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World Trends and Technology for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Tamar discovery reveals potential gas-rich play offshore Israel
Port Fourchon thrives despite the economy

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Suite 400. An increase in overall confidence toward subsea processing packages is the result of ongoing development and the success of current systems. While cash-strapped independents operating on the shelf have pulled back appreciably. or to offer articles for publication. Ball eldonb@pennwell. Saipem Bruce Crager. which is in addition to the 33 wells currently being drilled in deep and ultra deepwater. Polarcus has three new vessels scheduled for delivery this year and three for 2010. DRILLING & PRODUCTION John Waggoner jwaggoner@pennwell. increasing the frequency bandwidth by lowering the minimum frequency of seismic sources has improved steep-dip imaging and overall resolution. 126813153 CHAIRMAN: Frank T. 90 km (56 mi) offshore Haifa. techniques highlight seismic survey This year’s annual Seismic Vessel Survey includes the entrance of a new company -. Anadarko David J. the federal agency listed 59 “pending” deepwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico. as Contributing Editor Jim Redden reports this month. Sheridan Rd.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B COMMENT Eldon Ball • Houston PennWell 1455 West Loop South. AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Tommie Grigg tommieg@pennwell. The deepwater well on the Tamar structure. and power delivery and distribution when developing new fields. SALES WORLDWIDE SALES MANAGER HOUSTON AREA SALES David Davis davidd@pennwell.A.com Gail Killough (Houston) gailk@pennwell.com Niki Vrettos (London) nikiv@pennwell.com PRESENTATION EDITOR Josh Troutman josht@pennwell. Offshore’s Jeremy Beckman. Beckman’s article begins on page 42. the Atwood Hunter.com Tel: (713) 963-6220 PRODUCTION MANAGER Rae Lynn Cooper raec@pennwell.com TECHNOLOGY EDITOR. the bread and butter for Port Fourchon is the deepwater. that bread and butter is in no danger of going off the shelves in the foreseeable future.com PETROLEUM EVENTS Eldon Ball (Houston) eldonb@pennwell. separation. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS PennWell. Houston. In addition. Kliewer’s full report begins on page 32. Corbett.and brings the list of new vessels for 2009 and beyond to eight. Wicklund.S. 126813153 To respond to articles in Offshore. contact the editor by email (eldonb@ pennwell. Moore. according to the survey by Gene Kliewer. Padilla reports. See Padilla’s indepth report beginning on page 46. where it functions as the primary support base for more than 90% of existing projects.” he reports. for two more wells.com Tel: (713) 963-6206 Bailey Simpson baileys@pennwell. “In early 2009. And don’t miss the bound-in wall-size poster on Subsea Processing. Technology Editor. operators address these options early in field development.com EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Luke R. Tel: (01) 713 621-9720 • Fax: (01) 713 963-6296 VICE PRESIDENT and GROUP PUBLISHER John Royall johnr@pennwell.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Priti Ubhayakar pritiu@pennwell. Editor-Europe. Subsea & Seismic. 8 Offshore March 2009 • www.com EDITOR-EUROPE Jeremy Beckman jeremyb@pennwell. Ray McDermott James K.” Read his full report on Port Fourchon beginning on page 50. Port Fourchon is sidestepping the economic malaise gripping most of the nation and is not just coping. gives a full report on activity there in this month’s issue.S. Biolchini CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: Mark C.com New company.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . rich-azimuth. as our report from Michael Padilla of INTECSEA in this month’s issue reflects. compared with 169 for 2008. Lauinger PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Robert F. while WesternGeco has two scheduled for this year.A. “According to a recent Minerals Management Service (MMS) study. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Eldon R.Polarcus -. and Coil Kliewer Shooting single-vessel full azimuth acquisition increase illumination of the subsurface from a wider range of angles and azimuths.offshore-mag. encountered three productive reservoirs with thick sands in the Lower Miocene and net pay of more than 460 ft (140 m). Cameron Corp.com Tel: (918) 832-9207 • Fax: (918) 831-9482 SUBSCRIBER SERVICES Contact subscriber services for address changes Tel: (847) 559-7501 • Fax: (847) 291-4816 Email: os@omeda. SUBSEA & SEISMIC Gene Kliewer genek@pennwell. Wilmoth Publications Mail Agreement Number 40052420 GST No. Tulsa.com MANAGING EDITOR David Paganie davidp@pennwell. Additions and deletions of vessels to the list bring the total to 173.com) or fax (1-713-963-6296). Spinnerhawk Capital Management Gas find off Israel spurs renewed interest Test results from a gas discovery in the Levantine basin point to an emerging subsalt play offshore Israel. there are nearly 230 deepwater projects in need of products and services flowing from the port.com CUSTOM PUBLISHING Roy Markum roym@pennwell. multi-azimuth.. and operator Noble Energy believes a production rate of over 150 MMcf/d could be feasible. compression. Greer. These techniques enhance the accuracy of the inversion of seismic data for Earth properties. Factoring in the 135 deepwater fields already developed. TX 77027 U. In an attempt to capture the full value of subsea processing’s technical and economic advantages. GST No. but flourishing. Noble and its partners are set to retain the rig. J. OK 74112 Member All Rights reserved Offshore ISSN-0030-0608 Printed in the U. Gas flowed at a constrained rate of 30 MMcf/d over a limited section of Beckman the lowest reservoir. Hugh O’Donnell. 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4 billion program will include for the first time development projects in the pre-salt area of the Santos and Espirito Santos basins. ••• Ecopetrol is set to increase its interests in the Fuerte Norte and Fuerte Sur blocks in the Caribbean sector offshore Colombia. ••• Pemex has contracted J.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GLOBAL E&P Jeremy Beckman • London Deepwater investment continues to rise. with Asia also on the rise. Africa. scheduled to start producing in 2010. The larger Maloob-C platform will feature an eight-leg jacket fixed by 3. currently operated by BHP Billiton.158 sq mi) west and south of the Kupe development. should together account for almost 70% of total expenditure. These activities.offshore-mag. followed by Tupi 1 and Guara 1 in 2012. ‘The World Deepwater Market Report 2009-2013’ also forecasts total spending over the coming five years of $162 billion. 3. Ray’s construction vessel DB50 will mobilize to the Mexican sector shortly to perform both sets of installations. and should exceed $35 billion annually by 2013. Talisman Energy Norge has brought onstream its gas-condensate accumulation Rev via two subsea wells connected to a 9-km (5.34 MMb/d in 2015. PEP 51311. Gas output should also grow. The company hopes to secure the seismic vessel Pacific Titan to acquire 500 km (311 mi) of 2D seismic as part of its work commitment. with the remainder ($16. West Africa.1 MMboe/d in 2020. Subject to approval by Colombia’s licensing agency ANH. Offshore Taranaki. Ray McDermott to transport and install two new drilling platforms to the Bay of Campeche.92 MMb/d in 2020.400 metric tons) of conductors. Australia/New Zealand Nexus Energy has been offered production license AC/L9 in the Browse basin off Western Australia. A third well should be added later this year. and installation of new subsea control and hypochlorite injection systems. The Ixtal-B platform comprises a four-leg jacket with 2.6-mi) multiphase pipeline to BG’s Armada platform in UK waters. Regional analysis suggests prospects for oil or wet gas discoveries. Australia Worldwide Exploration’s working interests’ offshore New Zealand. signed in 2007. covering the period 2009-13. Modifications to the platform included a new 450-ton (408-metric ton) separation module built by Burntisland Fabrications. according to analyst Thom Payne. and two other potentially oil-bearing structures close to the producing Tui field. supporting a 2. and elsewhere in Latin America.000 metric tons) of piles.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .8 billion) focussed on exploration and production mainly in the Gulf of Mexico. and Iara 1 in 2013.205-ton topsides load. ••• 12 Offshore March 2009 • www. It also has finalized a settlement with Viking Oil and Gas International and Viking Shipping concerning termination of a previous agreement for an FPSO for Crux. according to a report from analysts Douglas-Westwood.535 tons (2. The $174.000 sq km (1. It is the final stage of regulatory approval allowing the Crux liquids project to go forward. and 3. J. Nexus entered negotiations with SBM concerning the supply and operation of an FPSO for the project. Brazil. encompassing an area including the Crux field and the Auriga and Caelum structures. ••• Australian Worldwide Exploration has secured the semisubmersible Kari Tan IV on behalf of a consortium of Australian companies.205 tons (2. Europe In the Norwegian North Sea. and the Gulf of Mexico will account for 75% of the global deepwater spend. Most of the investments will be directed at Brazil. Recently. the company targets oil production from its interests in Brazil of 2.31 MMboe/d in 2013 to 5.307 tons (3. Four developments are planned for the pre-salt layer of the Santos basin: the Tupi Pilot. The rig has been lined up to drill four exploratory wells off New Zealand – likely targets include the large Hoki oil prospect in permit PEP 38401. New Zealand Oil & Gas has won a new exploration permit. One of the main drivers will be the opening up of reserves farther from the coast and the incorporation of satellite fields into deepwater hubs.299 metric tons). covering 3. Americas Petrobras has unveiled its latest five-year business plan. lifting overall domestic production from 3. and topsides weighing 2.68 MMb/d in 2013. EcoPetrol will become a 50% license partner in both blocks.646 tons (2. Over the longer term. and drilling and completion of subsea development wells.000 metric tons) of piles and 2.

