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Overview of wellhead fatigue monitoring

Oct 14, 2013

Wellhead fatigue is acknowledged as a technical challenge in the oil and gas industry. In an effort to advance industry capabilities and better inform operational decisions, BP is developing a system for instrumentation and data interpretation…

Technip awarded subsea contract for GOM project

Oct 14, 2013

Houston-based LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. awarded Technip a substantial contract for the development of the Delta House field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The contract covers the project management…

British Columbia releases marine spill study

Oct 13, 2013

The Canadian province of British Columbia released a comprehensive study assessing current marine-spill preparedness and response capabilities on 10 October 2013. The study also outlines necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B…

Shutdown could affect GOM

Oct 11, 2013

Over the past week, the government shutdown has steadily crept into more sectors of the oil and gas industry. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) shuttered today, sending a message to subscribers at 1 pm ET that it would furlough…

Structural integrity management – from cradle to grave

Oct 11, 2013

Properly implemented, structural integrity management can provide structural integrity assurance from design to decommissioning, explains Mohammad Nabavian of Wood Group PSN. The concept of structural integrity management (SIM) for offshore installations is maturing…

Oxy Petroleum elects new VP

Oct 11, 2013

Occidental Petroleum Corporation elected Vicki A. Hollub to vice president of Occidental Petroleum and executive vice president – U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas. Hollub heads the company’s domestic operations. She previously served as executive vice president…

PRD to hold conference against energy reform in Mexico

Oct 11, 2013

Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) announced this week that it will hold a Conference on the Defense of Energy Sovereignty from October 24 to 27. The PRD will disseminate information explaining its opposition to President Enrique Peña Nieto’s plans for energy reform…

Keppel secures jackups for Mexico

Oct 10, 2013

Keppel AmFELS LLC was awarded a contract from Central Panuco S.A. De C.V to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$240 million. Scheduled for delivery in late 2015, the jackup rig is intended for operations in offshore Mexico. This…

Churchill Drilling Tools deploys DAV at record depth

Oct 10, 2013

Churchill Drilling Tools, provider of systems for the drilling and completions markets, has announced the deployment of its dart-activated DAV MX circulating valve at a record measured depth of 26,012 ft. The achievement was delivered out of Churchill’s recently-opened Houston base…

Global Briefs: October 2013

Oct 10, 2013

Ghohta discovery Lundin Petroleum made an oil discovery on the Ghohta prospect in exploration licence PL492 in the Barents Sea. The well, 7120/1-3, 35km northwest of Snøhvit field, found a 75m oil column in Permian carbonates. Statoil…

Statoil doubles existing Houston office space

Oct 09, 2013

Statoil Gulf Services, the North American subsidiary of the Norway’s Statoil, has signed a lease for 581,000 square feet in CityWestPlace to serve as their North American headquarters. The company already 225,000 square feet in the complex…

Annova LNG files export application

Oct 09, 2013

Houston-based Annova LNG, LLC, has filed an application with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive authorization to export domestic LNG to free trade agreement (FTA) countries. While the Office of the United States Trade Representative…

US maritime strategy: A time for new beginnings

Oct 09, 2013

The imperative for a holistic United States maritime strategy has never been greater. The National Strategy for the Marine Transportation System was published in July 2008, by the previous administration. The White House, the Congress, and…

Voices: “How will the US Coast Guard’s new rules on offshore cranes affect businesses in the Gulf?”

Oct 09, 2013

Regulatory update. OE asked, “How will the US Coast Guard’s new rules on offshore cranes affect businesses in the Gulf?” The proposed rule’s incorporation of API’s robust industry standards will ensure that businesses are using safe and proven technologies to design…

BSEE to mandate new BOP rules

Oct 08, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will be issuing new requirements for the blowout preventers (BOP) by the end of the year, according to agency director Brian M. Salerno. BOPs are large, high-pressure valves used…

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