Deepwater

In deepwater, operators urged to plan for decommissioning earlier than ever

Mar 22, 2016

Operators of offshore facilities can avoid future heartache by planning for decommissioning as early as possible, Brian Twomey, Managing Director of Reverse Engineering Services, told...

Leap in technology drives joint approach to dynamic positioning

Feb 23, 2016

Efforts to develop a new global standard for dynamic-positioning systems have been driven by a belief that the current standard is too open to interpretation, according to one of the...

Mexico opening gives digital services new region for growth

Dec 8, 2015

Amid an influx of foreign operators into Mexico’s offshore territory, expect to see the migration of cost-cutting digital technologies – such as seismic imaging, reservoir modeling,...

ABB assembles subsea power parts to test stamina of data-rich system

Oct 19, 2015

Halfway through a five-year joint industry program to develop subsea power and control systems, technology developer ABB has started to build the subassemblies of components designed...

Spike in GoM decommissioning quickens need for deepwater expertise

Oct 5, 2015

An expected surge in Gulf of Mexico decommissioning activity based on low oil price signals will accelerate the decline in shallow water asset stocks and hasten the need for industry...

GoM projects to favor electric flowlines, low dosage inhibitors for hydrate prevention

Jul 2, 2015

Electrically-heated equipment and Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors (LDHI) are likely to become the key flow assurance technologies in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), Stephen Hamilton, lead flow...

Portable Flowline Remediation System can halve daily operations costs

Jun 2, 2015

The Flowline Remediation System (FRS) can lower daily maintenance costs by more than 50%, to around $200,000 to $400,000, as it does not require rig rental and uses coiled tubing, Bin...

Norway’s SmartPipe brings real-time data optimization to production flows

Jun 2, 2015

SmartPipe technology, backed by operators such as Total, Eni, ConocoPhillips and Petrobras, will lower the cost of temporary maintenance shutdowns by triggering better-informed...

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