Subsea ///

Expro reports first-ever wireless transmission of reservoir pressure data to surface

International oilfield services company, Expro, has successfully accomplished the world’s first proven wireless transmission of reservoir pressure data to surface, from a recently abandoned subsea appraisal well, which incorporated a rock-to-rock cement plug.

LAGCOE 2017: Lloyd’s Register addresses Shell’s new requirement for offshore containers

One of the biggest topics at a recent industry event held by Lloyd’s Register was Shell’s new requirement for offshore containers. The audience at the event in Lafayette had plenty of questions regarding Shell’s decision to follow global trends and require independent certification of offshore container units.

Industry-led effort designed to cut costs through digital oilfield innovation

Industries ranging from health care to refining have been radically changed by the digital revolution. A new initiative has been launched to help accelerate the same digital transformation for the upstream industry, which is facing the most dramatic business challenge of the past few decades.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill triggers BSEE panel investigation

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst initiated a Panel Investigation Monday into an oil release from subsea infrastructure located about 40 mi southeast of Venice, La., in water 4,463 ft deep.

ITF HyJump JIP to study hydrate blockage risk in subsea jumpers

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is leading a joint industry project (JIP), supported by the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), to provide industry with a better understanding of the mechanism of hydrate growth and blockages.

Weatherford wins Repsol Norge AS plug & abandonment contract

Weatherford International plc today announced that it has been awarded a contract for plug and abandonment (P&A) services by Repsol Norge AS. The work will commence in October 2017 and is estimated to be completed over a period of three years.

OEG Offshore announces strategic collaboration with large offshore aviation specialist

OEG Offshore, a leading global provider of Cargo Carrying Units (CCUs) and A60 modules to the oil and gas industry announces a major new strategic collaboration with Harran Limited, the leading offshore aviation refueling services specialist.

Innovative Thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.”

BSEE continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nate's activity

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 66 production platforms, 8.96% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

ExxonMobil's Guyana deepwater discovery could total 2 Bbbl, WoodMac says

ExxonMobil's fifth new oil discovery offshore Guyana, proves "that deepwater can still be attractive."

New safety milestone for Anasuria FPSO—three years without lost-time incident

The Anasuria FPSO today achieved three years without a lost-time incident (LTI). The safety milestone follows a recent award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), who gave the asset an ‘Order of Distinction’ in celebration of the team’s commitment to occupational health and safety.

Statoil granted permit for wildcat well in central North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 15/6-14 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

ExxonMobil announces fifth discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil today announced it made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana.

New tropical depression raises hurricane threat for Gulf Coast

A tropical depression that could grow into a hurricane is forecast to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast late Sunday, potentially shutting down offshore oil and natural gas rigs and dealing another blow to citrus growers.

Reliance Industries awards Schlumberger deepwater contract in India

OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, was award a contract by Reliance Industries for supply of the subsea production system for the R Cluster project, offshore India.

Abrado demonstrates barrier placement service with Gulf of Mexico operator

Abrado announced today that it has completed the 7th well in a multi-well rigless plug and abandonment campaign using it's “Investigate, Operate and Validate” operations and performing downhole video pre and post-window inspection as well as dual-string section milling with its proprietary Medusa cutting technology.

Sparrows Group, Hydra Group launch crane, lifting, inspection joint venture in Ghana

Sparrows Group has formed Sparrows Offshore Ghana Ltd, a joint venture with local partner Hydra Group Limited, to deliver crane, lifting and inspection services in Ghana.

Archer wins four-year contract to deliver additional P&A services for Repsol Norge

Global oil services company Archer has secured a four-year contract to deliver additional plug and abandonment (P&A) and related services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for Repsol Norge AS.

Binding phase begins for Petrobras, Chevron in sale of Maromba field in Campos Basin

Petrobras and Chevron Brasil Petróleo Ltda., have announced the start of the binding phase regarding the transfer of Petrobras and Chevron stake in the Maromba Field, in the Campos Basin.

Gazprom Neft discovers new offshore field in Okhotsk Sea

Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has completed drilling of a prospecting and appraisal well at its Ayashsky license block, located on the continental shelf of the Okhotsk Sea. As a result, a new hydrocarbon field has been discovered, with initial in-place reserves estimated at 255 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MMtoe).