Innovators: Drilling



by wade on September 5, 2013

Statoil has made a third discovery of crude oil in the Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland. The discovery was made on the Bay du Nord prospect (EL1112), located approximately 500 kilometres northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.This discovery is the second discovery for Statoil offshore Newfoundland this year. In June, a discovery was made at the Harpoon prospect, which is located approximately 10 kilometres from Bay du Nord.
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ITF Call for Proposals: Well Intervention

by wade on April 20, 2012

This is an open invitation to any organisation, from any sector, seeking partners and funding for innovative technologies in the oil and gas industry to submit high quality proposals for the development and testing of potential solutions for novel borehole seismic sources. ITF, on behalf of its Member companies, is now seeking to identify suitable borehole seismic sources which meet the requirements as specified in this challenge. The selected novel borehole seismic sources will be Read more.

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Marine Technology Reporter - Deep Water Risers & Hydrodynamic Performance Research (Oceanic Consulting)

by Admin on May 11, 2011

Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) is a key issue for oil companies that are planning deepwater projects (water depth over 1,000 feet or 304 meters). VIV is the motion generated by the flow of water against the riser (the cylinder that connects the drilling or production platform to the subsea wellhead), producing vortices that are shed alternately from one side of the riser to the other. The longer the riser, the greater the VIV-induced loading, so VIV suppression devices are a critical component in deepwater riser design. Read more.