January/February 2020 Edition of Offshore Engineer Magazine


Big Data or Big Hype?

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The size of the prize of so-called digitalization technologies is enormous. How much is reality and how much is hype?UK-based analyst firm Wood Mackenzie asked this very question. The results are perhaps not that surprising.Speaking at Offshore Europe…

Mapping in the Cloud

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How cloud-based computing is transforming subsea surveyDigitalization has revolutionized the world, and hydrographic survey techniques are no exception. While advances in mechanical design have enabled the survey of increasingly remote locations…

Floating Production Rebound Continues

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Activity in the deepwater sector took a huge hit in the second half of last decade as a result of a global oil demand/supply imbalance, downturn in oil prices, hiatus in Petrobras production floater orders and large industry cutbacks in upstream spending…

Floating Production: The Next Chapter

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The market for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) is heating up. Séverine Baudic, SBM Offshore’s Managing Director for Floating Production Solutions, weighs in on the strategic initiatives and technological innovations…

Shedding (Fiber) Light on Wells

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On the surface, in-well surveillance and monitoring seems like an obvious and beneficial thing to do. Learning about what’s happening in wells can mean operators can make them produce more, change injection or gas-lift, methodologies, unlock shut-in wells…

Connecting Completions

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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.Multi…

FPSOs: The New Business Model

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As New Year 2020 unfolds, there are 21 floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) on order, and unlike a year ago, these — and not floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) — are the unheralded story. Driven by a decent price for oil…

Powering the Seabed

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In November 2019 ABB announced the commercial availability of its new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system. Jointly developed with Equinor, Chevron and Total, the tech aims to see the majority of the world’s offshore hydrocarbon…

A Road to Residency

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The last 12 months has seen a long-envisioned concept in field resident subsea finally make it mainstream. The idea now features in talks by chief technology officers at major industry events, instead of just being the focus of a smaller subsea side events…

Break it Down

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The decommissioning market is making a comeback, with new fields of opportunity, and challenges, opening. TSB Offshore President Will Speck shares insights on the path ahead.With the decommissioning market slowly recovering, TSB Offshore is…


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