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Shell starts up Cardamom development in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 08 September 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Production is now underway from the Cardamom development, the second major deepwater facility Shell has brought online in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) this year…

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Statoil farms into acreage offshore Colombia

Posted on 05 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol, acquiring a 10% equity share in the Tayrona license and a 20% equity share in the Guajira Offshore 1 license, both offshore Colombia…

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Industry eager for repeat of Brazil pre-salt boom offshore Angola

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Angola’s very first oil event dates back to the late 1700s when the Portuguese colonialists discovered oil seeps and asphalt deposits at Libongos near Caxito…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

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Noble Energy announces successes with Katmai, Dantzler wells in deepwater GOM

Posted on 03 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, The Offshore Frontier

Wireline logging in two Noble Energy wells in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico indicates a total of 154 net ft of crude oil pay was discovered in multiple reservoirs…

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Nurturing growth in Africa

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Come nightfall, the majority of people in sub-Saharan Africa are left in the dark. Nearly 600 million people – approximately 70% of the sub-Saharan Africa population – are without electricity, according to the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency…

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Vestigo Petroleum plans ‘manufacturing approach’ to marginal fields offshore Malaysia

Posted on 27 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Vestigo Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian NOC Petronas Carigali, is about to put a tender out for its first rig on a first drilling program offshore…

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Aquaterra introduces new riser monitoring system

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Aquaterra Energy has launched a riser monitoring system (RMS) that uses a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing…

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Repsol runs BlueDock connectors in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on 18 August 2014 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and
Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform…

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OneSubsea, Helix and Schlumberger to form subsea well intervention alliance

Posted on 13 August 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver…

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