Determine Thickness of Concrete for Concrete Coated Pipeline

Coating the subsea pipeline with concrete is a technique to add downward force for stability of pipelines situated on the seabed. Figure 1 shows that the concrete coated subsea pipe line is being welded. This article will demonstrate how to calculate the thickness of concrete required in order to achieve the required net down force.

Figure 1 - The Concrete Coated Subsea Pipe Line is being Welded

Figure 1 – The Concrete Coated Subsea Pipe Line is being Welded

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Shell has started production from the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas project, the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell has started production from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico, the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas project.

When fully ramped up at the end of 2017, the development is expected to produce approximately 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), the company informed in a statement.

“Stones is the latest example of our leadership, capability and knowledge, which are key to profitably developing our global deep water resources. Our growing expertise in using such technologies in innovative ways will help us unlock more deep water resources around the world,” Royal Dutch Shell Upstream Director, Andy Brown, said.

The project, fully owned and operated by the supermajor, is Shell’s second producing field from the lower tertiary geologic frontier in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the company, it features a more cost-effective well design, requiring less material and lower installation costs, which is expected to offer a US$1 billion (£749.38 million) reduction in well costs.

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Animal You Caught While Working in the Oilfield

We have a post in Facebook Fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/drillingformulas) about animal that you cauguth while you were working in the field.  There are many people participating in this discussion so we would like to share some images sharing from our Facebook friends.

Riduan Ibrahim

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Baker Hughes To Cut Pay In Effort To Avoid More Job Cuts

Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. plans to begin a temporary furlough program for some employees.

“In response to challenging industry conditions, Baker Hughes has implemented a temporary 5 percent pay reduction for certain U.S. employees during the last 14 weeks of 2016, while providing those employees four additional paid holidays,” according to a statement provided by a Baker Hughes spokeswoman. “These efforts will allow us to lessen the need for additional workforce reductions while remaining focused on serving customers and maintaining safe, compliant operations.”

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The deepest depth on Norwegian shelf by Mærsk Gallant

Congratulate to Mærsk Drilling for making the record yesterday.

With a total depth of 5,941 metres(19,491 fr), Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The crew of jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

The crew of jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

On 31 July, Mærsk Gallant drilled the Solaris ultra HPHT (high-pressure, high-temperature) well to a total depth of 5,941 metres TVD (True Vertical Depth).

This means that Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Mærsk Gallant

“We have broken a number of records during the Solaris operation. But this achievement is second to none. There was a lot of cheering in the driller’s cabin that day,” says Sadi Ozturk, Assistant Rig Manager on Mærsk Gallant. Continue reading

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