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Total taps Maersk Drilling for depth-record-setting Angola-Namibia campaign

The well in Angola’s Block 48 will be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 m. The current world record is 3,400 m, set by Maersk Voyager’s sister drillship Maersk Venturer when it...

Gardner Denver field trials new Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump

Gardner Denver Petroleum and Industrial Pumps has entered into a six-month field trial of its new Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump, at STEP Energy Services in Alberta, Canada.

Senegal launches new 2020 offshore licensing round

PETROSEN has partnered with TGS, GeoPartners and PGS to provide over 14,000 km of 2D data, over 10,000 km? of 3D data and over 50,000 km? of Multibeam data with associated shallow cores and geoch...

James Fisher Subsea Excavation merges with James Fisher Offshore

The merger brings the leading subsea excavation service company with the world’s largest range of in-house excavation equipment, experience and expertise, under the banner of James Fisher Offshore.

Gazprom Neft establishes digital development JV for Russian, global markets

The development strategy for the new joint venture is aimed at addressing the challenge of digitally transforming the oil and gas sector through the application of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Emerson introduces real-time corrosion interpretation and analysis system

Emerson has introduced The Plantweb Insight Inline Corrosion application to provide the oil and gas industry real-time interpretation and analysis of critical data that helps prioritize maintenance...

Neptune Energy awarded 13 licenses in Norway’s continental shelf

Odin Estensen, managing director of Neptune Energy in Norway, said “The awards support ourstrategy to grow operatorship and acreage in and around our core areas. Through this latest licensingroun...

Crosby acquires offshore mooring specialist Feubo

The Crosby Group, a leader in lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, has completed its acquisition of Feubo, a leader in offshore mooring components for the oil and gas and wind energy m...

Equinor awarded 23 new production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf

“The award enables us to mature new prospects and prove profitable resources that can be developed within the scope of our new climate roadmap for the Norwegian continental shelf,” said Nick As...

Sparrows lands five-year inspection contract in Kazakhstan

Sparrows Group has secured a five-year contract with Tengizchevroil to deliver specialist lifting inspection services for the Tengiz field in Kazakhstan.

Industry alerts

Gate valve bonnet failures from thermal expansion of fluids at high temperature - In a steam-assisted gravity drainage application, immediately after start-up, a gate valve bonnet failure caused a release of pressure to atmosphere. In thermal applications throughout the oil and gas industry, there have been incidents of valve failures during start-up. Resulting damage can include stretching studs and loss of pressure integrity between the body and bonnet. The main cause is pressure build-up in the gate valve cavity from thermal expansion of fluids, which was completely full and isolated. Such pressure exceeded the rated working pressure of the valve.

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Featured of the month


Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes provides the world's oil & gas industry with products and services for drilling, formation evaluation, completion, production and reservoir consulting. Baker Hughes operates in over 90 countries worldwide mainly based in countries with a mature petroleum industry as is the case with most oil & gas service companies.

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Coiled tubing

Coiled tubing is a continuous string of tubing, rolled onto a spool. It is made from rolling strip material into a tubular form and resistance welding along its length. Coiled-Tubing (CT) continues to grow as an enabling technology that provides cost economy and time efficiency for the oil and gas industry. It has gained wider acceptance in all operations involved in oil and gas exploration.

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Flow assurance

Flow assurance is essential to the sustained operability of production facilities. Flow assurance failures often result in production shut-down and costly interventions. What operating environments does flow assurance typically pose a challenge? Almost all, but some are worse than others.

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Dr. Torben Lund Skovhus

Dr. Torben Lund Skovhus is Researcher and Project Manager at VIA University College in the Centre of Applied Research & Development in Building, Energy & Environment (Horsens, Denmark). Torben is currently chair of NACE TEG286X and ISMOS TSC an organization he co-founded in 2006.

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