Technology


HOFIM proves its worth

Marinising the compressor at the heart of the Aasgard subsea system in the Norwegian Sea was a decade-long project, says Basil Zweifel, head of oil and gas upstream at MAN Diesel & Turbo.


NANOTECHNOLOGY

Lesson in the leaves

A deep understanding of materials science makes it possible to design molecules — and coatings for the oil and gas industry — that perform in desired ways.


Seabed compression in a smaller package

Less than 18 months after pioneering subsea gas compression technology debuted at Statoil’s Aasgard field, the system’s engineers are ready to roll out a second-generation version that provides the same capacity and functionality in a much smaller package.


Portable analysis

Norway’s Mirmorax has introduced the Desktop Oil-in-Water Analyser (DT250), a portable instrument based on the company’s third generation ultrasonic technology.


Model behaviour

Schlumberger has launched GeoTesting geology-based well test design and interpretation services, which is built in the Petrel E&P software platform.