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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

Hydratight launches hot bolting services for offshore assets

10/24/2014

Hydratight now offers hot bolting services globally on all types of flanged joints.

Palantir Solutions launches new reserves management and planning tool

10/24/2014

Palantir Solutions is offering a new reserves management and planning solution called PalantirRESERVES, which is powered by PalantirDATAFLOW, a data management planning platform.

Fugro offers high-resolution subsea laser scanning

10/24/2014

Fugro has expanded its offshore oil and gas services by adding high-resolution subsea laser scanning, which can be applied to a range of subsea services including metrology, field mapping, structure mapping, change detection, and integrity management.

OFG completes CSEM hydrate survey offshore Japan

10/24/2014

Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd., in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd., has completed a high-resolution CSEM survey of near-surface gas hydrates in Japanese waters using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vulcan system for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Statoil takes an offshore operatorship in Australia

10/24/2014

Statoil continues to expand in Australia, with the award of 100% equity share in an exploration permit in the Northern Carnarvon basin on the Northwest Shelf of Australia.

Riverstone Holdings acquires Proserv

10/24/2014

Riverstone Holdings LLC has signed an agreement to acquire energy services company Proserv.

LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

10/24/2014

LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy Partners, has completed installing the Delta House floating production system in Mississippi Canyon 254.

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

10/24/2014

Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra-deepwater blocks offshore Gabon.

CNOOC proves shallow-water Bohai play

10/24/2014

CNOOC has what it describes as a potentially large oil discovery in shallow water in the Bohai Bay offshore China.

Ambilobe partners line up 3D seismic survey offshore Madagascar

10/24/2014

Sterling Energy has updated exploration plans in its two production-sharing contracts (PSCs) offshore Madagascar.

Statoil takes an offshore operatorship in Australia

10/24/2014 Statoil continues to expand in Australia, with the award of 100% equity share in a...

CNOOC proves shallow-water Bohai play

Oct 24, 2014 CNOOC has what it describes as a potentially large oil discovery in shallow water ...

LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

10/24/2014 LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy...

Fugro offers high-resolution subsea laser scanning

10/24/2014 Fugro has expanded its offshore oil and gas services by adding high-resolution sub...

OFG completes CSEM hydrate survey offshore Japan

10/24/2014 Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd., in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works C...

OFG completes CSEM hydrate survey offshore Japan

10/24/2014 Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd., in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works C...

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

10/23/2014 Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in s...

Jurong to assist MODEC on TEN FPSO

10/23/2014 MODEC Offshore Production Systems has contracted Jurong Shipyard for work on the F...

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

10/24/2014 Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra...

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

Hydratight launches hot bolting services for offshore assets

Oct 24, 2014 Hydratight now offers hot bolting services globally on all types of flanged joints...

Fugro offers high-resolution subsea laser scanning

Oct 24, 2014 Fugro has expanded its offshore oil and gas services by adding high-resolution sub...

Riverstone Holdings acquires Proserv

Oct 24, 2014 Riverstone Holdings LLC has signed an agreement to acquire energy services company...

Chevron hits oil offshore GoM in Guadalupe prospect

Oct 23, 2014 Chevron Corp. made an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US ...

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