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  • Volume 83, Issue 3 May/June 2023

    DRILLING RIG MARKET UPDATE: Global rig market tightens as inventory declines, demand increases
    Courtesy COSL
    China Oilfield Services Ltd. once again stands atop Offshore’s Top Ten Drillers list with a fleet of 58 rigs. The COSL Promoter rig, shown here, has recently been undertaking a drilling and P&A campaign for Equinor offshore Norway.
    China Oilfield Services Ltd. once again stands atop Offshore’s Top Ten Drillers list with a fleet of 58 rigs. The COSL Promoter rig, shown here, has recently been undertaking a drilling and P&A campaign for Equinor offshore Norway.
    China Oilfield Services Ltd. once again stands atop Offshore’s Top Ten Drillers list with a fleet of 58 rigs. The COSL Promoter rig, shown here, has recently been undertaking a drilling and P&A campaign for Equinor offshore Norway.
    China Oilfield Services Ltd. once again stands atop Offshore’s Top Ten Drillers list with a fleet of 58 rigs. The COSL Promoter rig, shown here, has recently been undertaking a drilling and P&A campaign for Equinor offshore Norway.
    China Oilfield Services Ltd. once again stands atop Offshore’s Top Ten Drillers list with a fleet of 58 rigs. The COSL Promoter rig, shown here, has recently been undertaking a drilling and P&A campaign for Equinor offshore Norway.
    Rigs

    Top 10 offshore rig managers expand their dominance

    June 15, 2023
    China Oilfield Services Ltd continues to hold onto top spot.
    Courtesy Odfjell Drilling
    Departing the UK North Sea: the semisubmersible Deepsea Mira is scheduled for work offshore Namibia starting in 2Q 2023.
    Departing the UK North Sea: the semisubmersible Deepsea Mira is scheduled for work offshore Namibia starting in 2Q 2023.
    Departing the UK North Sea: the semisubmersible Deepsea Mira is scheduled for work offshore Namibia starting in 2Q 2023.
    Departing the UK North Sea: the semisubmersible Deepsea Mira is scheduled for work offshore Namibia starting in 2Q 2023.
    Departing the UK North Sea: the semisubmersible Deepsea Mira is scheduled for work offshore Namibia starting in 2Q 2023.
    North Sea & Europe

    A tale of two North Seas: Norway incentivizes drilling while UK levy could lead to rig loss

    June 15, 2023
    Global demand for harsh environment semis may pull rigs from UK North Sea.
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    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Energy Transition

    Oil, gas investment is core to energy transition

    June 15, 2023
    One important message that has been seemingly muted within communication efforts is the critical role of oil and gas in the energy transition.
    Courtesy NCS SubSea / Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc.
    An aerial view of a p-cable spread, which can be rapidly deployed from small vessels, shows compact spread dimensions and closely spaced streamers.
    An aerial view of a p-cable spread, which can be rapidly deployed from small vessels, shows compact spread dimensions and closely spaced streamers.
    An aerial view of a p-cable spread, which can be rapidly deployed from small vessels, shows compact spread dimensions and closely spaced streamers.
    An aerial view of a p-cable spread, which can be rapidly deployed from small vessels, shows compact spread dimensions and closely spaced streamers.
    An aerial view of a p-cable spread, which can be rapidly deployed from small vessels, shows compact spread dimensions and closely spaced streamers.
    Geosciences

    Seismic survey market finally recovering

    June 15, 2023
    Analysts says seismic market upturn is in full swing.
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    Decommissioning

    Production data underpins successful decommissioning analysis

    June 15, 2023
    Planners should understand relationship between AROs, production rates.

    More content from Volume 83, Issue 3 May/June 2023

    Courtesy Lhyfe
    The Sealhyfe green hydrogen production platform at the quayside in Saint-Nazaire last September.
    The Sealhyfe green hydrogen production platform at the quayside in Saint-Nazaire last September.
    The Sealhyfe green hydrogen production platform at the quayside in Saint-Nazaire last September.
    The Sealhyfe green hydrogen production platform at the quayside in Saint-Nazaire last September.
    The Sealhyfe green hydrogen production platform at the quayside in Saint-Nazaire last September.
    Renewable Energy

    Green hydrogen platform enters harsh environment offshore test phase

    June 15, 2023
    Production module expected to be deployed to an open-sea test site soon.
    Remote Ops
    Remote Ops
    Remote Ops
    Remote Ops
    Remote Ops
    Special Reports

    Remote Inspections and Operations Special Report 2023

    June 15, 2023
    An overview of the latest trends in drones, robotics, AUVs and remote-controlled operations
    Courtesy Remota
    Remota has remote operations centers in Norway that operate different offshore applications and subsea ROVs.
    Remota has remote operations centers in Norway that operate different offshore applications and subsea ROVs.
    Remota has remote operations centers in Norway that operate different offshore applications and subsea ROVs.
    Remota has remote operations centers in Norway that operate different offshore applications and subsea ROVs.
    Remota has remote operations centers in Norway that operate different offshore applications and subsea ROVs.
    Equipment Engineering

