Asset Integrity

Predictive analytics is attracting plenty of attention offshore

May 17, 2016

Offshore oil producers are increasingly using predictive analytics to make operational decisions, and this is having a knock-on effect on their relationships with services firms,...

Oilfield-services firms are racing to provide end-to-end digital solutions

May 3, 2016

Over the decades, oil producers have collected reams of data on everything from drillings to well pressure, leaving them with unwieldy datasets that are not always easy to link to one...

New late-life models called upon to avert early North Sea shutdown

Apr 5, 2016

North Sea operators must abandon outdated late-life models if a wave of premature decommissioning is to be averted, industry analysts have told Upstream Intelligence.

Intelligence brief: Total has most-powerful supercomputer in private sector

Apr 5, 2016

Upstream oil and gas news you need to know

Regulator aims to be collaborative rather than punitive in maximizing North Sea recovery

Mar 22, 2016

Operators need not fear the UK’s new policy of squeezing the most out of North Sea oil and gas, with the regulator preferring a collaborative rather than sledgehammer approach.

Wireless, fiber-optic technologies show off their value to well integrity

Mar 9, 2016

Wireless and fiber-optic technologies are both proving their value in well-integrity monitoring, as demonstrated by two speakers at the 8th Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit,...

Flaring solutions in spotlight as research calculates cost of inaction

Feb 9, 2016

Amid mounting evidence that routine flaring of natural gas from upstream operations causes as much of a financial burden as an environmental one, the industry’s reluctance to tackle...

Intelligence brief: Blowout prevention rules under fire; GoM output at five-year high

Dec 8, 2015

Upstream oil and gas news you need to know.

ISO SIM rules to combine stronger data handling with regional risk analysis

Nov 4, 2015

The new ISO 19901-9 - Structural Integrity Management guidelines will define regional weather risks alongside stricter data analysis to improve risk-based approaches, Pat O’Connor,...

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