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Pulse wins contract for offshore support services in Norway

Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real-time integrity monitoring system that will measure platform displacement during drilling operations.

Idemitsu proves more gas offshore Vietnam

Idemitsu Oil & Gas has discovered gas and condensate with its fourth well in blocks 05-1 b and 05-1c offshore southern Vietnam.

Statoil strengthens cooperation with Omega

Statoil has awarded Omega Completion Technology a two-year framework contract.

Software aids well planning, risk assessment

Wood Group Intetech has developed new software for analyzing global well component reliability data.

New casing retrieval tool lowers cost of deepwater P&A operations

During the next eight years, both the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are expected to see significant numbers of P&A projects. Integrated approaches with contingencies to handle the unknowns associated with these operations will be critical to the safety, efficiency, and economics of these projects. A new casing retrieval technology has been developed to specifically address deepwater P&A needs. The Harpoon cut-and-pull spear is designed to increase the likelihood of retrieving the casing in each run by performing multiple recovery attempts in a single trip.

Apache establishes new oil play offshore Western Australia

Apache Corp. has discovered a potentially large oil field in the Canning basin offshore Western Australia.

Closed loop underreaming improves deepwater drilling

Drilling a gauge hole is a basic requirement of wellbore construction, but it is not easy to deliver. To ensure a gauge hole and improve well construction, a novel wellbore diameter and underreaming control system has been developed. The closed loop underreaming system's comparative measurements provide new insight into downhole conditions by measuring wellbore diameter and tracking the downhole status of the underreamer (reamer).

2014 MWD/LWD Services Directory

Get the latest information on measurement-while-drilling (MWD) and logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools and services for 2014.

Service providers advance MWD/LWD technologies

Offshore magazine asked measurement-while-drilling/logging-while-drilling providers to highlight their latest advances, and the responses demonstrate the growth of applications for real-time information. The annual MWD/LWD services directory provides a detailed and comprehensive listing of the downhole technology that is currently available on the market.

First modular drilling rig designed for North Sea P&A operations

Archer's modular rig is designed for swift assembly on most offshore platforms, typically over a period of up to three weeks, using the platform's cranes. Once assembled, the rig can undertake most standard tasks ranging from top hole to cased hole drilling, managed pressure drilling, through tubing rotary drilling, coiled tubing/e-line/slickline intervention, and P&A workover. However, it is lighter and more compact than existing modular or platform rig options, according to the company, and therefore easier to accommodate on the space-constrained decks of most of the older North Sea installations.

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