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Can we “gamify” social networking?

Jul 01, 2014

Can social networking help increase production and improve operations? Yes, in a word. But, it is not quite as simple as that. Social networks, for a start, are not limited to, or defined by, the platforms most of us hear about daily—Facebook…

Subsea 7 receives heavy duty ORT's

Jun 27, 2014

Subsea 7, announced it has received a delivery of a consignment of acoustic release transponders and accompanying heavy duty release frames from Sonardyne International Ltd. The Oceanographic Release Transponders (ORTs) will be used, up to 17 at a time…

Core commissions high strength grout mixer

Jun 25, 2014

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon company, has successfully commissioned a new high volume, high strength grout mixing and pumping unit. The equipment is specifically designed for mixing and pumping high strength grout with a compressive strength of >100 MPa…

PEMEX picks GE wellheads

Jun 25, 2014

GE Oil & Gas announced today it will provide vital surface equipment to Mexico’s national oil company PEMEX Exploration and Production for use at its offshore project in the Ayatsil heavy oil field located in the Campeche Sound, in the Gulf of Mexico…

BATS Wireless offers broadband communications solution for FPSOs

Jun 24, 2014

BATS Wireless, a provider of wireless stabilization, optimization, and tracking systems, announced the development of enhanced technology focused on solving connectivity problems that frequently plague deep and ultra-deepwater FPSO, FSO and drillship operations…

Gall Thomson opens UK tech center

Jun 24, 2014

Gall Thomson announced it has opened a state-of-the-art technology center in the UK. The center, which is part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy, will be used for the design, production, refurbishment and testing of marine breakaway couplings…

Deploying EOR solutions

Jun 24, 2014

BP provides this video discussing its designer-water and designer-gas enhanced oil recovery (EOR) solutions and how they have been applied to BP's various developments including Clair Ridge and Ula. You can read more about BP's LoSal technology in the June 2014 issue of OE.

Technologies allow Benin field to produce oil for first time in over a decade

Jun 24, 2014

Produced water was one of the reasons for Benin’s only offshore field, Sèmè, being shut in after 14 years of production. Vince Buchanan explains how technology is helping the field return to production. The…

ION acquires 100% of OceanGeo

Jun 23, 2014

ION Geophysical Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement to increase its ownership of ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition company OceanGeo B.V.  to 100%. ION acquired 30% of OceanGeo in February 2013 and increased its ownership to 70% in January 2014…

SKF wireless machine condition sensor

Jun 23, 2014

SKF provides this overview of the company's SKF wireless machine condition sensor, which measures both vibration and temperature data. Read more about the technology in the July 2014 edition of OE.

An automated robotic drilling future

Jun 23, 2014

Drilling technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past 20 years. Yet, Statoil’s drilling and well research manager says there’s room for a revolution when it comes to efficiency. Elaine Maslin reports. “I think there’s room and need for a revolution in offshore drilling…

IHC Merwede launches Hi-Traq trencher

Jun 19, 2014

IHC Merwede has introduced the world’s first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms. Read an in-depth feature here: Traq-ing underwater…

Oceaneering acquires Spectrum Sales & Services

Jun 18, 2014

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced on 17 June that it has acquired Spectrum Sales & Services LLC, a nondestructive examination company that has developed subsea pipeline inspection technology based on the use of Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) technology…

Sonardyne introduces academic discounts for US scientific research

Jun 17, 2014

Marine science and ocean research programs across the United States are set to benefit from access to more affordable underwater technology thanks to a new discount scheme introduced by Houston-based Sonardyne Inc. Under the terms of the company’s Academic Discount Partnership…

Big data buzz grows louder

Jun 16, 2014

Just spin it the right way, and digital technol- ogy-working with standardized infrastructure, sprinkled with new age seismic sensors, analytics and algorithms - produces Big Data which transforms workflows, improves collaboration and enhances production and profit…

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