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Emerson acquires Paine Electronics business

Nov 12, 2014

Emerson has acquired the Paine Electronics business from Paine Electronics, LLC, which will become part of Emerson Process Management. Paine Electronics, a leading manufacturer of pressure transducers, is recognized worldwide for its pressure…

Kongsberg Maritime launches K-Sim Navigation

Nov 11, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime unveiled its latest generation ship's bridge simulator, K-Sim Navigation, which meets the requirements of the most demanding navigation training for merchant, offshore and naval vessels. Designed for the future of advanced and integrated simulation training…

Middle East a key market for service sector

Nov 11, 2014

The Middle East will be one of the key markets for oilfield services companies for decades to come as countries across the region seek to maximize recovery from maturing assets and bring new fields into production, according to leading energy specialist corporate advisory firm Simmons & Co…

Knowledge management – are we ready for change?

Nov 11, 2014

The future “digital oilfield” must be more than just a trendy buzz word, says Tim Marting, or we risk losing “lessons learned” in out-of-reach pockets of data. Major investment in new extraction technologies is made constantly to help…

BP introduces new EOR technology

Nov 10, 2014

BP has added to its portfolio of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies with a robotic coreflooding system. 'It will give us ten times increase in capacity to test out new EOR techniques on core samples,' Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive…

Intertek opens Abu Dhabi tech center

Nov 10, 2014

Intertek has invested US$2.8 million in its new Abu Dhabi Technology Centre, which supports new exploration and existing operational activity. The Abu Dhabi Technology Centre is currently equipped to provide reservoir characterization services…

OGIC to address SPE ICoTA well intervention conference

Nov 10, 2014

Oil & Gas Innovation Centre’s (OGIC) Ian Phillips, OGIC chief executive, will highlight how the pace of innovation in the oil and gas industry is significantly lower than in comparable industries at the 20thSPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen this week…

Subsea power tool, WaveBlade, completes commercial trial

Nov 05, 2014

A simple yet innovative new tool is set to make waves in the oil and gas industry after successfully undergoing a commercial trial at award-winning subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Centre, in Fort William, Scotland…

Pulse uses INTEGRI sensors in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 04, 2014

Pulse designed, manufactured and installed a powerful motion and strain monitoring system to verify the design of the first lazy-wave steel riser system to be installed in the Gulf of Mexico. The monitoring program at Anadarko’s Constitution…

Statoil looks to cut Johan Castberg costs

Nov 04, 2014

Statoil aims to shed a further 15% on the capital cost for the Johan Castberg development, offshore Norway, before it can move forward, its project manager said. The up to 600MMboe Barents Sea Johan Castberg project has been delayed twice…

Addressing the challenges of obsolescence

Nov 04, 2014

Obsolescence is not a new issue for the offshore energy industry, however, it remains an insidious creeping plague, which hides in the wake of new and changing technologies to take everyone by surprise around 10 years into the system life cycle…

Frosty Relations

Nov 03, 2014

How much does Russia’s oil and gas industry stand to lose in light of increasing Western sanctions? Sarah Parker Musarra reports. In April 2014, the first oil produced from the Russian Arctic Shelf…

Aging infrastructure under wraps

Nov 03, 2014

Simon Frost explains the role of engineered composite repairs in late life asset management. A tubular brace, having suffered wall loss through external corrosion, was reinstated to its original…

Advancing seismic through advanced science

Nov 03, 2014

With its latest software release, Paradigm offers high-definition seismic processing for a general user. Sarah Parker Musarra discussed the powerful new software with Paradigm SVP Indy Chakrabarti. Accurate…

Reaching 20K

Nov 01, 2014

GE’s new 20,000psi-rated BOP recently secured a contract with Maersk Drilling as part of BP’s own Project 20K program. Jerry Lee reports on the new BOP and its control system. Completed GE BOP stack. All images from GE…

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