Archive | 2013

Real-time data, reservoir model combination addresses GOM challenges

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Growing activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) reflects the industry’s capability to meet increasing operational challenges in deepwater, where activity has returned to pre-moratorium…

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Craighead: E&P in ultra-deepwater is like ‘going to mars’

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

In the not so distant past, with deepwater exploration still in its infancy, the fear of shrinking oil and gas supplies frequently ran high. Today, however, industry has embraced the challenges…

Case study: Planning enables remote-area drilling campaign

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Operators share rig, services for exploratory, appraisal program offshore Falkland Islands By J.W. Jenner, A. Morrison, Rockhopper Exploration; R. Lyons, Desire Petroleum; L. Phillips, AGR Petroleum Services; I. McBean, Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) Offshore the Falkland Islands, approximately 650 km southeast of the South American continent, two small UK operators with limited in-house operational resources conducted […]

Ship shape

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The world’s offshore rig fleet is getting a makeover. The recovering global economy, healthy commodity prices, a burgeoning ultra-deepwater market and plans to venture into more harsh-environment fields have converged in a perfect storm of newbuild activity…

Can’t keep the offshore industry down

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The global offshore industry is undeniably enjoying another renaissance. Both the deepwater and jackup segments are benefitting from high utilization and climbing dayrates in almost every market around the world, and few doubt this positive outlook will continue…

2013 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, May/June, OTC

The Offshore Technology Conference has announced the 15 winning technologies that will receive the 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Awards recognizing…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI recently finalized the installation of three rich-burn engines from Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI) that are…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

Statoil, with its partners Eni and Petoro, has started production from the Skuld field at Norne in the Norwegian Sea…

Drilling Ahead: ‘Peak Oil’ consigned to dustbin of failed notions

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Whatever happened to Peak Oil? Peak Oil, the seemingly irrefutable hypothesis that the world is quickly exhausting its finite hydrocarbon resources…

From recovery into growth

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The state of affairs in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has shifted from recovery mode to a new growth phase, with deepwater activity surpassing pre-Macondo levels. It’s estimated that the moratorium set the GOM back one to two years, but industry has finally achieved a period of bustling activity…

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