International E&P report, forecast

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It’s that time of year again – the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is upon us. This month, the annual migration of international industry professionals to Houston will assemble with one goal in mind – survive the week
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Robust SIM program helps maintain floating structure integrity

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The continued design and installation of floating offshore structures intended for 20 or more years of service, combined with the industry trend to extend operations beyond the original design life, provides a challenge for an operators’ structural int…
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IRM Systems to assess BBL pipeline repair methods

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Independent Risk Management Systems B.V. (IRM Systems) has been contracted by BBL Company to produce a concept proposal that will provide an assessment of the organization’s current pipeline repair contingency plans and preparedness. 

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Design considerations for HP/HT steel catenary risers

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Steel catenary riser (SCR) technology has emerged as a potential solution for subsea field development in deepwater.
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Shell opts for offshore FLNG for Australia’s stranded Prelude field

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Construction is under way of the world’s first offshore floating LNG (FLNG) facility.
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Operators weigh pros and cons of ultra-deepwater drilling

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Oil companies continue to push the boundary of deepwater drilling, but technology sometimes trails their requirements.
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Well Control School to offer deepwater drilling course

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The Well Control School, in conjunction with AXON Energy Products, has developed a new deepwater well control drilling course, a competency?based training course that has been accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
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Casing bit for harder rock makes drill-out easier

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Non-retrievable drilling-with-casing (DwC) systems are being used in harder formations and over longer intervals with much less drill-out, milling, and cleanout based on recent developments in drillable bit technology.
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EAGE annual meeting heads for Copenhagen

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The 74th annual EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating for the eighth year SPE EUROPEC is scheduled to meet June 4-7 in Copenhagen, Denmark, under the theme “Responsibly Securing Natural Resources.”

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OTC 2012: Halliburton introduces new fixed cutter drill bits

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At the Offshore Technology Conference, Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) introduced the MegaForce advanced fixed cutter drill bits.
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