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Aker, Baker Hughes approved for subsea production alliance

Sep 04, 2014

Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes Inc. received necessary regulatory approvals for the Subsea Production Alliance announced in April 2014. The two companies agreed to form the alliance a few months ago develop technology for production solutions designed to boost output…

How to break a pipeline

Sep 01, 2014

An alternative view of pipework vibration management by Neil Parkinson, technical director at AV Technology. Complex offshore pipework. Images from AV Technology Some incidents are guaranteed to make headlines…

Breaking barriers

Sep 01, 2014

Jerry Lee discusses new and improved drill bit designs and technologies with several leading companies. Rising energy demand has resulted in the need to reach reserves in more complex formations. The more complex the formation, the more…

Protecting assets through better data trending

Sep 01, 2014

Elaine Maslin examines how better data trending and a focus on key hubs could help improve ailing production efficiency rates and extend asset life on the UK Continental Shelf and beyond. NI CompactRIO…

Stinger technology aims to optimize pre-salt drilling

Sep 01, 2014

Claudio Paschoa discusses Stinger conical diamond technology with João Pedro Tocantins, Senior Product Engineer from Schlumberger’s Smith Bits.  The CDE, centrally placed in a PDC drill bit cutting structure…

Well surveillance in ultra-deepwater

Sep 01, 2014

As the industry advances into ultra-deepwater, an increasing number of tight tolerance wells require an efficient system for determining early influxes or losses during drilling, tripping, and cementing operations. Scott Hilliard of Statoil and Florian Le Blay…

Security offshore: Reigning in complexity

Sep 01, 2014

Vigilance remains key when it comes to offshore cyber security. Gregory Hale explains. Interconnected systems can be risky. Photo: OE Staff. Computer networks on offshore oil…

Wireless Networking Offshore

Sep 01, 2014

Networking technology works, but companies need to know the obstacles in order to avoid snares. Ellen Fussell Policastro reports. Communications will be of the essence for the Goliat floating production, storage, and offloading vessel…

Well control for pre-salt production efficiency

Sep 01, 2014

Baker Hughes has been developing completion technology and well control with Petrobras in deepwater ever since its first intelligent completion system contract in the early 2000s. Claudio Paschoa found out more. Baker…

Electrical Integration – bringing process and power together

Sep 01, 2014

Managing the process and the power systems that serve it through a single integrated control system can cut costs while giving a much better overview of the total plant. Laya Sathyadevan explains. Managing…

From fjords to FPSOs

Sep 01, 2014

Stein Rasmussen, SBM Offshore’s new managing director of the Houston execution center, says he had a natural affinity with water since he was a child growing up in Norway. It’s fitting since he has spent his entire career working with floaters at companies such as Technip…

RoboSub: International AUV competition

Sep 01, 2014

Thirty-eight student-led teams from 12 countries competed at the 17th annual RoboSub competition, 28 July - 3 August 2014, held at the US Navy’s SSC Pacific TRANSDEC Anechoic pool, in Point Loma, California. The event is co-sponsored by the…

Seeing seismic in 3D

Sep 01, 2014

Shell’s GeoSigns has helped the company find reservoirs like the pre-salt West Boreas field in the Gulf of Mexico and there is more to come. Elaine Maslin reports. Shell’s iScope facilities…

Point by point: The business of FPSOs

Sep 01, 2014

In advance of OE’s 2014 Global FPSO Forum, Managing Editor Audrey Leon spoke with Peter Lovie, Senior Advisor, Floating Systems for Peter M Lovie PE, LLC, and program chair for Global FPSO Forum; Arjan Voogt, MARIN USA; and Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management…

New technologies for changing environments and reservoirs

Sep 01, 2014

SBM Offshore discusses some of the company’s developing technologies and how it is working toward unlocking reserves in the Gulf of Mexico. Exploration for fields further offshore and in deeper waters is leading to the development of more complex reservoirs…

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