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July 2010

The July 2010 issue of Oilfield Technology opens with an in depth discussion on the challenges ahead for oil and gas companies working in the North Sea region. Following this, Infield Systems considers how the Deepwater Horizon incident will affect the deepwater sector. Later on in the issue, our Contributing Editor, Gordon Cope, discusses fascinating developments in visualisation technology, which is succeeded by Paradigm’s interesting article on emerging exploration technologies. Other highlights in this issue include the Drill Bit Review 2010, as well as articles discussing innovative pumping systems, the benefits of rigless decommissioning and how to get the most out of satellite communications.


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Contents

At a crossroads
Alex Dewar, Brewin Dolphin, UK, looks at the challenges ahead for oil and gas companies working in the North Sea region.

Deepwater horizon looks brighter to the east
Catarina Podevyn, Infield Systems Ltd, UK, considers how the shockwaves of the Deepwater Horizon incident will be felt across the deepwater sector.

Environmental impact in sensitive areas
Odd Willy Brude, DNV, Norway, discusses the results of environmental risk studies offshore North Norway.

Visionaries
Gordon Cope, Oilfield Technology Correspondent, describes how visualisation technology in the E&P sector is moving ahead by leaps and bounds.

Driving discovery with new technologies
Philip Neri, Paradigm, USA, describes a number of emerging exploration technologies that aim to improve risk assessment and management to reach a reliable result.

No cables attached
Louise S. Durham, on behalf of FairfieldNodal, USA, looks at the benefits of no-cable nodal seismic systems.

Enlightening the reservoir
Martin Bett, Stingray Geophysical Ltd, UK, discusses whether fibre optics will enable the digital oilfield revolution.

Well arranged receivers for better definition
Kim Gunn Maver, Henry Menkiti, Mark McCallum and Uwe Rinck, Schlumberger, France, UK and Canada, assess the benefits of and provide guidance for optimally deploying seismic data receiver arrays within wellbores.

Drill Bit Review 2010
Oilfield Technology provides an overview of established drill bit technology and services from a number of international companies.

Water in - oil out
Endre Johansen, Aker Solutions, Norway, explores a new solution that enables complete treatment of water at the seabed before injecting it into reservoirs.

Increasing lifespan of multiphase pumping
Matthieu Lehman, PCM, France, introduces a hydraulically regulated progressing cavity pump for mature fields.

The rewards of rigless decommissioning
Dannie Claxton, Claxton Engineering, UK, discusses the benefits and challenges of rigless plugging and abandonment.

Getting creative with connectivity
Keith Johnson, CapRock Communications, USA, highlights a range of ways in which oil and companies can get the most out of their satellite communications.


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