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The region on offer covers more than 42. Noble claims the oil sourcing extends from block I to the south. on the Russian shelf through 2030. License applications may cover one or more blocks or part-blocks. It is aiming for first production in 2012 from a combined development which could also tie in Carmen. The committee also proposed submitting an amended program for Gazprom’s activities aimed at pursuing hydrocarbon resources development Noble Energy’s prospects offshore Equatorial Guinea.487 sq mi) on the Jan Mayen Ridge. West Africa Petrosen has approved Australian company FAR to assume operatorship of the Rufisque. and condensate fields in the Russian Arctic Sea.com Article reprints are a low-cost. gas. To get you to the nearest medical centre. For more information contact Sherry Humphrey at 918. up to a maximum of 800 sq km (309 sq mi). You’re just a phone call away. +44 (0) 1273 208 200 www.700 sq km (16. where it has two separate discoveries. Available data includes a speculative survey acquired in 2001. The two co-venturers already have acquired over 2. and Sangomar Deep blocks offshore Senegal. It aims to bring onstream the Prirazlomonye field in 2011. Our 24/7 multilingual helpline is ready and waiting.280 to 6.000 sq km (772 sq m) of 3D seismic. Shtokman in 2013. Bupa International Healthcare.bupa-intl. Caspian Sea The Kazakhstan Authority and its seven co-venturers in the Kashagan project have appointed a new joint Why just tell them you’re an expert when you can show them? Does your international medical insurer go this far? Evacuation to the nearest centre of medical excellence.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . As soon as possible. in 150 ft (46 m) of water. Wherever you are. and identified several exploration plays. and Kirinskoye in 2014. and an Icelandic-Norwegian governmental survey conducted during 1985-88.000 m). Water depths range from 3. ••• Noble Energy has discovered oil in the Carmen prospect on block O offshore Equatorial Guinea. credible way to promote your business or technology. on the Dreki area in the Atlantic Ocean.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GLOBAL E&P Iceland’s National Energy Authority has unveiled the country’s first offshore licensing round. between northeast Iceland and the island of Jan Mayen. Whether you’re in the gas or oil business. encountered 26 ft (7. Russia Gazprom’s management committee has drawn up a six-point plan designed to progress development of major oil.562 ft (1.9379 or sherryh@pennwell.832.000 to 2.9 m) of net oil pay and 13 ft (4 m) of net gas pay while testing a Lower Miocene reservoir. The well. Sangoma. Everywhere.

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38 billion budgeted for development. Middle East BP/RWE Dea have discovered gas with a deepwater well in the West Nile Delta off Egypt. (NCOC) assumes all responsibilities previously held by Agip KCO. The company expects to have over 20 development projects under construction in 2009. damaged tubes can be replaced using simple hand tools and often without removing the radiator. ᶁ BOSS TM radiator with brass cooling tubes and epoxycoated framework.000 sq m (74 acres). and is capable of fabricating 14. penetrated gas-bearing sandstones in the Pliocene interval. The location is a few hundred meters from the pipeline connected to the company’s South Manzala gas processing facility. It also plans to drill more than 80 wells and acquire a total of 39. Under the program.200 sq km (22. the company will drill 73 new wells and side track 38 low-performance existing producers. By land AND by sea. The Ruby-3 well. appraisal and early development planning.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GLOBAL E&P operating company for the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement. with 10 projects scheduled to come onstream.11 billion for exploration. © 2009.com ________ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . ATIP recently re-opened the well for testing. Rig-up hazards. When accidents happen. MESABI is a registered trademark of L&M Radiator. Shock. and interfaces with the Kazakh government.700 m (12. following another successful program on last summer’s nearby Ham Rong discovery in the Song Hong basin. Smart operators rely on MESABI® engine radiators. designed to improve recovery from the field. and $1. 24/7 operation. Evaluation of the results is continuing. and TAQA. conceptual studies.432 tons) per year of structural steel.000 metric tons (15. Individual cooling tubes are held in headers with flexible rubber seals – no rigid soldered seams to crack. ••• Fabrication of four offshore platforms is under way at the new STAR yard in Dammam. conditions – specify MESABI® Flexible Core Heat Exchangers Manufactured by Radiator.018 ft) of water. reservoir modeling. It was then plugged and abandoned pending further appraisal. including project planning and coordination. It also will integrate development of the small L-I and L-II reservoirs with the main L-III reservoir to lift overall oil output. ® Designs available to meet all current and past emission requirements and standards. an increase of 19%. The yard covers an area of 300.139 ft) TD after again finding hydrocarbons in carbonate basement.76 billion for upstream capital expenditure this year.12 billion for production. reportedly North Vietnam’s first oil discovery. Also in the Nile Delta region. but the partners plan to appraise other gas finds in the area before resuming exploration of this structure. India ONGC has approved the second phase of the Mumbai High North redevelopment project. Ham Rong 1X was drilled to 3. Hibbing. ••• American Technologies Inc. According to ATIP . 1414 East 37th Street. Asia-Pacific CNOOC has earmarked $6. with $4. $1. drillstem testing revealed open flow production at a commercial rate. Petroleum (ATIP) is back to work on its Yen-Tu 1X well. including eight offshore China.196 sq mi) of 2D and 3D seismic off China and elsewhere. Saipem. MN 55746 USA 218-263-8993 Toll Free in USA and Canada 800-346-35 mesabi. Inc. O NTH 48 MRANTY WAR Vibration. This is Saudi Arabia’s first in-kingdom offshore construction facility. The well was spudded in 2004. It was developed to service a long-term agreement contract awarded to a consortium of Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia. Temperature extremes. For radiator reliability under the most extreme . North Caspian Operating Co. encountering hydrocarbon-bearing formations in Lower Miocene and carbonate basement intervals. Inc. Dana Gas has achieved its second gas discovery in quick succession this year in its West Manzala concession. designed for offshore service. in 920 m (3. leak and corrode. The West Manzala-2 (Haggag prospect) encountered a possible 20 bcf of dry gas within two zones in the Pliocene Kafr El Shikh formation.

