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Raising the test rig stakes

Aug 01, 2011

Ever-alert to the need to hone its competitive edge, the drilling technologies business unit of Aker Solutions is looking to take its service offering to an unrivalled level of sophistication with the new drawworks extended test facility in Erkelenz…

Turbine travel tips

Jul 07, 2011

Innovative technologies aimed at improving the experience of personnel travelling to and from offshore wind farms were recently unveiled by BMT Nigel Gee and OSBIT Power.--As well as introducing an active motion damping system to a number…

Controlling the construction processes

Jul 01, 2011

In less than a year, shipyards' lack of experience in delivering automated, highly-integrated offshore topsides has dropped as a primary source of non-productive time, according to a recent report that polled operators about the causes of NPT…

Don't cry for me, Venezuela

Jun 08, 2011

Hugo Chávez is a 50-years behind times anachronistic male version of Eva Peron. But he has been elected by the Venezuelan people and he must be reckoned with not just because it is the democratic thing to do but because Venezuela is crucial to America's energy security…

Berthing the fledgling FLNG breed

Jun 08, 2011

With floating LNG facilities now widely acknowledged to be a key enabler for exploiting stranded gas reserves, Trelleborg Marine Systems' Simon Wilson offers some insights into the new design methodologies needed for integrated berthing and…

The right flare design is no coincidence

Jun 08, 2011

In-depth studies into coincidental flaring offshore have found a less than one in 100 year design case which if not handled would risk loss of the ability to flare in an emergency, with potentially severe consequences. With bridge-linked installations on the increase…

Independent and competent: is it time to raise the bar?

May 01, 2011

Competence testing, true independent oversight and a stronger focus on the human element are the lessons from Macondo, argues Lloyd's Register energy director Dr Iain Light. --The offshore industry has just had the dubious distinction of…

Counting the cost of outsourcing

May 01, 2011

In the past decade, the oil & gas industry has been effective in finding new resources, but much less successful in bringing new supplies onstream. That was the verdict of Eni E&P executive vice president Antonio Vella, addressing this year's Offshore Mediterranean Conference in Ravenna…

Demystifying offshore safety

May 01, 2011

The UK offshore industry recognised that a key component to achieving a reduction in offshore hazards and incidents was to improve basic safety training for all personnel. OE looks at the e-learning programme designed to achieve that goal and now ready for roll out internationally…

Avoiding the 'Swiss cheese' effect

Apr 02, 2011

Cheese may never be far from the thoughts of the French. But what concerns classification and verification group Bureau Veritas is the holes in cheese – and more precisely how to avoid them. OE hears from BV offshore projects manager Jose Esteve…

The compelling case for drilling riser monitoring

Apr 01, 2011

Pulse Structural Monitoring, a recent offshoot from 2H Offshore, is gearing up post Macondo to provide what it claims is the most comprehensive drilling riser monitoring service on the market, as Bill Clewes reports.Despite its environmental impact…

Staying ahead of the game

Apr 01, 2011

Technology and concerns about staffing took center stage at last month's SPE/IADC Drilling exhibition & conference in Amsterdam. Jennifer Pallanich listened in as companies discussed how to remain competitive. Hint: it's mostly the people.One…

Drilling equipment training goes online

Apr 01, 2011

Following two years of development, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants recently launched its new ADC Virtual Academy division, offering what they believe is the world's first online course focused on drilling equipment for the oil & gas industry…

Chevron's four steps to business success

Apr 01, 2011

Chevron chairman and CEO John Watson told the Energy Institute's International Petroleum Week dinner in London last month that fossil fuel is no dinosaur. Meg Chesshyre was there.Far from having reached any peak, the world's estimated base of recoverable oil…

Stormy waters: will PIGS ever fly again?

Mar 02, 2011

Recent events in North Africa provide a stormy backcloth to the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna 23-25 March, but the region nonetheless remains a highly prospective one for the offshore sector especially with Noble beginning to unlock the treasures of the Levantine Basin…

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