HOUSTON – Based on the total number of page views at offshore-mag.com, the following are the most read articles from 2013.
The most read online articles from January, February, and March are:
The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Kulluk conical drilling rig broke free and ran aground offshore Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, while on its way to Seattle.
The semisubmersible hull for Chevron’s Jack/St. Malo deepwater Gulf of Mexico project has sailed out of the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea, bound for the Kiewit yard in South Texas.
Petrobras has retained Endeavor Management to provide third-party review and advisory services on Papa Terra.
The most read online articles from April, May, and June are:
The American Petroleum Institute and the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement both have issued new standards and rules that affect operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ghana’s government has formally approved the development plan for the deep offshore Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme project.
Statoil and its license partners in the Gullfaks and Oseberg area fields in the Norwegian North Sea Unit have acquired two new “Category J” jackup drilling rigs.
The most read online articles from July, August, and September are:
The Saipem jackup drilling rig Perro Negro 6 has sunk offshore West Africa in 40 m (131 ft) of water.
Shell’s Olympus tension leg platform reached its destination at the deepwater Mars field and was safely secured in place at the end of July.
ConocoPhillips Norge has shut down Ekofisk 2/4A, the longest-serving oil production platform offshore Norway.
The most read online articles from October, November, and December are:
Cobalt International Energy has announced a pair of discoveries at the Lontra and Mavinga presalt prospects offshore Angola.
BP has added two drilling rigs to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, bringing its fleet there to a company record of nine rigs.
The 488-m long (1,602-ft long) hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility has moved out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea.
The most read magazine articles are:
Oil and gas producers frequently ask “where do we go next to find new hydrocarbon reserves?”
After the Macondo incident in 2010 brought drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to a halt, some observers questioned whether the region could ever regain its position as one of the world’s premier energy basins.
Construction of the CLOV FPSO recently surpassed a key milestone when the topsides was mated to the vessel hull at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, in late October.
Oil and gas platforms regularly use stainless steel tubing in process instrumentation and sensing, as well as in chemical inhibition, hydraulic lines, impulse lines, and utility applications, over a wide range of temperatures, flows, and pressures.
Some large-scale projects are under way throughout the UK North Sea, reminiscent of the early days in the 1970s.
As the offshore oil and gas market continues to heat up due to global demand and high prices, so does the competition for talent.