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Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

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.

Maersk Supply Service orders six new large AHTS vessels

Maersk Supply Service has signed a newbuild contract with Kleven Maritime A/S for six anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with options for four additional vessels.

DOT 2014: Statoil takes hard look at Johan Castberg costs

Statoil is targeting a “pretty high level of cost cutting” for the deepwater Johan Castberg development in the Norwegian Barents Sea, said subsea project manager Benedicte Nordang at the DOT International conference.

DOT 2014: Hostile environment, volcanics complicate Rosebank planning

Chevron is having to address an unparalleled combination of issues to make Britain’s first deepwater project economic. 

Statoil sells Shah Deniz oilfield stake to Petronas

Statoil ASA has sold its 15.5% participating interest in the Shah Deniz production sharing agreement in Azerbaijan, 15.5% share in the South Caucasus Pipeline Co. (SCPC), 15.5% share in the SCPC holding company, and 12.4% share in the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Co. (AGSC) to Petronas.

DOT in Aberdeen to focus on maximizing resource recovery

For the first time since its inception in 1981, the Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) International Conference & Exhibition will be held on the shores of the UK continental shelf Oct. 14-16, 2014, in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Wild Well Control shows new Singapore capping stack

Wild Well Control has unveiled a new subsea capping stack for use in a deepwater well control incident. 

FES nets North Sea contract with NOV Flexibles

FES International has won a $1.25-million contract to supply four diverless bend stiffener connectors (SBSCs) to NOV Flexibles.


Expro joins BP’s Quad 204 project

Expro has secured a subsea contract from BP plc for the Quad 204 project, which is located west of the Shetland Isles in the UK sector of the North Sea.


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