Offshore magazine for August 2011 edition has been released. You can read latest international news and technology for offshore oil and gas operations around the world in this issue. Here are feature articles for this month.
Uncertainty, Macondo fall-out depressing UK E&A activity
Halfway through 2011, just 19 exploration and appraisal wells had started on the UK continental shelf this year. Twelve of these wells were new spuds and the remaining seven mostly intentional geological side tracks.
Exploration drilling revival puts Ireland back in spotlight
Ireland has witnessed a series of false dawns since exploration started in the late 1970s. All the discoveries were too small, too complex or too remote to warrant development, causing the major oil companies that had led these campaigns to beat a retreat.
Wintershall forging ahead offshore Norway
Like many new companies attracted to the Norwegian sector over the past decade, Wintershall has achieved a good return for its commitment. The German company has chalked up numerous interesting discoveries, and amassed a substantial license portfolio with promising exploration potential.
Brazil’s equatorial margin offers new frontier
In an exclusive interview with Offshore, Guilherme Estrella, Petrobras E&P director, recently explained why the Brazilian equatorial margin, the new exploratory frontier where the company is preparing to invest heavily, presents challenges that are even more interesting and defying than the discovery of oil in the South Atlantic pre-salt layers.
GE Oil & Gas continues acquisition, expansion strategy
In less than a decade, GE has extended beyond its Nuovo Pignone turbomachinery heritage, building an integrated drilling, surface, and subsea systems franchise that includes VetcoGray, Hydril Pressure Control, Wellstream Holdings plc and the Well Support Division of John Wood Group plc. Today, GE Oil & Gas operates in over 100 countries, has over 16,000 employees, and generates sales of approximately $9 billion.
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Offshore India to debut in Mumbai
The inaugural Offshore India and Unconventional Oil & Gas India conference and exhibition will be presented by Offshore and the Oil & Gas Journal at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India, Sept. 14-16. It will provide a platform for discussions on technical, strategic, and business topics affecting the Indian oil and gas industry.
Geology & Geophysics
GPU rendering for volume visualization
The most recent graphic cards offer dazzling computational power and a large graphic memory capacity suitable for handling 3D seismic data. Powerful GPU computing capabilities and large on-board graphic memory capacity support advanced volume interpretation and characterization workflows involving seismic data.
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