Europe continues to attract drilling investments

Major drilling investments in Europe show that the continent remains a lucrative location for oil and gas discovery and development. Eugene McCarthy reports.

Flexible ceramic heatshield solves temperature issues at oil platform

Enables oil engineers to quickly and effectively protect HVAC unit from a flare stack in a harsh environment

FEA proves a powerful tool for cabling

Pierre Blusseau looks at the use of finite element analysis (FEA) in the development, design, and review of cabling systems

Solving oil platform corrosion problems

Hydratight teams marked, cut and repaired the damaged sections during shutdown

Upgrades for crane scales

Measurement Systems International launches new generation of MSI-4260 and MSI-3460 models

Full pipeline survey spread now on ROV

Fitted to a Saab Seaeye ROV in the shape of the Panther XT Plus

6G subsea acoustic positioning technology

Sonardyne lands Guará-Lula NE contract from Seatronics and Subsea 7

Heavy lift offshore crane ready for operation

Will be used first for the installation of offshore wind power stations in the North Sea

Fewer ROV personnel at work in 2011 than in 2010

International Marine Contractors Association publishes ROV 2011 global statistics

Subsea bolt tensioners

Compact-8 series suitable for use on the majority of standard pipe flanges

Cable cleat manufacturer lands oil platform deal

Cleats manufactured in type 316L stainless steel, to provide corrosion protection

Drilling activity up 64 per cent on UK continental shelf

Rise in field start-ups and shift in deal activity points to renewed confidence in the sector, says Deloitte

High performance ropes for riser tensioner systems

Dr Roland Konrad discusses wireline tensioner systems and the effects of different rope designs on the safety and cost-effectiveness of riser tensioner systems

Ensuring essential accuracy during custody transfer

Jeffery Still outlines the only petroleum test facility in the world that can ensure true calibration over a dynamic Reynolds Number range of 100 to 1,000,000

Protecting sensitive oil and gas exploration data

Software ensures commercially sensitive data is protected anywhere in the world and controls and limits the use of laptops to specific

Separation of oil and water using environmentally-responsible demulsifier molecules

Jonathan J Wylde provides an overview of how demulsifier-based chemistries and the development of formulated products are key to competency within an organisation

The selection of rotating equipment for the liquefaction of natural gas

Dr Raja Khan and Dr Kenneth W Ramsden report on software designed to simulate the failure of gas turbine components



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