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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.

Upwing Energy awarded 10 new downhole rotating device patents

Upwing Energy has been awarded 10 new patents, for critical enabling technologies in the company’s downhole rotating tools, and proprietary methods used to increase hydrocarbon production and recovery.

Weatherford automated connection integrity system reaches deployment milestone

Weatherford’s Vero automated connection integrity system, which applies artificial intelligence to validate well integrity and minimize safety risks, has completed 15,000 tubular connections in 50 operations worldwide since its market debut.

Interventek secures Trendsetter well intervention safety valve contract

The shear-and-seal subsea safety valves will be delivered by early 2020 for integration into Trendsetter’s MkII 15K Light Riser Intervention System. The system is scheduled for its first deployment for a major international oil and gas operator, around March 2020, as part of a subsea well intervention project in Latin America.

API addresses industry, regulatory concerns with new bolting standards

API TR 21TR1 seeks to address industry and regulatory concerns regarding connector bolts in all equipment deployed in offshore and other oil and natural gas exploration and production.

Simplify Automation of Multi-Well Pads

When you have many different systems, brands and vendors working together in your oilfield, it can complicate your operations.