Commentary, 5/6 2008Jun 2, 2008 Go Deep
The search for reservoirs offshore began just 70 years ago, when the Superior Oil company (now part of ExxonMobil) constructed what is considered to be the first offshore oil platform off the US Gulf Coast in Louisiana. Since those early days, , offshore platforms have evolved into the megastructures we see today. Along the way, technology began to move to the sea floor, developing into the subsea industry that we know today.
From the Editor, 5/6 2008Jun 2, 2008 Look to Bergen
We are once again privileged to be involved with the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC), the 15th since the organisers – the Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) – arranged the first in 1980. UTF was initiated during the pioneering period of the Norwegian ....
Subsea Up FrontJun 2, 2008
In an expanding subsea market, the subsea cluster in the Bergen region, Norway, makes new strategies to improve its development opportunities. The cluster is currently formalised through its status as a Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE). Approximately 65 companies and organisations are partners and members through the facilitator organisation NCE Subsea.
Shtokman Takes ShapeJun 2, 2008
The first contracts aimed at deciding the technology to be used on the Barents Sea’s giant gas field have been awarded by the Shtokman Development Co. steering committee: the Gazprom, Total, StatoilHydro troika. Yet just as concept’s are weighed a final time and details emerge, uncertainty hangs over the supply chain, its composition and its effects on project costs.
K-Lab’s Quantum LeapJun 2, 2008
A “mini” subsea gas compressor gets a lot of attention from companies with a lot of small gas fields. So the pressure was on, when StatoilHydro, Total and partners in the world’s first full-scale “subsea” compression test at K-Lab, by the Kårstø gas-plant, cut the red ribbon. With health & safety ”officers” looking on, the jitters were discernable when 10,000 kilograms per hour of gas well-stream slammed into MANTurbo’s trademark HOFIM compressor.
Media: .carJun 2, 2008
Convergence is bringing Internet connectivity to new screens all the time. Now it’s going to become the next cutting edge feature of the modern car. It’s already well on the way. Maybe your next ride will be a .car?