OE: 2013 / December

 

Real-time seismic hazard monitoring with PRM

Dec 01, 2015

The recent integration of automated real-time seismic hazard detection is the latest development furthering the argument for permanent reservoir monitoring. Aaron Smith, of PGS, sheds light. Fig…

Applying real-time magnetic declination in arctic marine seismic acquisition

Dec 05, 2013

Marine seismic surveying in the Arctic presents many challenges. Conducting streamer surveys in the presence of high ice concentrations eliminates the ability to safely tow a conventional GPS tail buoy. When conducting 2D surveys under these conditions…

Untested opportunities

Dec 04, 2013

E&P majors BP and Statoil presented their views on future exploration prospects in the Arctic. Meg Chesshyre reports. Representatives from BP and Statoil discussed both the challenges associated with and future plans for developing Arctic…

Frosty prospects

Dec 04, 2013

Plans for arctic exploration and development continue apace—but will there be resources available? Elaine Maslin reports. The size of the arctic offshore challenge is significant, both in scale and complexity, with relatively little activity carried out to date…

Exploration challenges in Arctic

Dec 04, 2013

The Arctic hosts harsh environments, minimal daylight and HSE concerns. Anthresia McWashington examines a case study and explains the data acquisition methods necessary to explore in one of the world’s most brutal regions. Exploration…

Subsea custom coatings

Dec 04, 2013

Bredero Shaw discusses the various factors and challenges behind high-temperature subsea custom coating. Due to the increased technical requirements within new well development, the proportion of subsea products requiring insulation suited…

Flow measurement gets high-pressure treatment

Dec 04, 2013

Scotland’s NEL center will launch a new multiphase flow measurement test facility by year’s end. A second, able to operate at up to 150bar, is under development. Elaine Maslin paid a visit to learn more. NEL’s laboratories were originally set up in the 1940s…

Dealing with pipeline expansion

Dec 04, 2013

DNV GL has developed a new concept to deal with HPHT pipeline expansion design. Chia Chor Yew explains. Transporting oil and gas through pipelines from high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) reservoirs continues to be a major challenge as the industry pushes into new energy frontiers…

Subsea multiphase sampling

Dec 04, 2013

Subsea sampling can help increase PVT accuracy and improve subsea multiphase meter performance.  Test lines for subsea well testing cost as much as US$60 million and come with logistical and well intervention challenges. Eivind Gransaether explains…

FPSO technology evolves

Dec 04, 2013

Ensuring the structural and marine integrity of floating production installations over their lifetime was the overall theme of a technical session at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen this fall. Meg Chesshyre reports. Floating production storage…

An FSRU first

Dec 04, 2013

The Toscana became the world’s first permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit earlier this year. Nick Palmer talks more about the unit and its external turret mooring system. This August saw the final installation and hook up of the floating…

Proposed advancements in probabilistic ice gouge analysis

Dec 04, 2013

Alternate probability distributions could provide a better fit for Arctic ice gouge depth data, impacting design depths for future subsea pipeline projects. Pipelines installed in ice-prone regions require specialized designs for the unique environmental conditions…

Arctic operations at what temperature?

Dec 04, 2013

The concept of temperature seems simple enough. Everyone knows that a thermometer can be used to measure the temperature of a substance such as air and that by knowing the forecast, people can adequately prepare for the day’s outdoor activities…

Understanding the ice environment is critical to Arctic success

Dec 03, 2013

Declining reserves from mature fields worldwide, the ongoing demand for oil, and retreating sea ice have brought a flurry of exploration activity to the Arctic. The US Geological Survey estimates undiscovered Arctic petroleum resources of 90 billion bbls of oil and 1…

Managing frontier risks

Dec 03, 2013

Strategic decision-making in the boardroom is vital for those operating on the new frontiers, a new report says. Elaine Maslin reports. “A single event can transform the fortunes of an entire industry,” warns a recent report on frontier hydrocarbon exploration…

Self-installing buoyant tower offers production solution

Dec 03, 2013

GMC Inc.’s Clyde Crochet discusses a self-installing tower, currently deployed off Peru, which offers a new substructure solution compared to conventional jackets/piles. The buoyant tower concept represents an innovative bridging design…

ThoughtStream: Shifting dynamics: Industrializing economies are moving markets

Nov 27, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion The shift in oil demand from industrialized to emerging economies is one that we at Dana Petroleum know only too well. An impressive North Sea success story with modest but ambitious beginnings in Aberdeen in the mid-1990s…

Colloquy: Waiting on Weather

Nov 27, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column A lot of time and money can be wasted waiting on weather. Down time is expensive. Wave height and period determine vessel motion and when they exceed operating limits, work slows or stops. Working in rough weather can lead to injuries and damage equipment…

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