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Project Azul Phase II Ready to Launch

Jan 30, 2019

The massive Libra pre-salt area, which was originally believed to contain at least volumes of between 8 billion and 12 billion boe, started production at the end of 2017. Located within the Santos Basin, over 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro…

New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

Jan 30, 2019

New technology developed in Japan aims to help engineers design equipment for lifting shallow methane hydrate from the seabed, and to ensure the success of subsea lifting operations and gas production above the ocean surface.The new equipment jointly developed by Mitsui E&S Holdings Co…

Prelude FLNG's Rise

Jan 30, 2019

When at plateau production, Prelude FLNG — the world’s largest floating producer of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — will fill one shipborne cargo every week. As production ramps up from test volumes, there’s the dawning realization of a dramatic shift in LNG markets…

Global Marine Group Buys Stake in Rovco

Jan 29, 2019

Subsea technology company Rovco said it has formed an invested partnership with offshore engineering firm Global Marine Group (GMG) to bring intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market.GMG, made up of three business units - Global Offshore…

IRM at Mad Dog

Jan 29, 2019

Keeping operations humming on an oil production spar with an integrated drilling rig requires a lot of planning. The inspections, repairs and maintenance plan for the deepwater Mad Dog facility adheres to BP’s risk-based approach but is tailored…

BP Invests in New AI Technology

Jan 28, 2019

BP has invested further in artificial intelligence (AI) technology as part of an effort to accelerate project lifecycles, from exploration through to reservoir modeling.The super major announced Monday that its technology investment arm BP Ventures…

Taking the Next Steps in Plugging and Abandonment

Jan 28, 2019

New solutions which could break the plugging and abandonment mold are making their presence felt on the Norwegian continental shelf.At some point in the future, plugging and abandonment operations (P&A) will be a regular and relatively unexciting activity for the offshore oil and gas industry…

New 3D Printing Service for Oil and Gas

Jan 23, 2019

A new additive manufacturing service aims to transform how parts are created and optimized, reducing supply chain risk, decreasing costs and boosting efficiencies for sectors such as oil and gas.Advisian Digital, the data science, software and technology business of the WorleyParsons Group…

BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

Jan 18, 2019

Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil.The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen…

Schlumberger Sees International Growth in 2019

Jan 18, 2019

Schlumberger NV on Friday reported quarterly revenue that topped estimates and forecast single-digit growth in international markets this year even as crude prices have tumbled roughly 30 percent since October.With the drop in oil prices many producers were evaluating spending budgets for 2019…

Wild Well Control Expands in the UK

Jan 17, 2019

Well control and engineering services company Wild Well Control announced it is expanding its Montrose facility at South Ferryden, U.K.Wild Well, a Superior Energy Services company, maintains its WellCONTAINED subsea containment system at Montrose Port…

Ivar Aasen Now Operated from Land

Jan 17, 2019

Aker BP on Wednesday said it has begun operating the permanently manned North Sea platform Ivar Aasen from an onshore control room in Trondheim, Norway.The Ivar Aasen platform was constructed with two identical control rooms – one on the platform…

New Valve Tech for Steam Flooding

Jan 17, 2019

New technology for offshore steam-flooding has taken its next step toward North Sea reality. Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business Pragma Well Technology said a successful feasibility study has led to a green light from Pharis…

Swire Seabed Orders a HUGIN AUV

Jan 17, 2019

Bergen based Swire Seabed has ordered its first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), a HUGIN system configured for commercial survey applications from manufacturer Kongsberg Maritime, the firm announced Thursday.According to Swire Seabed, the…

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

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