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Deploying EOR solutions

Jun 24, 2014

BP provides this video discussing its designer-water and designer-gas enhanced oil recovery (EOR) solutions and how they have been applied to BP's various developments including Clair Ridge and Ula. You can read more about BP's LoSal technology in the June 2014 issue of OE.

Technologies allow Benin field to produce oil for first time in over a decade

Jun 24, 2014

Produced water was one of the reasons for Benin’s only offshore field, Sèmè, being shut in after 14 years of production. Vince Buchanan explains how technology is helping the field return to production. The…

ION acquires 100% of OceanGeo

Jun 23, 2014

ION Geophysical Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement to increase its ownership of ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition company OceanGeo B.V.  to 100%. ION acquired 30% of OceanGeo in February 2013 and increased its ownership to 70% in January 2014…

SKF wireless machine condition sensor

Jun 23, 2014

SKF provides this overview of the company's SKF wireless machine condition sensor, which measures both vibration and temperature data. Read more about the technology in the July 2014 edition of OE.

An automated robotic drilling future

Jun 23, 2014

Drilling technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past 20 years. Yet, Statoil’s drilling and well research manager says there’s room for a revolution when it comes to efficiency. Elaine Maslin reports. “I think there’s room and need for a revolution in offshore drilling…

IHC Merwede launches Hi-Traq trencher

Jun 19, 2014

IHC Merwede has introduced the world’s first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms. Read an in-depth feature here: Traq-ing underwater…

Oceaneering acquires Spectrum Sales & Services

Jun 18, 2014

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced on 17 June that it has acquired Spectrum Sales & Services LLC, a nondestructive examination company that has developed subsea pipeline inspection technology based on the use of Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) technology…

Sonardyne introduces academic discounts for US scientific research

Jun 17, 2014

Marine science and ocean research programs across the United States are set to benefit from access to more affordable underwater technology thanks to a new discount scheme introduced by Houston-based Sonardyne Inc. Under the terms of the company’s Academic Discount Partnership…

Big data buzz grows louder

Jun 16, 2014

Just spin it the right way, and digital technol- ogy-working with standardized infrastructure, sprinkled with new age seismic sensors, analytics and algorithms - produces Big Data which transforms workflows, improves collaboration and enhances production and profit…

Collaboration improves data recovery options

Jun 11, 2014

A collaboration between Sonardyne International Ltd., Shell, and Liquid Robotics led to the development of a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider autonomous marine vehicle configured for unmanned data retrieval from seafloor sensors. For the last three years…

SEAMEC Princess upgrades

Jun 11, 2014

Diving support vessel (DSV) provider, Seamec Ltd. has chosen Sonardyne acoustic position reference technology to support its dynamic positioning operations. The company has upgraded the Ranger 1 system installed on the SEAMEC Princess to…

Sensing a marinized solution

Jun 11, 2014

An OptaSense instrument well with a vibroseis unit conducting OptaSense DAS-VSP. Photos from OptaSense. OptaSense is collaborating with Shell to develop a fully-marinizied DAS system. OptaSense's David Hill explains…

FTSI signs JV with Sinopec for hydraulic fracturing

Jun 10, 2014

FTS International, based in Ft. Worth, Texas, announced today that it has signed a 15-year joint venture agreement with Sinopec Group to bring its well stimulation capabilities and expertise to China. Hydraulic fracturing is recognized as one of the keys to unlocking production in shales…

Managed-pressure drilling riser stack integration

Jun 09, 2014

As the deepwater prospects being drilled today address ever more complex conditions, the drilling industry needs to adjust its technology to address the challenges that arise. The use of conventional “open to atmosphere” drilling methods…

SBM Offshore discusses new fluid swivel

Jun 09, 2014

EnergyMakers' Russ Capper interviews SBM Offshore's Group Technology Director Michael Wyllie about the company's very high pressure (VHP) fluid swivel technology. The swivel earned SBM Offshore a Spotlight award at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston…

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