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A new open innovation studio aims to use crowdsourcing to redefine the future of oil and gas exploration. To provide condition monitoring and combat fouling, the robot clings and moves along the hull walls. It is controlled via a 4G connection to clean and inspect the walls in line with individual vessel schedules developed through a proprietary algorithm and big data. The maritime technology company successfully completed a remote deadweight audit for a semisubmersible oil and gas drilling rig. Believed to be the first of its kind, the remote survey was developed in response to travel and social-distancing restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Askeladd Vest is Phase 2 of the Snøhvit gas development, which is expected to see an FID this year. The cement industry is exploring carbon capture technology to reduce its carbon footprint. Sleipner’s share in net-zero emissions savings will be more than 150,000 tonnes per year. Time-stamped data anomalies can lead to more-accurate identification and faster diagnosis. The announcement comes as Aker BP has stopped all nonsanctioned projects.
Askeladd Vest is Phase 2 of the Snøhvit gas development, which is expected to see an FID this year. The proposed Russian LNG project would sell LNG to Asia by 2025. It is the latest in a handful of LNG projects slated for Russia. The A-frame is DNV certified. In partnership with TechnipFMC, DNV GL opened a pilot project for the international collaboration of operators and the supply chain.
Before the giant Johan Sverdrup field had produced even one barrel of oil, operator Equinor and its license partners set a recovery ambition of greater than 70% for the field. The complete paper describes the development of the “digital field worker” at Johan Sverdrup, an initiative that has changed the approach toward not only construction and completion but also operations. Offshore facilities are typically powered from onsite gas turbines but efforts to become “carbon efficient” are pushing oil and gas companies toward an onshore alternative. The technology will provide Equinor a continual feed of updated reservoir information from its Johan Castberg and Johan Sverdrup fields with the aim of improving well placement, production, injection, and—ultimately—recovery. By creating a different sort of partnership for a drilling project with close cooperation and greater efficiency built into every detail, including the contracts, Statoil was able to halve the cost of drilling eight wells at its Johan Sverdrup field.
The technology will provide Equinor a continual feed of updated reservoir information from its Johan Castberg and Johan Sverdrup fields with the aim of improving well placement, production, injection, and—ultimately—recovery. Statoil has submitted a long-awaited development plan for what will become Norway’s northernmost development.
Drone Used For World's First Logistics Operation to Equinor Platform The Norwegian company completed what it describes as the world’s first logistics operation with a drone to an offshore installation. Askeladd Vest is Phase 2 of the Snøhvit gas development, which is expected to see an FID this year. Sleipner’s share in net-zero emissions savings will be more than 150,000 tonnes per year. Although these look like ordinary tankers, they are unique and run on LNG and recovered oil vapors. The Norwegian wind farm is expected to start up in 2022.
Global market conditions have impacted Magnolia LNG’s ability to reach FID. Kinder Morgan’s pipeline project also depends on an FID for the Magnolia LNG project. The pipeline continues to operate as courts weigh expedited appeals from the Army Corp of Engineers and Energy Transfer. Several E&P and OFS companies have already filed for Chapter 11, but unless prices strengthen the total number of filings could be as high as 190 by 2022. The Cameron LNG project completed its final train this month, but other LNG projects such as Calcasieu Pass LNG, Driftwood LNG, and Lake Charles LNG face difficulties during the economic downturn.
To provide condition monitoring and combat fouling, the robot clings and moves along the hull walls. It is controlled via a 4G connection to clean and inspect the walls in line with individual vessel schedules developed through a proprietary algorithm and big data. Facing a minimum 1-year delay to startup, Husky Energy discussed the West White Rose extension project’s challenges and risks with Canadian local and federal governments. Cancellation is a possibility, according to a Husky executive. Although OFS employment is at its lowest point since March 2017, job losses slowed in August as companies start to recover. As the company aims to become carbon net zero by 2050, it is undertaking a three-pronged approach focused on transforming its core, investing for growth, and positioning for the future.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) A discovery was made at the Ogo-1 well offshore Nigeria. The well reached a total depth of 3206 m and encountered a gross hydrocarbon section of 524 ft with 216 ft of net stacked pay. Optimum Petroleum Development (60%) is the operator in partnership with Afren (22.86%) and Lekoil (17.14%). Asia Pacific Production has begun on the offshore Wenchang 8-3E oil field in China. The field is located in the western Pearl River Mouth basin in China and has an average water depth of approximately 110 m to 120 m. China National Offshore Oil Corporation is the operator with a 100% interest. The Tayum-1 exploration well encountered approximately 49 vertical ft of net gas pay from multiple sandstone intervals within the Miocene and Pliocene section.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Oil and gas was discovered at the Nene' Marine exploration prospect located in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo. The prospect is estimated to hold 600 million bbl of oil and 700 Bcf of gas. The well was drilled to a total depth of 3031 m and encountered a pre-saline clastic sequence of Lower Cretaceous age. Eni (65%) is the operator in partnership with New Age (25%) and Societé Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (10%). Gas was discovered at the Mkizi-1 well in Block 1 off Tanzania. The well encountered gas pay in three reservoir intervals within a Tertiary aged stacked channel complex. Total net pay was 108 ft. Ophir (40%) is the operator in partnership with BG Group (60%).