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

8th January 2019

The recently launched XLe Spirit is the first observation-class ROV to utilise Forum’s Integrated Control Engine (ICE™) to bring greater functionality commonly only found in larger work-class...
22nd December 2018

Work has been underway with a large British utilities grid operator protecting current transformer and circuit breakers in the UK helping to ensure the continuity of electricity supplies in local...
19th December 2018

The combination of RESMAN’s reservoir monitoring and intelligent chemical tracer systems and Restrack’s full portfolio of integrated tracer services, including inter-well gas & water tracing...
19th December 2018

The three-year contract, which comes with the option of a two-year extension, will include skip and ship and solids control to manage and process drill cuttings. The scope of work will also include the...
18th December 2018

Securing a significant funding award from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), Return To Scene has kickstarted development of its visual positioning system, R2S VPS. The project...
17th December 2018

As an addition to their extensive range of advanced inflow control technology, FloFuse can increase oil recovery by improving injected water conformance in fractured reservoirs or by ensuring effective...
 Åsgard subsea installation - Photo Øyvind Hagen - Equinor
13th December 2018

In 2015, Åsgard became the world’s first subsea gas compression facility to commence operation 300 meters below sea level – featuring two HOFIM™ motor-compressor units by MAN Energy...
10th December 2018

The private equity backed independent operator has recently completed three significant acquisitions; an interest in the Babbage gas field acquired from Premier Oil on 6th December, on the back of...
6th December 2018

Norway faces sizeable challenges due to increased basin maturity and decreasing average discovery sizes. The industry has been searching for technologies that can decrease cycle time and increase success...
Johan Castberg construction begins at Stord
4th December 2018

"Johan Castberg is the next major development on the Norwegian continental shelf and will open a new area in the Barents Sea for Equinor. Johan Castberg's development will have ripple effects...

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