Technology

Siemens and Statoil team up

Norwegian giant Statoil and Germany's Siemens have sealed a wide-ranging technology development co-operation deal.

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Low drilling costs, high performance

technology_new_bully_loFour of the best ‘brains’ in the industry challenged each other with a seemingly impossible task: to build an ultra-deepwater-equipped drillship with lower capital requirements, reduced operating costs, smaller crews, improved effeiciency, and impressive environmental credentials, while maintinaing most of the enhancements offered by larger designs. The result: the Noble Bully Drillship.

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Bringing enabling technology to marginal fields

Technology_Argus1In an ever-changing cost environment, it is incumbent on the industry to address the challenges of marginal offshore fields. The Argus AZ-10 was designed to be the ideal, purpose-built solution for marginal field development in remote areas. Carl Aubrey, of Argus Subsea, explains.

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Fibreglass: it’s in the pipeline

Fibreglass as the material of choice for oil and gas pipes? That day may seem to be some way off but, as Lawrence Moore of Future Pipe tells Phil Desmond, both market demand and new product development indicate a growing role for fibreglass in the hydrocarbon business.

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Who’s in your installation?

IT_VOG-R10-Card_44X40Ensuring that employees and visitors to an oil, gas or petrochemical installation have ID information that cannot be compromised is more important than ever. But secure ID means a lot more than just showing a card or typing in a password, as Phil Desmond discovers.

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