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March 13, 2014

Offshore Technology Focus: Exploration and Drilling Special Issue

In this issue we look at seismic surveying, explore the possibilities of South Africa, learn about the oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico, find out how a new project could create more deepwater drilling systems, discover how drill waste management is changing, where the world’s largest oil rig is being developed and much more

By Sonia Sharma

Special Issue

With the recent announcement from the US about the possibility of seismic surveying on the eastern seaboard we look at the benefits it could bring to the Atlantic waters, as well as finding out more about the interest in South Africa as an exploration site.

In the latest issue, we also learn how the life of oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico is being extended, in addition to analysing the new technology that aims to develop next-generation tools and systems for deepwater.

Moreover, we profile the significant growth of drilling waste management services and discover the project behind the world’s biggest jack-up drill rig.

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In this issue

Drilling in the AtlanticThe US is currently mulling over allowing seismic surveying along the eastern seaboard, which could open up offshore Atlantic waters to O&G exploration. Dr Gareth Evans finds out more.Click here to read more.

Taking a Second LookThe oil & gas industry is circling back to take another look offshore South Africa amid a broad surge of activity around the African continent. Chris Lo considers why the industry is interested in this area.Click here to read more.

Lateral ThinkingOil and gas independent Energy XXI is extending the life of oil fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. Julian Turner investigates the company’s policy of ‘acquire and exploit’ and the latest methods and advancements.Click here to read more.

Added PressureProject 20KTM is a multi-year initiative to develop next-generation systems and tools for deepwater. Adam Leach profiles the technology behind the rig and look at their future drilling plans.Click here to read more.

Green Machine A project to build the world’s biggest jack-up drill rig, the Dubai Expo 2020 NS otherwise known as the CJ80, is currently underway. Heidi Vella explores the impressive energy and emission saving credentials.Click here to read more.

Dealing With Drilling WasteDrilling waste management services have already seen significant growth over recent years as operators and governments have responded to increased environmental concerns. Dr Gareth Evans investigates the trend that seems set to continue.Click here to read more.

Next issue preview

The Indian government is working hard to boost the country’s domestic oil and gas supply and reduce dependence on imports. We look into new projects in Indian waters as well as the participation of Indian NOCs in foreign projects.

Also, we investigate both sides of the debate over the 1975 US ban on crude exports, profile the life of a fire safety officer on an offshore oil rig and take a look at the world’s first distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system that can operate in the marine environment for the offshore oil and gas industry. Moreover, we ask could CO2 storage become a common fixture in offshore operations and profile the heavy crude oil field, Papa Terra, Campos Basin, Brazil.

Look out for our Safety & Security Special Issue which will be out on 5 June.

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