OE: 2016 / February

 

Staying ahead of the game

Feb 01, 2016

Despite slower than anticipated demand for well intervention services, service firms are ploughing ahead with new designs and solutions to help operators get more out of their wells. Elaine Maslin highlights some of the activity in the market…

It’s not all subsea

Feb 01, 2016

Norway’s E Plug was been named 2015 winner of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter’s Innovation Award, presented during the SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen late 2015. Scott Mitchell…

All in the family

Feb 01, 2016

Many companies often try to replicate successful prior projects and one such company that has managed to do so is Houston-based independent Anadarko Petroleum. The Lucius spar. Anadarko Petroleum kept the Heidelberg design 87% identical to Lucius’…

Finding meaning in standardization and replication

Feb 01, 2016

To create meaningful cost reduction – or value creation – the industry will need to be more aligned in its understanding of what exactly terms like standardization and fit-for-purpose mean. Meg Chesshyre reports. The…

Ichthys LNG one step closer

Feb 01, 2016

Audrey Raj speaks to Japanese gas giant INPEX about its US$34 billion Ichthys LNG development and the key components that make up the offshore production facilities of the project. The monoethylene…

Fighting for survival

Feb 01, 2016

So much for a happy new year! The first few weeks of 2016 have given no cause for cheer with crude falling a further 20%, more job losses, and further project delays or cancellations. Colin Welsh…

Tools of the trade

Feb 01, 2016

Weatherford’s Alex Goodwin explains how a RFID circulation sub displaced seawater to facilitate a formation integrity test in the Gulf of Mexico. The JetStream circulation sub can be activated…

Battling fatigue

Feb 01, 2016

2H Offshore’s Mike Campbell and John Gaver discuss design challenges of riserless well intervention systems and best practices. Figure 1 – Traditional vs riserless intervention systems…

Currents and cold fronts

Feb 01, 2016

Jerry Lee looks at how to deal with deepwater drilling riser operation in high currents, typhoons and cold fronts offshore Japan. The drilling riser deployment from the Chikyu drillship. Image from Stress Engineering Services…

For AUV eyes only

Feb 01, 2016

Heather Saucier investigates how wireless technologies used by AUVs can make sea-bottom surveillance more cost-effective and time-efficient. A multibeam sonar system  (EM 2040) image…

Making nodes fly

Feb 01, 2016

The job of placing ocean bottom nodes for seismic acquisition could be set for a revolution. Elaine Maslin looks at Autonomous Robotics Limited’s concept. A single node, nose on. Images from Autonomous Robotics Ltd…

Every barrel (now) matters

Feb 01, 2016

A relentless focus is required to maintain and optimize production on often aging North Sea assets. Elaine Maslin reports. Wintershall’s Brage platform. Photos from Wintershall.  Optimizing…

Breaking ground on Butch

Feb 01, 2016

Open water coiled tubing drilling has been used offshore Norway in an industry first. Elaine Maslin found out more. Island Offshore’s Island Constructor. Images from Centrica Norge Coiled tubing drilling (CTD) isn’t a new concept…

Automation: Extending assets’ lifecycle

Feb 01, 2016

Greg Hale, Dassault Systemes' Nelia Mazula and freelancer Dora Laine explain how digitizing information can help improve uptime, increase production and optimize resource utilization in the asset-intense industry oil and gas industry. The…

Undeveloped Down Under

Feb 01, 2016

Australia and New Zealand hold vast petroleum potential, much of which remains undeveloped. Audrey Raj sets out the detail. Samples of oil from various New Zealand discoveries. Photo from TAG Oil…

Right place, right time

Feb 01, 2016

Audrey Leon chats with Gerald (Jerry) Stone, ‎senior vice president, Fluor Offshore Solutions, about his unlikely career in engineering, his take on the current market situation, and his work in harsh environments. Jerry Stone…

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