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IRM in offshore wind

Jan 06, 2017

Audrey Leon speaks with Tom Adams, vice president, Power Business Development, at ABS Group, to find out how the firm is offering its inspection and quality assurance services to the offshore wind industry. Image from iStock…

Maersk inks Altus for intervention

Nov 14, 2016

North Sea intervention firm Altus Intervention has won a fixed term, five-year contract to provide well intervention services for Maersk Oil UK. Altus Intervention was awarded the contract for the provision of slickline services, coiled tubing services…

"Fix on failure" not sustainable

Oct 24, 2016

A sustained low oil price environment is a challenging one, with 'survival of the fittest' being an undeniable reality of the sector. Upstream exploration and production (E&P) operators, in the past two years, have scurried to re-evaluate their operational Business as Usual (BAU) practices…

Brazilian uptick

Sep 01, 2016

A number of key contracts were awarded in 1H 2016 in Brazil, pointing to a recovery of the local oil and gas sector. The Polvo FPSO (right) while docked at Keppel FELS shipyard. Photo from Keppel…

Gulf of Mexico opex under spotlight

Jul 11, 2016

Reducing drilling and development spend has largely been the focus of services and equipment providers in the Gulf of Mexico – with the aim of lowering costs at the most capital intensive period of asset lifecycles. Often overlooked,…

Boosting recovery

Jul 01, 2016

Former BP and Shell geologist Mike Shepherd says the North Sea demonstrates top in class oil recovery factors compared to the rest of the world, but could do better. BP’s Magnus platform.Photo from BP…

Downhole disintegration

Jun 01, 2016

A new concept in well tools could see one-off tools built, run and left downhole to disintegrate. Elaine Maslin reports. A computer graphic of the FLI design. Images from Well-Sense Disintegrating…

Sparrows inks Stena Drilling gig

May 11, 2016

Sparrows Group has been awarded a 20-month inspection services contract to cover Stena Drilling’s global fleet of drilling vessels. The agreement will see Sparrows Group deliver LOLER lifting gear surveys, potential dropped objects surveys…

Siemens uses Aqualis for wind farm study

May 09, 2016

Siemens Wind Power has contracted offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore to provide a series of assessments for wind turbine service operations to be performed by a jackup vessel chartered by Siemens.  The jackup…

OTC16: BuTech showcases HP relief valves

May 03, 2016

Californian high-pressure valves firm BuTech is showcasing a new line of high-pressure relief valves at this week's OTC in Houston. BuTech’s new relief valves feature a state-of-the-art repeatable release design that minimizes the need for frequent recalibration…

Strength in monitoring

May 01, 2016

Structural integrity monitoring should be a lifecycle tool and could make jackup moves safer. Meg Chesshyre reports from Oceanology International. Jackups. Photo by staff.  A…

The need for inspection

May 01, 2016

Earlier this year, Marathon Oil’s North Sea business was issued with an improvement notice after its failure to inspect the integrity of an 8in high-pressure pipe on its Brae Alpha facility. A failure in the pipe on 26 December 2016 resulted…

Nexen extends Wood Group contract

Apr 21, 2016

Wood Group has been awarded a five-year contract by Nexen, worth US$150 million. Extending a contract in place since April 2010, Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will continue to deliver operations, maintenance and technical support across Nexen’s North Sea offshore assets…

FPSOs at forefront

Mar 01, 2016

Despite the ongoing bribery investigations, Petrobras is ploughing ahead with new FPSOs. Pietro Ferreira, of the Energy Industries Council, outlines current contracting activity in Brazil and in Mexico. Ferreira…

Subsea Expo: New installation and integrity tool launch

Feb 02, 2016

Ashtead Technology is outlining a new approach to the installation and integrity management of subsea systems to reduce risk and cost in subsea operations at this week's Subsea Expo in Aberdeen. The firm has developed a suite of integrated…

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