The Lead Feature of the April issue of Oilfield Technology magazine covers the Offshore Challenges faced by the industry as E and P companies continue to expand their operations in the world’s seas and oceans. The issue also features articles on Deepwater Exploration, Downhole Tools, Drilling and Completions, Subsea Systems, Reducing Downtime, Addressing Environmental Issues, and Offshore Pipeline Services. April’s Regional Report focuses on the resurgent Gulf of Mexico.
Reducing risks on elderly assets
Graeme Ellis, ABB Consulting, UK, explains how implementing robust safety risk assessment and ageing asset programmes can help lower the risk of safety or environmental hazards in the oilfield.
Philippe Levy, SBM Offshore, Brazil, shows how an effective sustainable development plan can allow oil and gas companies to meet their environmental obligations without cutting back on productivity.
Finishing off flaring
Shravan Joshi, CompactGTL, UK, outlines the development of an FPSO compatible gas-to-liquids plant that can help eliminate the unnecessary flaring of associated gas.
Big money in deep water
Rachel Stonehouse, Douglas-Westwood, UK, looks at the forecasted global deepwater Capex of US$ 223 billion for 2013 – 2017 and reveals what it will be spent on, and who will be spending it.
Chad Hightower, Superior Energy Services, USA, shows how multizone and horizontal single-trip sand control systems are a key strategy for producers hoping to optimise well completions.
Monitoring your mooring
Mark Nolet and Michael Spencer, InterMoor Inc., USA, outline the importance of a reliable mooring monitoring system for successful mooring system integrity management.
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