An innovative, multipurpose subsea boosting system becomes a powerful tool in the development of subsea tiebacks. The flexible design is adaptable to the operator’s other assets.
Employing an integrated engineering approach will allow the full impact of each solution proposed to be understood and enable optimization of the most feasible solution.
Multiple subsea production records were set with the King field development in the US Gulf of Mexico. Now, the industry has new potential to increase oil production from deepwater fields.
Traditional modes of subsea excavation — sleds, plows or crews of divers — are used to install pipelines or to decommission storm-damaged production facilities. They can be cumbersome and time-consuming. A new method of excavation provides similar results 10 times as fast.
Will FPSOs be useful in the ultra-deep water of the US Gulf of Mexico? One operator intends to answer this question first-hand.
An innovative method of running control lines in deep water can improve safety and reduce NPT.
Can geophysical contractors conduct massive non-exclusive surveys without repeating past mistakes?
Chevron has undertaken a wide-azimuth seismic survey at the subsalt Jack asset in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s the value case.
Worldwide competition for equipment to extract, produce and transport energy is intense. Easily accessible fields are being exhausted, and high energy prices are making developments in remote locations more viable.
Rebuilding service facilities on the US Gulf Coast following hurricanes Rita and Katrina presented enormous challenges and, at the same time, opened the door for improvement.
The crewboat and supply boat sector of the offshore industry is as constrained as the mobile offshore drilling unit segment. Demand is high, availability is scarce and there is a global need for additional vessels.
After three years of “integrated services” experience with six mobile offshore drilling rigs, a Transocean Inc. subsidiary has achieved successes in operational efficiency and improved safety offshore India.
Multicomponent seismic techniques characterize lithology and fracture patterns in a tight gas reservoir in China.
Violent volcanic eruption in the Pacific ring of fire has created some of the most complex geology on earth. The best efforts of petrophysicists and engineers are required to evaluate the hydrocarbon reservoirs in the region.