March/April 2019 Edition of Offshore Engineer Magazine


Google Translate for Oil Wells

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A startup is looking to harness the world of artificial intelligence to help oil companies do more with the data, as well as the oil, they get from their wells.Big data is often billed as having the potential to offer the oil and gas industry huge benefits in improved efficiency and production…

US Outlook: Deepwater Production Rising

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Currently one in every five barrels produced in the United States comes from the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), and 88% of that output flows from reservoirs in water depths greater than 500 feet.In 2016 the GoM produced 575 million barrels of oil, and in 2017 621 million barrels…

US Outlook: Offshore Wind on the Agenda

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While the only commercially operating wind farm offshore the US is off the country’s tiniest state – Rhode Island – many of the larger and more populous states, particularly in the Northeast, are committed to power generated by offshore wind farms…

Cautious Optimism for an Offshore Recovery

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Much has been made of an expected recovery for offshore. We share that optimism. We think there will be around 20 final investment decisions (FID) for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), nearly 60 subsea projects and a total of 330 trees going ahead this year…

Drilling Down Deep

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Deepwater drilling is back and targeting ever deeper waters, from South Africa to Pakistan.Deepwater exploration is starting to get serious, again. If fact, French oil major Total is lined up to drill what will be a new deepwater drilling record later this year…

Three IMR Trends

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For years, “maintenance and modifications” were catchwords for nearly everything that wasn’t greenfield activity offshore. Two economic slowdowns later, subsea “M&M” might be seen as inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), a segment that includes light well intervention…

A Sliding Scale of Residency

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Seabed deployed remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are already here. Since early last year, IKM Subsea has been operating its Merlin UCV R-ROV (resident ROV) from a cage placed beneath Norwegian operator Equinor’s Snorre B production facility offshore Norway…

Transport & Installation: Fleet Renewal

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It’s been a tough market for heavy lift vessel operators – but that’s not stopping them renewing and reinventing their fleets.The offshore installation market has been tough, especially for those with installation vessels – resource and cash intensive assets…

Seabed Surveillance Enters Age of Autonomy

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Seabed deformation monitoring is moving into new realms of capability, as self-calibration, autonomous deployment and data collection open up new possibilities for extending the life of oil fields. Shaun Dunn, Sonardyne’s Global Business Manager…

Boosting Oil Recovery in the Gulf of Thailand

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The Jasmine field, operated by Mubadala Petroleum, is located 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. This field has a sandstone reservoir and is highly complex and compartmentalized. Many good sands have a thickness of about 30 feet to 40 feet, reservoir pressure is supported by a strong aquifer…

Case Study: iEPCI at Karish

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An integrated approach to subsea services is the driving force behind a major project being performed by UK-based TechnipFMC at the deepwater Karish field, offshore Israel, in the Mediterranean Sea.The integrated engineering, procurement, construction…

Push-the-Bit RSS

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Two service companies known for point-the-bit rotary steerable systems (RSS) each decided in 2016 to create their own push-the-bit tools. Their offerings are aimed at increased tool reliability, utilization, smoother wellbores and higher levels of drilling performance consistency from well to well…


In the next edition

Nov/Dec 2019

Exploration Outlook

Departments Engineering, Procurement, Installation, Commissioning Marginal Fields: Projects & Technologies
Subsea Pipeline Inspection, Maintenance, Repair
Production Operations Reservoir Management & Surveillance
Drilling and Completions Drilling Technologies
Regional Report Arctic: Market and Technologies
Special Report 2020 Energy Outlook

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