is particularly true when it comes to deepwater drilling. Offshore drillers are increasingly relying on existing and new downhole data technologies to make real-time decisions and keep operations safe.Complex…

Prelude FLNG's Rise


When at plateau production, Prelude FLNG — the world’s largest floating producer of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — will fill one shipborne cargo every week. As production ramps up from test volumes, there’s the dawning realization of a dramatic shift in LNG markets…

Petrobras: 'A New Era Begins'


The new year began with a new government in Brazil and a new management controlling the national oil and gas company Petróleo Brasileiro. There are changes on the horizon for the company commonly known as Petrobras, but its new president Roberto…

Taking the Next Steps in Plugging and Abandonment


New solutions which could break the plugging and abandonment mold are making their presence felt on the Norwegian continental shelf.At some point in the future, plugging and abandonment operations (P&A) will be a regular and relatively unexciting activity for the offshore oil and gas industry…

Hunting Hydrocarbons


A new tool is being added to the box for hydrocarbon hunting – and a raft of other anthropomorphic and chemical signatures in the world’s seas and oceans. Offshore Engineer reports on developing unmanned wide area remote ocean sensing systems for seep…

Oceania Companies Focus on Expansion and Backfill


After heavy spending on developing LNG export capacity Oceania companies focus on expansion and backfillAustralia is well positioned to maintain its role as an important supplier of the world’s energy needs, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region…

Asia Pacific: 2019 Will Be ‘Relatively Low-key’


The Asia-Pacific offshore oil and gas industry has begun to emerge from the recent global downturn, but remains among the regions where the road to recovery has been particularly slow.“Australia has seen positive news on new liquefied natural…

Innovations in O&G Asset Integrity


While the term ‘innovation’ may have some running for the hills, a group of nondestructive testing (NDT) and asset management experts who will be speaking and exhibiting at the 2019 Australasian Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (AOG) are reaping…

Untethered Subsea Power


U.S. based tech conglomerate Teledyne has long supplied fuel cell technologies for NASA and other customers for space and terrestrial applications. Now its Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc. (TESI) arm is looking to take the technology to new depths…

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