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GE acquisition helps globalize Naxys

Jun 18, 2013

Subsea monitoring outfit Naxys has gained access to top research facilities after being bought out by global giant GE. Naxys’ work in the field of subsea monitoring systems led it to be snapped up by Measurement & Control, a business of GE Oil & Gas earlier this year…

Åsgard subsea compression on track

Jun 18, 2013

The world’s first subsea compression station is coming together in Norway— Elaine Maslin looks at the work ahead. Norway’s subsea laboratory is getting close to producing major results for Statoil and Aker Solutions. The two firms…

Subsea aftermarket segment emerges

Jun 18, 2013

A new era is developing in subsea aftermarket service provision offshore Norway – one which is expected to set global standards. In 2010 production from subsea wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) outstripped production from surface wells for the first time…

Chevron Confirms First Cargo from Angola LNG

Jun 18, 2013

Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. today confirmed that initial production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has commenced at the Angola LNG project. Angola LNG is one of the largest energy projects on the African continent…

World-leading expertise

Jun 18, 2013

The world-leading expertise on subsea equipment and technology that Norwegian companies hold has evolved over time. Now, it is vital that these companies are able to use the resources and knowledge they have available – and work smarter…

The Future of Solutions

Jun 18, 2013

Since the 1980’s, the Norwegian subsea industry has evolved to become a world-leading supplier of underwater equipment and technology. Oil and gas production across the world happens in ever deeper water, and the wells are increasingly complicated to operate…

Sakhalin II exports LNG

Jun 15, 2013

Sakhalin-II is an intergrated, export-oriented oil and gas development, and Russia’s first offshore gas project. It handles production from Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and the Lunskoye natural gas field in the Okhotsk Sea, and is managed and operated by Sakhalin Energy Investment Co…

Russia sets ambitious targets

Jun 14, 2013

Russia’s campaign to sell its energy wares throughout the Asia Pacific region continued at several US energy conferences this spring: IHS CERAWeek (March) and LNG 17 (April). Russia reiterated that it can curb production declines and ramp…

Real time micelle detection in development

Jun 13, 2013

An additional tool for corrosion management: the power of corrosion inhibitor micelle detection. Management of internal corrosion typically involves monitoring a number of properties of a system with, for example, coupon testing, residual inhibitor monitoring…

Umbilicals bring new production to China’s Liuhua field

Jun 13, 2013

After a major storm crippled production from Liuhua field, a major life extension project and new umbilicals from JDR Cable systems renewed an aging property; Victor Schmidt explains. Recently, JDR Cable Systems deployed several subsea…

Draugen: Exceeding expectations

Jun 13, 2013

Draugen was the first field developed in the Norwegian Sea 20 years ago—Shell now expects it to produce for a further 20 years, doubling its expected life span. Asset manager Odin Estensen explains how. The story of Draugen is more than just the story of a field…

Cidade de Paraty in production

Jun 07, 2013

The FPSO Cidade de Paraty went onstream, beginning commercial production in the Santos Basin Lula Nordeste pre-salt, Petrobras announced on June 6 2013. The Cidade de Paraty FPSO is the second unit deployed on the giant Lula discovery and is located approximately 300km off Brazil…

Competing interests walk a tightrope

Jun 05, 2013

Off the coast of Summerland, California, they didn’t drill the first-ever offshore oil well. They hammered it. “Engineers” used a pile driver to pound a pipe 455ft into the seabed in about 30ft of water. Yield was moderate; the site shut down after several years…

Chevron appoints new E&P president

Jun 05, 2013

Chevron Corporation announced Jeff Shellebarger as the new president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, beginning August 1, 2013. Shellebarger will succeed Gary Luquette, who will retire after working with the company for 35 years…

New technology boosts well recovery, cuts costs

May 31, 2013

Owners and operators of offshore wells aim at improving efficiency, cutting costs, reducing failures and down time, while maximizing economic benefits. It’s no easy task under the best of circumstances. Reaching these goals requires a sophisticated…

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