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New optimized jacket and foundation design for offshore industry

New optimized jacket and foundation design for offshore industry

Chet Morrison Contractors has formed a strategic partnership with iSIMS to launch the iJacket, a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design. The patented iJacket is more structurally optimized than the conventional true X-braced jacket design, supporting the same deck load, conductor/riser count, drilling deck, wind turbine or other payload as its conventional counterpart.

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XtremeGrip liner hangers from Halliburton installed at record depths

Halliburton XtremeGrip liner hangers have been installed to a depth of 30,924 feet in the Gulf of Mexico Hess-operated Stampede deepwater development, setting a record depth for the XtremeGrip system. To facilitate the completions, Halliburton installed a total of 37 XtremeGrip expandable liner hangers across seven wells to date, with no liner-top leaks or remedial work required.

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Circulation tool saves time for North Sea operator

With more than 1600 runs and 730 activations, operators across the globe are cutting rig time by deploying the DAV MX CircSub, the flagship tool from specialist oilfield service company, Churchill Drilling Tools. Run in hundreds of wells every year and recognised for its reliability, resilience and versatility, the dart activated DAV MX is the ultimate downhole circulation tool. 

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Decommissioning Leadership Group meets to set strategy

Industry leaders have, this month, joined together to shape the future of decommissioning through the formation of the Decommissioning Leadership Group (DLG). Conceived and managed by Decom North Sea, the DLG held its inaugural meeting at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen earlier in June with the mission to set out a strategy for leading the development of an efficient and effective oil and gas decommissioning sector.

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Ardyne selected by Statoil for development of casing vibration and pulling system

(left) Magne Mykkeltvedt (Ardyne), Jan Audun Omdal (Ardyne), Hans Christian Karlsen (Statoil), David Stewart (Ardyne), Stephen Hoey (NOV), Steffen Hansen (Ardyne).

Ardyne, a provider of innovative plug and abandonment and slot recovery technology, has been selected by Statoil for the design and development of a combined casing vibration and pulling system.

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Siemens, WorleyParsons collaborate on energy and infrastructure projects

At left, Eric Carlos, Vice President Siemens Oil & Gas, Americas; middle is Philip Julien, Regional Director – CARICOM Integrated Solutions, WorleyParsons Trinidad Limited; far right, Jose Latorre, Siemens Corporate Account Manager

Siemens has signed an agreement with WorleyParsons to explore greater collaboration on energy and power infrastructure projects, grid optimization, integration of renewable technologies, and energy efficiency and storage technologies in North East South America and the Caribbean (NESAC) region.

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Siemens takes on offshore energy storage with BlueVault system

A clean, reliable power supply is critical for offshore oil and gas assets. Siemens is now applying its extensive electrification experience in the marine industry to offshore oil and gas, with a focus on reducing emissions and risk in particularly unforgiving operational environments. The company's advanced lithium-ion battery-based solution, known as BlueVault, is suited for both all-electric and hybrid energy-storage applications.

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LORD high-pressure joint earns Spotlight on New Technology award

LORD high-pressure joint earns Spotlight on New Technology award

LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Spotlight on New Technology Award, an awards program via The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) that showcases the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies leading the oil and gas industry into the future. LORD is one of only 17 companies and technologies honored with this award this year.

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Offshore operators collaborate with CSA Ocean on deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm, and HWCG LLC, a consortium of 18 offshore oil and gas operators, collaborated on the design of a deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program to support the environmental needs of the offshore industry. The equipment program remains containerized, on standby, and ready to be immediately mobilized in the event a deepwater blowout occurs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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