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Offshore Magazine

Oct 1, 2014
Volume 74, Issue 10
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Remembering Doc Laborde

Offshore's 60th Anniversary Coverage

Alden James “Doc” Laborde, an offshore industry pioneer, recently passed away at his home in New Orleans. He was 98. Laborde designed and built the first mobile offshore drilling unit, the submersible Mr. Charlie, and the first purpose built semisubmersible, the Ocean Driller.

Topsides, Platforms and Hulls conference 2014

Top Moments from Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014 conference

Check out a slideshow covering highlights from the Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014.

Commodity Index

Special Reports

All Offshore News

Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

10/21/2014

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

RSI awarded seismic reservoir characterization project

10/21/2014

RSI has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven inversion and interpretation services to a Latin American NOC over a northern Caribbean offshore asset.

Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea

10/21/2014

Ophir Energy plc has completed a drillstem test on the Fortuna-2 well in block R offshore Equatorial Guinea.

 

McDermott awarded second Petronas contract

10/21/2014

McDermott International Inc. has won a transportation, installation, and pre-commissioning contract from PC Ketapang II Ltd., a subsidiary of Petronas, for the Bukit Tua development project in the Ketapang block of East Java, Indonesia.

Peak launches new MAP tool for slickline operations

10/21/2014

Peak Well Systems has developed a new Multi-Action Pulling (MAP) tool to simplify offshore slickline operations and reduce inventory.

LDD completes platform jacket foundation installation

10/21/2014

LDD, an Acteon company, has finished a specialist foundation installation for the Etame Marin block field expansion project offshore Gabon, West Africa.

Ocean Rig, Petrobras ink deal on two UDW drillships

10/21/2014

Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Petrobras to extend a lease on two ultra-deepwater drillships.

Pipeline Week: Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner to deliver keynote presentation

10/21/2014

Ryan Sitton, the Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner, will give the opening keynote presentation at Pipeline Week, Oct. 28-30, 2014, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. 

Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash in Moscow

10/21/2014

Total has confirmed that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10 pm (Paris time) on Oct. 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow removal machine.

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

10/21/2014

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.

 

 

Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea

10/21/2014 Ophir Energy plc has completed a drillstem test on the Fortuna-2 well in block R o...

Ocean Rig, Petrobras ink deal on two UDW drillships

Oct 21, 2014 Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Petrobras to ...

Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

10/21/2014 Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resour...

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

10/20/2014 Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) ...

RSI awarded seismic reservoir characterization project

10/21/2014 RSI has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven inversion and interpretation se...

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

10/20/2014 Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the ...

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

10/20/2014 Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understa...

Ocean Rig, Petrobras ink deal on two UDW drillships

10/21/2014 Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Petrobras to ...

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

10/20/2014 Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in t...

Technical Brief

Advances in Subsea Recovery

Subsea processing technologies enable offshore fields to reach their full potential. Subsea processing systems have been in existence for years.  Today, they are a proven solution for accelerating production and increasing recovery from hard-to-access offshore reserves.  FMC Technologies is leading the way with development and supply of subsea processing technologies, such as: separation, boosting and compression.

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Business Briefs

Pipeline Week: Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner to deliver keynote presentation

Oct 21, 2014 Ryan Sitton, the Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner, will give the...

Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash in Moscow

Oct 21, 2014 Total has confirmed that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 1...

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

Oct 20, 2014 Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understa...

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