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Schlumberger ACTive TC tool
12th October 2015

The challenge was to gain access to inflow control devices (ICDs) present in horizontal wells with ample downhole pull to open and close sleeves and obtain conclusive real-time downhole indication to...
Low oil prices are driving innovation
11th October 2015

Low oil prices are driving operators toward innovations from robotic drilling to advanced seismic imaging, as they  restructure and streamline operations in order to cut down non-productive time (NPT)...
Transponder frames being readied for deployment at Kaombo
11th October 2015

The campaign to deploy, calibrate and make ready for work the field-wide array of transponder frames, was completed in just 31 days using the seabed component of a Fusion 6G system. This was half the time...
11th October 2015

Ben Grant (30), who studied electrical and electronic engineering and Alastair McLennan-Murray (31), an artificial intelligence and robotics graduate, set up Impact Subsea in February and are relishing the...
Shell Bonga phase 3
11th October 2015

Andrew Brown, Shell’s Upstream International Director, said: “This new start up is another important milestone for Bonga, adding valuable new production to this major facility.” Bonga Phase 3 is an...
11th October 2015

Barring gasoil and naphtha, China's apparent demand for all other key products—gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), jet/kerosene, and fuel oil—saw double digit year-on-year growth in August. China’...
Terranova field offshore Hibernia
10th October 2015

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy and Beicip-Franlab announced today that the “in place” oil and gas resource potential is 12 billion barrels of oil and 113 trillion cubic feet of...
Yemen hit by security concerns
10th October 2015

Oil production in Yemen peaked at 441,000 barrels per day (bd) in 2001, but this decreased to 125,000 bd in 2014 and is forecast to fall to as low as 30,000 bd in 2015. According to Ali Al-Killidar,...
Chevron oil production
10th October 2015

The aim of the development of 20,000 psi technology is to qualify the equipment required to develop future offshore fields with design pressures above 15,000 psi and temperatures above 250˚ F. These design...
Russian oil production
10th October 2015

According to Anna Belova, Ph.D., GlobalData's Senior Upstream Analyst covering the Former Soviet Union, Russia’s response to the sanctions is centered on addressing the issues it faces without affecting its...

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