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Well Control Institute to seek industry comments; Exec Board agrees on new initiative at inaugural meeting

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The Well Control Institute (WCI) set its strategic initiatives at its inaugural Executive Board meeting on 7 May. Executive-level representatives from a broad range of industry-leading companies…

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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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OTC panel: Cross-learning can improve deepwater, unconventional businesses

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

The unconventional resources revolution continues to change the global energy landscape, even impacting the offshore segment. In a panel session at the 2014 Offshore…

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Video webinar airing 22 May: New approaches to site access minimize cost, risk and impact

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Departments, Global and Regional Markets, News

Good corporate citizenship and sound environmental practices are vital to maintaining the industry’s license to operate. At the same time, cost control is as important as ever…

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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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Cameron’s Cognition package provides new way to monitor subsea BOP

Posted on 09 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig

Cameron debuted the Cognition Stack Instrumentation Infrastructure Package and the EVO 300 Bonnet technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology…

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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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