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IMR fleet troubleshoots 1.8 million barrels a day

Apr 01, 2012

French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services calculates that its seven inspection, maintenance and repair vessels working offshore West Africa have supported hydrocarbon production to the tune of 1.8 million boe/d over an eight-year period…

Robust market and frontier locations boost salaries

Apr 01, 2012

Salaries for oil & gas industry engineers shot up over the past year, rising an average 6.1% across several professional disciplines, according to a new survey released by recruitment firm Hays.The average permanent salary across the survey's sample of 144…

The state of independents

Apr 01, 2012

The crucial role played by the independents in the energy mix and the slightly precarious position in which they find themselves was highlighted by Talisman Energy president and CEO John Manzoni at the Energy Institute's recent three-day gathering in London…

Raising the bar

Apr 01, 2012

India's biggest offshore lift to date – the 4000t MLQ (Mumbai Living Quarters) module, designed and constructed by Larsen & Toubro for ONGC – was successfully carried out by Seaway Heavy Lifting's new 5000t lift capacity heavylift vessel Oleg Strashnov on 12 February…

Testing, testing . . .

Apr 01, 2012

One of Bergen’s biggest and boldest offshore players is Framo Engineering, now wholly owned by Schlumberger following its purchase of the Sandsli-headquartered company’s remaining equity shares in June 2011. The two organisations had worked…

Gudrun enters construction phase

Apr 01, 2012

Operator Statoil and contractor Aker Solutions jointly hosted an open house in Stavanger recently to review progress on Gudrun – currently the biggest project in Statoil and now ramping up for the construction phase – and share learnings on this and other areas of Norwegian offshore activity…

Skills shortage complicates Australian resource boom

Apr 01, 2012

The energy industry skill shortage has renewed long-running debates in Australia over immigration and at times pitted the population centers in the east against the resource-rich but sparsely populated west. The topic was on the minds of many…

Offshore drilling management: time to raise the game

Apr 01, 2012

In the aftermath of Macondo, the E&P industry is preparing to invest heavily in upgraded BOP equipment. For some drilling professionals, including Fraser Offshore’s Douglas Nunn, this is a questionable use of resources. ‘Hardware upgrades and…

Heads up, the elephants are coming!

Apr 01, 2012

The era of the oil & gas industry is not over. Predictions for global energy demand can’t be met without an increasing utilization of petroleum recourses. And when many thought our industry was in decline, elephant discoveries in the North Sea…

Gas leak at Elgin 'ongoing'

Mar 29, 2012

Total has confirmed that gas continues to leak from its Elgin well head platform in the UK North Sea as of 29 March 2012, four days after the incident occurred. In a statement, Total said the site is currently stable and that a gas cloud in the area is heading away from Elgin facilities…

Branching Out

Mar 03, 2012

A technician works on a manipulator at Schilling Robotics’ new regional service and support center in Brazil. The 3000ft2 facility, on the FMC Technologies campus in Macaé, will provide spares, repair, technical training, equipment leasing and logistics management…

Circumferential MFL joins pipe integrity line

Mar 03, 2012

Circumferential magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection technology, which enables pipeline operators to identify anomalies in pipeline long seams and more effectively manage the risk associated with cracks in long seam welds, has been added to the Baker Hughes pipeline service portfolio…

Cold cure for piping connections

Mar 03, 2012

There is growing interest in ‘cold based’ operations which dispense completely with the gases, ignition sources, flames and hot work associated with welding for piping repair construction, modification and tie-in work, especially on ageing offshore infrastructure…

Current events

Mar 03, 2012

Fugro Subsea Services has introduced 3D sea current profiles to its DeepWorks line of subsea simulators, allowing users to model complex currents at various depths and locations. The modeled currents provide more realistic environmental…

Handling the heat

Mar 03, 2012

The recently launched Pelagic CLEO high temperature subsea control fluid is hailed as breakthrough technology by its developer Niche Products. Developed to bridge the technology gap between water-based fluids and the extreme offshore HP/HT developments anticipated in future…

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