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David Doig, group chief executive for OPITO
14th October 2015

The call was issued as OPITO announced the final speaker line-up and content for its sixth annual conference and exhibition on safety and competence to be held in Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of November and...
14th October 2015

To meet the complex positioning requirements of the project, Fred Goodloe III, Project Surveyor for Subsea 7 worked closely with Sonardyne’s in-house Survey Support Group (SSG) to determine the optimum...
 LiDAR is a technology for collecting precise 3D models
13th October 2015

Commonly referred to as laser scanning, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a technology for collecting precise 3D models of subsea structures and seabed topography. It addresses the challenges of subsea...
Robert Gordon University
13th October 2015

The agreement will see the development of an undergraduate level course to promote the understanding of subsurface exploration and production data, and recognise its importance to upstream oil and gas...
Tor Olav Schibevaag, eDrilling’s CEO and Stian Brekke, CEO of Netscenario
13th October 2015

“Saving cost, improving safety, and increasing efficiency of drilling operations is an area that is top of mind at E&P companies, drilling contractors, and services companies worldwide, and is only...
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK
12th October 2015

The industry body, which represents the UK’s £9bn subsea sector, has become the Gold Patron of Oceans’ 17 - a global event which aims to bring together companies from key market regions and help them...
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...
Claxton's Suspended Well Abandonment Tool (SWATTM)
12th October 2015

Neil Watson, SWAT product leader, Claxton, said, “SWAT holds the Queen’s Award for Innovation in the UK, and the Petroleum Institute Platinum Award for Innovation. It is the first tool of its type, and is...
Encana's DJ Basin assets include more than 1,600 wells
12th October 2015

The $900 million transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions, is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2015.  “At nearly $1 billion in total value, this is a...
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)...

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