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Deepwater Oil Output to Reach 10 mb/d in 2019

Feb 01, 2019

Global deepwater oil production was expected to grow 700,000 barrels  per day (b/d) this year to hit a record high of more than 10 million b/d.Norwegian research group Rystad Energy said that it 'expects global deepwater production to reach record high level and surpass 10 million bb/d…

Sea Breeze Study May Aid US Wind Farm Developers

Jan 27, 2019

A team of researchers at Rutgers University has used new forecasting methods to predict offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City.'The proposed, multimillion…

Global Gas Output Hit Record in a Decade in 2018

Jan 20, 2019

The oil and gas industry achieved a net production increase of 164bn cubic metres (bcm), which represents the highest production growth since 2010, according to research by Rystad Energy.“Year-on-year growth was clearly driven by North America…

Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

Jan 17, 2019

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind…

UK Opens National Decommissioning Center

Jan 14, 2019

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in North-East Scotland’s Energetica Corridor.The Centre aims to work in partnership…

Offshore Outlook Appears 'Strong', Say Analysts

Dec 19, 2018

The outlook for offshore oilfield service contractors is strong as more than 100 new projects are aiming for 2019 sanctions, according to Rystad Energy, a Norway-based energy research and consulting firm.An expected $210 billion will be spent on offshore oilfield services globally next year…

MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

Nov 15, 2018

MacArtney Singapore delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customized sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology Ltd…

Researchers to study gas formations, drilling risk

Dec 07, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, UH's chief energy officer…

Petrofac to perform maintenance study

Aug 07, 2017

Petrofac has been awarded a research study from the Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee in a bid to help improve maintenance management performance across the oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Petrofac will…

The future floats

Jul 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin surveys a variety of floating offshore wind projects due onstream in the near future. Statoil’s Hywind project.  Image from Statoil. This year, floating offshore…

Advanced materials

Jul 01, 2017

Stronger, lighter, smarter – Steve Hamlen reports how advanced materials keep pushing the envelope. Image from iStock. The use of advanced materials is becoming increasingly important to the international oil and gas industry…

OTC15: FMC, Total sign R&D frame agreement

May 06, 2015

FMC Technologies and Total signed a frame agreement for technology development on 5 May. The purpose of this agreement is to define the R&D relationship and to create a framework for collaborative and innovative projects. The goals of…

HRI discusses Deepwater Horizon impact

Apr 21, 2015

Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute (HRI) discusses the state of the Gulf of Mexico five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. In this video, the HRI scientists say that the Gulf of Mexico remains resilient after the second largest oil disaster in world history…

BP to fund US$1.9 million center on energy economics and policy

Feb 17, 2015

Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, is setting up a new center for energy economics research and policy with funding of US$1.9 million over three years from BP. The center will be involved primarily in providing the detailed…

UH to lead offshore energy research center

Jan 20, 2015

The University of Houston (UH) will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico…

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