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5% ownership in the new entity.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B OFFSHORE EUROPE Jeremy Beckman • London Sevan bid clinches Goliat Eni Norge has chosen Sevan’s cylinder-shaped FPSO for its Goliat development in the Barents Sea. which the company acquired in 2006. In 2010. now expected on stream in 2013. 1. Hot spots emerge in Moray Firth Despite the tail-off in exploration. with no need for additional equity funding for its investment programs. If a well here is successful. Houston-based Endeavour managed a successful up-dip appraisal of the undeveloped Rochelle find in block 15/27. including sidetracks. In the same region. according to the latest survey from Oil & Gas UK. Lower oil and gas prices are also impacting development. removal and disposal of all infield pipelines within a designated 500-m (1. made an oil discovery of its own with the Hobby well in central block 20/1N. according to the survey with many planned projects barely economic at even $50/bbl. Sonsub recently completed its operations on Total’s Frigg sea lines decommissioning project in the North Sea. Goliat. followed by outfitting in Rotterdam. Offshore Norway. Nexen. grout and sand bags. and the UK.5 m) of net gas-condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous Kopervik sandstone: recoverable reserves could be over 30 MMboe.offshore-mag.17 billion in 2008 to $3. The latter recovered all infield flexible and small diameter rigid lines using a reverse reeling method. Its targets include the 10-80 MMboe Grevling prospect in production license 038 in the North Sea – here it recently increased its acreage position following a swap of license interests with Talisman Energy Norge. High-performance development drilling last year also helped Nexen prove a further 29 MMboe of reserves at its central North Sea Buzzard complex. In the Moray Firth. It also has been talking with what it terms “a foreign actor” concerning a potential strategic and financial cooperation. with operator members revealing plans for only 34 firm E&A wells in UK waters this year. Investor confidence is largely to blame. the latter a former managing director of Saga Petroleum. plus power cables. and concrete mattresses. and production totaling 18. but activity started to dip in the final quarter. will be the largest of the buoy-type floaters designed by the company to date. plus another 33 “non-firm” wells. Later this year.000 boe/d. NOK150 million ($21.58 billion in 2010. It would also have a market capitalization exceeding NOK4 billion ($580 million). with capital increasingly hard to come by.000 b/d. The entire process plant will be enclosed to protect both equipment and crew during winter. and use of ballast tanks in the sides and bottom area of the steel hull to limit leaks from the oil containment system. The well intersected 77 ft (23. according to Noreco. Denmark.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .5 km (0. The scope of work included preparation. 20 km (12. the Normand Cutter and the multipurpose support vessel Far Sovereign. It plans to drill multiple sidetracks to delineate the extent of both structures. the company might opt for development through Talisman’s Varg floater. giving them a 52. Aker Solutions remains in the running for the engineering. The proposed share exchange ratio would favor shareholders in Det norske.76 million) contract. however. having appointed a new board and chairman. communication lines.5 mi) to the south.9 MMcm/d (138 MMcf/d). (Noreco) has proposed a merger with Det norske oljeselskap. The high-pressure/high-temperature well encountered a substantial hydrocarbons column in Mid-Triassic to Triassic-age reservoirs. Noreco in mood to merge Stavanger-based Norwegian Energy Co. 18 Offshore March 2009 • www. Det norske. The association identified 109 exploratory and appraisal well spuds. the Sevan 1000. umbilicals. Maersk discovered gas and condensate in the Culzean structure in block 22/25a.94 mi) west of its recent Golden Eagle find. capable of producing oil at 100. Nexen expects to install the jacket for a fourth platform with production-sweetening facilities to treat high levels of hydrogen sulfide. the survey identifies only 10 firm E&A wells at present. Various measures will be adopted to quell environmental concerns. The combined group would have interests in various discoveries and 100 exploration licenses in Norway. including supply of electrical power direct from the shore in an attempt to limit CO2 emissions. Cost inflation is another issue: in recent years the UK industry has had to spend more to extract fewer barrels. Sevan was one of two contractors vying in a front-end engineering design (FEED) competition. the other being Aker Solutions with its concrete-hulled Condeep MonoFloater. ᶁ Map locates Maersk Oil’s Culzean discovery in the Moray Firth. the company operates 27 licenses. All previous Sevan FPSOs have been built in the Far East. wells in the UK North Sea continue to deliver. The program required the services of two vessels. will be the first oilfield project in the Barents Sea. has its own views on the way forward. investments in new and existing UK fields could slide from $7. The proposed concept. and with oil storage capacity of 1 MMbbl. gas at 3. a first for Sonsub. south of the Atlantic and Cromarty fields. If trends continue. Investor gloom dents UK activity Exploration drilling on the UK shelf remained strong last year. Endeavour’s partner. Diderik Schnittler. and this year plans to participate in 15 exploration wells. The picture looks gloomier going forward. which would create the largest E&P independent on the Oslo stock exchange.640-ft) zone. procurement and construction contract. Sevan is now working on post-FEED engineering under a separate. better than pre-drill estimates.

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134 m] to >20.404 ft (8.com Garden Banks 463 Bushwood Green Canyon 859 Heidelberg Walker Ridge 52 Shenandoah Green Canyon 643 Friesian Keathley Canyon 872 Buckskin Success rate continues Drilling success in the Lower Tertiary continues with the Buckskin and Shenandoah discoveries. The Bushwood No. high viscosity/low GOR fluids. The discovery well.067 m) to 32. large salt canopies (7. 1 well. deep reservoirs in deepwater. drilled in 2. suggested Richard D’Souza.989 ft (8. and Petrobras is using a phase development approach for its Cascade-Chinook project. Anadarko also made a deepwater oil discovery at the Heidelberg prospect in Green Canyon block 859.500 ft (9.” D’Souza said. Granherne Americas/KBR.687 m) deep. The discovery well. More tests are being conducted on data gathered from the discovery well. Chevron says. an extended well test has not yet been done in the GoM. high pressure and temperature.700 ft (823 m) of water to 25. to the initial Miocene pay sands at Tahiti. was drilled to a TD of 28. 2 discovery well show a strong correlation.711 m) deep. The combination of minimizing uncertainty in reservoir performance and well productivity is one of six keys to commercially develop Lower Tertiary reserves.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GULF OF MEXICO David Paganie • Houston Minimizing uncertainty key to Lower Tertiary development Minimizing uncertainty is one of six keys to commercially develop Lower Tertiary fields in the US Gulf of Mexico.144 m) deep. Diamond Offshore’s semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean Monarch was scheduled to arrive on site in early March to begin deepening the well. The Chevron-operated Buckskin oil discovery is in Keathley Canyon block 872 about 44 mi (71 km) west of the company’s Jack discovery. but a step-change in the technology is needed to meet the technical challenges in the Lower Tertiary. A typical well could take 200-250 days to drill at $150-$250 million. the operator needs to flow a well at least 12 months to increase confidence in well rates and recovery.000 b/d of oil. says data from its Friesian No. he said. but there is a high level of uncertainty in reservoir performance with no production analogs to date.006 m) due south of the initial discovery well. drilled in 6.000 ft (1. extended or long-term test (6-24 months).300 ft (1. in Green Canyon block 643 approximately 3. The technologies developed for Perdido and Petrobras’ Cascade-Chinook. In other deepwater news. “The Heidelberg discovery further validates our geologic understanding of the subsalt Miocene trend. Some of the characteristics of the trend are low rock permeabilty.920 ft (2. Friesian offset draws parallel to Tahiti Plains Exploration & Production Co. but water injection and gas lift also are viable. The Buckskin No. scheduled for first production in 2010. Lower Tertiary drilling has had a success rate of about 60% since the first discovery on Great White in 2002. Drilling and completion dominate the development cost of a Lower Tertiary well.” says Bob Daniels. D’Souza said. These pay sands are the uppermost field pays at the Tahiti field approximately eight mi (13 km) to the west across the basin syncline.524 m) of water to 28.500 ft (8. Nexen says it expects first production from its Sargent discovery to come in 2010. The company also says a feasibility study is under way for development of the Shell-operated Vicksburg discovery in DeSoto Canyon block 353. which Anadarko says it intends to conduct in the second half of this year. Ideally.109 m) of water to 29. Shell is using subsea processing for its Perdido development. encountered more than 300 ft (91 m) of net oil pay. A drillstem test was carried out on Chevron’s Jack discovery.000 ft (9.962 m) deep. all remote from existing infrastructure. some form of artificial lift is required to enhance recovery from Lower Tertiary wells. The PXP-operated well.500 ft (1. and additional work on the field is needed to determine the extent and commercial viability of the discovery. and M21B at Tahiti. he said. ᶁ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Anadarko and partners are evaluating the well results and the next steps toward future appraisal activity. 1 (formerly Geauxpher No.906 m) true vertical depth to test the main field equivalent sands such as the M15. in his presentation at the Deep Offshore Technology International Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. with more than 150 ft (46 m) TVT of net gas pay found in the deeper exploratory section.750 ft (1. Development plans are for a single-well tieback from the discovery well in Garden Banks block 339 to existing infrastructure in the area. 20 Offshore March 2009 • www.753 m) of water to 30. drilled in 5. D’Souza talked about the technical and economic challenges in developing Lower Tertiary fields. and early production or phase development (more than three years). Subsea boosting and processing are possibilities. encountered more than 200 ft (61 m) of net oil pay in several Miocene sands. logged more than 260 ft (79 m) TVT of net gas pay in multiple sands. both geologic and pressure. M21A. according to PXP . D’Souza explained. D’Souza said. encountered more than 300 ft (91 m) of net pay.836 m). He pointed to three strategies to reduce uncertainty: Drillstem test (up to 60 days).000 ft [2. Several of these Tahiti pay sands have flow tested in excess of 25. Downhole (ESP) or mudline pumps are most effective to maintain reservoir pressure. Mariner Energy has made a gas discovery at the Bushwood prospect in Garden Banks block 463. The Anadarko-operated Shenandoah discovery is in Walker Ridge block 52. “The well encountered the same age sands and reservoir characteristics similar to the previously announced Caesar/Tonga discoveries. MMS estimates 3-15 Bboe are recoverable in the trend. It encountered approximately 389 ft (119 m) of net oil in Miocene-age sands. In the production phase.096 m]). First production is targeted in 2012. PXP and its partner have opted to deepen the Friesian No. “Initial data indicate the Shenandoah discovery has reservoir properties that appear to be of much higher quality than industry has seen previously in the emerging Lower Tertiary play. drilled in 5. This is about 50-60% of the overall field development cost. the company says.” Heidelberg’s proximity to Anadarko’s 100%-owned Constitution spar enhances the company’s flexibility to consider a variety of development options after further appraisal. slated for first production in late 2009/early 2010.” Daniels says. M18. 3) discovery well.300 ft (7.000 ft [6. Louisiana. “will be enablers for the many Lower Tertiary discoveries in the queue.offshore-mag. Anadarko senior VP of worldwide exploration.2 well by an additional 3.

