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The biennial SPE Offshore Europe conference will explore a diverse set of topics, including the application of digital technologies and preparing for a low-carbon energy future and ongoing work around standardization and decommissioning. Many operators are taking a full-life-cycle approach to preparing for decommissioning—a shift borne of necessity amid cost and regulatory constraints. A new university-led consortium aims to bring together industry and academia to help operators efficiently orchestrate the final days of deepwater developments. As the boom of the 1970s and 1980s makes way for the first tranche of major decommissioning projects, the market for abandonment and decommissioning has grown over the past 5 years. To deliver these projects in a safe and economic way, decommissioning needs to be accepted as a serious challenge.
Service firms are diversifying their portfolios, in part driven by large-scale budget cuts among operators since the industrywide downturn. Subsea advancements in the works include longer tiebacks, an underwater drone that lives on the seafloor, and a robotic manifold capable of actuating dozens of valves. Do these new capabilities, born of necessity, signal a sea change in industrywide technology development? The biennial SPE Offshore Europe conference will explore a diverse set of topics, including the application of digital technologies and preparing for a low-carbon energy future and ongoing work around standardization and decommissioning. Hurricane Energy is still on pace for first oil in 2019 for the Lancaster field, which may lead to more significant development in the UK North Sea.
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GlassPoint Solar was founded in 2008 to replace the use of natural gas for steamflooding heavy-oil reservoirs. But amid low energy prices, its chief investor has decided to pull the plug for good. If proven economic, solar EOR technology could represent an environmentally and energy friendly solution for California’s heavy oil producers. Oil and gas professionals may not consider solar power to be a serious threat, but it is poised to make serious inroads into the heating and cooling market. Shell invested in a Singapore solar company and signed an agreement to purchase a Texas company with solar and other renewable assets.
The paper reviews the types of renewable energy used in oil and gas fields that have appeared in the literature. Use of renewables offers many advantages, including saving hydrocarbon resources, minimizing the oil industry’s GHG emissions, and enhancing its public image. Statoil selected the name “Empire Wind” for its offshore wind site located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. The company also recently stepped into solar power in Brazil.
The people in the offshore oil and gas industry have an expectation that they can work each day with zero harm to their safety or the environment. The Ocean Energy Safety Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America have teamed up to create a roadmap to reach this goal. The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) has released its Technology Roadmap, a plan that outlines the challenges and research needs of the US onshore and offshore oil and gas industry for the coming decade.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its Studies Development Plan, its roadmap for acquiring the scientific information it uses to make its decisions, for the upcoming fiscal year. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a final environmental impact statement (PEIS) for proposed geological and geophysical surveys of the Gulf of Mexico regarding possible oil and gas development. After the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration broke the scandal-plagued federal agency that policed offshore drilling into separate bureaus. Now, the Trump administration is considering putting it back together again.
Wind turbine substructures and anchors made of special concrete would float to a site from an onshore plant. The hollow hook will weigh close to 1000 kg and have a safe working load of 325 metric tons. Gas turbine blades and large-scale printing machines highlight new advancements in additive manufacturing that are likely to affect the supply chain in the not-so-distant future.