April 2005 ///

Special Focus

Integrating a high-speed rotary steerable system with a high-power drilling motor

Combining power with speed results in higher rate of penetration and full 3D deviation control to reach difficult areas of a reservoir.

New offset stabilizer allows rotary steerable system full 3D rotary control

The new technology has seen six jobs. Some experiences from the Middle East are presented.

Slimhole rotary steerable system field trials yield record performance

Third-generation bit guiding system shows impressive application capability in drilling 7,145 ft in a 6-in. horizontal production zone.

Features

AUV survey technology unveils seabed for deepwater developments

AUVs with bathymetry, side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler, for water depths to over 9,800 ft, are collecting key seabed data.

Belgium, Germany and Spain: Belgium - 3D CAD/CAM software for steel detailing and fabrication

Belgium, Germany, Spain Vol. 226 No. 4 3D CAD/ CAM software for steel detailing and fabrication

Belgium, Germany and Spain: Belgium - Enhanced production data and problem detection

Belgium, Germany, Spain Vol. 226 No. 4 Enhanced production data and problem detection

Belgium, Germany and Spain: Germany - Modern thrusters for the offshore industry

Belgium, Germany and Spain: Spain - A technological challenge in offshore chain fabrication

Belgium, Germany, Spain Vol. 226 No. 4 A technological challenge in offshore chain fabrication

France: High speed moto-compressors replace gas turbine-driven compressors

France Vol. 226 No. 4 High speed moto-compressors replace gas turbine-driven compressors

France: Hydraulic fracture monitoring aids in optimizing recovery

France Vol. 226 No. 4 Hydraulic fracturing monitoring aids in optimizing recovery

France: New system saves time for hydrographic surveyors

France Vol. 226 No. 4 New system saves time for hydrographic surveyors Siobhan

France: Spatial quality of seismic stacking velocities controlled with geostatistics

France Vol. 226 No. 4 Spatial quality of seismic stacking velocities controlled with geostatistics

France: Subsea deepwater flushing/ pigging/ hydrotesting system

France Vol. 226 No. 4 Subsea deepwater flushing/ pigging/ hydrotesting system In

Gulf of Mexico Report: Deepwater activity trends in the Gulf of Mexico

After a robust upturn for several years, is there a downward trend developing?

Italy: High-efficiency separator for natural gas processing

Italy Vol. 226 No. 4 High efficiency separator for natural gas processing U. Sp

Italy: Major Brazilian gas pipeline project

Italy Vol. 226 No. 4 Major Brazilian gas pipeline project Through the end of 200

Italy: New cable system design and application

Italy Vol. 226 No. 4 New cable system design and application Cables are responsi

Italy: Top tensioned riser for floating tree units

Italy Vol. 226 No. 4 Top tensioned riser for floating dry tree units A. De Sanc

Italy: Ultra-high-pressure sour gas injection from a barge

Italy Vol. 226 No. 4 Ultra high pressure sour gas injection on barge The Kashaga

Netherlands: Azimuth thrusters for pipe-laying vessels

the Netherlands Vol. 226 No. 4 Azimuth thrusters for pipe-laying vessel The 140-

Netherlands: Minister says governmental initiatives are affecting Norway positively

the Netherlands Vol. 226 No. 4 Dutch sector is turning the corner, says IRO chief

Netherlands: Mobile offshore barge for UK North Sea

the Netherlands Vol. 226 No. 4 Mobile offshore barge for UK North Sea Keppel V

Netherlands: Mobile production unit with storage

the Netherlands Vol. 226 No. 4 Mobile production unit with storage For many yea

Netherlands: Mud cooler enhances offshore operations

the Netherlands Vol. 226 No. 4 Mud cooler enhances offshore operations The MC

Netherlands: Subsea manifold and minimal platform deliveries

the Netherlands Vol. 226 No. 4 Subsea manifold and minimal platform deliveries

Norway: A new approach to pipe connections debuts

Norway Vol. 226 No. 4 A new approach to pipe connections debuts Torstein Bringa

Norway: Hot prospects await cold gas

Norway Vol. 226 No. 4 Hot prospects await cold gas Remote offshore gas fields ar

Norway: Minister says governmental initiatives are affecting Norway positively

Norway Vol. 226 No. 4 Minister says governmental initiatives are affecting Norway positively

