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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wild Well, Check-6 to develop next-gen well control training

Posted on 05 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, Recent Drilling News

Wild Well Control and Check-6 have announced a joint agreement to develop the next generation of well control training for the oil and gas industry. The partnership will…

2013 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, May/June, OTC

The Offshore Technology Conference has announced the 15 winning technologies that will receive the 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Awards recognizing…

Honghua developing new-generation shale-drilling rig, plans testing of frac pump

Posted on 23 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances, OTC

Honghua Group and its US subsidiary Honghua America are developing a next-generation onshore rig…

BP commits to renewed focus on upstream oil and gas over next decade

Posted on 15 May 2013 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Over the next decade, as much as 75% to 80% of BP’s majority group capital expenditure will be spent in upstream…

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