Technical Focus

A new concept for well intervention

wellsenseIn an exclusive article for Oil Review Middle East, Dan Purkis, technology director at Well-SENSE Technology, outlines a gamechanging technology for well intervention

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Integrating well management services for greater efficiency

LRWell-examination services are essential for successful oil and gas operations and these can be made more efficient if they are integrated


Lloyd's Register (LR) is offering operators "life cycle well examination services", including the examination and Independent Competent Person (ICP) services which are required by UK operators and also applied by operators from other countries. By offering assessment and ICP services from the one provider, oil and gas operators can streamline processes and save costs. Other benefits include more efficient data management, reduced administration burden and reduced bumber of customer interfaces.Tablets are used for software calculations and as an important part of the assessment programme.

"We apply our technical and engineering expertise together with our deep knowledge of internationally agreed rules and standards, many of which we helped develop, to independently assess the design and operation of drilling wells in accordance with oil and gas industry standards, including the prevailing regulatory framework and emeging regulatory changes in which the drilling well resides," said Ian Mackay, LR's technical manager for compliance operations.

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Saipem wins E&C contract for Egypt’s ‘supergiant’ gas field

Saipem awarded US1.6bn of EC contractsItalian drilling services firm Saipem has been awarded more than US$1.6bn worth of new contracts and variation orders in E&C offshore, including one for Egypt’s ‘supergiant’ Zohr gas field

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Maintaining an effective gas leak detection strategy

Maintaining the right gas leak detection strategyIn an article for Oil Review Middle East, Lars Larsson of Schneider Electric highlights the importance of an effective leak detection strategy in maintaining integrity for gas pipelines

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RasGas’ NOx technology reduces emissions by 90 per cent

rasgas noxQatar’s RasGas has completed a 10-year Low NOx retrofit programme across trains 1, 2, 3, 4, Al Khaleej Gas 1, and associated utilities, reducing its nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions intensity by around 90 per cent, compared to 2006 levels

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