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Global coverage of exploration and production, field development, shale, fracking and other upstream sector developments

ExxonMobil has revised its Permian Basin growth plans
20th March 2019

The size of the company’s resource base in the Permian is approximately 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels and is likely to grow further as analysis and development activities continue.“We’...
20th March 2019

Churchill’s HyPR™ HoleSaver™, the world’s first hydraulic pipe recovery system, was activated on a well offshore of the UAE on 16th March after the BHA became stuck at 9,070 feet due...
19th March 2019

The campaign, using Diamond Offshore’s Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible rig, is expected to take around five months and also includes the Lyon exploration prospect North of Shetland.Located 140 km...
19th March 2019

Sercel is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first Vibrator Auto-Guidance solution, designed to increase vibroseis productivity by up to 10%.The solution can be fitted to all Sercel Nomad...
18th March 2019

The removal operation will take place in the offshore series of fields located in the P15 block 35km North West of Hoek van Holland, Dutch North Sea, at a water depth of 26-28 metres.Project DetailsThis...
Global tech start-ups land place on unique accelerator
14th March 2019

Nearly 200 applications from over 35 countries were received this year, with strong representation from the UK, US and Canada, covering both oil and gas and cleantech solutions that will support the...
Simon Hird
14th March 2019

Simon Hird has more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and has worked for several major contractors in the construction and life of field sectors. He joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC...
Oceaneering secures integrity services contract extension from Equinor
14th March 2019

The contract, which was originally awarded to Oceaneering’s integrity business in 2005 and competitively tendered again in December 2013, is extended until December 2020. Under the agreement,...
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, Mark Boyle, Technical Director at Fari Consulting and Martin Lawson, director at Fari Consulting.
14th March 2019

Fari Consulting, founded by engineer Martin Lawson three years ago, has grown rapidly since moving to Sunderland Software Centre in December 2018.The company works with some of the world’s largest oil...
Filters offers robust solution for harsh offshore operating conditions
14th March 2019

For two offshore operators, the Plenty brand was the obvious choice to meet their needs for new FPSOs.The first project involved two backflush seawater filters and two sets of heating, cooling, fuel gas and...

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