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March for a five-year charter with PetroSuperior Energy bras America in the US Gulf of Mexico.500 ft) of water.144 m) deep. struction of PETRORIG I. sign equipped with capacity to drill in The vessel is 400 ft (122 m) long. a management agreement for one of its two deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs. upgradable to 12. Vantage will receive fees during the construction phase of the project plus performance-based completion incentives.000 ft (9. The vessel is equipped with a modular drilling package that can be removed and reused elsewhere when the production wells have been drilled. The $830-million vessel is scheduled for DSME shipyard in South Korea delivered delivery in June 2010 to an affiliate of the semi Deepsea Atlantic to Odfjell following a 20-month construction period.593 ft) of water. & SURFACE SYSTEMS David Paganie • Houston Keppel delivers semi. Odfjell Drilling in cooperation with Metrostar has two drillships under construction in South Korea for delivery in 2011. Vantage will receive fixed and variable daily fees.048-m) rated drillship. 100 up to 10. with an option to include the second unit. with Petrobras for work offshore The barge was delivered to Superior in Brazil and with Pemex for deployment Xiamen.000 b/d of fluid and 40. a 50/50 joint venture company that will own a 10. as well. and the world’s first FDPSO Azurite to Prosafe Production. It has storage capacity of 1. to 11. work first for BP in the US Gulf of Mexico.430 m) total depth. China. full galley. Mosvold has two newbuild jackups and will pay Hercules a marketing fee once it secures contracts.000 ft). respectively. mode to 37. During the operations phase. It can drill high-pressure/high-temperature wells in up to 350 ft (107 m) of water to 30.500 ft (11.000 ft (3.048 m (10.048 m) of water in DP ft (30 m) wide. the report says.000 b/d of oil. In addition. the jackup Mærsk Resolve to Mærsk Drilling. the first of four semisubmersible drilling James projects Hercules could gross at least $4 million in 2010 from rigs for Larsen Oil & Gas. Mosvold Drilling and Hercules Offshore have entered into a similar arrangement.048 m) of water to 30.have been delivered. Photo courtesy Construction of its sister rig Deepsea Stavanger is under way.000 ft (9. The rigs are designed to drill in up to 10. the Dockwise submersible ship Trustee Deepsea Atlantic for a 30-day voyage to West Africa where moves to Norway it will be employed under a long-term The semisubmersible drilling rig Deepcontract. and will be spread-moored in Transocean’s semi Development Driller III is scheduled to 1. The semisubmersible drilling rig is built to Keppel’s proprietary DSS 51 design. as well as of Transocean and Ken Childress. with Transocean’s dual-activity drilling technology. where it was loaded onto offshore Mexico. with delivery scheduled for 2Q 2010.286 m (7. FDPSO Keppel FELS has delivered the semisubmersible Development Driller III to Transocean. sea Atlantic has been handed over to OdMitsubishi. It can drill wells in up to 2. adds to fleet The semi is a sixth-generation Friede Superior Energy Services has taken & Goldman Ex-D Millennium Class dedelivery of derrick barge Superior Pride.offshore-mag. PETRORIG I set to sail management fees to run the rigs once they Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard has completed turnkey con. ᶁ 26 Offshore March 2009 • www.500 ft) deep.430 (37. The FDPSO will be deployed off the Republic of Congo at the Murphy-operated Azurite development in the Mer Profonde Sud block. Sea Dragon. according to a Raymond James research report. and 32 ft (9. The jackup drilling rig is the third of four to be delivered to Mærsk. The rig was scheduled to be delivered in these fees.8 m) deep.4 MMbbl of oil and process capacity of 60. jackup. and features an 880-metric ton (970-ton) Larsen’s PETRORIG II and PETROHuisman crane.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Photo Schahin Engenharia for work in Brazil courtesy of Odfjell. Analytics firm Pritchard Capital Partners expects the arrangement could amount to about $5 million/rig/year to Vantage. Vantage enter rig management agreement Sea Dragon Offshore has issued Vantage Drilling Co.144 m) deep.000 ft (3.192 m (40.000 ft). and overseas. and accomRIG III have secured five-year charters modations for 360 people.400 m (4. The rig will undergo sea trials to build drillship in Norway before it begins its four-year Mitsubishi and Petrobras have formed contract with StatoilHydro in May. RIGS. Pursuant to the management agreement. upgradable to 3. Petrobras fjell Invest.000-ft (3.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B VESSELS.

