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Statoil admits 'dialogue' doubts over Gullfaks C near miss

Oct 14, 2012

Norwegian operator Statoil acknowledged last month that it could have been clearer in its dialogue with Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority following the May 2010 incident where pressure build-up in well 34/10-C06A resulted in a near blowout and the shutdown of the Gullfaks C platform…

Restoring well integrity Congo-style

Oct 01, 2012

An innovative cased-hole expandable liner system has been deployed to repair casing corrosion in an offshore Congo well. Weatherford’s Scott Durment and Doug Farley explain why and how.Casing damage in older wells comes in many forms and from many sources…

Bridging the P&A gap

Sep 01, 2012

New and expanding regulations governing the growing number of ageing offshore oilfields are pushing the industry to develop safe, innovative and fit-for-purpose technologies for well plug and abandonment (P&A) operations and late-stage interventions…

Swifter surface logging

Jun 26, 2012

Surface logging company Empirica, a member of Reservoir Group, launched two new technologies that the company expects will trim significantly the time it takes to sample and view well data.Dual Flame Ionised Detection (Dual FID) technology is a high-speed chromatograph…

England's eastern promise

May 01, 2012

'The scope of [NAM/Shell] well repair and maintenance work will see [Kraken] visit nearly 50 platforms.'Offshore oil & gas and wind power opportunities for England's eastern region were debated at the biggest ever conference staged by EEE…

Liner technology comes of age

Apr 01, 2012

Nearly 11 years after Weatherford first commercially deployed drilling-with-casing, the service company is still testing the limits of where and how the technology can be helpful when it comes to overcoming wellbore instability. Jennifer Pallanich catches…

Going with the flow

Apr 01, 2012

A third-generation subsea multiphase flowmeter and a second-generation subsea wet gas meter are among the new products expected to emerge next from the Roxar Flow Measurement team in Bergen, now officially dubbed parent group Emerson's Multiphase Centre of Excellence…

Weir Group

Mar 03, 2012

Scotland’s Weir Group has acquired Novatech, a Dallas, Texas-based and family-owned manufacturer of well service pump valves and valve seats for upstream oil and gas applications, for $176 million.

AGR

Feb 10, 2012

AGR’s Aberdeen-based consultancy division has doubled its manpower in the Falklands to supply a team to its well management division to work on the Leiv Eiriksson. Following a six-month recruitment drive, the company expected to deploy a 50…

The economics of subsea sampling

Feb 01, 2012

The role of subsea sampling in securing maximum effectiveness from multiphase meters is reviewed here by Mirmorax chief executive Eivind Gransaether. He discusses how subsea sampling is addressing other crucial production management issues offshore…

Getting smarter and safer

Oct 01, 2011

Securing safe, smart, sustainable supply' provided the theme for SPE Offshore Europe, the biennial Aberdeen conference and exhibition that continues to bring in the crowds. A record-setting 32,025 unique visitors attended September's show. OE's Jennifer Pallanich…

Flintstone first offshore China

Sep 01, 2011

The latest addition to Tideway’s fallpipe vessel fleet was named Flintstone during a high-tech ceremony in Zeebrugge, Belgium, in July – but the vessel itself was 11,000km away in Singapore being readied for an inaugural assignment in Chinese waters…

Johor plants raises wire rope stakes

Sep 01, 2011

A new steel wire rope plant is taking shape for Kiswire on the Malaysian coast with the present and future needs of the offshore industry very much in mind.Of the 130,000t of wire rope the company already produces annually, some 30,000t is…

Coiled tubing makes safer connections

Sep 01, 2010

When the ideal coiled tubing string for a sleeve-shifting operation was too heavy for the platform crane, the string was split and then rejoined offshore. BJ Services’ Godwin Effiong and Greg Dean explain how they kept the job safe.Efficiency…

Talking plastic

Aug 09, 2010

Chemical tracers have long been used to keep tabs on what is going on in a reservoir, such as characterizing injection water flow through the reservoir, and to determine what type of fluid is flowing from a certain location along the well. Jennifer…

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