OE Regions: 2015 / May

 

Rigtools eyes expansion

May 19, 2015

Danish entrepreneurs are taking on the rig tool market. Emma Gordon explains. Rigtool’s bottomhole assembly wash tool. Images from Rigtools. When Rigtools was set up five years ago…

Ice spurs innovation

May 19, 2015

Viking Life-Saving Equipment is taking PPE to the limit. Meg Chesshyre explains. Viking’s polar liferaft is ready for use—even at -58°F.  Photos from Viking Life-Saving Equipment Arctic…

P-scan goes deeper

May 19, 2015

Exploration in deeper waters is driving technology development, not least in subsea inspection. Meg Chesshyre reports. Diver-based pipeline scanning. Images from FORCE Technology. Denmark’s FORCE Technology…

A tight grip on pipehandling

May 19, 2015

Pipehandling can be costly if it goes wrong. e-l-m Kragelund is ready to take its pipehandling solution to the global market place. e-l-m Kragelund’s 2LS system. Image from e-l-m Kragelund. An…

Harnessing energy

May 19, 2015

DONG Energy has taken on the offshore wind market—and it is winning. Elaine Maslin explains. A2SEA’s new wind farm installation vessel, the Sea Installer. Images from DONG Energy. In a short period of time…

Innovation in intervention

May 19, 2015

Welltec’s well tractor has transitioned from an unlikely vision to a solid reality now deployed in deepwater wells. OE explains. Image from iStock. Sometimes it takes an outsider to pinpoint how matters can be improved…

Ramboll spreads its American wings

May 19, 2015

Engineering firm Ramboll is bringing its Danish values to its newly acquired American businesses. Meg Chesshyre sets out the details. When Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll acquired Houston-based Excel Engineering in October 2013…

Security seeks parallel existence with safety

May 19, 2015

Gregory Hale highlights the importance of both safety and following proper security protocols. The April Pemex blast on a dehydration and pumping platform in the Gulf of Mexico showed that incidents will happen in a dangerous environment…

Drilling deep

May 19, 2015

Maintaining a modern fleet with long-term contracts while setting drilling records is Maersk Drilling’s way of doing business. Eloise Logan spoke to the firm’s chief technology officer. The Maersk Voyager drillship…

Danfoss driving subsea pumping technology

May 01, 2015

The subsea factory could be here sooner than many believe and Danish firm Danfoss is helping drive the innovation that will make it happen. Emma Gordon reports. Chemical inhibitor system. Photos from Danfoss…

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