Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

Deeper quay on Shetland to expand offshore activity

Lerwick Port Authority has commissioned an extension of the deepwater quay at Dales Voe South in Shetland to support subsea developments and decommissioning in the North Sea.

Pipe-in-pipe technology adapts to changing needs in deep and shallow water

Over the past two decades, the pipe-in-pipe (PiP) product has become an essential part of the subsea field development engineer's "tool box." Due to its high insulation performance, it minimizes heat losses from the transported fluid to the environment that more traditional subsea coatings cannot provide. In 2014, Technip installed its 50th PiP via the reel-lay method; the first project was in Australia in 1989. Along the way, the company has advanced the technology at various points.

More deepwater WDDM wells go onstream offshore Egypt

BG Group’s Egyptian oil and gas production increased to 68,000 boe/d during 4Q 2014, up from the previous two quarters.

Cairn to focus on North Sea, northwest Africa drilling

Cairn Energy has outlined its offshore exploration plans for 2015.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Appraisal drilling could lead to Ormen Lange southern development

Norske Shell has completed drilling the appraisal well 6305/8-2 on the deepwater Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

Shell to drill production well at deepwater Ormen Lange field

Norske Shell has clearance from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for a new production well at the Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

Ocean Endeavour spuds latest deepwater wildcat offshore Romania

ExxonMobil Exploration and partner OMV Petrom have started drilling the Pelican South-1 exploration well in the Neptun block in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

DOT 2014: Deepwater BOP/riser can raise fatigue issue on shallow-water well

Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in shallower water, particularly in harsh environments such as the North Sea.

ONS 2014 highlights next-phase deepwater drilling, subsea recovery challenges-full

Deepwater engineering contractors Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, GE, and GVA outlined their visions of the way forward at the recent Offshore Northern Seas exhibition in Stavanger, Norway.

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