Norway: New workflow capabilities integrate seismic to simulation activities

Norway Vol. 226 No. 4 New workflow capabilities integrate seismic to simulation activities

Norway: Software package processes high-density multi-beam echo sounder data sets

Norway Vol. 226 No. 4 Software package processes high-density, multi-beam echo sounder data sets

Norway: Underbalanced drilling and workover rig takes to the road

Norway Vol. 226 No. 4 Underbalanced drilling and workover rig takes to the road

OTC 2005 seeks to offer solutions to challenging upstream issues

How to apply technology gains to meet growing world energy demand and manpower deficits are among the topics presented in this year's show.

Petroleum Technology Digest: Permian basin operators refine horizontal drilling techniques

Adaptation of horizontal drilling methods specific to the Permian basin is succeeding commercially for West Texas and New Mexico operators.

Special Report: Technology from Europe

World Oil report describes selected technology developments and applications representing more than 30 companies and consortia. Also included are interviews with government officials from three countries who describe developments within their areas that a

The crowded seafloor: It's getting easier to know precisely where you are

Multiple, simultaneous operations have reduced the time to first production, but positioning technology can suffer. This has serious implications in deepwater developments, where acoustic systems are increasingly essential.

United Kingdom: Advances in well abandonment

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 Advances in well abandonment Greg McKenna, Well

United Kingdom: Coiled tubing-deployed ESPs reduce operating costs

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 Coiled tubing-deployed ESPs reduce operating costs

United Kingdom: Downhole camera prevents costly congtingencies

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 Downhole camera prevents costly contingencies EV Of

United Kingdom: Downhole vibration monitoring system with live data transmission and analysis

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 Downhole vibration monitoring system with live data transmission and ana

United Kingdom: Maximizing separator performance through sand removal

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 Maximizing separator performance through sand removal

United Kingdom: New electrical connectors shorten topsides installation time

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 New electrical connectors shorten topsides installation time

United Kingdom: New pumping development strengthens chocking system

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 New pumping development strengthens chocking system

United Kingdom: UKOAA see Britich upstream renaissance

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 UKOAA sees British upstream renaissance Malcolm We

United Kingdom: Unique downhole valve boosts circulation options

United Kingdom Vol. 226 No. 4 Unique downhole valve boosts circulating options

What's new in Artificial Lift, Part 1

Fifteen new systems for beam, progressing-cavity pumping and plunger lift.

Columns

Drilling advances

Rig automation: Is it as good as we believe?

Editorial Comment

High transportation fuel efficiency: Why do we fail?

International Politics

Gas challenges await Norway and the UK.

What's new in production

MMS incentive proposal; Canceled oil/gas research; World's largest offshore platform.

What's new in exploration

HDR update; Logging earthquake zones; Seamount collision

News & Resources

Companies in the news

Vol. 226 No. 4  KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton, opened its newest engineering center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The center is part of KBR&#

Industry at a glance

Vol. 226 No. 4   Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is discussing oil and gas field agreements with various countrie

New products

Vol. 226 No. 4  AUV commissioned Fugro’s Hugin 3000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), named “Echo Surveyor,” completed commissioni

People in industry

Vol. 226 No. 5  Oilfield service company Expro International Group PLC appointed Jeff Skelly as president of Expro Americas Inc. He will be responsible for managing the g

World of Oil

Vol. 226 No. 4  KURT S. ABRAHAM, MANAGING/INTERNATIONAL EDITOR   

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