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Generating extra power

The requirement for increased production capability on offshore oil and gas platforms has increased the need for auxiliary deck-mounted generator sets to provide the additional electrical power requirement. Mark Burslem reports

Oil field pipe recovery

Graeme Montgomery looks at the benefits of non-explosive, non-hazardous pipe cutting technology

Centraliser for deep-water drilling

Cliff Berry reports on a centraliser which has been designed and manufactured to meet the extreme challenges of drilling today's deepwater wells

Jack-up rig drills to depths of 30,000ft

Field services contracts can run into hundreds of millions of dollars as oil and gas companies strive to improve the efficiency and reliability of their operations. Sean Ottewell reports

Drilling programmes prosper on back of exploration investment

Drilling activity remains robust around the world, with the US, Europe and the Far East attracting major exploration investment. Eugene McCarthy reports

Moving forwards in the platform decommissioning industry

6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit takes place March 10-12, 2014, Houston, Texas, USA

Summit to address fast-approaching deepwater challenge

DecomWorld’s 6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, 10-12 March, 2014 in Houston, will provide delegates with in-depth market forecasts and expert-level perspectives to equip them for the imminent challenges

Polymer tests show absence of chemical degradation

VICTREX PEEK exceeds NORSOK M710 qualification and performs in the most demanding oil and gas environments

Multi-purpose crane with a dead weight of about 1,100t

Suitable for both heavy lift cargo handling in ports and floating solutions for typical offshore applications

Remote-controlled pipeline clamp installation tool

System provides direct control of clamp installation operations during deepwater pipeline pepair, tie-ins

Camera monitors structural integrity of underwater oil and gas pipelines

The Luxus range is certified to cope with pressures over 400 atmospheres (4000m) and has be proven to work at 9000m

Coating extends life and improves performance of drilling tools

Hardide Coatings unveils groundbreaking new technology for thermally stable polycrystalline diamonds

Fracking versus wind energy: what the public think

Survey of more than 2000 adults showed 53 per cent leaning in favour of wind farms despite the cosmetic effect on the landscape, while just 15 per cent preferred fracking

Flexible cooling with shell-and-tube heat exchangers

The oil-water cooler BNZ from R+L Hydraulics is designed for cooling oil hydraulics systems, gearboxes and compressors

Quick release nut for subsea use

Hydratight's Quick Release Nut is a compact, uncomplicated tool, which has just two moving parts, and has been used in more than 25 successful subsea projects

Unlimited lifting and general load movement solutions

Manfred Müller reports on a range of handling and lifting equipment for the toughest offshore environments and engineered for extremes

Meeting HD video challenges offshore

John Benson outlines the challeneges of digital video recording solutions offshore

Controlled shot peening of welded structures

Ben Hayes outlines the benefits of the surface processing technique controlled shot peening

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