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Statoil EVP: Subsea factories are business critical

Nov 26, 2013

Statoil is targeting 2020 to deploy a subsea factory, or a fully-functioning process plant atop the sea floor, according to a technology briefing held by some of the Norwegian company’s top executives at its Houston headquarters in mid-November…

Keppel enters R&D partnership

Nov 25, 2013

Keppel Corporation and the National University of Singapore have agreed to set up the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, with backing from the National Research Foundation (NRF), to develop technological solutions for the offshore industry…

Rethinking Chevron's Rosebank

Nov 22, 2013

Chevron and its partners on the multi-billion dollar Rosebank development in the UK North Sea have revealed they are going back to the drawing board on the project. Partner OMV said, at its annual media summit today in Vienna, that it had “been vocal” to Chevron…

ONS 2014 - change is coming

Nov 19, 2013

The organizers of next year's ONS conference and exhibition in Stavanger are marking the event's 40th anniversary with a look back at the first time the event was held in 1974. However, next year's event will also very much be looking forward…

Papa-Terra FPSO starts up

Nov 14, 2013

Chevron Corporation's Brazilian subsidiary and Petrobras have started crude oil production from Papa-Terra’s floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) offshore Brazil. Chevron holds a 37.5% interest in the Papa-Terra field…

Asian investor eyes Tanzanian gas

Nov 14, 2013

Natural gas from future multi-train LNG developments in Tanzania could now be destined for Asian markets. Singapore-based investor Pavilion Energy is to take a 20% in the joint venture partnership looking to develop natural gas finds in Blocks 1…

Pipeline market to grow in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Nov 14, 2013

Since the turn of the millennium, global pipeline investment has undergone sustained and, in recent years, robust growth as a result of favorable market conditions and industry trends, including: the continued high levels of investment in offshore development…

TDW’s Clamp Installation Tool

Nov 11, 2013

T.D. Williamson Offshore Services (TDW) introduced the Clamp Installation Tool (CIT), a lightweight, remote-controlled system that installs any proprietary clamps or fittings on subsea pipelines in need of repair or to prepare for tie-ins to new pipelines…

Long series for IHC Merwede

Nov 07, 2013

Over recent months, IHC Merwede’s Offshore Division has been successful in securing orders for the design, engineering and construction of a total of 10 pipe-laying vessels. These vessels will be built in the covered hall at the IHC Krimpen facility…

Voices: How can technology innovation improve?

Nov 05, 2013

Innovate or die. Newer and better tech is always needed in the oil & gas industry –even when companies aren’t exactly shouting to be first in line, OE asked: “How can technology innovation improve?” The offshore opportunity is vast…

Ocean Rig enters exploration arena

Nov 05, 2013

Ocean Rig and Energean Oil & Gas are to join forces in order to participate in new bid rounds for exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons, in Greece and abroad, in more than 1000m deep water. Energean said the companies had agreed to set up a joint venture called OceanEnergean…

Deepwater well decommissioning

Nov 01, 2013

Houston-based Helix ESG recently completed a deepwater well decommissioning project in 7919ft. Darin Hilton explains the steps and options involved in plugging and abandonment. Over the past several years, there has been a growing demand…

Evolution for deepwater intervention

Nov 01, 2013

Expro Group says lightweight, mobile systems are needed to meet future deepwater intervention needs. Demand for deepwater subsea well intervention services continues to grow. However, to date, the focus remains on completions for new field developments…

US$1.23bn TEN contracts awarded

Oct 31, 2013

Tullow Ghana Limited has awarded two contracts for work on the TEN project worth about US$1.23 billion.  The contracts will be shared between Technip and Subsea 7, who are working as part of a consortium on the project. The TEN project is in the Deepwater Tano contract area…

Cobalt in Angola Pre-salt hits

Oct 30, 2013

Cobalt International Energy has made two discoveries at its Lontra #1 and Mavinga #1 deepwater Pre-salt exploratory wells offshore Angola. On Block 20, the Lontra #1 well confirmed an oil and gas discovery. Further evaluation, including a drill stem test…

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