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Kymera bit produces ROP gain

Jul 30, 2013

Baker Hughes Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., successfully deployed the Hughes Christensen Kymera™ hybrid drill bit for Statoil to improve rate of penetration (ROP) and drilling performance in an appraisal well in deepwater Logan field…

Aberdeen's Meta wins Shell contract for tiebacks in GoM

Jul 30, 2013

Aberdeen-based Meta Downhole Ltd., a downhole isolation company offering complete integrity across the life of the well, announced a contract with Shell for high-performance liner tieback solutions in the Gulf of Mexico. Meta will supply its V0 ISO14310-certified Meta Liner Tieback…

BSEE: Offshore decommissioning accelerates in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 26, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has jurisdiction over decommissioning of “idle iron” wells and structures, pipelines, and the Rigs-to-Reefs program. According to BSEE, there were about 2,996 production platforms on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

Höegh awarded FLNG pre-FEED study

Jul 26, 2013

Höegh FLNG Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Höegh LNG Holdings, has been awarded a pre-FEED study for a jetty-moored 2MM tonne/yr FLNG near-shore barge, FLNG solution for a North American LNG export project. The study will be executed in…

Clearing infrastructure– from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea

Jul 25, 2013

Technology can be transferred from the Gulf of Mexico to new markets such as the North Sea and beyond. Scott Adams, sales manager of Decommissioning Services, and Caroline Grant, Operations Manager, provide insight from Gulfstream Services Inc…

CIGI urges Canada to increase Arctic operations

Jul 25, 2013

To prepare Canada’s northern communities for the “New Arctic,” the federal government needs to devote greater policy attention and resources to strategic Arctic maritime areas such as Nunavut, says a new policy brief issued by The Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)…

Analysis: Energy reform in Mexico: Is it time?

Jul 25, 2013

Analysis: Perspectives President Enrique Peña Nieto recently announced that he will send a “transformational” energy reform bill to Mexico’s Congress in the coming months in an effort to attract the private capital and expertise required to develop Mexico’s deepwater and shale deposits…

Exxon’s Julia work contracts

Jul 25, 2013

ExxonMobil chose Oceaneering International Inc. to supply production control umbilicals for its US$4 billion Julia development in the Gulf of Mexico. The order is for a 14mi.-long (22.5 km), electro-hydraulic, steel-tube umbilical. The umbilical will supply hydraulic control fluids…

NOIA’s Randall Luthi Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing

Jul 24, 2013

NOIA’s Randall Luthi Testifies at Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing Says Revenue Sharing and Offshore Access are Inextricably Linked During testimony today at a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore energy revenue sharing…

Statoil strikes oil

Jul 24, 2013

Statoil announced a light, high-quality oil discovery at its Harpoon prospect (EL 1112) in the Flemish Pass basin, off Newfoundland, Canada. The semisubmersible West Aquarius drilled the well in about 1100m of water. Harpoon is located 500km northeast of St…

ThoughtStream: Mexico’s moment

Jul 24, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion Mexico is among the ten largest oil producers in the world. This country has made important structural changes to improve economic performance and strengthen its resilience to external shocks. It is a strong partner to the United States and to Canada…

Colloquy: Sylvia Earle receives Hubbard Medal

Jul 24, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column American oceanographer Dr. Sylvia A. Earle recently received the Hubbard Medal, the National Geographic Society’s highest honor, recognizing “leadership in exploration, science, environmental stewardship and education…

Voices: “Geographically, what offshore region will emerge next as a new market?”

Jul 24, 2013

Globetrotting. OE sought to uncover which new offshore regions are being targeted as potential new markets. Here’s what our think tank had to say: “Geographically, what offshore region will emerge next as a new market?” Chariot…

Relief well planned for leaking GOM well

Jul 24, 2013

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approved Walter Oil & Gas Corp.’s permit application to drill a relief well at South Timbalier 220 in the US Gulf of Mexico, using the Rowan EXL-3 jack-up rig. The well is expected to be drilled on Thursday…

Treadwell discusses Alaska’s Arctic

Jul 23, 2013

Alaska’s Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stated the case for Alaska’s key needs at the Ice-diminished Arctic Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Treadwell reminded the attendees that the Arctic has held strategic importance for…

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