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August 2016

To tie in with its bonus distribution at ONS, the August issue of Oilfield Technology begins by taking a look at the state of the North Sea oil and gas industry. The issue will also cover a variety of technical topics including: Offshore Production, Subsea Technology, Drilling, Drill Bits & Motors, LWD/MWD, Workovers/Interventions, Downhole Technology, Digital Oilfield, and Health & Safety.


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Dedicated decommissioning
Ben Wilby, Douglas-Westwood, UK, provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities posed by decommissioning in the North Sea.

Optimising operational metrics
Mark Freeman and Malek Ben Hamida, Rubicon Oilfield International, introduce a new technology designed to improve wellbore quality during drilling operations.

A winning combination
Claire Kennedy, NOV, USA, explains how optimised bit and motor combinations are maximising operational performance.

Advancing onshore drilling
Gilberto Gallo, Drillmec, USA, reviews developments in onshore drilling technology including automatic trip in and trip out systems.

Selecting high efficiency filters
Stephen Hiner, CLARCOR Industrial Air, UK, investigates filtration solutions used to protect offshore gas turbine installations.

A smart solution
Lars Thomas Sønningdal, Scantrol, Norway, explains how smart tools for design, testing and support make value-adding AHC technology available for an increasing number of vessels.

The merits of multiphase metering technology
Lars Anders Ruden and Svein Eirik Monge, Emerson Process Management, Norway, outline how to tackle flow assurance and well productivity in today’s low price environment.

Embracing bend protection
Steven Bray, Trelleborg, UK, examines bend protection engineered for dynamic environments.

Abandonment: the next growth industry
Kevin Illingworth, Expro, UK, describes how integrated solutions and rigless interventions are driving down abandonment costs.

Digital harvest
Oilfield Technology correspondent, Gordon Cope, argues that the digital oilfield has made great strides, but operators are proceeding too cautiously. What does the future hold?

Changing the cost of North sea oil
Phil Murray, Petrotechnics, UK, argues that operators have the power to change the real cost of North Sea oil by maximising operational efficiency.

Safety for the digital age
Elie Daher, United Safety, UAE, describes how digital technologies are being used to mitigate risk to personnel in the oil and gas industry.

Developing future leaders
Ellen Chin and Stephanie Brouwer, Weatherford, stress that despite the industry downturn, companies must focus on talent development.


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