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Sparring partner

Jan 04, 2013

Technip's fifteenth spar platform, destined for Anadarko's Lucius field in the US Gulf of Mexico is now over 60% complete, with six out of eight rings in place at the company's Pori yard in Finland and on schedule for towout mid-april 2013.…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

Island dreams

Jan 04, 2013

Could a chain of islands designed to house and feed workers closer to production locations be a viable solution to the daunting logistical challenges faced by operators working in remote offshore locations in Brazil and other parts of the world…

Sobering thought

Jan 04, 2013

In his keynote speech at the ITF technology showcase, BP North Sea regional president Trevor Garlick spoke of his personal determination to ensure his company takes a leadership role in technology in the North Sea. He noted that relative to…

Surf and turf

Jan 04, 2013

With the acquisition of the Caesar and Express pipelay vessels, recent delivery of the Lewek Connector and anticipation mounting over the newbuild Lewek Constellation ice-class multi-lay vessel, Emas AMC is aiming for a share of the high-end offshore construction business…

The age of automation

Jan 04, 2013

Automating more of the oil & gas industry's processes will ultimately improve safety. So said several industry leaders during the recent Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones conference in Galveston, Texas. Jennifer Pallanich was there.Baker Hughes' Allen Sinor…

Flowmeters market ‘to double’

Jan 04, 2013

Multiphase flowmeters claimed a $240 million market in 2011 and are expected to achieve a compounded annual growth rate of 14.5%, which means reaching $472.2 million in 2016. According to Flow Research’s World Market for Multiphase Flowmeters study…

Dudgeon beckons for Sheringham duo

Jan 04, 2013

Having partnered successfully through the Scira Offshore Energy joint venture company on the Sheringham Shoal development, Norway's Statoil and Statkraft are working together again on another UK North Sea wind farm project. This follows the acquisition of Dudgeon Offshore Wind…

Wave energy conversion

Jan 04, 2013

JUMBO JOB: The DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin was used to install 111 transition pieces for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm off Denmark. The transition pieces, weighing up to 180t each, were loaded in Aalborg and transported to Anholt aboard the Javelin…

OEdigital.com launches

Jan 03, 2013

OE Magazine launches dedicated news website OE Magazine has launched a dedicated website OEdigital.com, which will provide readers with the latest oil and gas news, technological trends and exclusives.The new OEdigital.com connects oil and…

ThoughtStream: Sale of the century

Jan 01, 2013

Last month, Noble Energy, the Houston company that has played a vital role in drilling and confirming massive deepwater natural gas deposits (some of the largest in recent memory) in Israeli and Cypriot waters, announced a 30% sale of the Leviathan field to Australia's Woodside for about $2…

Field of Green

Jan 01, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group has encountered 100ft of high-quality net oil pay in the Wang exploration well, 93 miles off the Louisiana coast in Green Canyon block 237. Drilled to a total depth of 18,300ft, Wang will tie-back to the Helix Producer 1 FPU. First production is expected by 2Q 2013.

Dual hits

Jan 01, 2013

Chevron and its 50:50 joint partner Shell have scored two gas finds in the Exmouth Plateau of the Carnavon Basin off Western Australia. Pinhoe-1, drilled to 13,396ft TD, encountered 197ft of net gas pay in the Barrow and Mungaroo Sands. The Arnhem-1…

Ultra-deepwater ships poised to join the fleet

Jan 01, 2013

The Atwood Advantage dockside at Daewoo’s yard in South Korea.The newest ultra-deepwater drillships joining the fleet this year will be capable of working in 12-14,000ft (3658-4267m) water depths and drilling to 40,000ft. Ultra-deepwater…

Statoil joins Brazil license

Dec 27, 2012

Peregrino Platform (Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Statoil)Statoil works out $40M Espirito Santo farm-in Statoil has acquired 25% interest in Espirito Santo license BM-ES-22A off Brazil, the company announced on 27 December 2012.Brazilian mining…

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