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CAD aligns with lean revolution

Jan 04, 2013

Aveva, one of the leading providers of engineering and design software for the plant and marine industries, marked its 45th anniversary with the launch of a groundbreaking new technology which the company claims will transform the nature of 3D engineering design…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

Sonar for engineering

Jan 04, 2013

Figure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3.Figure 4.Figure 5.The use of high resolution sonar in project planning for subsea applications is discussed in this article by Kongsberg Maritime subsea acoustics specialist Ian Florence and senior subsea engineer Craig Wallace…

Platts: Frack water recycling a growing trend

Dec 26, 2012

Ecologix's mobile treatment systemEcologix CEO discusses frack water recycling Platts – Recycling of water used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a trend that will inevitably grow as companies realize that they cannot continue…

Gazprom, Schlumberger sign tech agreement

Dec 21, 2012

Gazprom Geologorazvedka and Schlumberger Russia and Central Asia (RCA) today signed a technology cooperation framework agreement under the chairmanship of Vsevolod Cherepanov, member of the management committee, head of the Gas, Gas Condensate and Oil Production Department…

AspenTech launches process optimization software

Dec 14, 2012

Process industry software provider Aspen Technology, Inc. announced the release of aspenONE V8 software. aspenONE V8 delivers a new version of Aspen HYSYS; solids modeling functionality (acquired from SolidSim earlier this year) integrated within Aspen Plus…

Bill Gates to speak at CERAWeek

Dec 12, 2012

Photo courtesy of Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationIHS announced that Bill Gates will appear at CERAWeek 2013.Gates will open the first night of a two night special session entitled 'Energy: The Next Thirty Years' on Thursday, March 7, 2013…

Pinpointing leaks

Dec 07, 2012

Cambridge Consultants unveiled work that it believes will give a much-needed boost to offshore oil leak detection. It has built an oil spill detection technology platform capable of detecting the natural fluorescence of tiny amounts of oil in or on water…

Reflex Marine holds FROG demo

Dec 04, 2012

The FROG in actionReflex Marine demos FROG transport in HoustonReflex Marine, a global leader in safe marine transfer solutions, has attracted interest from operators in the Gulf of Mexico after hosting a crane and lifting open day at its new Accredited Service Center (ASC) in Houston…

VAM expands Houston facility

Nov 30, 2012

VAM's Houston facilityHouston facility tests GOM shale applicationsVAM USA has plans to expand its Houston-based Connection Technology Center to 90,000 sq ft, doubling its R&D capacity, the company announced on 29 November 2012.The…

Data transfer secures attention

Nov 28, 2012

Securing data while providing access to the right people is challenging in an onshore setting. Move the data offshore, where bandwidth is at a premium, and the challenges compound. Jennifer Pallanich looks into issues companies face in the offshore communications sector…

Products in action - January 2012

Nov 23, 2012

Corrosion-erosion monitoring first The first of ClampOn's groundbreaking corrosion erosion monitors (CEM) was due to become operational in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of last month. Destined for retrofitting in an unspecified BP brownfield application…

Reservoir engineering software

Nov 10, 2012

The newly released Roxar Tempest 7.0 integrated reservoir engineering software suite from Emerson Process Management is said to provide a single, consistent interface to E&P reservoir engineers. Operating alongside Emerson Roxar’s RMS, the system…

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

Supply chain reaction

Nov 01, 2012

For all the recent technology developments, project management methodologies, and innovations in the offshore oil & gas supply chain, completing major capital offshore projects on time, on budget and to exact specifications remains a considerable challenge…

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