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• Drilling rigs: OGX hired four semisubmersible rigs. Landim says costs have been contained. casing from V&M do Brasil.180 Bboe and natural gas.” says Landim. and Aeróleo. and one former president of Petrobras.Maranhão basins. • Logistics: So far OGX has chartered six vessels.tos basin and should start in November after we receive our third pete with heavyweights such as national oil company Petrobras.835 Bboe. one former finance minister. • Drilling services and equipment: All materials. the company also has a farm-in agreement for a 50% participating interest in an exploration block in the Santos basin. hired four semis. (Below) Santos basin. and the last one is scheduled to start in the beginning of 2010. However.offshore-mag.into early 2010.000 sq km (1. Santos. chartered six vessels and two helicopters for logistical support. while Espírito Santo will be ready by December 2009. Seismic acquisition in the Espírito Santo blocks is seven months ahead of the original timetable. OGX acquired concession blocks covering approximately 7. totaling 6. Our sixth well scheduled for 2009 will be in the Sansetting IPO set the stage for the first serious local contender to com. buoyed in part by the composition of the company’s management team.68 million acres). The net risked prospective resources assume a 27% probability of exploratory success.com tional. five of which are being built in Brazil. OGX has retained engineering services from Schlumberger and Halliburton.7 million acres). • 3D visualization: OGX built a state-of-the-art visualization center at their Rio de Janeiro headquarters to further enhance integration between teams of specialists. a management team with extensive experience in the energy industry. and increase productivity. and drilling fluid from MI-SWACO. Suppliers include Edison Chouest. The acreage includes 21 high-potential exploratory blocks in the Campos. Existing 3D seismic data for Santos basin was enhanced for interpretation. the exploration team at OGX believes that the average success rate could be closer to 50%. O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . which is scheduled to be complete by mid-2009 for the Campos. including wellheads from Vetco. we exshore acreage has launched its initial exploratory campaign. Santos. While the drilling program was accelerated ahead of its initial schedule. OGX also secured with Briclog its onshore supply base in the city of Rio de Janeiro. three of them from Diamond Offshore and one from Pride Interna28 Offshore March 2009 • www. The company expects to begin drilling in Santos with partner Maersk Oil by the end of 2Q 2009.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B DRILLING & PRODUCTION John Waggoner • Houston Brazil’s OGX launches drilling debut once the rigs are delivered in September. OGX has brought together top engineers selectively recruited from Petrobras.” says CEO Rodolfo Landim. ᶁ During Brazil’s ninth oil and gas licensing round. pect to begin drilling two additional prospects in the Campos basin Startup operator OGX raised $4. Espírito Santo. Hoping to pursue additional growth opportunities. and two helicopters to service rigs in Campos and Santos.800 square km (1. Enthusiasm over these prospects has been (Above) Campos basin. whose influence and experience extend through the highest echelons of Brazil’s corporate and political spheres. and Pará. this acreage contains prospective resources of 20. improve decision-making. contracted an onshore base. Based on an appraisal by DeGolyer & MacNaughton. another will begin in October. but could start earlier. and net risked prospective resources of 4. acquired all critical drilling materials and built a state-of-the-art 3D visualization center. Norskan Offshore. Founded by Brazilian mega-investor Eike Batista. services and equipment have been secured. and Pará-Maranhão basins. and casing running services from Frank’s International. and a board of directors that includes two former energy ministers. rig. Brazil’s largest independent oil and gas company in terms of off“Upon completion of the first two wells operated by OGX. Drilling will begin on two wells in Campos Milestones at a glance In the past six months OGX has completed a 3D seismic campaign.1 billion in last year’s initial public which will most likely begin towards the end of 2009 and continue offering despite the fact it has yet to produce any oil. “We plan to drill 51 wells in the next four years in order to prove our oil and gas reserves while developing our initial discoveries. • Seismic: 3D seismic data shooting in the Campos and Pará-Maranhão basins was completed in December 2008. The record. Two rigs are starting in September 2009.

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2D seismic survey over Petroleum Exploration Permit 51311 offshore Taranaki southwest of the Kupe development. Petrobras.609 ft (1. Proposed lines are shown on this map. has contacted the Pacific Titan about running a 500-km (311-mi). The second is a joint-industry metocean off Tanzania and Mozambique for StatoilHydro. Dominion Tanzania Ltd.000 sq km (4. “There are a number of separate closures formed by upper Miocene sands. “The original seismic inversion we conducted for Kosmos Energy and partners was limited to the West Cape Three Points block and covered 150 sq km (58 sq mi). In the Essaouira Deep Offshore area with water depths greater than 500 m (1. ____________________ Africa: An ocean-bottom seismic program is planned for the Agbami field offshore Nigeria. and its local partner Sonar Ltd.” says CEO David Salisbury of NZOG.640 ft). The Hugin Explorer is scheduled to collect data with Kondor Explorer as the source vessel.843 ft (3. “These mudstones may have formed an effective lateral seal. final contract terms. for survey design and acquisition of seismic data.” says Gareth Taylor. The permit offshore New Zealand recently was awarded by Crown Minerals following NZOG’s November 2008 “Priority in Time” application.” Fugro Global Environmental & Ocean Sciences Ltd. Canamens plans to reprocess and acquire new 2D data with an option to extend into a 3D and drilling commitment.000 m) water depth.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Similar oil bearing structures are known to exist in the Sacramento Valley in California and in the Gulf of Mexico. Canamens says it will reprocess and acquire new 2D data in the Essaouira Shallow Offshore in water less than 500 m (1. eroded by submarine channels. “However. and Mahogany-3 wells. Rock Solid Images senior VP . Hyedua-2. and Anadarko Energy. Star Deepwater Petroleum Ltd. and survey start are expected to be complete in 2Q 2009. approvals. has agreed with SeaBird Exploration Ltd.577 ft (1. A CASE Abyss 4C autonomous seismic recording system will be used on the seafloor. The vessel is in area waters.. with only the Mahogany-1 well as a calibration point. Latin America: Reliance Industries contracted Wavefield Inseis and Discoverer 2 to conduct a seismic survey on Borojo Norte and 30 Offshore March 2009 • www. That study is in water depths from 3.700 m) water depth off Tanzania for Ophir Energy. One contract covers current measurement in 5. Petronas. trapping oil and/or gas. has won two contracts for metocean work off the east coast of Africa. Mahogany-2. Canamens is embarking on a round of exploration offshore Morocco following the award of contracts and agreements with Morocco’s Office National Hydrocarbures et des Mines. which were then in-filled by younger mudstones. Pre-survey geophysical modeling.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GEOSCIENCES Gene Kliewer • Houston Asia/Pacific: New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd. we successfully predicted the presence of pay in the Mahogany-2 and Mahogany-3 wells so we are confident we will be able to contribute substantively to a comprehensive appraisal and delineation of this world-class field. A 940-sq km (363-sq mi) seismic inversion program is under way on Jubilee field offshore Ghana to integrate log and core data from Hyedua-1.247 sq mi) and Canamens holds 75% with ONHYM holding the remainder.offshore-mag. Mahogany-2.” NZOG plans 500 km (311 mi) of 2D seismic data collection offshore New Zealand.640 ft) and based upon the results chose whether to convert the license into an exploration permit. The acreages totals more than 11. affiliate and operator of Agbami. The permit is for an initial five years with evaluation to be done in the first two years and a decision on drilling an exploration well is to come by the end of the second year.100 m) to 9.. a Chevron Nigeria Ltd.

TGS also completed an anisotropic Kirchhoff depth migration for Deep Resolve and Sophie’s Link 3D surveys. and can be renewed for an equal term.544 sq mi) with water depths to 1. The contract runs into 2010. including a “chain of five anticlines with gas hydrates located above the crests or slightly displaced on the asymmetrical limb of the folds. ᶁ _____________ www. Borders & Southern says there is evidence of hydrocarbon generation and migration.000 sq km (1. six other projects are still under negotiation. The agreement will also establish the Schlumberger research center on the Fundão Island in Brazil during 2010. aimed to characterize complex reservoirs • H2S electrochemical sensors. Additionally. Borders & Southern has reviewed its 3D survey over 1. CGGVeritas has won a long-term contract for wide-azimuth and 4D reservoir surveys from BP in the GoM. The Lower Cretaceous play fairway comprises sandstone reservoirs within tilted fault blocks and submarine fans. The Tertiary seismic amplitude supported play fairway comprises Tertiary deepwater distributary sandstone reservoirs partly stratigraphically trapped within structural closures.com • March 2009 Offshore 31 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Work to date highlights three fairways: a Lower Cretaceous. The Stanley 3D survey is the first multi-client reverse time migration project in the Gulf. The agreement will be in effect for three years. Gulf of Mexico: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. The blocks are west of the country and cover 4. says it has completed several multi-client projects to evaluate hydrocarbon potential in the central GoM prior to the scheduled March lease sale.492 sq km (576 sq mi) offshore the Falkland Islands. The company says it plans additional interpretation of the data.offshore-mag. which was scheduled to be completed by now. The Upper Cretaceous/Lower Tertiary structural play fairway comprises sandstone reservoirs within major structural closures measuring up to 150 sq km (58 sq mi).500 m (4. Upper Cretaceous/Lower Tertiary. Petrobras foresees it will invest some $10 million in the projects. When it took the lease.” There also are multiple seismic amplitude anomalies over the area.921 ft). Included under the agreement are four research projects: • Electromagnetic technologies to improve deep reservoir characterization • Seismic data analyses technologies. also to improve reservoir characterization • Nuclear magnetic resonance technologies. according to the company.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Borojo Sur blocks offshore Colombia. Reliance planned to spend as much as $50 million over 18 months including two wells on each block. The anisotrophic work ties into more than 800 well logs. and Tertiary. Petrobras and Schlumberger have signed a technological cooperation agreement for pre-salt reservoir research and development.

