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

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...

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...

France

Sulfur recovery process could solve acidic gas dilemma offshore

Prosernat has expanded its range of process technologies through the acquisition of Germany's ITS Reaktortechnik. ITS owned a sulfur recovery techn...

ECM expands in Congo, eyes further living quarters off Nigeria

Last December, Eiffage Construction Met- allique (ECM) completed hookup and commissioning of the new 7,000-metric ton (7,716-ton) OFQ living quarte...

Deepwater connector re-designed for easier inspection

IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) is working on improvements to its Clip-Riser connector for deepwater drilling. The technology was first developed in...

Earthquake studies lead to platform changes at Yadana offshore Myanmar

Total is taking remedial action at the Yadana gas field in the Andaman Sea offshore Myanmar to withstand future earthquakes in the Asia/Pacific reg...

NFM builds full redundancy into Quad 204 turret winch

Lyon-based NFM Technologies has delivered the Glen Lyon FPSO turret installation winch to SBM Offshore for BP's Quad 204 redevelopment project west...

Sweden

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.

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...

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.