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OE: 2017 / November

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

Improving recovery

Last month (October 2017), Chevron approved plans for a commercial polymer EOR project on its UK North Sea Captain heavy oil field. Elaine Maslin looks…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

Improving flow measurement accuracy

Changing production regimes over the life of a field can prove to be a flow measurement challenge. NEL's Neil Bowman looks at the challenges. A…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

Filling in the gaps

While automation has begun to be slowly implemented offshore, it’s going to take a full business transformation to get IoT and other technologies fully implemented.…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

Weighing the options

Oceaneering’s Joao Melo explains how operators can decide if aged assets can live longer.  Umbilicals and termination assemblies ready for testing. Images from Oceeaneering. Subsea…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

Circular energy

Elaine Maslin reports on a new solution aimed at converting heat in subsea pipes into power, and then using that power to measure what’s going…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

A new Qatar?

With the entry of ExxonMobil, East Africa has entered the gas business for the long term. Can South Africa catch up? EIC’s Andrew Scutter sets…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Total efficiency

When Total launched the Laggan-Tormore subsea tieback, West of Shetland, it was always with the long-view, and not just in terms of distance. The investment…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Decom dollars

More than 700 offshore fields are expected to cease production in the next five years, according to forecasts. Elaine Maslin reports. Two major events appeared…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Sizing up for decom

As decommissioning gathers pace, the debate around how to make the entire process more efficient – safely – at a reduced cost intensifies. Emma Gordon…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Assessing all options

As the North Sea enters the decommissioning era, should complete removal remain the default option? And what is the impact of the process on North…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Old is new again

With decommissioning an inevitability, what to do with platforms once production ceases is a hot topic. Karen Boman surveys new ideas for life after production. Once…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Perfecting PWC

Perforate, wash and cement technologies are offering operators an alternative to milling. Elaine Maslin reports. When OE headlined an article about plugging and abandonment (P&A)…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Going against the flow

Record numbers of marine energy devices are generating record amount of power in Scottish Waters, but the sector has been knocked back in its bid…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Tapping Asia’s marine energy market

With waning support for marine energy in the UK, Sustainable Marine Energy decided to head East. Elaine Maslin reports. The Plat-I design. Image from Sustainable…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Fixing floaters

Clement Mochet, of Vryhof, discusses ways to bring down the costs associated with floating wind projects. WindFloat project, offshore Portugal. Image from Principle Power. While…
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Gravitational pull

Two offshore wind firsts have been achieved this year, both relating to use of gravity-based foundations. Elaine Maslin reports. While gravity-based wind turbines are not…