    The rise of remote operations in the offshore energy industry

    June 15, 2023
    Offshore operations are being revolutionized with remote technologies.
    Courtesy Skydio, Shell, CAN USA
    An autonomous drone inspects an offshore platform for an unnamed operator.
    An autonomous drone inspects an offshore platform for an unnamed operator.
    An autonomous drone inspects an offshore platform for an unnamed operator.
    An autonomous drone inspects an offshore platform for an unnamed operator.
    An autonomous drone inspects an offshore platform for an unnamed operator.
    Equipment Engineering

    Autonomous drone technology increasing efficiencies of offshore platform inspections

    June 15, 2023
    Autonomous drones are lowering risk while increasing data quality and efficiency for complex offshore platform inspections.
    Courtesy ANYbotics / Petronas
    Offshore Magazine Article Main Image
    Offshore Magazine Article Main Image
    Offshore Magazine Article Main Image
    Offshore Magazine Article Main Image
    Offshore Magazine Article Main Image
    Equipment Engineering

    Transforming offshore operations: The rise of autonomous inspection robots

    June 15, 2023
    Advanced robotic technology is revolutionizing offshore facility inspections.
    Courtesy Oceaneering
    Oceaneering has an onshore remote operations center in Stavanger, Norway.
    Oceaneering has an onshore remote operations center in Stavanger, Norway.
    Oceaneering has an onshore remote operations center in Stavanger, Norway.
    Oceaneering has an onshore remote operations center in Stavanger, Norway.
    Oceaneering has an onshore remote operations center in Stavanger, Norway.
    Subsea

    Executive insights: Remote operations are evolving with ROV/AUV advancements

    June 15, 2023
    Oceaneering executive details the challenges and solutions of remote operations.
    Courtesy Voyis
    The Voyis Discovery Vision System inspects a large underwater structure.
    The Voyis Discovery Vision System inspects a large underwater structure.
    The Voyis Discovery Vision System inspects a large underwater structure.
    The Voyis Discovery Vision System inspects a large underwater structure.
    The Voyis Discovery Vision System inspects a large underwater structure.
    Subsea

    Advanced ROV vision systems are the future of subsea operations

    June 15, 2023
    New technology employs edge computing to capture high-quality stills images in tandem with low-latency video
    Courtesy Nauticus Robotics
    The Aquanaut underwater robot runs solely on electric power, and Nauticus Robotics says it is the first subsea robot that is just as versatile as it is sustainable.
    The Aquanaut underwater robot runs solely on electric power, and Nauticus Robotics says it is the first subsea robot that is just as versatile as it is sustainable.
    The Aquanaut underwater robot runs solely on electric power, and Nauticus Robotics says it is the first subsea robot that is just as versatile as it is sustainable.
    The Aquanaut underwater robot runs solely on electric power, and Nauticus Robotics says it is the first subsea robot that is just as versatile as it is sustainable.
    The Aquanaut underwater robot runs solely on electric power, and Nauticus Robotics says it is the first subsea robot that is just as versatile as it is sustainable.
    Subsea

    Autonomous robots use AI for data collection and intervention services

    June 15, 2023
    AI streamlines subsea operations and enhances productivity and safety.
    Courtesy C-Innovation
    C-Innovation performs an underwater plet inspection.
    C-Innovation performs an underwater plet inspection.
    C-Innovation performs an underwater plet inspection.
    C-Innovation performs an underwater plet inspection.
    C-Innovation performs an underwater plet inspection.
    Equipment Engineering

    Troubleshooting problems has become a more manageable process

    June 15, 2023
    C-I performs remote survey work offshore Guyana from its Louisiana headquarters
    Courtesy Hiber
    Today’s smart satellite-powered technology can monitor remote wellhead data, enable better abandonment strategies and eliminate surprises.
    Today’s smart satellite-powered technology can monitor remote wellhead data, enable better abandonment strategies and eliminate surprises.
    Today’s smart satellite-powered technology can monitor remote wellhead data, enable better abandonment strategies and eliminate surprises.
    Today’s smart satellite-powered technology can monitor remote wellhead data, enable better abandonment strategies and eliminate surprises.
    Today’s smart satellite-powered technology can monitor remote wellhead data, enable better abandonment strategies and eliminate surprises.
    Equipment Engineering

    Affordable offshore well monitoring lowers P&A costs

    June 15, 2023
    Three digital innovations are driving adoption of satellite-powered monitoring, which is transforming the economics of wellhead plugging and abandonment.
    Courtesy UTEC / Acteon
    A remote operation center conducts monitoring for an uncrewed survey vessel.
    A remote operation center conducts monitoring for an uncrewed survey vessel.
    A remote operation center conducts monitoring for an uncrewed survey vessel.
    A remote operation center conducts monitoring for an uncrewed survey vessel.
    A remote operation center conducts monitoring for an uncrewed survey vessel.
    Equipment Engineering

