Offshore Technology News - page 228


Reflex Marine holds FROG demo

Dec 04, 2012

The FROG in actionReflex Marine demos FROG transport in HoustonReflex Marine, a global leader in safe marine transfer solutions, has attracted interest from operators in the Gulf of Mexico after hosting a crane and lifting open day at its new Accredited Service Center (ASC) in Houston…

VAM expands Houston facility

Nov 30, 2012

VAM's Houston facilityHouston facility tests GOM shale applicationsVAM USA has plans to expand its Houston-based Connection Technology Center to 90,000 sq ft, doubling its R&D capacity, the company announced on 29 November 2012.The…

Data transfer secures attention

Nov 28, 2012

Securing data while providing access to the right people is challenging in an onshore setting. Move the data offshore, where bandwidth is at a premium, and the challenges compound. Jennifer Pallanich looks into issues companies face in the offshore communications sector…

Products in action - January 2012

Nov 23, 2012

Corrosion-erosion monitoring first The first of ClampOn's groundbreaking corrosion erosion monitors (CEM) was due to become operational in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of last month. Destined for retrofitting in an unspecified BP brownfield application…

Reservoir engineering software

Nov 10, 2012

The newly released Roxar Tempest 7.0 integrated reservoir engineering software suite from Emerson Process Management is said to provide a single, consistent interface to E&P reservoir engineers. Operating alongside Emerson Roxar’s RMS, the system…

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

Supply chain reaction

Nov 01, 2012

For all the recent technology developments, project management methodologies, and innovations in the offshore oil & gas supply chain, completing major capital offshore projects on time, on budget and to exact specifications remains a considerable challenge…

Bridging the Arctic ‘perception gaps’

Oct 01, 2012

DNV and Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Institute released a joint study during ONS calling for improved technology, better spill response preparation and greater co-operation among stakeholders in order to safely develop Arctic resources. The study…

Magnet motor key to subsea step change

Oct 01, 2012

Full qualification testing of a 3.2MW multiphase subsea pump system capable of operation in pressures up to 5000psi has now been completed, FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps confirmed during Stavanger’s ONS show.Unveiling the new system, Tore Halvorsen…

Safer hands across the sea

Oct 01, 2012

New software for the offshore and shipping industries, including optimal voyage planning for safe journeys and minimum fuel consumption, are expected to emerge from a partnership agreement between Star Information Systems and weather experts StormGeo…

Is there a seabed seismic shift?

Oct 01, 2012

No-one seems to have fathomed out the depth of the potential market for seabed-based seismic surveys. Andrew McBarnet reviews the state of play.Sometimes the surf seems to be up, but those big waves that make the surf boarders’ day just don’t quite materialise…

The new leviathan

Aug 01, 2012

Offshore contractors have taken delivery of some pretty big pieces of floating hardware lately but the daddy of them all Allseas ultra-versatile platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte won't be making its giant presence felt until early 2014…

Rig floor replica

Jul 19, 2012

Aker Solutions launched the Aker Academy full service training facility in Houston in June. The 10,000ft2 center is equipped with the latest in simulator technology, including the 240° dome drilling simulator shown here. The domed screen, coupled with drilling control systems software…


Jul 19, 2012

Having consolidated all its coring activities under the one brand and under the stewardship of Doug Kinsella, the Reservoir Group is now billing Corpro as the world’s largest coring provider. Corpro was in the group’s original line-up when it was created five years ago…

Fanfare for new technology

Jul 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet offers this kaleidoscope of impressions from a major gathering of the geoscience community.At the end of any big industry event like last month's annual conference and exhibition of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) in Copenhagen…

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