Offshore magazine for November 2011 edition has been released. You can read latest international news and technology for marine/offshore operations around the world in this issue. Here are feature articles for this month.
FRONTIER EXPLORATION UPDATE
Frontier areas draw new attention, more spending
High on the list of frontier areas beckoning explorers are the Arctic offshore regions bordering the US, Canada, Europe, and Russia, with growing interest in Greenland.
Frontier seismic work can require site-specific programs
The need to discover new hydrocarbon reserves is pushing frontier exploration into the world’s more remote and challenging regions.
Drillship adapted for year-round arctic region service
Over the past two summers, a drillship and a semisubmersible rig have been in action off western Greenland for Cairn Energy.
New ways to monitor offshore environments
Recent progress in techniques to monitor regular and planned exploration and production discharges offshore is expanding environmental management options for E&P companies.
The Philippines targets $7.5 billion exploration investment
The Philippines has set out a new round of leasing hydrocarbon basins in a bid to raise indigenous hydrocarbon supplies and cut the heavy dependency on imports of high-price crude oil.
Brazil conference highlights technologies, opportunities
For the first time ever outside of Houston, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) expanded to Brazil, Oct. 4-6, to create the OTC Brasil 2011 conference and exhibition.
GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS
Integration, multi-discipline cooperation among the trends at SEG 2011
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual meeting allows attendees to learn about specific technical advances and gain insight into the broad indications of how the business is doing, and what the general trends are.
DRILLING & COMPLETION
RFID drill pipe heads offshore
Everything we have previously known about drill pipe is on the verge of change through the development of a computerized system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) to tag each joint of drill pipe.
ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, & INSTALLATION
Employing best practices in offshore automation
Automation projects for offshore production facilities are becoming more challenging.
Novel sensor helps prioritize post-storm asset review
When a storm comes through the Gulf of Mexico, operators typically hire fixed wing aircraft to do flyovers from a relatively high altitude trying to assess whether their platforms are present and intact, and whether there is any pollution and/or damage on or around a structure.
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