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Well-centric awarded North Sea well integrity contract with Chrysaor

Well-Centric, a leading independent specialist operating in the well integrity and production technology sectors of the oil and gas industry, has secured a contract worth up to £300,000 per year with independent exploration and production company, Chrysaor.

Wintershall deploys Emerson's wireless downhole monitoring system

Emerson’s latest Roxar Downhole Sensor System has been deployed on the Maria field offshore Norway, providing the field’s operator Wintershall with improved well integrity monitoring and offshore safety.

Norway's oil bosses insist end isn't nigh after $35-billion shock

Can Norway dump $35 billion in oil and gas investments, and simultaneously convince that same industry to throw money into the country’s own fossil-fuel future? After the initial shock of learning that Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund wants nothing to do with it, the petroleum industry says both are in fact possible.

Caterpillar acquires ultrasonic impact technology capabilities

Through its recent acquisition of Applied Ultrasonics, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, now offers ultrasonic impact technology (UIT).

Highland's Ocean Rig bet: Fail in Caymans? Try the Marshalls

A battle of so-called bankruptcy tourists has erupted in New York court, with unclear consequences for global companies and their bondholders.

BSEE director: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico is key to energy dominance

Oil and gas production from deepwater projects play a significant role in the Nation's energy program. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle stressed the substantial contribution from deep water and how future exploration and development will be critical to the achievement of energy dominance.

Hess Corp. issues statement on impact from incident at Shell Enchilada platform

Hess Corporation has released a statement about the impact on its operations resulting from a fire at the Shell Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell advised in a statement on Nov. 12 that a plan for repairing the damaged portions of the asset is being developed.

Offshore in Depth

Ron Bitto, Contributing Editor

Will life get better for offshore drilling contractors?

Oil & Gas in the Capitals

Jeff Moore, Contributing Editor

Big E&P projects advance in Vietnam and Indonesia; Chinese intimidation continues

Regional Report: India

Emily Querubin, World Oil

India’s growing population, urbanization countering efforts to reduce dependency on imports

FPSO lifecycle modeling adds benefits to development offshore West Africa

Leonardo Carpio, Sergio Juan, José María Nougués, Inprocess; Kari Berte Bye, Yinson Production

In a recent FPSO development project offshore West Africa, a lifecycle modeling approach project, ending in a direct-connect Operator Training System with Aspen HYSYS Dynamics, was used for process design and control narrative validation, procedure verification, ICSS check-out, control room operator training and support for FPSO start-up operations.

As oil prices rise, global majors eye Mexico's deep waters

As the price of oil rises, an international rush is on for Mexico’s untapped deepwater riches.

Joint-industry collaboration to boost drone, digital twin technologies in offshore sector

Sembcorp Marine, DNV GL, A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop disruptive applications in additive manufacturing, drone and digital twin technologies that could revolutionize solutions for Singapore’s offshore and marine (O&M) sector and boost its global competitiveness.

Statoil unveils Norway’s first platform to be remote-operated from land

The opening of the Valemon control room was celebrated today at Sandsli in Bergen. Valemon will be the first platform in Statoil’s portfolio to be remote-controlled from land.

Abrado expands into Africa with opening of new partner operations base

Abrado Wellbore Services, a multi-string section milling and wellbore clean-out specialist company, has secured its first projects in the West Africa region.

Lundin Petroleum granted drilling permit for North Sea appraisal well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-2 A S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Engie E&P increases resource estimate on Cara discovery

Engie E&P, the operator of the Cara-license (PL 636) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is increasing the resource estimate. Engie E&P now estimates that the Cara discovery contains 56 to 94 MMboe.

Oil & Gas UK welcomes multi-billion-dollar North Sea deals

Commenting on two major North Sea deals completed within the past 24 hours, Deirdre Michie, chief executive at the industry trade association Oil & Gas UK, said the deals are "hugely significant."

ADIPEC 2017 expected to see increased business for offshore & marine services

The Offshore and Marine industry is expected to see increased business at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), with analysts predicting modest increases in spending for maintenance and production in the oil sector, and significant investment expected for new offshore natural gas projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.

AISUS launches new tool for enhanced offshore inspection

Aberdeen-based AISUS has invested a six-figure sum in upgrading and developing cutting edge inspection technology as it looks to further broaden its range of services and increase its geographical reach to provide its customers with the most efficient, cost-effective technological solutions.