Offshore Magazine August 2012

Offshore magazine August 2012 coverOffshore magazine August 2012 is now available. Through this edition, you can read latest news on offshore oil and gas operations and deep offshore markets. Topics such as seismic services, exploration, drilling, production, processing, pipelining, operating problems and design solutions also covered in this issue.

Feature Articles

North Sea
Statoil leads overhaul of Norwegian development drilling, intervention fleet
If the market does not provide the solution you need, the answer may be to pull a few strings to make sure it does.

Confidence returning among NW Europe operators
The energy industry, a strategic resource for security of supply across Northwest Europe, is faced with increasing commercial and technical challenges to explore for and produce oil and gas.

GDF SUEZ expanding operations in mature and emerging UK gas provinces
After 15 years as a co-venturer or exploration operator on the UK continental shelf, GDF SUEZ is preparing for a leading development role.

Arctic
Gas supply routes to determine future phases of Snøhvit development
Snohvit, Norway’s most northerly offshore field development, has been onstream for five years.

Gulf of Mexico
SEMS continues to shape the offshore regulatory environment
Expectations have changed for oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico over the last few years.

Geology & Geophysics
Enhancing EOR through reservoir modeling
For all the focus on EOR (enhanced oil recovery) in offshore operations over the last few years, little attention has been paid to the crucial role reservoir modeling plays in bolstering recovery rates.

Drilling and Completion
Intelligent wells offer completion solution for Lower Tertiary fields
This summer will mark 15 years since the industry’s first intelligent well installation.

Flow detection system saves time, money in record HP/HT Norwegian well
While planning for an offshore Norwegian exploratory well, surface pressure of nearly 15,000 psi and extremely high temperatures were anticipated

Logging-while-drilling technology continues to reduce drilling risk
When logging-while-drilling (LWD) made its debut in the late 1980s, several advantages were touted.

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Engineering, Construction, Installation
New model predicts jackup weight and displacement
The weight of a rig is an important variable in cost estimation and determines the amount of steel required in construction.

New semisubmersible vessel redefines heavy transport
A new semisubmersible heavy-lift vessel will soon be available that is expected to redefine the limits of heavy marine transport.

EXMAR launches FLRSU to exploit stranded gas offshore Colombia
EXMAR NV plans to invest $300 million on the first-ever floating liquefaction, re-gasification, and storage unit (FLRSU) in an effort to develop stranded gas worldwide.

New polyethylene fiber suitable for deepwater mooring ropes
A new High Modulus Polyethylene fiber (HMPE) with improved creep properties allows its use in permanent offshore mooring systems.

Innovation, teamwork key to safe and cost-effective decommissioning
Decommissioning projects across the globe are on the rise despite the high oil price and drive to extract more reserves from existing fields.

Buoyant Tower offers new platform for shallow-water field development
BPZ Energy has selected the Buoyant Tower design by Horton Wison Deepwater to develop the Corvina field offshore Peru.

Subsea
Controlling tomorrow’s deepwater developments
To address the future subsea development challenges of remoteness, environmental requirement, and reliability, the oil and gas industry needs to explore new technological avenues.

Flowlines and Pipelines
New automation concept promises to enhance deepwater pipeline integrity
DNV engineers have developed the X-Stream concept to improve the viability of gas transport pipelines in deep and ultra-deep water a long distance from shore.

Operators planning some 5,800 mi of offshore pipelines through 2017
Operators and developers are studying, planning, and building more than 5,800 mi of oil and gas pipelines to bring these supplies from offshore fields to onshore markets.

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About Offshore Magazine:
Offshore provides a rich editorial blend of international news and technology for marine/offshore operations around the world. Topics covered include seismic services, exploration, drilling, production, processing, pipelining, operating problems and design solutions.

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