Headquarters is in Dubai. Second is CGGVeritas with 20 followed by Global Geophysical and PGS Marine both with 16. leaving the lowest possible environmental footprint. Polarcus is investing in a seismic fleet of high-end 3D and multipurpose 3D/source vessels. T 32 Offshore March 2009 • www. (Middle) Western Spirit. WesternGeco will bring its vessel total to 22 with the addition of the Columbus and Magellan scheduled this year. That also brings the list of new vessels for 2009 and beyond to eight – Polarcus has three scheduled for delivery this year and three for delivery in 2010 while WesternGeco has two scheduled for this year. 3D vessels and will resemble this rendering. Additions and deletions of vessels to the list bring the total number accounted for to 173. compared with 169 on the 2008 tally. The company says it expects to operate worldwide providing towed marine contract acquisition services and multi-client projects.5%. This is an increase of four vessels. “We have a pure play strategy focusing on the marine towed streamer seismic acquisition business.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . vessel plans highlight survey Acquisition technology drives changes in industry practice Gene Kliewer Technology Editor. That total puts WesternGeco at the top of the vessel count by company. (Below) Global Geophysical Tiny Tune designed for shallow water surveys. and streamer steering technology.” the company says. CGGVeritas was in the process of acquiring the last remaining shares of (Top) Polarcus Nadia and Naila both are Ulstein SX124 design 12-streamer. with all six vessels fully operational within 2010. coupled with a strong commitment to minimize our environmental impact in the performance of our work. the automated vessel. At this writing. a Q-Marine vessel equipped with DSC (Dynamic Spread Control). Launched in 2008. Subsea & Seismic he feature of the 2009 Seismic Vessel Survey is the entrance of Polarcus onto the list of companies. The first 12 streamer 3D vessel is scheduled to be operational in 3Q 2009.offshore-mag.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS New seismic company. One merger currently being conducted involves CGGVeritas acquisition of Wavefield Inseis. source. or slightly less than 2.

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30. Magnetically Inclined. 2008. multi-azimuth. For cost-effective exploration risk reduction. Both have been studied for many years. Houston-based research director. New acquisition geometries such as wideazimuth. Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services has more than 50 years of land. 2009. In the future. but only now are adequate computer resources available to make use of these tools in an integrated approach of imaging and Earth prop- erty determination. Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) last year responded to speculation regarding vessel construction by discussing termination rights in contracts for newbuilds 532 and 533 at Factorias Vulcano. It also is possible that some construction and renovation could be canceled owing to the world financial market conditions now as compared to the circumstances at this time last year. Dave Nichols. Some changes in vessel construction plans hinge on timely completion of construction. enhancing seismic data and improving drilling efficiency.fugro-gravmag. if either or both of the construction contracts were canceled due to late delivery. Upon completion of the merger. Now. I expect to see another thousand times increase before I retire. After amendments made in 2008. depend on Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services. According to WesternGeco. the largest fleet among seismic survey contractors. and Coil Shooting single-vessel full azimuth acquisition increase illumination of the subsurface from a wider range of angles and azimuths. the shipbuilding contracts with the yard set delivery of Nov. Arrow would notify WesternGeco that Arrow has a right to terminate the shipbuilding contract with the yard. increasing the frequency bandwidth by lowering the minimum frequency of seismic sources has improved steep-dip imaging and overall resolution. recent advances in processing capabilities are allowing sophisticated seismic data migration methods to become standard practice. workflow. Spain. says improvements in imaging are taking advantage of the increases in computer capacity that enable imaging techniques that are closer to the ideal wave equation. this process has been split into two parts: acoustic-imaging algorithms that yield accurate Earth reflectivity and elas- tic reflectivity inversion that provides a model of the Earth properties.” ᶁ Discover the New Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services. and March 31. They also benefit from new acquisition geometries that extend the frequency bandwidth and offset and azimuth range of recorded data. In a traditional compressional-wave. Further. The nature of the surveys undertaken today is changing. and the related contracts governing the charter parties between Arrow and WesternGeco. We have seen a million-fold increase in computer power. If either 532 or 533 were delayed more than 120 days. “When I joined the company almost 15 years ago.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS Wavefield which it did not purchase following a voluntary offer. In addition.com/solutions A F O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS . WesternGeco then could either choose to terminate the charter party with Arrow or instruct Arrow not to terminate the shipbuilding contract. the resulting company will have 28 vessels. rich-azimuth.” Nichols says. Arrow would receive repayment from the yard of all investments made to that date. or Pwave. providing geologic solutions. a whole new center of gravity and magnetic services. the full spectrum of potential field products and services is available from a single source: Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services. These techniques enhance the accuracy of the inversion of seismic data for Earth properties. Nichols continues. all delivered by 600 professionals around the world. Gravity Inspired. As an illustration. marine and airborne oil and gas exploration experience. www. There are two main trends active here: reverse-time migration and anisotropy. “We will continue to ride the wave of computer power. Migration techniques that honor the actual physics of wave propagation are an important factor in improving image quality. we were at 10s of megaflops. the industry will have to go beyond correctly positioned images and deliver estimates of absolute Earth properties. And.

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6 102 92 88.000 1 x 6. International GOM.6 56.000 x 75 6 x 8.5 28. Endeavour House. Northern Seas South America Worlwide inc.6 86.5 11.5 57. International GOM GOM GOM.6 39.090 2 x 3.000 x 160 12 x 8.6 54.6 40 17 19 19 17 17 21 21 14 54.5 11 11 11.2 19 12 9.3 12.410 1 x 6.6 sq km 6.3 55.6 82 86.4 6.5 6. Dubai.2 121 84 82 82 PGS Marine Geophysical. 1 x 160 2 x 160 2 x 160 1 x 160 up to 1. 1 x 80.25 4.000 channels 1 x 640 GSI 400.000 channels 4 x 750 2 x 750 3.4 sq m N/A A Vessel availability (Yes.6 86.5 81. 13430 NW Freeway.240 2 x 4.240 2 x 4.9 56.6 39.8 84.0 sq km N/A 6. International India.5 12 9 12 8. International GOM India.5 12. Norway 980 channels Yes Yes Yes GEO SEARCHER SCAN Geophysical ASA O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F Maximum towable footprint (# cables x length (m) x width (m)) 4.500 2 x 3..500 2 x 355 2 x 3. T2P 0L6. Italy 1997 1994 1997 2006 2005 1993 1995 71.8 65.9 91.5 18 1 x 240 1 x 120 1 x 120 1 x 120 1 x 480 1 x 120 1 x 120 1 x 120 1 x 120 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Spec Spec Contract Contract Contract Yes tba Far East.8 18 16. Scott Lori B Miss Ginger Ms. International India. P.7 6 11.. Borgo Grotta Gigante 42c.410 Marine Arctic Geological Expedition (MAGE) 1 x 480 1 x 480 3 x 240 1 x 96 6 x 480 1 x 640 10 x 480 6 x 480 6 x 480 6 x 480 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1 x 3. International Americas Americas Arctic.090 2 x 3.6 12. 34016 Trieste.5 92 86.000 x 75 12 x 8.950 2 x 160 1 x 160 1 x 160 1 x 160 OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable OBC Cable 4 x 6.2 4.6 sq km 3.4 11.090 2 x 3.8 41.9 12. Box 2011.090 2 x 4.9 3. Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide International International GOM. International India.25 8 5.090 2 x 3. 32 Tuas West Road. Cordelia Sea Diamond VIII Seapol One Soha Folk Super Transporter Te Wera Tiny Tune Tuhawiki GSI Admiral GSI Pacific Geofizik Geolog Dmitriy Nalivkin Professor Kurentsov OSS Gulf Supplier OGS Explora Atlantic Explorer Falcon Explorer Geo Atlantic Laurentian Nordic Explorer Ocean Explorer Orient Explorer Pacific Explorer Polar Explorer Ramform Challenger Ramform Explorer Ramform Valiant Ramform Vanguard Ramform Viking Ramform Sovereign Southern Explorer Nadia Naila Samur Selma Asima Alima Beulah Chouest (RXT 1) Bourbon (RXT 1) Caspian Marie (RXT 3) 2010 1981 1993/1994 1992 1998/1999 1984/1991/2006 1970/2000 1971/1996 1984/1991 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2005 2007 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2007 2005 2007 1998 1979/2005 1983 1991 1995 65. Alberta.090 2 x 3.000 x 160 6 x 8. International India.000 1 x 40.6 sq km OGS Italy.6 sq km 6.O. 1326 Lysaker Norway Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide 1994 2008 1996 1995 1998 1999 1998 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 1982/1996 2004 1998 91.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Worldwide Seismic Vessel Survey Fugro Searcher Geo Surveyor Sea Explorer Sea Proflier Sea Surveyor Sea Trident Ocean Seeker L’Espoir Tridens 1 DIB 1 DIB 2 Global Longhorn Global Quest Global Vision James H.000 8 6-km VSO cables RXT Reservoir Exploration Technologies.6 sq km 6. 1325 Lysaker. Northern Seas Arctic. International USA India.240 3 x 1340 cu in.2 92 92 60 210 22 17 39. United Arab Emirates 12 x 8. SW Calgary.6 sq km N/A 5.2 84. No. Norfolk NR30 3NG UK Global Geophysical Serevices.090 2 x 4.000 x 100 12 x 8.930 1 x 4.090 3. Canada 4 x 480 1 x 480 2 x 3.090 2 x 3.090 2 x 3. Suite 800. USA 3. Houston TX.6 39. Great Yarmouth. PO Box 104.2 58 58.5 15 89.6 sq km 10.5 20 20 21 14.000 x 300 1 x 7.4 10.7 67.090 2 x 3.090 2 x 3.5 16.6 39.4 14 10.3 26 17 16.7 71.200 Fugro Survey Pte Ltd.4 6 x 528 1 x 640 16 x 480 12 x 480 20 x 480 20 x 480 20 x 480 26 x 480 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide 2 x 3.7 4. OSS.240 2 x 4.240 2 x 4.9 80.090 2 x 3.240 2 x 4.7 68.000 3 x 3. Strandveien 4.7 64. or Exclusive contract) Source array configuration as rigged (# arrays x capacity) Total length (m) Total beam (m) Primary region Streamer configuration (# streamers x # channels) Year rigged or converted Vessel name . Lysaker Torg 5 A.5 4.000 x 100 6 x 6.6 10. PO Box 283373. 400 5th Ave.2 13 10.000 6 x 6. International India. Polarcus. Antarctic 140/1.090 2 x 3.5 55 16.4 sq km 3 sq km 3.75 55 33. Singapore 638387 Gardline.4 57. Houston TX 77040 2 x 1. Admiralty Rd. Northern Seas Arctic.8 88.5 11.6 sq km 6.8 12.000 x 200 Offshore Seismic Surveys. 3535 Briarpark Dr.

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Schlumberger House.000 x 500 12 x 8.2 11 14.000 x 900 8 x 6.5 Professor Polshkov Professor Rjabinkin Discoverer Teknik Kembara Teknik Putra Bergen Surveyor Discovery 2 Geowave Champion Geowave Commander Geowave Endeavour Geowave Master Geowave Voyager Malene Østervold Conti Geco Bluefin Geco Diamond Geco Eagle Geco Emerald Geco Searcher Geco Snapper Geco Tau Geco Topaz Geco Triton Gilavar Ocean Odyssey Western Delta Western Monarch Western Neptune Western Patriot Western Pride Western Regent Western Trident Western Spirit WG Columbus WG Magellan Q refers to Q-Technology 1989 2001 Q2 2008 1977 1994 2005 2006 2008 2009 2007 2001/2004 2007 2006 2007/2008 1984/1997 2007 1987/1998/2004 2006 1987/96 1988/97 1986/91 1989/97 1984/94 1989/95/2007 1980 1993 1995 1997/ 2006 1993 2007 2006 2008 2007 2008 2007 2005 1980 1993 1999 1992 1983 1997 1992 1992 1970 1981 2005 2007 1991 1999 1993 1991 1992 1999 1993 2009 2009 108.5 12.800 2 x 2.695 8 x 1.000 x 100 WesternGeco. Tingkat 15.9 72 56. Box 1302.15 106.000 x 700 12 x 8.000 x 700 16 x 9.000 x 700 10 x 6.695 6 x 1.000 4 x 5.500. 10 x 9.100 10 x 6.500.320 2 x 5.3 80 71 38.000 4 x 3.560 4.5 60 76 81 81.2 71.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Worldwide Seismic Vessel Survey Geofizik-1 (RXT 3) Ocean Pearl (RXT 2) Sanco Star (RXT 5) Sara Maatje II (RXT 3) Sara Maatje IX (RXT 3) Geo Searcher Scan Resolution Scan Stigandi Scan Empress Aquila Explorer Geo Mariner Harrier Explorer Hawk Explorer Hugin Explorer Kondor Explorer Munen Explorer Northern Explorer Osprey Explorer Akademik Lazarev Akademik Nemchinov Akademik Shatskiy Iskatel .000 x 900 12 x 9.695 8 x 1.650 16 x 315 10 x 1. Menara 2.000 x 1.000 x 825.000 x 1.4 60 67 65.500 2 x 3 sub-arrays dual 3. No.695 8 x 1. Gatwick Airport.000 x 1.695 6 x 1. RH6 0NZ UK 8 x 1. Damsgardsveien 163 B.000 x 825. West Sussex.100 12 x 8.100 8 x 6.695 8 x 6.480 2x 4. Malaysia Wavefield Inseis AS..200 8 x 480 12 x 640 8 x 480 8 x 2.000 x 100 4 x 6. Russia 1 x 8.695 6 x 1. 10 x 9.695 6 x 1.000 x 825.280 8 6-km VSO cables 12 x 6.000 x 700 10 x 9.8 18. Norway Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide Worldwide 2 x 3600 x 100 Sevmorneftegeofizika (SMNG).560 10 x 6.000 x 1. N-5162 Laksevag. 2 x 2 sub-arrays 1 x 4.2 72. 1 x 960 960 12 x 720 6 x 720.500.695 6 x 1.98 22.920 4 x 2. 58100 Kuala Lumpur.2 19.6 17.2D 4 x 6.500. 1 x 960 2 x 3.8 17 14.000 x 1. 1225 Shangcheng Road Pu Dong.695 6 x 1.8 14.O.125m 12 x 9.500. 2 x 3 sub-arrays 2 x 6.920 12 x 3.000 x 700 8 x 6. 2 x 3 sub-arrays dual 3. 2 x 3 sub-arrays dual 3. 2 x 3 sub-arrays dual 3.000 12 x 9.995 1 x 4400 2 x 4400 2 X 5000 (client selectable) 2 x 5000 X 5. 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drill. The deepwater well on the Tamar structure.” with a focus on offshore targets. Four years later in Calgary.500 ft (1. 90 km (56 mi) offshore Haifa. and deliver oil and gas to Israel. The company’s acreage is close to the Tamar discovery and on trend with the Dalit structure. Noble and its partners are set to retain the rig. The team is complemented by external consultants RPS. PetroMed also has found strong indications of deeper lying. For much of his exploration career Peace has worked in the greater Mediterranean region. with a resource potential of around 5 tcf. Israel. It was formed in 1999. who is based in Seattle. The company also operates an adjoining exploration permit (Benjamin). The company’s exploration team of experienced geologists and geophysicists. the only external source of gas is a pipeline from Egypt. light Jurassic oil. It claimed the find could be the largest in its history. Further gas finds would help ease Israel’s energy concerns. and Aberdeen-based contractors to help with early well planning. a Canadian geologist credited with finding the Hibernia field off Newfoundland. but Jeremy Beckman Editor. encountered three productive reservoirs with thick sands in the Lower Miocene and net pay of more than 460 ft (140 m).offshore-mag. Prior to Tamar. The water depth of 5. Otherwise. another Tertiary/Lower Miocene subsalt prospect in 4. AJ Amir is chairman and CEO of PetroMed.500 ft (1. Europe more recently other companies have picked up offshore concessions. The second well would be a step-out on Tamar. 28 mi (45 km) offshore. Hibernia ‘look-a-like’ The company describes its mission as “to discover. Other board members include Arlon Tussing. These include Israeli junior PetroMed. all based in the UK. The country’s sole production comes from the Mari-B field in shallow water off the southern coast. for two more wells. Houston-based Noble and local company Delek Drilling have been the mainstays of Israeli E&P. supported by finance director Koch. are headed by exploration manager David Peace. 42 Offshore March 2009 • www. The Gaza Marine discovery has yet to be put into production. which last year converted two deepwater exploration permits in the Levantine basin to drilling licenses (Sara and Myra) both a short distance from the Matan license. but throughput has been subject to interruptions. and headed an interpretation team of eight The Atwood Hunter will shortly drill the Dalit structure.372 m) of water in the Michal permit. by financial and management consultant Hagai Amir. and for condensate and oil at deeper levels. he and Russell Koch were introduced to the late Donald Axford.