Stepping Stones to start-up

Just months after start-up of Shell’s record-setting Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico, a key member of the development team shares his thoughts on planning, quality and safety — and how the industry can benefit through greater collaboration.

Buoyancy first

Trelleborg’s offshore division and SubC Partner have teamed up for what the companies say is the first offshore replacement of buoyancy modules conducted on an FPSO’s live 12-inch production riser while production remained up and running.

Single trip testing

Samoco Oil Tools, in collaboration with Shell Offshore Engineering, has introduced a new tool, OneTrip, which aims to reduce the time and costs associated with mandatory blowout preventer testing.

Flow watch

A third-generation multiphase flow meter from Emerson Automation Solutions can identify and measure non-symmetrical flow in varying flow regimes, providing improved measurement uncertainty monitoring and reliability.