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August 2015

The August issue of Oilfield Technology (to be distributed at Offshore Europe) sets its sights on upstream activity in the North Sea. The issue then moves on to cover a variety of topics, including: Formation Evaluation, Downhole Technology, Drilling, Workovers/Well Intervention, LWD/MWD, Subsea Technology, Offshore Production, and Digital Oilfield.

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Every cloud...
John Bridgeman, the EIC, UK, reviews the state of the upstream oil and gas industry in the North Sea.

Battery powered exploration
Carlos Gonzalez, ICCN+Palladium, USA, reviews the early adoption of lithium-ion battery technology for seismic exploration applications.

Smaller footprint, greater impact
Dan Cook, Ward Leonard, on getting the most out of a rig by integrating high power density electric motors.

Double duty
J.J. Miller & D. Nelson McMillan, Halliburton Baroid, discuss a new dual-purpose drilling and completion fluid.

Shedding new light on downhole vibration tools
Pat Thorpen & Martin Sanders, Logan Rentals, USA, explain how new downhole vibration tools can help operators overcome the obstacles of horizontal wells.

From up in the air, to down in the ground
Adam Keithly, LORD Corporation, USA, reveals how downhole tool problems can be solved with aerospace technology.

Rising to the challenge
John MacDonald, Clarus Subsea Integrity, Ricky Thethi, 2H Offshore, & Jonathan Deegan, Riskbytes, provide an economic and risk assessment of single and dual casing top tensioned risers.

A breath of fresh air
Gerald Woodward, CLARCOR Industrial Air, UK, shows how oil and gas installations can be protected by hydrophobic filtration inlet systems.

Methods to stand the test of time
Stuart Bond, Exova Group, UK, considers proactive fitness-for-purpose testing and new methods for SURF components.

Giving strength to offshore operations
Paul Frost, Atlas Copco, UK, presents the logistical challenges of creating and shipping custom-designed air compressor packages to offshore projects.

Crossing wires
Thomas McCudden, Nautronix, UK, explores life of field challenges – both the expected and unexpected.

Sending a signal
Wojciech Emmerich, Oleg Akimov, Imed Ben Brahim & Alexander Greten, Baker Hughes, examine a new system designed to provide reliable, high-speed mud pulse telemetry.

Building blocks to see the bigger picture
Simon Copping, Expro EGIS, UK, explains the importance of collating, analysing and sharing valuable well integrity information.

Cost-efficiency buoyed up
Deepwater demands drive improvements in inflatable packer technology argue Tim Davis, and Ray Frisby, P.E., TAM International, USA.

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