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Forsys Subsea aims to reduce subsea CAPEX by 30%

Alain Marion (from left), Forsys Chief Technology Officer; Rasmus Sunde, Forsys CEO; Thierry Pilenko, Technip Chairman and CEO; and John Gremp, FMC Technologies Chairman, President and CEO, discussed the merits of the Forsys Subsea alliance at the 2015 OTC in Houston. DC Editor/Publisher Mike Killalea (right) moderated the discussion.

Declining returns due to increasing costs in deepwater projects were a thorn in the eye of operators long before $50/bbl oil. But now, more than ever, trimming CAPEX requirements has become essential to make certain projects economic. To help address this challenge, oilfield service companies FMC Technologies and Technip are teaming up to streamline subsea design, delivery and maintenance through a new joint venture called Forsys Subsea.

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IADC launches WellSharp well control training, assessment program

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IADC unveiled WellSharp, the drilling industry’s new well control training and assessment program, during OTC in Houston on 6 May. A collaborative, industrywide, industry-led effort to redefine well control training produced WellSharp, which emphasizes rigorous training for every person with well control responsibilities, whether office-based or rig-based.

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GE releases new remote collaboration software to improve asset reliability inspections

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GE Oil & Gas announced the release of InspectionWorks Connect, a remote collaboration software platform for the nondestructive testing (NDT) and inspection industry. InspectionWorks Connect provides real-time access to live inspection video and data from anywhere in the world, which enables smarter, faster decision-making, improves inspector productivity and reduces training costs.

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