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Drilling Featured Stories:

    • Newfoundland’s Offshore: Time to take the BULL BY THE HORNS!

      by Tina Olivero

      In Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, he said that his role as the president was a great responsibility and his drive came from great discontent. I thought a lot about that and realized that discontent comes from the disparity between where we are and where we can be. It’s that uncomfortable edge that has […]

    • New Oil Discovery: White Rose – A 24

      by Tina Olivero

      Way out there, 350 kilometres east of St. John’s on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, in about 120 meters of water is black gold. With four major projects operating (Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron), there’s promise of the next North Sea happening here as every oil project offshore Newfoundland has at least doubled […]

    • Maximize Water Injectivity Offshore U.K

      by Tina Olivero

      Cleansorb, a leading provider of chemical well treatments that enhance hydrocarbon production for the international oil and gas industry, today announced it is helping a major operator to enhance recovery from a maturing field offshore U.K. As part of field redevelopment, effective drilling damage removal in new water injector wells is critical to achieving target […]

    • SwRI Develops Superhydrophobic Pipe Coating

      by Tina Olivero

      Materials scientists at Southwest Research Institute have developed a superhydrophobic coating and a process for applying it to the internal surfaces of long tubular structures. The technology primarily is designed to mitigate or prevent hydrates and other deposits from adhering to subsea pipelines. Hydrates are ice-like solids composed of water and a gas, typically methane […]

    • Atlantic Petroleum Show – June 20, 2018

      by Tina Olivero

      The Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show returns to Mile One Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on June 20 – 21, 2018, with a refreshed focus on energy education. “It is time to reimagine the traditional trade show and focus on education and training for the energy industry,” says Wes Scott, President and CEO of EventWorx […]

    • Dr. Ellen Wald: Arabian Kingdom’s Profit & Power

      by Tina Olivero

      Dr. Ellen Wald is the author of Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Profit and Power. She is also the President of Transversal Consulting where she provides expert advice on global situations that influence the energy market. Dr. Wald has expertise in policy, wars, diplomacy, the stock market, oil pricing, and innovation and how […]

    • OIL PRICE: $70 and Rising

      by Tina Olivero

      OIL PRICE The biggest influencer on oil price is supply and demand. When world oil supply is high oil prices most often go down. When the supply of oil is low and demand is high, oil prices often go up. Supply and demand are impacted by population, politics, economics and a range of other factors. […]

    • Aasta Hansteen: The first of its kind and the largest in the world!

      by Tina Olivero

      When Statoil began developing a field based on the gas discoveries Luva, Haklang and Snefrid, the field was called Luva. It was a revolutionary field on the Norwegian continental shelf—300 km from shore, in 1300 metres of water, with strong winds, strong currents and sub-zero temperatures on the seabed. Perhaps it was just these tough weather […]

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