    Remote survey services reducing project carbon footprint, mobilizations and costs

    June 15, 2023
    Sophisticated communications hardware provides the connectivity to bring data processing ashore and reduce survey costs, optimizing project life-cycle schedules and supporting...
    Courtesy James Fisher AIS
    With the R2S digital twin, users can access any document, any asset and any location.
    With the R2S digital twin, users can access any document, any asset and any location.
    With the R2S digital twin, users can access any document, any asset and any location.
    With the R2S digital twin, users can access any document, any asset and any location.
    With the R2S digital twin, users can access any document, any asset and any location.
    Africa

    Opinion: Nigeria needs to take the leap toward adopting digital twins

    June 15, 2023
    Digital twins provide a blueprint for overcoming the gaps in Nigeria’s oil and gas digital transformation journey.
    Courtesy SparkCognition
    Rig 2
    Rig 2
    Rig 2
    Rig 2
    Rig 2
    Equipment Engineering

    AI tools improving HSE, reducing unplanned downtime

    June 15, 2023
    AI is unequivocally transforming offshore operations.
    Courtesy ABS
    Abs Autonomous Reqts Graphic
    Abs Autonomous Reqts Graphic
    Abs Autonomous Reqts Graphic
    Abs Autonomous Reqts Graphic
    Abs Autonomous Reqts Graphic
    Vessels

    Examining an evolution in FPSO autonomous operations

    June 15, 2023
    A new project is underway to advance safety performances of a global FPSO fleet.
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    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Offshore Oil Gas
    Production

    Data Briefs

    June 15, 2023
    At-a-glance statistics and analysis of the offshore energy industry
    Courtesy Equinor
    Proposed field layout for the BM-C-33 project in the Campos basin.
    Proposed field layout for the BM-C-33 project in the Campos basin.
    Proposed field layout for the BM-C-33 project in the Campos basin.
    Proposed field layout for the BM-C-33 project in the Campos basin.
    Proposed field layout for the BM-C-33 project in the Campos basin.
    Field Development

    Global E&P Briefs

    June 15, 2023
    A compilation of the latest offshore exploration and production updates and projects from around the world
    Courtesy Advanced Navigation
    The Hydrus fully autonomous subsea drone explores the Ningaloo Reef.
    The Hydrus fully autonomous subsea drone explores the Ningaloo Reef.
    The Hydrus fully autonomous subsea drone explores the Ningaloo Reef.
    The Hydrus fully autonomous subsea drone explores the Ningaloo Reef.
    The Hydrus fully autonomous subsea drone explores the Ningaloo Reef.
    Subsea

    Overcoming unfavorable conditions during ROV pipeline inspections

    June 15, 2023
    Miniature underwater acoustic positioning system provides high-accuracy position, velocity
    Courtesy Transocean
    The Deepwater Titan is the world’s first drillship delivered with two 20,000-psi BOPs, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
    The Deepwater Titan is the world’s first drillship delivered with two 20,000-psi BOPs, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
    The Deepwater Titan is the world’s first drillship delivered with two 20,000-psi BOPs, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
    The Deepwater Titan is the world’s first drillship delivered with two 20,000-psi BOPs, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
    The Deepwater Titan is the world’s first drillship delivered with two 20,000-psi BOPs, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
    Vessels

    Arrival of eighth-generation drillships to the Gulf heralds new era in HP/HT drilling

    June 15, 2023
    The era of high-pressure, high-temperature development in the Gulf of Mexico has arrived.
    Courtesy bp
    Operating in 4,500 feet of water, Argos stands 27 stories tall, and the platform has a deck the length and width of an American football field, and weighs more than 60,000 tons.
    Operating in 4,500 feet of water, Argos stands 27 stories tall, and the platform has a deck the length and width of an American football field, and weighs more than 60,000 tons.
    Operating in 4,500 feet of water, Argos stands 27 stories tall, and the platform has a deck the length and width of an American football field, and weighs more than 60,000 tons.
    Operating in 4,500 feet of water, Argos stands 27 stories tall, and the platform has a deck the length and width of an American football field, and weighs more than 60,000 tons.
    Operating in 4,500 feet of water, Argos stands 27 stories tall, and the platform has a deck the length and width of an American football field, and weighs more than 60,000 tons.
    US & Gulf of Mexico

    bp affirms commitment to Gulf of Mexico with startup of Argos platform

    June 15, 2023
    With a series of announcements made this year, bp has shown its commitment to E&P in the US Gulf of Mexico.
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    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    People on the move

    Business Briefs

    June 15, 2023
    The latest company news and personnel moves from the offshore industry.
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    Robots
    Robots
    Robots
    Robots
    Robots
    Home

    Robots: over-promised, over-hyped, but now real

    June 15, 2023
    It’s old news in oil and gas industries that there’s a skilled labor shortage, as there is in every industrial sector.