Commentary, 9/10 2014Oct 20, 2014
During the recent Offshore Northern Seas – ONS – one of the most predominant themes was a discussion of cutting costs. The cost of doing business in the North Sea, and on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in particular, has risen across the board. Although there was and is continued excitement and optimism concerning the development of Norway’s recent fields, such as, for example, the Johan Sverdrup field – cutting costs is what made the headlines this year.
From the Editor, 9/10 2014Oct 20, 2014
It’s been an incredible summer. But this is always the case when we are in an ONS year.
As usual, the time has flown by, and it’s already been a month since we returned from ONS. Check out our review and photos from a very busy week in Stavanger.
Grounds for Optimism in the North SeaOct 20, 2014
Much has been made recently about the downturn in drilling activity and exploration in the North Sea, particularly on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) but, looking to next year and beyond, there seems to be some justification for a sense of optimism in the basin’s mid term future.
The Importance of Electromagnetic (EM) Data – Avoiding Dry Wells in the Barents SeaOct 20, 2014
Much attention is currently focusing on the Barents Sea where the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is planning to offer 61 blocks under the country’s 23rd licensing round later this year. Thirty-four of these blocks will be in the previously off-limits southeastern part of the Barents Sea, 20 in the southern Barents Sea and seven in the Norwegian Sea. Today, the region is a vast under-explored area, exhibiting a large variety of geological settings and offering significant hydrocarbon potential.
CFD for Oil and Gas Pipe Networks – Reducing the Risk to Life, Property and AssetsOct 20, 2014
Using consequence modelling for complex, multiphase fluid flows inside pipe networks and equipment can help long-term reduction of risk for the operator and owner of the facility, and protection of life, property and assets.
WirelessHART – The Elegant Way to Connect Sensors in PlantsOct 20, 2014 Wireless
HART offers new alternatives in production or process environments where cabling takes too much effort, can be error prone, or is simply impossible to install. Wireless
HART components from Pepperl+Fuchs enable safe and secure wireless communication and incorporate traditional field devices into the wireless world. Based on the evolution of the Wireless
HART components and associated software tools, planning, installing, and managing these wireless networks becomes more elegant.