SPOTLIGHT:

Spotlight


Jet set

Drawing on its experience with jet engines, GE is rolling out a powerful gas turbine that aims to lower costs and save platform space in LNG operations.


Moveable feats

A new production concept centred on dry tree completions aims to cut drilling and development costs in the high-pressure Paleogene.


Controls mission

A Norwegian company is aiming to make drilling operations safer and more cost-effective with new technology, including an all-electric blowout control system.


FLNG reaches first major mileposts

After many years of tentative build-up, FLNG has just reached its biggest landmark yet. The world’s first such vessel has started up off Malaysia. We look at how the sector has been shaping up, not least through the difficult economic weather of recent times.


Inspection before connection

Subsea tie-backs to host platforms are an attractive option in the current offshore cost-cutting mode. A new remotely deployed inspection tool for J-tubes and risers helps ensure that existing infrastructure is up to the task.


Crossover appeal

Diversification is helping JDR weather a troubled offshore oil and gas market — and could leave the UK umbilical and cable specialist well positioned for a sector turnaround.


In their depths

The diving sector relies on the continual development of new technology, from the equipment used by divers themselves to the vessel that provides support.


Diving sector defies doomsayers

It would be easy to think that diving operations would have become somewhat superfluous, even redundant, in the deep-water era in offshore production. Not so, but an ageing workforce and industry slump present challenges.