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November 2010

The November/December issue of Oilfield Technology commences with an article authored by DNV that looks at the major challenges for implementing carbon capture and storage. Next up Douglas-Westwood discusses decommissioning and abandonment issues and following this, a collection of articles explore recent advances in seismic technology. Other topics covered in the issue include drilling rig technology, drill pipes and ultra deepwater challenges.

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Solving full scale CO2 challenges
Elisabeth Rose, DNV, Norway, discusses carbon capture and storage with reference to technology, regulatory, legal, financial and public acceptance issues.

Decommissioning demands will pay off
Oliver Sanderson, Douglas-Westwood, UK, evaluates the market opportunity for decommissioning oil and gas platforms on the UKCS.

Cable-free comes of age
Ed Tree, on behalf of RPS Energy, UK, explores a new era of cable-free seismic recording.

Broader is better
Jo Firth, CGGVeritas, UK, looks at new broadband acquisition solutions.

An open advantage
Jan Stellingwerff, dGB Earth Sciences, The Netherlands, discusses the rise of open source software in seismic interpretation.

New kit on the block
Gordon Cope, Oilfield Technology Correspondent, discusses the development of a new generation of drilling rigs.

Increasing the strength
James Brock, NOV Grant Prideco, USA, introduces high strength drill pipe and third generation rotary shouldered connections

Diamond in the rough
Mark J Gore, Smith InnerArmor Technologies, USA, and Dore Rosenblum, Sub-One Technology, USA, detail advances in internal surface protection of oilfield tubulars.

A material world
Kukuh Soerowidjojo, Sandvik Materials Technology, Singapore, looks at the development of hyper duplex material for injection wells and how it can facilitate the current and future requirements of the industry.

Clever communications
Fawaz A. Farooqui and Jimmy D. Jones, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, describe a sophisticated satellite network, which is set to transform real time drilling.

Stand the heat
Bob Hunt, C-MAC MicroTechnology, UK, explains the benefits that hybrid multichip electronics can bring to the oilfield.

Sensing the benefits
Garth Naldrett, Tendeka, UK, discusses downhole monitoring and control using digital distributed sensing.

Better to rent than buy?
Bob Lane, Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies (IA&DT), UK, suggests a leasing based model for gas analysis.

In at the deep end
David Sinsou, Tyco Flow Control, France, looks at the special challenges ultra deepwater presents for valve and control design.

Innovation in action
John van der Woning, Dockwise, The Netherlands, discusses the Vyborg project, which involves the first floating floatover installation.

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