CCB and FMC Kongsberg build Dockside Test WellDec 12, 2003
Coast Center Base and FMC Kongsberg Subsea have joined together to build a unique test facility on the CCB premises at Ågotnes, northwest of Bergen. They have deployed a full-scale sub sea test well right by the shore, at CCB’s deepwater quay, offering all the facilities of an offshore sub sea well with the convenience of onshore well management.
The Challenges of Deep-WaterDec 12, 2003
The challenges posed by deep-water operations mirror many of those seen in other “high tech” domains of drilling and completion. Increasingly, operations are characterised by narrow margins where the slightest slip brings with it severe penalties. While the basic equipment in use is well proven, being the result of continuous evolution and improvement over the last 30 years, it is the different subsurface phenomena that provide the major challenges. These range from extreme environmental conditions, through shallow water flows to conditions of zero effective stress in the formations.
Post-Saddam Iraq Could Be A Supergiant ProducerDec 12, 2003
With favorable political and financial conditions, post-Saddam Iraq could become a supergiant oil producer, according to Fadhil Chalabi, Executive Director of London’s Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES).
The SequelDec 12, 2003
The Internet has become a global marketplace, an information tool, and a community. But some people think it should be more than it is today – more immersive, more flexible, more everything. Cue the sequel: Internet 2.