OE: 2013 / November

 

Taking augmented reality subsea

Nov 01, 2015

Mark Stevens and Bob Moschetta, of Oceaneering, discuss the benefits of using augmented reality for subsea training. The augmented reality view combines the real-time video with the 3D model, which allows operations to occur in real time…

SE Asia comes to LAGCOE

Nov 11, 2013

Laissez les bons temps rouler. Deep in the heart of Louisiana oil country, US representatives from two Asian trade organizations made the case for local investment at the 2013 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), held in Lafayette…

The digital age: Gas lift goes modern

Nov 08, 2013

Gas lift is recognized for enhancing well stability – but it has its drawbacks. Camcon’s digital gas lift has begun field testing onshore Oman, with offshore installations anticipated. How does it differ from traditional gas lift technology…

Sharing intervention lessons

Nov 08, 2013

A group of operators in the North Sea is taking a joint approach to barrel chasing through well intervention. Could other regions do the same? In many cases, total annual production associated with well intervention operations exceeds annual production from new wells drilled in the same year…

Long series for IHC Merwede

Nov 07, 2013

Over recent months, IHC Merwede’s Offshore Division has been successful in securing orders for the design, engineering and construction of a total of 10 pipe-laying vessels. These vessels will be built in the covered hall at the IHC Krimpen facility…

Well integrity matters

Nov 07, 2013

Meta has deployed its Metalmorphology technology in wells in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Richard Craig explains. Well integrity, particularly the structural and casing integrity of wells, is a key issue in the offshore oil and gas sector…

Isometric sampling: The next milestone in integrated 3D marine seismic

Nov 07, 2013

After a decade of R&D spanning the globe, a new class of marine seismic technology has now been commercially deployed. Nina Rach spoke with Chris Cunnell of Schlumberger. In an ideal world, a seismic survey would have a grid of sensors across the full area of interest…

Gaming technology goes upstream

Nov 07, 2013

Through its development in the gaming and defense sectors, gaming technology is being adopted by various industries, including oil and gas. Elaine Maslin reports. The gaming industry has become big business - bigger than the movie business…

The piece small challenge

Nov 07, 2013

Large structures in deep water Gulf of Mexico are set to challenge established decommissioning methodologies in the basin, while the North Sea still awaits its bow-wave of activity. Elaine Maslin reports. Globally, the offshore decommissioning market has largely been limited to two basins…

ThoughtStream: Shipping and Environment

Nov 06, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion Over many decades, shipping has actually become safer and cleaner, not to mention more cost-effective. International rules and regulations in relation to the safety of life at sea or safety in general have been traditionally developed and implemented with great success…

Colloquy: High-performance computing

Nov 06, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column BP will invest US$100 million in high-performance computing over five years, and part of that is being spent on a new facility at the Westlake campus in Houston, housing the world’s largest super computer for…

Visualizing operations in Technip’s model lab

Nov 01, 2013

Physical modeling of deepwater projects can be a very useful tool. Despite the advent of computer modeling and immersive computer visualization environments, physical 3D models help vessel operators, riggers, and field engineers find potential problem areas and resolve spatial issues…

Embracing towed pipeline production systems

Nov 01, 2013

Subsea 7 demonstrates the effectiveness of pipeline bundle solutions and a subsea depressor device in the North Sea. By Meg Chesshyre “Subsea 7 is currently experiencing the busiest period of bundle design/installation activity ever…

Offshore Safety: People power with technology

Nov 01, 2013

ABB’s Luis Duran explains how proper asset integrity management can cut down human error, reduce risk, and make the offshore oil and gas industry a safer environment in which to work. Safety and asset integrity are costs that can pay…

Drilling and investment in Southeast Asia

Nov 01, 2013

Two countries – Malaysia and Indonesia– hold nearly two-thirds of the region’s reserves, and national oil companies outstrip international oil companies in regional capex. According to the Infield Systems Offshore Asia Oil & Gas Market Report to 2017…

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