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Real-time helideck monitoring aids operational planning, safety on Ocean Guardian

Posted on 01 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has developed and delivered a new fully integrated helideck monitoring system to Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Guardian in the North Sea. Severe…

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Eni discovers gas and condensates offshore Gabon

Posted on 31 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made a gas and condensates discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect in block D4, approximately 13 km offshore Gabon and 50 km from the capital city Libreville…

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Blue Ocean Technologies: Subsea well intervention completed in 6,700 ft without riser

Posted on 31 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Blue Ocean Technologies has set multiple records in subsea well intervention by intervening in, and subsequently plugging and abandoning, a production gas…

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Data pods provide BOP, riser info from two Barents Sea wells

Posted on 30 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has delivered a motion dataset from the BOP stack and lower riser of two deepwater wells in the Barents Sea using its DeepData pods. The DeepData pods…

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Modular offshore rig design reduces deployment costs

Posted on 28 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

William Jacob Management (WJM) has introduced an offshore rig design that reduces deployment costs and improves speed-to-market for upstream operations. The 3,000-hp…

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Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

Posted on 23 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea, after a major reinforcement of the platform structure. Production had been shut down…

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Petrobras’ domestic oil production tops 2 million bbl/day in June

Posted on 22 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras’ June oil production in Brazil averaged 2 million bbl/day (bpd), a 1.7% increase from May’s production of 1.9 million bpd. In addition, the production operated…

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BOEM lease sale to offer 21 million acres in Gulf of Mexico for oil, gas development

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development…

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Large-diameter Ball Type Safety Valves delivered for MWCC containment system

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

TIW Corp has completed and delivered two large-diameter Ball Type Safety Valves to Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) for use with its expanded containment system. The class…

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First well in North Sea’s PL 507 turns up dry

Posted on 21 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Tullow Oil Norge, operator of the production license PL 507, did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploration well (31/10-1), which will now be plugged and abandoned…

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