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Baker Hughes launches constant-rheology NSURE oil-based drilling fluid

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier, Videos, Videos OTC

Baker Hughes recently launched the NSURE oil-based drilling fluid that can be used in high-risk environments such as Norway, the UK, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa…

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Riser pumping technology may help retrofitted rigs drill challenging deepwater wells

Posted on 12 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Utilizing the forces of nature, an electrically powered mid-level riser pumping technology can give existing sixth-generation rigs the capability to drill difficult…

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Shell: Appraisal sets stage for overall development cycle for emerging deepwater projects

Posted on 12 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Post-discovery, the appraisal phase is key in setting a solid foundation for the selection, design, execution and production phases of the development. “The appraisal…

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Marine simulator assists training, supports commissioning process for Jack-St. Malo development

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A marine simulator that began primarily as a training tool ultimately evolved into a wide-scope system that was also able to help Chevron validate and trouble-shoot…

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DNV GL proposes JIP for hybrid power on offshore units; publishes report on subsea technology 

Posted on 08 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

DNV GL is proposing a joint-industry project (JIP) for a hybrid-power concept for offshore units using batteries in combination with traditional power generation…

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GE’s “20-ksi” BOP completely re-engineered to meet demands of HPHT reservoirs

Posted on 08 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

GE Oil & Gas has unveiled its 20,000-psi, “20-ksi,” BOP system for drilling depths up to 12,500 ft at the 2014 OTC in Houston. GE’s global technology teams completely re-engineered…

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Wärtsilä: 4 concerns of LNG as a marine fuel

Posted on 08 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Wärtsilä is providing the fuel systems – the propellers, the controls and the wheelhouse, in addition to the electrical systems – for six LNG-powered platform supply vessels…

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DNV GL acquires Marine Cybernetics

Posted on 07 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

DNV GL has acquired Marine Cybernetics, expanding DNV GL’s scope of services in the offshore and maritime industries. “We do a lot of verification and testing of hardware today…

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Eni makes oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Barents Sea

Posted on 02 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made an offshore oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Barents Sea, approximately 230 km from Hammerfest. The well 7220/7-3S is located 6 km south of the Johan Castberg…

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Oil, gas discovered in deepwater pre-salt offshore Angola

Posted on 01 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Angolan National Concessionaire Sonangol, Cobalt and the Block 20 partners – Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção and BP Exploration Angola (Kwanza Benguela) have announced the…

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