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Reducing uncertainty in the riskiest part of operations

Jun 01, 2012

stakeholder expectation of operational performance continues to rise exponentially and as a result, operational risk management is now firmly ensconced as a board level challenge. Petrotechnics CEO Phil Murray explains how his company's newly…

BP burnishes safety image

Jun 01, 2012

Two years after Macondo, BP launched an all-out effort at OTC 2012 to demonstrate its commitment to safety and to its future in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley reports.Among the many legacies of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout is what's…

Bio-based fluids come in from the cold

May 01, 2012

With the world demanding ever more challenging ‘green’ credentials, the search is on among oil industry suppliers to come up with environmentally safer alternatives to existing products. Jennifer Pallanich talks to Terresolve CEO Mark Miller…

Leak sniffer

Apr 28, 2012

The mobile early leak detection system (MELDS) from Teledyne TSS is claimed capable of quickly detecting leakages of dissolved methane and combustible gases from pipelines and subsea structures at depths down to 3000m. The versatile and…

Lufkin Industries

Apr 28, 2012

Lufkin Industries has agreed to acquire Zenith Oilfield Technology. Zenith, based in Aberdeen, specializes in downhole data monitoring and analysis technology and related completion products for the oilfield artificial lift market (OE September 2011).

Measuring Up

Apr 28, 2012

The new purpose-built Jiskoot technology centre was officially opened in Tunbridge Wells, UK, last month by Jim Wright, SVP of parent company Cameron and president of its Valves & Measurement Group. Cameron invested in the state-of-the-art 20…

Ultrasound business sense

Apr 01, 2012

Bergen companies know a thing or two about using intelligent sensors to optimize well productivity. One of the leaders in this field is ClampOn, which, as its name does more than suggest, specialises in sensors of the nonintrusive variety. Since it was founded in 1994…

Putting pressure on the seabed

Apr 01, 2012

Three Norwegian projects are racing to deliver a subsea technology solution that promises to yield major rewards for the industry. Terry Knott provides a thumbnail sketch of the subsea gas compression ambitions for the Åsgard, Gullfaks and Ormen Lange fields…

Current events

Mar 03, 2012

Fugro Subsea Services has introduced 3D sea current profiles to its DeepWorks line of subsea simulators, allowing users to model complex currents at various depths and locations. The modeled currents provide more realistic environmental…

Pressure measurements at the double

Mar 03, 2012

Schlumberger last month announced the availability of two high-temperature additions to its reservoir characterization portfolio: the PressureXpress-HT reservoir pressure service and MDT Forte-HT qualified, rugged,high-temperature formation sampling and pressure system…

Scanning at speed

Mar 03, 2012

Point cloud collection speeds of up to 30,000 points per second and a range of 150m can be achieved with Topcon Positioning Systems’ new GLS-1500 laser scanner. When the unit’s built-in 2.0 megapixel digital camera is connected to a PC and used with Topcon’s ScanMaster software…

Ultrasonic scanning in depth

Mar 03, 2012

Automated ultrasonic inspection specialist Sonomatic is hailing its new MAG-Rover as the first remotely steerable ultrasonic scanner capable of deepwater operations.Designed and developed in-house over the past four years, the innovative scanner is capable of carrying out topside…

Safety and innovation on OTC agenda

Mar 03, 2012

Now in its 43rd year, the Offshore Technology Conference returns to Houston’s Reliant Park 30 April-3 May. Almost as old as the offshore industry itself, the annual gathering has thrived throughout an E&P era marked by peaks, valleys, tremendous…

Omega Completion Technology

Feb 10, 2012

Omega Completion Technology’s new purposebuilt headquarters and manufacturing facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, was officially opened last month by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Raytheon Anschütz

Feb 10, 2012

Raytheon Anschütz is expanding its presence in the US navigation systems market with the startup of operations in San Diego, California. Co-located at an existing Raytheon facility, the office will be headed by Frank Christophersen, newly appointed VP sales USA.

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