Commentary, 3/4 2014Apr 24, 2014
As this issue reaches our readers, it’s only a short time before the offshore oil and gas industry comes together in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference. OTC is really about technology, and one of the noteworthy features of the event is the international pavilions – especially those from the North Sea region.
From the Editor, 3/4 2014Apr 24, 2014
A Really Big Show
If you want to get a Texan’s attention – as well as chuckle – just say, “Everything’s bigger in Texas”. And if you’re talking about the OTC event taking place in Houston every spring, the phrase just may be more than a little true, as representatives of the oil and gas industry from around the world gather to find out more about the industry’s latest technological innovations. OTC is without a doubt a place to see and be seen.
Select, Deliver and Improve – Subsea Trends and New TechnologyApr 24, 2014
Mankind has been fascinated by the world under the waves since the dawn of time. Greek mythology surrounding the Lost City of Atlantis has straddled generations and is as well known today as it was in the days of Aristotle. Similarly, the waters of Northern Europe were shrouded in mystery as Viking seafarers shared stories of giant man-eating fish and sea monsters. Today, scientists say more is known about the surface of the moon than our own ocean floor.
Research in Brazil Evaluates FPSO Life ExtensionApr 24, 2014
A new way of looking at FPSOs could allow some units to work safely beyond their design life.
Profile: A Man to Turn it AroundApr 24, 2014
To outsiders, there was nothing amiss in the way Songa Offshore had been operating. Its semi-submersible rigs were clearing inspection. They were in demand worldwide. New-build rigs in Asia were on their way. Behind the scenes, “trouble” arose when the cost of building four rigs in Korea didn’t match the math of rig-rate profitability. Rig Special Periodic Surveys (SPS), too, were costing more than three hundred million dollars more than they should have.
Operational Performance and Predictive Risk – “The Next Phase of The Journey”Apr 24, 2014
Solutions from Petrotechnics empower organisations in hazardous industries to proactively manage assets to reduce less risk and achieve more optimised performance. The Petrotechnics’ philosophy has lead a new approach to managing asset integrity risk, and Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
spoke with Executive Vice President Iain Mackay about how the company has been helping customers to manage risk and transform their frontline operations for over the past 25 years.