The 2013 tally of seismic vessels worldwide is 142, down eight from 2012.
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In early May, on the eve of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, geoscientists and drilling engineers will gather in Galveston for a workshop on seismic while drilling (SWD) jointly presented by the Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Drilling contractors maintain a portfolio of rigs specific to their business strategy and ability to access capital markets.
Dual gradient drilling (DGD) is set to turn the page on a problem that has long challenged the deepwater industry.
The Angsi field has become a significant priority in terms of oil and gas production for Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Malaysia's national oil company.
The need for alternatives to steel catenary and flexible risers has increased with the need for a larger number of risers in deeper water and on congested fields.
The offshore oil and gas industry was pioneered by risk takers and innovative thinkers.
An apparent shift in thinking is emerging among states from that of maximizing resource revenues to maximizing the use of the resource revenue stream for the benefit of the local economy and to attract foreign investment.
Infield Systems expects 89 fields - 62 of them to be gas - in the Mediterranean to enter production between 2013 and 2017.
Pemex has contracted McDermott International for a new production platform for the Litoral Tabasco Tsimin-Xux fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP has finally delivered first oil from the Valhall redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea. Start-up was originally scheduled for the second half of 2010, but a series of delays forced BP to extend operations at facilities that were due to be replaced.
Oil production in the federal Gulf of Mexico waters grew 6% last year, according to a new report issued by the US Energy Information Administration.
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Statoil for the supply of deepwater umbilicals to the Aasta Hansteen field on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Seadrill has placed a $460-million order with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore for two high-spec jackup rigs, with delivery scheduled for 1Q and 2Q 2015.
The proliferation of unconventional plays has vaulted hydraulic fracturing into prominence as the ultimate way to establish communication between the wellbore and tight or unconventional reservoirs.
CGG closes Fugro Geoscience acquisition. CGG has closed its acquisition of Fugro's Geoscience Division, with the exception of the airborne activity and minor assets, which will be contributed when all operating licenses and administrative authorizations have been received.
Estimates from a variety of sources put the cost of corrosion at 3 to 5% of GDP, or more than $2 trillion per year.
Chad Deaton will retire as chairman of Baker Hughes Inc. on April 25, 2013, at the company's annual meeting. Martin Craighead will become chairman in addition to his current role as president and CEO.
Engineering within the AIP process progresses to the point of demonstrating that likely failure modes and consequences have been identified and have been considered in the concept design.