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Restoring production efficiency

Feb 04, 2015

A three phase asset management strategy could help counter costs, says ABB’s Will Leonard. In mid-December, the price of oil fell further after the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast weaker demand in 2015. Brent crude fell to around US$60 a barrel…

Rescue mission

Feb 04, 2015

With oil prices depressed, Greg Hale argues that automation could make a much needed difference in the offshore industry. The scenario is set and it is time for everything to play out: automation can come to the rescue of the offshore oil and gas industry…

Mapping a platform

Feb 04, 2015

Laser scanning with real-time results using offshore-approved tablets is coming, say Carl Bennett and Stewart Buchanan. Linking together data from multiple surveys to create whole platform virtual model Images from Wood Group ODL…

Outland Technology comes out with HD 1080P camera

Feb 04, 2015

Outland Technology (Outland) has come out with a new underwater HD Camera, model UWC-625. The UWC-625 comes standard with an XSK-5-BCL, allowing it to run on all existing Outland cables still out in the field, and can transmits HD 1080P over standard Outland coax cable…

A sinking feeling

Feb 02, 2015

Ekofisk is an iconic field, but its uniqueness gives operator ConocoPhillips some specific challenges around subsidence. Elaine Maslin reports. The Ekofisk Complex. Photo from ConocoPhillips Norge…

Keeping a cool head in the Arctic

Feb 02, 2015

Golder Associates’ Ken Been explains the best approach to geotechnical engineering and pipeline construction when facing scours and pits in the Arctic ice. Fig. 1: Ice scouring.  Over the coming decades…

President requests US$204.7 million BSEE budget

Feb 02, 2015

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is US$204.7 million, providing robust support that will enable BSEE to keep pace with industry activity and the technology developments…

Energy Recovery and Zaptec

Feb 02, 2015

A number of organizations have been looking at ways to reduce energy use and emissions offshore. Sintef has been working on a waste heat recovery project, focusing on gas compressors, with research involving operators and equipment vendors…

Lighting the way

Feb 02, 2015

Sending electricity to offshore installations from onshore has been proven on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, but cost is a factor. Elaine Maslin reports. Total’s Martin Linge development. Image from Siemens…

First Geo gets Inpex Norge contract

Feb 02, 2015

Inpex Norge awarded First Geo a contract to provide exploration services on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). A geomodel. From First Geo.   Under the contract, First Geo will provide…

Influx detection

Feb 01, 2015

James Onifade discusses how the first managed pressure drilling operation for an African operator accurately detected and circulated a small influx out of the well, without having to shut it in or threatening the safety of the rig crew. The…

Wärtsilä DF engines on new escort tugs

Jan 28, 2015

Wärtsilä’s 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel (DF) engines will be integrated into three large new escort tugs, with a customized gas storage and supply system, contracted by Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi. The equipment is expected…

Oil price uncertainty looms over industry

Jan 27, 2015

US$75-80 barrel oil price will be the new norm, industry commentators predicted Tuesday morning. But how long it will take to get there is the greatest uncertainty. Elaine Maslin reports. Uncertainty around how long oil prices will remain around US$50/bbl and…

Aker Geo becomes First Geo

Jan 26, 2015

Following the split of Aker Solutions, sub-surface consultancy Aker Geo will now operate under the First Geo brand.  In 2015, Aker Solutions ASA split into two separate companies: Aker Solutions ASA and new oil services investment company Akastor ASA…

UH to lead offshore energy research center

Jan 20, 2015

The University of Houston (UH) will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico…

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