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Welaptega completes mooring inspection campaign for BP in Angola

The project saw Welaptega use its new edge tracking data system and its patented CMS technology to inspect the mooring system of BP’s PSVM FPSO, which is situated in Block 31 offshore Angola.

Halliburton introduces new electro-mechanical downhole cutting technology

This new technology eliminates the need for traditional explosive charges and chemicals, resulting in improved safety and easier transportation. Each cutting operation requires minimal surface equipment to enable faster deployment from any wireline unit.

Locus Bio-Energy Solutions opens new oil innovation center in Houston

Located in The Woodlands, the innovation center features a state-of-the-art laboratory to customize and deploy the company’s AssurEOR biosurfactant treatment program across the Permian and other Texas basins.

Clariant Oil Services launches WAXTREAT SubZero Pour Point Depressant technology for cold climate regions

WAXTREAT SubZero is a winterized PPD with customization capabilities, enhancing performance, while mitigating paraffin build-up, in crude oil pipeline systems, at the same time reducing OPEX requirements associated with pipeline cleaning.

Sercel introduces new broadband ocean bottom node

CGG Sercel’s new GPR ocean bottom node leverages the proven high performance of Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology to collect superior data for accurate seismic imaging compared to data collected by conventional sensors.

BSEE approves deepwater spill response single-vessel solution technology

Production Technology and Services announced the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement deems the PTS-supplied temporary processing equipment suitable for use as a part of HWCG’s single vessel solution, according to the company.

BP spearheads offshore data harvesting in the North Sea

BP’s first foray into unmanned over-the-horizon operations, using Sonardyne technology and an unmanned surface vessel (USV), is helping it gather strategic data. It’s also a key step towards a more marine autonomous systems-led future.

DNV GL seeks to close gap between risk analysis and “digital twins”

DNV GL proposes the “Probabilistic Digital Twin” (PDT) to close the gap between digital twins – used increasingly by operators to manage the performance of their assets – and risk analysis still largely conducted manually before assets enter service.

TWMA sees North Sea operators shift to onsite drilling waste recycling

TWMA has seen a recent shift in the North Sea to companies choosing to process drilling waste offshore. Applying a TCC RotoMill offshore processing solution allows recovered oil from the drill cuttings to be recycled back into the active mud system, resulting in significant cost savings.

Offshore Europe 2019, Day 1: "Breakthrough to excellence – our license to operate"

“It is important to talk about keeping our costs low, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and focusing on excellence in our operations,” says Michael Borrell, conference chair and Total’s senior V.P., North Sea and Russia.

Breakthrough: Leading-edge cement performs strong in the field

BJ Services’ IntegraGuard™ Star spacer systems have a long history of successfully reducing lost circulation. In laboratory experiments, the system can completely block fluid flow through high-permeability media, impressively stopping fluid losses into pea-size gravel.

Borr Drilling taps RigNet for managed communications services

RigNet has signed a multi-year agreement with Borr Drilling, a global offshore drilling contractor, to exclusively provide enhanced managed communication services on all of their new jack-up rigs.

DNV GL awards thyssenkrupp first additive manufacturing Approval of Manufacturer certificate

The newly issued certificate makes the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing the world’s first producer of 3D printed parts for maritime applications to obtain manufacturer approval from DNV GL.

Schlumberger open-sources data ecosystem, contributing to industrywide data development

Schlumberger announced that it will open-source its data ecosystem, and contribute to The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum to accelerate the delivery of the OSDU Data Platform.

Wild Well Control adds new 10,000 psi-rated capping stack to WellCONTAINED program

The 10,000 psi-rated stack is rated to water depths of 10,000 ft, and will play a vital role in supporting quick and effective service for subsea well control events in Northern Europe.

Nissan Chemical America receives its first oilfield nanotechnology patent

The company says its nanoActiv EFT is the first micellar dispersion additive that applies nanoparticle technology to increase initial oil and gas production.

Schlumberger deploys its DELFI cognitive E&P environment for Woodside Energy

Woodside will leverage this secure cloud-based software environment to increase consistency, reduce study cycle time and foster innovation in its subsurface characterization and development activities.

Rival Downhole Tools secures five-year drilling motor supply agreement

"The domestic motor market is exceedingly competitive and extremely transactional. This type of long-term commitment speaks to the value of the team we've built and the quality of our products and services," says Neil Fletcher, CEO, Rival.

Chevron Technology Ventures pitches in on Well Conveyor development

The Slim Battery-powered Conveyor will be the smallest diameter downhole tractor available on the market, offering access to the increasing number of slim, horizontal and highly deviated wells, which up to now have not been serviceable with wireline conveyance.

2019 World Oil Awards finalists announced

For 18 years, these prestigious awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized step changes in technology that have made a lasting impact.