Here is new edition of Offshore magazine October 2012. 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.
Deepwater Field Case Studies
Technological advances spur deepwater Gulf activity
The resurgence of E&P activity in the Gulf of Mexico is being increasingly driven by deepwater plays, and operators and developers are employing a range of new technologies and applications to exploit these hard-to-reach hydrocarbon resources.
Repsol Sinopec targets growth in Brazil’s deepwater plays
One of the emerging powerhouses in E&P offshore Brazil is the Repsol Sinopec partnership.
Australian technology push could make it a global LNG leader
Australian researchers are pushing technology development to overcome the challenges of the region’s harsh and isolated environment.
Geology & Geophysics
Advances in 3D seismic tomography enhance subsurface interpretation
Seismic traveltime tomography is one of the most valuable components of the seismic method, and can significantly increase an oil company’s return on investment from seismic data.
Drilling and Completion
Empirical relations characterize rig day rates
Rig demand and day rates are influenced by a number of market-driven and rig-specific factors and interact in a complex fashion depending upon spatial and temporal categorizations.
Casing drilling marks a century of progress
United States Patent number 443,070 issued Dec. 16, 1890, introduced the concept of casing drilling to the world.
Industry initiatives address offshore well control, spill response
In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon event at the Macondo well, which claimed 11 lives and discharged roughly 4.9 MMbbl of oil into the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), the offshore industry has taken a long, hard look at its processes for well control and spill remediation.
Deepwater Ghana success requires well control finesse
Fine-tuning downhole pressures using managed pressure drilling (MPD) provided the degree of well control needed to drill a difficult deepwater exploratory well off the coast of Ghana, West Africa.
Engineering, Construction, Installation
Subsea 7 unveils flagship construction vessel Seven Borealis
Installation contractors continue to respond to the increasingly complex and difficult offshore projects by broadening their construction capabilities.
Geographic Eligibility: Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia Pacific, North America
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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.