Technical

Real-time data during installation of wellhead foundations

Hydromea’s LUMA wireless system provides real-time data during the installation of a wellhead foundation in a TOTAL drilling project. Hydromea’s LUMA, a wireless high-speed underwater communication system, was successfully deployed by Rever Offshore during an installation of a subsea wellhead foundation for Total drilling in the North Sea in February 2019. LUMA was integrated with Ashtead Technology’s AMS+ (Autonomous Monitoring ...

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Vroon Offshore Services wins new contract with Total E&P Nederland B.V.

Vroon Offshore Services has secured a contract with Total E&P in the Southern North Sea. Under the new contract, Vroon’s specialist subsea-support, walk-to-work unit, the VOS Start will deliver offshore logistical support to a planned maintenance campaign in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea. Fitted with a 50-tonne active-heave-compensated crane and able to accommodate up to 60 people, ...

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Stress Engineering Services receives OTC New Technology Award

Stress Engineering Services, Inc., has received an OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award for its condition based maintenance (CBM) of drilling riser systems. Stress Engineering developed a new process for collecting critical riser data, which utilizes a life cycle condition based monitoring (CBM), maintenance and inspection system that can be deployed on the mobile operating drilling unit (MODU). It enables ...

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Simulator facility helps develop human factors and boost safety for the oil and gas industry

Significant investment in a state-of-the-art simulator training facility is helping to boost skills and improve safety across the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Simulator facility helps develop human factors and boost safety for the oil and gas industry Over the past seven years, Fagskolen i Hordaland, which is located in Bergen city centre, has trained hundreds of students and oil ...

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Asia leads global refinery coking units capacity additions by 2023

The company’s report: ‘Global Refinery Coking Units Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Coking Units’ states that up to 1,885 thousand barrels of oil per day (mbd) of coking units capacity will be added globally by 2023 from new-build and expansion projects, taking the total global refinery coking unit capacity to ...

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Roll Group awarded contract to transport 24 modules for Total Ethane cracker project

Roll Group has been awarded a contract to transport 24 modules for the Total Ethane cracker project in the USA. Roll Group awarded contract to transport 24 modules for Total Ethane cracker project The transport will cover seven single voyages, using both RollDock and BigRoll vessels. The services and expertise of Roll-Lift will also play a part in the completion ...

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Global tech start-ups land place on unique accelerator

Nearly 200 applications from over 35 countries were received this year, with strong representation from the UK, US and Canada, covering both oil and gas and cleantech solutions that will support the industry to maximise economic recovery and the transition to a low carbon economy. The final 16 companies successfully battled it out in front of industry judges who awarded ...

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Emerson opens service centre to support Permian Basin Oil and Gas producers

The technology centre is the latest investment in Emerson’s efforts to guide customers on their path to digital transformation and train the workforce of the future. A leading automation technology and engineering company, Emerson’s new centre expands its long time Permian Basin presence to meet the growing demand for digital technologies to optimize production efficiencies and support producers facing labour ...

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Integrated Evaluation Method-Based Technical and Economic Factors for International Oil Exploration Projects

1 Introduction Oil has been used for lighting purposes for many thousands of years. In areas where oil is found in shallow reservoirs, seeps of crude oil or gas may naturally develop, and some oil could simply be collected from seepage or tar ponds. Historically, we know the tales of eternal fires where oil and gas seeps ignited and burned. ...

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