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OE13: Industry progress post-Macondo

Sep 04, 2013

The Macondo well catastrophe occurred more than three years ago, but it continues to serve as a central reference point in any assessment of contemporary offshore drilling, not least at today’s SPE Offshore Europe keynote session, Industry Progress since Macondo…

Exmar and LNG partners solidify BC LNG alliance

Sep 03, 2013

Following execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) by EXMAR with LNG Partners, LLC and LNG BargeCo BVBA for the long-term charter of a floating liquefaction and storage unit (FLSU) to serve the BC LNG Project near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada…

OE13: A shale gale in Europe?

Sep 03, 2013

Shale gas, and now tight oil has seen an unprecedented increase in energy supply in North America. It has entirely changed the energy landscape, resulting in a dramatic fall of the gas price and reversing long-term decline in US oil supplies…

OE13: OneSubsea VPs give an insight

Sep 03, 2013

OneSubsea, the newly formed subsea partnership between Cameron and Schlumberger, is making its first major show debut this week. The company, which started trading on June 30, has already announced a US$500 million contract with Chevron on the North Sea Rosebank development…

OE13: The shifting global energy system

Sep 03, 2013

The foundations of the global energy system are shifting and the lives of energy policy makers are not getting any easier. If they didn’t have enough to worry about with securing affordable, sustainable supplies of energy to meet national needs…

Colloquy: Ars longa, vita brevis

Sep 01, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column This adage was adapted from the first two lines of Aphorismi, written by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates about 400 BCE. They translate: “life is short, arts (crafts, techniques) long,” which can be taken…

Concrete mattresses offer more than just pipeline protection

Sep 01, 2013

There are many methods used to protect offshore pipelines: sand, grout or cement bags, burying, concrete or cathode coating, and trenching, to name a few. Most methods address ancillary issues like separation, support, erosion, expansion of infrastructure…

Enhanced control for improved safety offshore

Sep 01, 2013

A new offshore safety directive, issued by the European Union, has been adopted across the continent. Remi Eriksen, CEO DNV Maritime Oil & Gas, and Graham Bennett, VP DNV, business development director, division Europe and North Africa, take a look at the consequences…

Shallow water safety concerns

Sep 01, 2013

Recent Gulf of Mexico well control incidents have US regulators calling for better safety in shallow water. By Audrey Leon Representatives from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), US Bureau of Lands and Minerals Management…

BLISS-fully solving seismic processing problems

Sep 01, 2013

During the last 10 years, the oil and gas industry has seen significant developments in seismic acquisition strategies, pushing the boundaries imposed by the technical limits of conventional 3D marine acquisition using narrow-azimuth towed streamers…

Full-waveform inversion clarifies geology

Sep 01, 2013

In Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, a 3D seismic data set was sharply focused using transmitted energies to update velocities using long and full azimuth streamer data. Authors S. Mothi, K. Schwarz, and H. Zhu of CGG share how it was done…

P&A costs slashed by new cutting tool

Sep 01, 2013

Decommissioning is on the rise and the cost to industry will be about US$80 billion over the next 25 years to plug and abandon more than 5,000 wells, clear flowlines, and remove related structures. Is there a way to improve the decommissioning process…

Contract Briefs: September 2013

Sep 01, 2013

Höegh FLNG awarded pre-FEED Höegh FLNG Ltd. has been awarded a pre-FEED study for a jetty-moored 2MMTA FLNG near-shore barge for a North American LNG export project. The study will be executed in 2H 2013. Meta wins Shell tiebacks Meta Downhole Ltd…

Global Briefs: September 2013

Sep 01, 2013

Alaska states Arctic needs Alaska’s Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stated the case for the state’s needs at the Ice-Diminished Arctic Conference in Washington, D.C. He emphasized the need for safety, security, and economic development in the region…

BassDrill changes name to Atlantica Tender Drilling

Sep 01, 2013

Houston-based BassDrill Ltd. is changing its name to Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd. This change is part of a larger rebranding effort designed to reflect the growing strength of the company. “Atlantica is the name given to an ancient continent…

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