Offshore Magazine February 2013

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Drilling and Completion

Drillers see future in ultra-deep
A couple of things stand out when comparing rig statistics from this year’s list of the Top 10 drilling contractors and last year’s list.

Assessing the offshore drilling market
Drilling contractors compete in regional markets with rigs of different classes, qualities, and specifications.


Operators ramp up activity offshore Asia
Economic growth in the Asia/Pacific region is driving demand for oil and gas increasingly offshore, and international operators and national oil and gas companies are taking action on a number of fronts to answer that demand.
Salamander builds niche in underdeveloped Thai, Indonesian plays
One of the fastest-growing independents in the Southeast Asia region is London-based Salamander Energy.

West Africa

Deepwater, subsea projects propel offshore West Africa activity
As East Africa rapidly emerges as a frontier province with major gas discoveries offshore Mozambique and Tanzania, West Africa continues to advance plans for new and existing exploration and production projects.

Geology & Geophysics

4D seismic, seabed monitoring growing in importance
The expense of frontier exploration in deeper waters and areas with little infrastructure, and the value of residual oil in existing fields, are among the drivers of seismic technology development.

Drilling and Completion

Production optimization: A question with many answers
As the offshore oil and gas industry seeks to make efficient use of its resources, engineers seek to optimize hydrocarbon production.

Engineering, Construction, Installation

Finland yard maintains leadership in GoM spar hulls
Of the 17 spar platforms in service today, 12 incorporate hulls built at Technip’s specialized construction yard in Pori, western Finland.

Productions Operations

Retrofit corrosion protection offers life extension
The task faced by the oil and gas industry to renew some decades-old platforms seems formidable.


Industry advances subsea capping technology
Industry and government responses to the Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill continue to evolve around the world even as the legal issues continue to be addressed in the courts.

Flowlines and Pipelines

Subsea wet insulation system applies solid silicone science
Subsea oil and gas operations are moving into deeper water and tapping reservoirs well below the seafloor.
Expansion of Angoflex showcases Technip’s umbilical capability in Africa
Umbilicals are custom designed to meet the needs of each specific field development.

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Geographic Eligibility: Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia Pacific, North America

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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