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EPC to work on Total's Edradour

Jun 14, 2013

Project  management and development engineering firm EPC Offshore has signed an agreement with Total E&P UK to provide support services at its natural gas and condensate discovery in the Atlantic. Edradour, located in Block 206/4 of the UK Continental Shelf…

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…

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…

Corrosion problems solved with composite materials

Jun 13, 2013

Repairs of corroded supports are quick and effective when composite materials are used; Victor Schmidt explains.   Corrosion in the marine environment is a process constantly acting on offshore structures, due to immersion in…

Dutch develop dual MPT for new drillships

Jun 13, 2013

European editor Elaine Maslin went to visit Huisman’s yard in Schiedam, Netherlands, as the finishing touches were being carried out on the Noble Globetrotter II.    When offshore lifting, pipelay and drilling firm Huisman decided…

Statoil in NCS double

Jun 13, 2013

Norway’s Statoil has had a double success on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Wildcat well 34/8/15 S on production license (PL) 120 proved gas and an appraisal well on the Johan Sverdrup field in PL265 confirmed the extent of the reservoir along the western margin of the field…

EAGE: CGG gives fleet update

Jun 13, 2013

Today is the closing day of EAGE 2013, this year held in London at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre.  During the event, Sam Borman, SVP, sales and marketing, with CGG’s marine division, outlined the firm's fleet and its capabilities…

Foster Wheeler buys Ingen Ideas

Jun 13, 2013

Engineering and construction firm Foster Wheeler has bought Aberdeen-based upstream consultancy Ingen Ideas. Ingen specializes in field development and project decision support, focused on the evaluation and implementation of oil and gas field developments…

Sakhalin RMR win for AGR

Jun 13, 2013

AGR has been contracted to provide riserless mud recovery services for an operator working off Sakhalin. The US$3m contract will see AGR division AGR Enhanced Drilling provide its Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) services (RMR) over this year’s summer drilling season…

Norway announces licensing recipients

Jun 12, 2013

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum awarded 24 licenses in the country’s 22nd licensing round. The offerings include 20 production licenses in the Barents Sea and four in the Norwegian Sea. The agency granted 29 companies shares—including ConocoPhillips…

Progress after Piper

Jun 12, 2013

As the 25th anniversary of the UK North Sea Piper Alpha disaster approaches, GL Noble Denton looks at regulatory best practice. The 25-year anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster provides an important opportunity to stop and reflect…

ThoughtStream: Bridge to success is built on partnerships

Jun 12, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion Rosneft is the largest subsoil licenseholder in the Russian offshore. Total estimated recoverable resources under these licenses exceed 275 billion boe. The exploration program includes drilling 96 wells. I hope that the representatives of Halliburton…

Colloquy: Safety first... in the North Sea

Jun 12, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Beginning this month, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. The Piper Alpha production platform was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. in the UK sector of the North Sea…

CNR to invest $470M in Ninian Field

Jun 12, 2013

CNR International is preparing to invest US $470 million to extend the life of one of Ninian Field—one of the oldest fields in the North Sea after the UK government approved an application for a Brownfield Allowance for the ambitious project…

FoundOcean contract for Fife Energy Park

Jun 12, 2013

FoundOcean has been awarded a contract by Graham Construction to pile grout the foundation for the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, developed by Samsung Heavy Industries, in Fife, Scotland. This will include the first 7MW turbine to be installed…

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