Saturday, December 15, 2018

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The OE Buoy is Taking Shape

Oct 02, 2018

An innovative high-tech wave device currently being built in the U.S. will offer marine-based big data centers the chance to power up while cooling down.The project is a display of Irish marine innovation combined with U.S. engineering prowess, and is taking shape in an Oregon shipyard, where shipbuilder Vigor is constructing a marine hydrokinetic convertor called the OE Buoy for U.S. and Irish based wave-power pioneer Ocean Energy…

Zama appraisal to begin late 2018-19

Jan 11, 2018

Premier Oil announced in its trading and operations update that it is working with joint venture partners Talos Energy (operator) and Sierra Oil & Gas to progress the appraisal program for the Zama-1 discovery in block 7 in the Sureste Basin offshore Tabasco…

Stone hits pay at Mt. Providence

Jan 10, 2018

US-based Stone Energy hit oil at its 100%-owned Mt. Providence development well in Mississippi Canyon block 28, in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Mt. Providence well (also known as MC 28 #4) hit approximately 153ft of high quality…

Tullow adds acreage off Peru

Jan 10, 2018

Tullow Oil has picked up six licenses offshore Peru, spanning 28,000sq km, the UK-based firm confirmed today (10 January). Map of Peru blocks. Image from Tullow. Following negotiations with Perupetro…

Rise of the robot in offshore operations

Jan 10, 2018

2017 became the year that the oil and gas industry embraced robotics. Elaine Maslin reports on initiatives in the North Sea (first published in the January 2018 OE, access the full issue here). While the industry has long been using autonomous underwater systems and remotely operated tooling…

Collaborative contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Audrey Leon looks at how BP’s new approach to working with its suppliers have led to quicker project start-up (First published in OE January 2018, view the full issue here). The Juniper platform offshore Trinidad and Tobago…

The future of project contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Lower for longer oil prices are leading operators to reconsider the structure of project contracts. Many are leaning toward supplier-led solutions to cut costs and boost reliability. Karen Boman reports (First published in the January 2018 OE…

Downhole data, fiber optics helping to drive production gains

Jan 09, 2018

Elaine Maslin reports on how the oil and gas industry is getting more data from downhole thanks to fiber optics (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). The big data revolution is being felt in the oil and…

OGTC awards $1.76 million in P&A funding

Jan 08, 2018

Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is to invest US$1.76 million (£1.3 million) in four projects aimed at developing new plugging and abandonment (P&A) technologies. BiSN, Strathclyde University, Heriot-Watt University and Baker…

Exxon touts further Guyana success

Jan 05, 2018

The sixth time seems to be the charm for Exxon and its partners at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana. The supermajor is celebrating another large find in South American waters, the company announced today (5 January). Stena Carron drillship…

Propelling UK subsea innovation

Jan 05, 2018

Elaine Maslin profiles subsea organization National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI)  and its current work as it prepares for a change in leadership (first published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here).   Since its launch in 2014…

ROV market outlook

Jan 03, 2018

The ROV market isn’t out of the woods yet, with plentiful supply in the market dampening any perceived uptick in activity. But, offshore wind might offer some respite. Elaine Maslin reports (first published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here)…

Navigating subsea integrity

Jan 01, 2018

Subsea asset integrity is a growing challenge on the UK Continental Shelf and elsewhere, with each basin having its unique set of often complex demands. This applies to traditional oil and gas plant as well as the new generation of renewable energy structures…

Investment plans on the UKCS

Dec 28, 2017

UK operators have gone a long way to reducing their costs and are even starting to look at investment, delegates attending the Oil & Gas UK Share Fair in Aberdeen early November learned. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE…

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

Dec 28, 2017

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew Latham (First published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here). Deepwater is very…

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