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Friday, 05 January 2018 03:39

Propelling UK subsea innovation

Elaine Maslin profiles subsea organization National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI)  and its current work as it prepares for a change…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:00

North Sea honey bee

Finding a way to tap the North Sea’s estimated 3.4 billion of resources currently locked up in marginal pools has…
Published in OE: 2017 / August
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00

Operating in the margins

With more than 3 billion boe up for grabs, the race is on to find ways to unlock the remaining…
Published in OE: 2017 / March
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 05:41

Subsea opportunities in offshore wind

A new report from NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative) has identified operations and maintenance (O&M) – particularly inspection, repair and…
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:56

UKCS small pools contain 3 billion boe

More than 3 billion boe remain in some 350 unsanctioned discoveries across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), according to information…
Monday, 01 August 2016 15:18

Tanked up

Subsea oil storage solutions could help unlock marginal fields; how easy would it be? Elaine Maslin reports from a workshop…
Published in OE: 2016 / August
Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:00

Marginal field brainstorming

NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), the technology arm of Subsea UK, held a series of series of “hackathons,” which brought…
Published in OE: 2016 / May
Friday, 01 April 2016 00:00

Let’s get predictable

If topsides asset integrity management is a bane, imagine looking after subsea assets. Elaine Maslin reports on the challenges associated…
Published in OE: 2016 / April
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 06:04

Subsea Expo: Tackling the UKCS' small pools

According to a recent study by the UK’s Technology Leadership Board, there are 210 “small pools” of hydrocarbons (those containing…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Cutting the umbilical

Eliminating the umbilical has been targeted as a way to help make the exploitation of small pools more viable. Elaine…
Published in OE: 2015 / December
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:54

Rough years ahead for UK subsea

The fast-growing UK subsea sector, which supports 60,000 jobs, is in for two years of tough times. An Infield report…
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:10

NSRI leadership announced

The UK's recently launched National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has appointed a chairman and project director and a board. Peter…