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ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries Partner to Reduce Human Error

Hyundai Heavy Industries agreed to add autonomous navigation, maintenance and detection software to ABS ships.

Hart Energy E&P Highlights

E&P Highlights: Dec. 5, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including field upgrade plans being approved and a development milestone for a Senegalese field from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

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New ChampionX Cage Design Lowers Pressure Drop to Reduce Rod Lift Wear

ChampionX’s re-engineered cage design minimizes energy loss when opening and closing its reciprocating rod pump cage.

Petrobras Rafael Chaves

Petrobras Sets Out $78 Billion in Capex for 4-year Period

Petrobras' biggest budget share for 2023-2027 will go toward pre-salt efforts, which are expected to deliver 78% of the company’s production by the end of 2027.

Liberty Resources

Bakken EOR Trial Increased Output by 25%

Pilot project shows alternating produced gas with water/surfactant EOR mix boosts production and cuts costs in the Bakken shale.

E&P Highlights (Nov. 28, 2022): Sinopec Shale Gas Discovery

E&P Highlights (Nov. 28, 2022): Sinopec Shale Gas Discovery

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including a new find in the Sichuan Basin and a flaring investigation in the U.K. North Sea from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

American Robotics Scout drone

The Drone Revolution: Robots Are Taking Over!

Drone technology is transforming the way the oil and gas industry operates, allowing for faster and more frequent inspections. Here’s what makes the future bright for drone tech.

E&P Highlights (Nov. 21, 2022): 3M Gas Field Now Online

E&P Highlights (Nov. 21, 2022): 3M Gas Field Now Online

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including new gas fields going online in Indonesia and elsewhere plus contract announcements for new projects from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Consortiq operator

Drone Tech: Data’s Worth More Than its Weight in Oil

Advances in drone technology and drone services aim to create a safer world for E&P operators and the environment.

Baker Hughes Looks to Spearhead an All-Electric Offshore Environment

Baker Hughes Looks to Spearhead an All-Electric Offshore Environment

Not only does the Baker Hughes all-electric subsea tieback reduce topside footprint, it also reduces capex costs by 15%.

E&P Highlights (Nov. 8, 2022): Discovery Offshore Israel; Petrobras Subsea Deal

E&P Highlights (Nov. 8, 2022): Discovery Offshore Israel; Petrobras Subsea Deal

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including a commercial discovery offshore Israel and a five-year subsea frame agreement awarded by Petrobras from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Petrobras FPSO Vessel Cidade de Marica Nassau

Petrobras’ P-71 FPSO Starts in 2022, Four to Follow

Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras looks to start up an FPSO unit this year ahead of schedule followed by four others in 2023 with combined capacity to produce 630,000 bbl/d.

Kosmos Energy Outlines Plans to Grow Production by 50%

Kosmos Energy Outlines Plans to Grow Production by 50%

Developments underway are expected to increase Kosmos Energy’s oil and gas output by 50% by 2024, the Dallas-based E&P company unveiled in its Q3 earnings.

Zimbabwe deployment Invictus Energy Project

Polaris, STRYDE Make Seismic Progress across Africa

Small nodal system provides high-res data with a light footprint and reduced cost, seismic companies Polaris and STRYDE report.

E&P Highlights (Oct. 31, 2022): Sépia Oil Discovery; Aramco, IBM Innovation Hub

E&P Highlights (Oct. 31, 2022): Sépia Oil Discovery; Aramco, IBM Innovation Hub

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including the discovery of one of the thickest net oil columns recorded in Brazil and contract announcements from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

ChampionX Onshore Permian Chemicals Service

ChampionX Blends Old, New Technology to Improve Oil Operations

Oil and gas production technology is stepping in to help do more with less by helping find hidden barrels, increase production volumes and lower lifting costs, according to ChampionX in this Hart Energy exclusive.

Noble Stanley Lafosse drillship

Offshore Rig Market on the Rise

Globally the offshore rig market is going back to pre-pandemic numbers, with the drillship market increasing by 23% and the jackup market increasing by 6%, according to Westwood energy experts.

Hart Energy E&P Highlights

E&P Highlights: Oct. 24, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including a reserves update in the Western South China Sea and a FLNG conversion announcement from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Eni Coral Sul FLNG

LNG an East Africa Possibility If Challenges Are Overcome

Legal, security and infrastructure hurdles stall oil and gas progress offshore East Africa.

FASTsubsea JV Pushes Subsea-Boosting Potential

FASTsubsea JV Pushes Subsea-Boosting Potential

FASTsubsea, a joint venture (JV) between Aker Solutions and Fsubsea, is developing the world’s first topside-less subsea multiphase boosting system expected to help cut costs, save time and reduce CO₂ emissions.

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Oil and Gas Data

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Oil and Gas Data

Here’s how oil companies can go beyond the data lake by using a unified data model to integrate operations, production and back-office information for better and more timely decision-making.

US Land Drillers: Drilling Faster, Reaching More Resources

US Land Drillers: Drilling Faster, Reaching More Resources

Here’s how Big Data is informing intelligent design for drilling operations, according to experts from U.S.-based land drilling companies Patterson-UTI and Helmerich and Payne.

Hart Energy E&P Highlights Oct. 17

E&P Highlights: Oct. 17, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines, including new contracts and product announcements from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

West Africa Outlook: E&P Activity off Nigeria, Angola on the Wain

West Africa Outlook: E&P Activity off Nigeria, Angola on the Wain

However, Ivory Coast and Namibia are emerging as West Africa’s new oil and gas lands of opportunity, including what analysts say could be the next Guyana.

‘Modest’ Growth in Land Rig Demand Outlook

‘Modest’ Growth in Land Rig Demand Outlook

Specifically, in the U.S., the land drilling rig market is currently highly competitive and fragmented, a Westwood analyst said discussing the firm’s world land drilling rig market forecast.

Gulf of Mexico Rig Market Thrives, Dominated by Drillships

Gulf of Mexico Rig Market Thrives, Dominated by Drillships

Despite fluctuating oil and gas prices, the Gulf of Mexico rig market remains strong with a few of the majors holding a monopoly over rigs within the region.

Optimizing High-Pressure Gas Lift through Automation

Optimizing High-Pressure Gas Lift through Automation

Gaining traction among shale operators—including in the Permian Basin, the high-pressure gas lift (HGPL) method focuses on injection depth, injection rate, cross-sectional flow area and flowing wellhead pressure to maximize the value of wells.

Recent Offshore Discoveries in South Africa, Namibia Pave Different Paths

Recent Offshore Discoveries in South Africa, Namibia Pave Different Paths

Despite recent oil and gas discoveries, these neighboring African countries look to be headed in different directions, energy experts say.

Hart Energy E&P Highlights

E&P Highlights: Oct. 10, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including a new Algerian project going onstream, a commercial gas find offshore Israel and regulatory updates from Australia, the U.S. and Norway from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

The New Approach to Safety in Oil and Gas

The New Approach to Safety in Oil and Gas

Leaders in the oil and gas industry from Chevron, BP and vPSI Group discuss the power of operational learning at ATCE and offered tactics on how to implement the new approach to safety.

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