Category: Offshore

DOT: On the assessment of thruster assisted mooring

November 29,2010 –Some newbuild semisubmersible vessels have been equipped with a mooring system and thrust capability for station keeping…..  More »

Statoil acts to extend Kvitebjorn output

November 29,2010 –Statoil has contracted Bergen Group Rosenberg to construct and install a compressor module on the Kvitebjørn platform in the Norwegian North Sea…..  More »

Lorelay to install Breagh export line

November 29,2010 –RWE Dea UK has contracted Allseas for pipelay activities for the Breagh gas development in the UK southern North Sea…..  More »

South Arne enters new development phase

November 29,2010 –Hess and partners have sanctioned Phase III development of the South Arne field in license 07/89 in the Danish North Sea…..  More »

FuelFix Q&A: Tough rules, consistency keep Norway energy on track, minister says

Texas companies brought the oil industry to the Scandinavian nation 40 years ago; now its oil wealth tops $500 billion, says trade minister Trond Giske. (Photo: Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)  More »

TGT well supports field extension theory

November 24,2010 –SOCO International says development drilling is proceeding as planned on the Te Giac Trang (TGT) field in the Cuu Long basin offshore southern Vietnam…..  More »

Hydratight wins Shell UK maintenance contract

November 24,2010 –Shell has awarded Hydratight a four-year service and maintenance contract for three North Sea reception facilities in eastern Scotland…..  More »

Qatar shipyard opens for business

November 24,2010 –Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), Qatar’s newest offshore and marine shipyard, has been officially opened by the Emir of Qatar and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry…..  More »

Afren Nigeria appraisal well a success

November 24,2010 –Afren says its Okwok-9 appraisal well offshore southeast Nigeria found 35 ft (10 ½ m) of net pay in the D2 reservoir and tested 31º API oil at sustained rates…..  More »

DOT: Analyzing vortex-induced vibration on multi-planar rigid jumpers

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DOT: Wireless communication technologies enhance subsea production monitoring

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DOT: Designing large-diameter deepwater pipelines

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Shell extends Seadrill contract in Brunei

November 24,2010 –Brunei Shell Petroleum has extended the contract for Seadrill’s West Pelaut semisubmersible tender-assist rig in Brunei…..  More »

Report: Dispersants broke up twice as much oil as original estimate

Peer reviewed report says more of the Gulf spill was scattered by chemicals than thought. That doesn’t change the unknowns about the impact of the spill on the environment.  More »

Norway investigates Statoil blowout

Statoil “got lucky” that the blowout in May on the Gullfaks C platform didn’t lead to loss of life like the Macondo well, a Norweigan regulator’s report says. (Photo:Øyvind Hagen/Statoil)  More »