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

Stena Forth drillship
17th September 2019

The Joe-1 exploration well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship to a Total Depth of 2,175 metres in water depth of 780 metres. Evaluation of logging and sampling data has confirmed that Joe-1 has...
12th September 2019

The Olis Master Controller (OMC) is a next-generation controller for piloting Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in the offshore energy industry. The controller provides both remote and local ROV operation...
Gordon Birrell, BP’s chief operating officer for production
12th September 2019

Continuous measurement, including instruments such as gas cloud imaging (GCI), will be rolled out to all new major projects worldwide. The technology has also been tested and installed in existing...
12th September 2019

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract is awarded for execution in consortium with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro.The...
12th September 2019

James Fisher Offshore (JFO), a global provider of specialist offshore engineering solutions, has increased its oil and gas decommissioning activities in the Middle East with a new offshore platform jacket...
11th September 2019

Seismic data from active seismic surveys is among the most important way to probe the interior of the earth. This data is used for evaluating the subsurface potential - define buried rocky defining...
10th September 2019

The pilot, which combined highly advanced sensor technology originally designed by NASA for the Mars Curiosity Rover with a fixed-wing remote piloted air system (RPAS), or drone, broke the UK’s record...
AI in oil & gas
5th September 2019

The Intelligent Data Quality Improver (IDQI) project is an initiative involving the University of Aberdeen and co-funders the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), software R&D company HyperDAP Ltd,...
Johan Sverdrup field
5th September 2019

The Johan Sverdrup development continues to progress well through the final stages of preparation for operations. As a result, Equinor and its partners Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total, are...
4th September 2019

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has outlined its contribution to the UK and Scottish Government net-zero ambitions as part of an ambitious blueprint showing what the sector could look like in...

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