In the second part of this two-part article, Marianne Williams, Emerson, explains why reliable sand detection is vital and how the latest vibrating fork level detectors provide an effective solution.
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International oilfield services company, Expro has announced the appointment of Quinn Fanning as Chief Financial Officer.
The global subsea umbilicals, risers and flowline market is forecast to be worth more than £5 billion by 2021.
McDermott will have immediate access to US$650 million of financing comprised of US$550 million under a term loan facility and US$100 million under a letter of credit facility, before reduction for related transaction fees and expenses.
Under the agreement, Shell will reduce its stake in the discovery from 80% to 50% and continue as operator, while Total will retain the remaining 20%.
Shell Egypt is selling the onshore assets to focus on expanding its offshore gas exploration in the country.
The first cargo of oil from the field is expected to leave for customers in Asia this week, and contain 1 million bbl with a market value of approximately US$60 million.
A field development plan has been submitted for the company's Nam Du and U Minh gas fields, offshore southwestern Vietnam, to Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam).
Excessive build-up of sand in a separator tank can clog the drain pot, resulting in damage to devices further downstream and requiring an unscheduled shutdown for cleaning. Reliable sand detection is vital and, as Emerson’s Marianne Williams explains, the latest vibrating fork level detectors provide an effective solution.
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Since its last report Transocean has added approximately US$75 million in contract backlog, bringing total backlog to US$10.8 billion.
The Etame field offshore Gabon was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10 260 ft and encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands.
The total consideration for the equity ownership, excluding associated non-recourse project debt, is approximately US$150 million.
Maersk Viking will be employed by the POSCO International Corporation, a Korean operator, for a three-well campaign offshore Myanmar.
The marketing agreement is for a term of up to 5 years and provides Karoon with access to Shell West’s global marketing and shipping platform.
TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including subsea production system, flexible flowlines and umbilicals for the development of the Pyxis and Xena fields, located offshore North West Australia.
The online assessment has been designed to reinforce the competency of roustabouts.
The company recently received two prizes at the Energy Industries Council (EIC) national awards and was awarded the ‘Inspiration from Innovation’ gong at the Northern Star Business Awards.
Trinity has now completed four new onshore infill wells as part of its H2 drilling programme.
The INSITE Programme between offshore industries and researchers is designed to give marine scientists access to valuable industry-acquired ecological data.
The FPSO will be designed to produce 220 000 bpd of oil, will have associated gas treatment capacity of 400 million ft3/d and water injection capacity of 250 000 bpd.
The well in the UK Southern Gas Basin was targeting 220 billion ft3 of P50 gross resource, in an undrilled area 4 km east of the 500 billion ft3 Tolmount gas field.
The company provides EPC services to the oil, gas and energy industries including engineering and maintenance of North Sea platforms from concept through to decommissioning.
The acquisition includes the the Jumping Pound, Caroline and Waterton gas plants, 29 000 boe/d of production, a partial ownership of the Shantz sulfur plant and 1700 km of pipelines.