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Fanfare for new technology

Jul 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet offers this kaleidoscope of impressions from a major gathering of the geoscience community.At the end of any big industry event like last month's annual conference and exhibition of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) in Copenhagen…

How Pemex plugged the interoperability gap

Jul 01, 2012

The 'digital oilfield' has been talked about for decades, been in practice for several years, but has not yet become a complete reality. despite its early promise, one issue that has consistently impeded the digital oilfield is the management…

Size matters

Jul 01, 2012

With the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season well under way, Weather Research Center's Jill Haslings discusses key learnings from the super storms of the past decade and how the Freeman/Hasling Damage Potential Scale can help the oil industry better understand the threat from the Gulf hurricanes to come…

Van Ghent's tri-lateral triumph

Jul 01, 2012

Drilling and completing the Dutch North Sea's first intelligent auto-gas lift tri-lateral subsea oil and gas well helped transform the highly marginal Van Ghent discovery into an economically robust development. Dana Petroleum Netherlands's Michiel van der Most…

Corrosion monitoring

Jun 26, 2012

CorDEX Instruments launched its next-generation corrosion monitoring device which streamlines readings gathered in the field and enables users to monitor integrity levels at specific points on an asset or pipeline.The latest hand-held UT5000…

Turbine flowmeters hold their own

Jun 01, 2012

Despite competition from ultrasonic, Coriolis, and other new-technology flowmeters, turbine flowmeters remain a viable and popular choice for a variety of applications, according to a new report by Wakefield, Massachusetts based Flow Research…

Reducing uncertainty in the riskiest part of operations

Jun 01, 2012

stakeholder expectation of operational performance continues to rise exponentially and as a result, operational risk management is now firmly ensconced as a board level challenge. Petrotechnics CEO Phil Murray explains how his company's newly…

BP burnishes safety image

Jun 01, 2012

Two years after Macondo, BP launched an all-out effort at OTC 2012 to demonstrate its commitment to safety and to its future in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley reports.Among the many legacies of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout is what's…

Bio-based fluids come in from the cold

May 01, 2012

With the world demanding ever more challenging ‘green’ credentials, the search is on among oil industry suppliers to come up with environmentally safer alternatives to existing products. Jennifer Pallanich talks to Terresolve CEO Mark Miller…

Leak sniffer

Apr 28, 2012

The mobile early leak detection system (MELDS) from Teledyne TSS is claimed capable of quickly detecting leakages of dissolved methane and combustible gases from pipelines and subsea structures at depths down to 3000m. The versatile and…

Lufkin Industries

Apr 28, 2012

Lufkin Industries has agreed to acquire Zenith Oilfield Technology. Zenith, based in Aberdeen, specializes in downhole data monitoring and analysis technology and related completion products for the oilfield artificial lift market (OE September 2011).

Measuring Up

Apr 28, 2012

The new purpose-built Jiskoot technology centre was officially opened in Tunbridge Wells, UK, last month by Jim Wright, SVP of parent company Cameron and president of its Valves & Measurement Group. Cameron invested in the state-of-the-art 20…

Ultrasound business sense

Apr 01, 2012

Bergen companies know a thing or two about using intelligent sensors to optimize well productivity. One of the leaders in this field is ClampOn, which, as its name does more than suggest, specialises in sensors of the nonintrusive variety. Since it was founded in 1994…

Putting pressure on the seabed

Apr 01, 2012

Three Norwegian projects are racing to deliver a subsea technology solution that promises to yield major rewards for the industry. Terry Knott provides a thumbnail sketch of the subsea gas compression ambitions for the Åsgard, Gullfaks and Ormen Lange fields…

Current events

Mar 03, 2012

Fugro Subsea Services has introduced 3D sea current profiles to its DeepWorks line of subsea simulators, allowing users to model complex currents at various depths and locations. The modeled currents provide more realistic environmental…

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