Asset Integrity

Schlumberger cuts 9,000 jobs in response to plunging oil prices

Jan 20, 2015

The world’s largest oil-field service company, Schlumberger, said yesterday that it has laid off 9,000 workers in response to plunging oil prices, cutting its global headcount by...

UK launches “urgent commission” on North Sea oil industry as more jobs go

Jan 20, 2015

The UK government has called for an urgent review of the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry as plummeting oil prices continue to hurt operators and cause job losses.

Forget falling oil prices: deepwater production in GoM has only just begun

Jan 20, 2015

Chevron made another big discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) this month, supporting predictions that output there will soar despite plunging oil...

Sembcorp Marine to convert crude carrier into FPSO for Tullow in Ghana

Jan 19, 2015

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has been awarded a contract by MODEC Offshore Production Systems to complete the repair, life extension and conversion of a VLCC (very large...

McDermott awarded Bay of Campeche Ayatsil-A Installation contract for PEMEX

Jan 19, 2015

McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a contract to install the offshore jacket, deck and piles for the Ayatsil-A drilling platform for Mexico’s PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion...

Talisman Sinopec splits in two to cope with ageing asset integrity issues

Jan 19, 2015

Ageing platforms, high costs, integrity issues and low oil prices have led Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd to split into two, with one division focussing only on late-life asset...

Wood Group Intetech plans Nordic expansion with new well integrity hire

Jan 19, 2015

Well integrity management specialist Wood Group Intetech (WG Intetech) has appointed Suzana Westaway to the role of Lead Well Integrity Engineer.

New guide for integrity management amid ageing assets and rising costs

Jan 19, 2015

DNV GL has published a new Recommended Practice (RP) on setting up an integrity management system (IMS).

Woodside awards global inspection provider contract to LR Energy

Jan 19, 2015

Safety and asset reliability firm, Lloyd’s Register (LR) Energy, has been awarded a contract by Woodside to provide global inspection services.

Oerlikon Metco develops carbide materials to protect against wear

Jan 19, 2015

Surface solutions provider Oerlikon Metco has developed carbide materials to extend the life of components under extreme conditions, the company says.

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