OMC News

Tapping Tiebacks

Jun 24, 2019

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…

Subsea Tiebacks Go the Distance

Mar 29, 2019

While the blue economy and renewables loomed large on today’s agenda at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy, moves toward extending exploration into underexplored Greece, as well as technologies to enable more fields to be produced as subsea tiebacks…

Decarbonization on the Agenda

Mar 28, 2019

Offshore oil and gas operators are grappling with how to make their operations and even companies greener, Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy, has been hearing.From using renewable energies to power remote fields and even subsea robots…

Mediterranean Gas Galore, Challenges Aplenty

Mar 27, 2019

Gas resources abound in the Mediterranean but the challenges facing their monetization were highlighted at the opening plenary session of Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy, this morning.On the one hand, gas exploration…

Deep sea mining

Oct 01, 2017

Deep sea minerals have been seen as a potential new source for in demand metals and rare earth elements. Offshore sector firms are eyeing the potential for a new revenue stream. Elaine Maslin reports. Many are looking to a new resource…

Going modular

Aug 01, 2017

Offshore structures for multiple uses were investigated by Mirco Busetto, head of basic design Offshore Business Unit, Fincantieri, at this year’s Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy. Elaine Maslin reports. A…

Hot air - MENA in the spotlight

Jun 27, 2017

High hopes are pinned on gas as a transition fuel and there being markets to sell it to in the gas-rich Mediterranean. Elaine Maslin reports. Maersk Discoverer drilling in Egypt's Eastern Med Sea for BP…

E&P goes green

May 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin looks at efforts to breathe new life into old oil and gas platforms, such as refitting for renewable energy, while also cutting CO2 emissions and cost. An illustration of the Win Win (wind-powered water injection) project…

Seeing double in the deep

Jun 01, 2015

Elaine Maslin takes a look at Fincantieri’s latest ultra deepwater drillship design – Proxima, sporting twin cylindrical drill towers and two moonpools.  Fincantieri’s Proxima drillship design…

Ready for prime time

May 01, 2015

Italy is sitting on sizeable untapped gas resources, yet it still imports a large proportion of its gas. Elaine Maslin reports from the Offshore Mediterranean Conference, Ravenna. Bruno Lescoeur…

OMC five minute speech winners

Mar 27, 2015

Three university students studying topics relating to the oil and gas sector have been picked as the winners of the Offshore Mediterranean Conference 'five minute speech contest.' Out of about 20 technical papers presented in just five minutes…

Post-Macondo EU cannot be complacent

Mar 27, 2015

Mediterranean countries cannot be naive about the industrial risks around oil and gas exploration and production, delegates at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna were warned this morning. The region, which comprises EU member states as well as non-member states…

Fincantieri outlines new drilship

Mar 26, 2015

Italian ship designer and builder Fincantieri will today (26 March) outline its new drillship design, Proxima. Proxima is a new ultra deepwater drillship capable of drilling to 50,000ft total depth in water depth down to 12,000ft. The…

EOR opportunities and risks outlined - OMC

Mar 26, 2015

Tertiary recovery, or EOR (enhanced oil recovery), should become an integrated part of production operations, a senior executive from Shell has told a European offshore industry conference this week. Speaking at a special EOR workshop…

Edison growing its North Sea portfolio

Mar 26, 2015

Long a bastion of Mediterranean oil and gas exploration and production, Italy's Edison is close to completing a deal on its latest assets in the UK North Sea and is eyeing its third hub in the wider North Sea region.  Taking time out…

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