Oil and Gas Industry Latest Tech Trends

26.06.2014 Statoil opens new research centre – a milestone for improved oil recovery

Minister of petroleum and energy Tord Lien opened today Statoil’s new research centre for improved oil recovery (IOR) at Rotvoll in Trondheim, mid-Norway.

23.06.2014 Claxton’s camera upgrade puts crane safety in the picture

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, has launched the latest version for its ATEX and safe-area crane boom cameras. The new system will improve operational safety through substantial upgrades in camera performance and its user interface.

23.06.2014 AGR Multi Client studies help operators identify exploration opportunities

AGR has developed several Multi Client studies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf that help the small and medium-sized E&P companies but also majors identify exploration prospects in a cost-efficient method, the company reported in a news release.

20.06.2014 New Insulation Wraps Protect Drilling Assets by Improving Hardbanding

Hardbanding has been proven to decrease drilling costs and downtime while increasing profitability and productivity. But if the finished hardband tool joint is allowed to cool too fast, it can seriously damage the structural integrity of the drill pipe or string.

18.06.2014 Salym Petroleum Places Stake on Tertiary EOR

Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (Salym Petroleum), Gazprom Neft’s and Shell’s joint venture (50/50), continues optimizing a chemical flooding technology based on a three-component mixture of anionic SAA, sodium, and polymer (ASP).

09.06.2014 ERIELL Group successfully completes drilling of four wells in Bangladesh under contract with Gazprom International

ERIELL Group completed drilling of 4 directional wells of 3,532 – 3,880 meters in depth at Titas field in the Republic of Bangladesh under the contract with Gazprom International.

The wells were constructed using the drilling rig ZJ-70 LDВ-450.

05.06.2014 Norway’s Statoil installs new loading buoys at Gullfaks

Installing new loading buoys is one of several projects intended to extend Gullfaks’ life towards 2040. 2.55 billion barrels of oil from the Gullfaks field have passed through the existing loading buoys since first oil, Statoil said on June 4.

02.06.2014 SPD Begins Construction on ASP Mixing Unit

Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) and ООО “Stroytransgaz-M” (STGM) signed a contract for construction of ASP* mixing unit at the West Salym oil field in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra.

02.06.2014 Norway installs system for reservoir monitoring in Snorre and Grane fields

Work will continue this summer and autumn on installing a seismic streamer on Snorre, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on May 30 . A dedicated system with a seismic streamer will also be installed on Grane.

30.05.2014 Gazprom Neft launches “green” seismic in Russia

Gazprom Neft has been Russia’s first oil and gas company to complete a pilot project in seismic research based on new technologies that allow preserving forests.