May/June 2019 Edition of Offshore Engineer Magazine


Chevron: Mature Fields, Maximum Production

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Chevron is combining technology and streamlined work processes to maximize production efficiencies in its mature offshore fields. Continued investments in the fields, reservoir surveillance, analytics and portfolio optimization are some of the…

West Africa Offshore Outlook

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The outlook for West Africa’s offshore oil and gas market remains positive despite some hiccups hinged on delay by some countries in the region to align their hydrocarbon regulations to prevailing market trends and the intensifying global competition…

Africa Looks to FLNG to Accelerate its Dash for Gas

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Since the idea of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) was first mooted the landscape of the oil and gas sector has changed dramatically. When Shell finally pressed the go button for its Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia back in mid-2011…

Bigger, Bolder, Heavier

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Europe’s offshore wind market is growing faster than anyone expected – not least in terms of the components being installed. Could this mean a challenge for the existing installation fleet?While offshore wind is seen by many as a maturing market in Europe…

A Future for Floating Wind

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With more demonstrators in the water, more substantial players are taking interest in floating offshore wind.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works, and bigger players – including oil and gas companies – are taking note…

Tapping Tiebacks

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Operators continue to look for fast returns via subsea tiebacks while vendors look for technical solutions to help unlock more fields for less.A tide is starting to turn on the subsea industry, not least thanks to subsea tiebacks. It’s a theme that’s been underlying the last four years…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

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Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

Expandable Liner Hanger Designs Evolve

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Expandable liner hanger designs are advancing to meet the ever-increasing demands of deepwater well construction.A new expandable liner hanger design provides an effective liner top seal for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) well conditions…

Thought Leadership: Class & Regulations

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Senior representatives from “thought leaders” ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register weigh in on some of the top class and regulatory issues facing the offshore industry today, from decommissioning and decarbonization to cyber security, unmanned surface vessels and beyond…

Subsea and Beyond

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...but not without a few global challengesAhead of this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen, Elaine Maslin spoke with key members of the program committee to hear their thoughts on the state of the nation.From its humble beginnings in the offshore oil and gas industry…

Subsea Power Distribution Drawing Near

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Subsea power distribution set to move oil and gas production facilities on the seafloorSubsea power distribution down to 3,000 meters depth will soon be a reality. This summer, a full-scale prototype will be running a 3,000-hour test. After that…

Moving Water Treatment Subsea

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Verification of the Seabox ability to treat water for increased oil recoveryUnlocking full oil recovery potential is key for operators and a determining factor for field developments. Maximizing recovery rates is even more important in the current environment…


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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