Commentary, 11/12 2013Dec 6, 2013
Thinking back a couple of years – all the way back to late 2010, early 2011 – we can recall a time of celebration. 2011 was the year when the 2010 Avaldsnes/Aldous discovery, later renamed Johan Sverdrup, kept making headlines as a series of appraisal drilling revealed its dazzling scope: 1.7 to 3.3 billion boe of gross recoverable resources. 2011 also included the Skrugard discovery in the Barents Sea. Not since the 1980s had the Norwegian Continental Shelf seemed so promising.
From the Editor, 11/12 2013Dec 6, 2013
40 Years and Counting
Welcome to the celebration.
It’s been 40 years in the making, and we hope that we’ve managed to capture a hint of how much has changed across the Norwegian Continental Shelf since the beginning of Norway’s “oil adventure”.
Technology Advances in Subsea SamplingDec 6, 2013
While the last few years has seen a host of new subsea technology innovations, few technologies have developed quite as fast as that of subsea sampling. Originally characterised as a manual-focused process with little consideration for flow dynamics and fluctuating reservoir conditions, today subsea sampling is providing operators with real-time information on oil, gas and water fractions as well as fluid properties and PVT data from closer to the wellhead than ever before.
Offshore Monitoring – Innovative Solutions for Demanding EnvironmentsDec 6, 2013
Last Mile Communication’s latest venture – optical sensors for a variety of monitoring functions on offshore oil and gas facilities – is based on the company’s extensive experience with optical monitoring, supported by proven networking expertise. Built on open-architecture software and off-the-shelf equipment, the LMC optical sensor system offers flexibility via multi-functionality that allows the offshore industry to monitor continuously to verify functionality and ensure safety.