Offshore Oil & Gas Special Reports

Port Fourchon

Lafourche regional businesses seek new avenues

It probably comes as no surprise that businesses both large and small that serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling and production industry have ...

A matter of survival: The GEST story

The ongoing protest against federal government foot-dragging on new offshore drilling regulations, like politics, has become local. The protesters ...

Tough economic times probably will slow Phase 2 of LA 1 project

This past October, the LA 1 Coalition lost their bid for a $100-million federal grant, but continues to seek government aid – this time, at t...

Drilling stoppage leaves port slow but hopeful

Chett Chiasson, the professional executive director for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission since 2010, got quite an initiation into his job of e...

No easy task: Getting there from here

To lend a different take to the theme song for the 1977 Burt Reynolds film, “Smokey and the Bandit,” it appears that, when it comes to ...

Norway

HiLoad system to stabilize drillship in Arctic waters

As Remora’s first HiLoad unit prepares for sea trials, the contractor already is planning a second under an EPC contract awarded by Stena Dri...

ROV winches with AHC engineered for harsh environments

Rapp Hydema has introduced ROV winches with active heave compensation (AHC) for extreme conditions such as ultra deepwater and arctic areas.

High-capacity pumps boost Gjøa fire protection capability

Bergen-based Frank Mohn is supplying StatoilHydro’s Gjøa platform in the North Sea with what it says are the world’s largest fir...

Frigg jacket removed to shore via novel re-float method

Buoyancy tanks guide heavy structure to Stord

Innovation Park to showcase Norwegian technologies

For the first time, Norway’s presence at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston May 4-7 will feature an Innovation Park, where 11 comp...

France

Consultancy group extending services to Houston

Oil and gas consultancy services provider Interholding is forming a new division in Houston called Inter-Nebest.

Nigeria consortium to bid for further living quarters

Saipem's crane vessel S7000 has installed the 7,000-metric ton OFQ living quarters platform for Total's Ofon Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria. Eiff...

Deposition processes lessen wear on drilling tools

Anti-wear coatings specialist Technogenia is working on new processes to improve the durability of drilling tools.

Doris assessing subsea needs of latest West Africa mega-projects

Doris Engineering has been working on a series of deepwater studies in West Africa, one of the world's most active regions.

CFD alliance strengthens Bureau Veritas offshore hull evaluation capability

Classifcation society Bureau Veritas has entered a technical and commercial cooperation agreement with French hydrodynamic specialist HydrOcean, wh...

Sweden

Syntactic foam wrap helps protect casings against HP/HT damage

Trelleborg CRP has introduced CFW+, an upgraded version of its crushable foam wrap for use in high-pressure/high-temperature wells.

Mooring group sees signs of recovery

Anchor chain manufacturer Ramnäs has landed its biggest order ever. The order is to supply chain to Hyundai Heavy Industries for mooring Total...

Micro-seismics technique sheds light on fracturing operations

A technique to visualize hydraulic fracturing operations has been developed by Guideline Oil Drilling Technology.

Higher capacity, smoother discharge improve supply vessel cargo handling

Hopper and blow-pump bulk handling systems from MacGregor Selfunloaders increase storage capacity for offshore supply vessels (OSVs).

Stabilized antenna expected to improve satellite coverage on seismic vessel

Maritime communications specialist C2SAT has sold its first VSAT antenna for use on a seismic ship, Wavefield Inseis’ Malene Ostervold.

Netherlands

Opus orders crew vessel from Damen

Opus Marine has signed an order for a Twin Axe hull fast crew supplier vessel from Damen Shipyards Group.

Promar christens Damen PSV

Promar Shipping Services has christened the first of two Damen PSV 3300 vessels built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi in Romania.

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.

Jack-Up Barge places accommodation order with Asian Offshore Services

Jack-Up Barge has placed an order with Asian Offshore Services for additional Zone 2 blast-rated temporary living quarters.

SPE ATCE 2014: Baker Hughes CTX software broadens options for completion designs

Baker Hughes’ has showcased its new Completion ArchiTEX (CTX) 3D completion design software at the SPE ATCE exhibition.