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B S P E C I A L R E P O R T: M E D I T E R R A N E A N Eastern Mediterranean Tamar discovery reveals potential gas-rich play in Levantine basin Regional analogies also offer prospects for deeper oil T est results from a gas discovery in the Levantine basin point to an emerging subsalt play. In recent years. PetroMed’s interpretive studies of exist- ing geological and seismic data since 2005 indicated strong potential for thermogenic gas. another gas prospect.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Gas flowed at a constrained rate of 30 MMcf/d over a limited section of the lowest reservoir. there had been no exploration drilling for several years. in the Matan license. which is already covered by 3D seismic. a former chief energy adviser to the US Senate and now energy consultant for the World Bank and Deutsche Bank. based on wells closer to the Israeli coast and via geological analogies with recent ultra deep discoveries in the Nile Delta to the south. develop.680 m) was also the deepest by far for any well to date in Israeli waters. providing assistance with 3D survey design and specialized data reprocessing. the Atwood Hunter. originally as a Nevada-based corporation. and operator Noble Energy believes a production rate of over 150 MMcf/d could be feasible. The first would be on Dalit. in shallow water closer to the Israeli coast. Axford believed he had “seen” another Hibernia on seismic offshore Israel. He worked in Milan for Agip and Penn Geophysical.

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500 m (4. the partner we would prefer would be an established international oil and gas company with significant drilling and operational experience. After leaving Texaco in 1998. The results looked very promising: “In the Levantine basin.” The only prior wells in the area were off southern Turkey and had led to some small discoveries in the Iskendrun basin. so the main purpose of the 3D seismic is to confirm internal geological detail within each of the structures to allow us to optimize future drilling locations. “We will do the interpretation ourselves.com seismic leads. “British Gas started finding gas in channel sands in the shallow Pliocene section above the deeper Messinian salt layer that covers much of the Mediterranean. which is on trend with the Dalit structure in the adjacent Noble-operated permit.” In late 2002. Peace was an independent exploration consultant and conducted a regional evaluation of the entire Eastern Mediterranean based on Spectrum’s regional seismic grid of 25. condensate and free oil in the deeper pre-salt section.” he says. “PetroMed is currently operator of all three licenses and permits for all technical work up to the initial well spud. “We’re happy that the structures are there from the 2D data. when the surveys were being acquired. but we see the sedimentary plays on the fringes of the Levantine basin as very interesting. Lebanon. Syria. Peace began evaluating Spectrum’s entire database for the eastern Mediterranean region. and only one well offshore Lebanon. condensate and oil 4.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B S P E C I A L R E P O R T: M E D I T E R R A N E A N geologists and geophysicists for Agip reviewing much of the Italian offshore region and the Po Valley. they had only recorded the first five to six seconds of data – hence also seeing only the top of the basin.offshore-mag. as confirmed in Tamar. we can see that the Levantine basin has some characteristics and geological conditions similar to the Nile Delta (although not at all identical) and which extend into PetroMed’s licenses. Thereafter. “Our long-term ambition. “Spectrum had a regional seismic grid around Cyprus and Lebanon.609 ft). “we are open to offers from potential new financial partners and strategic partners from the industry. and last year the company opted to convert the permits to three-year drilling licenses.921 ft). more recently. Ideally. “there has been no offshore drilling either in Syria or Cyprus. In the 1990s. and the outer fringes of Egypt. it is also a case of getting partners on board to share the well costs. but the recent discovery of Tamar has confirmed our belief in the region. although this did not take place until 2007-08. “We need 3D data primarily to define these structures in greater detail – we can see anomalies within them that cannot be resolved by 2D seismic. they followed similar channel features up the eastern Mediterranean coast to make further biogenic gas finds off Gaza and southern Israel.534 mi). One is a thick four-way dip closure from Tertiary to Jurassic. Initial evaluations continued to confirm the potential of the areas. Due to recording limitations. Spectrum’s new seismic provided a more detailed 2D grid over offshore southern Turkey. one in each license. “At this time.” he explains. it recorded down to 12 seconds. in water depths of around 1. is one of the toughest to interpret geologically in the world. The second prospect is a potential reef growth on top of an older high. “The old data had imaged the entire Levantine basin. but we would welcome specialized geophysical technical assistance from suitably experienced new partners as well. the whole area looked rather gas-prone in the early days. Inshore from our blocks. but thermogenic gas. and these were granted later that year. “based on a reprocessed speculative survey originally acquired in 1975. the focus of Nile Delta exploration switched to drilling through the Messinian salt zone.” According to Hagai Amir. we would also prefer that a more experienced oil company partner would operate as we enter the actual drilling phase. In 2001. This data was a wide-spaced regional survey from southern Turkey to the eastern Nile Delta. Cyprus. As we are only a small company. and 25 years for subsequent development and production. which allowed us to see the deeper part of the basin. and a director of Texaco Italiana Spa. we identified some very interesting structural patterns which showed a lot of individual 44 Offshore March 2009 • www.” Peace says.427 mi) of new seismic in 2001-2002.5 km (2. “To date. The Sara and Myra licenses both cover 400 sq km (154 sq mi). exploratory drilling began in earnest in the late 1990s. which had not really been explored by any of the countries in the region. “At that time I was with Texaco and to us. Gaza. based in Rome. we plan to select our best drilling locations and be ready to spud our first well within two and a half years from now. and we are very happy with our current acreage. “is to build a stronger and stronger exploration position. Israel.000 km (12.000 line km (15. a situation we believe exists in the Levantine basin as well. “From our evaluation of the Spectrum regional data. So the message is clear: biogenic gas in the shallow section. PetroMed has been in open dialogue with several major oil companies in this regard. which is in turn overlain by potential Cretaceous and Tertiary reservoirs. which is the epicenter of the collision zone with Africa.” Peace adds.8 mi) down in the high-pressure/high-temperature zone. but in the event of a discovery. In time the company may also consider venturing outside Israel to explore other opportunities. and see them developed while retaining an interest therein.” says Peace. At the same time. Cyprus also considered staging a round. PetroMed submitted its initial technical presentations for its permit areas to the Ministry for National Infrastructure in Jerusalem early in 2006. followed by detailed processing and pre-stacked depth migration of the data.” Water depths in the two drilling permits extend to 1. and aims to start acquiring 3D over the two license areas by midyear. from small closures to much larger simple structural traps. including the Latakia thrust zone in the north. work up opportunities that will attract further industry partners. The company has a letter of agreement for a 3D seismic vessel. concluding the program in fall 2003. and provide further evidence for an active thermogenic hydrocarbon system in the deeper part of the Levantine basin. Later on. Peace and his team so far have identified two large prospective lead areas.” says Amir. however.” Exploratory leads Following initial contact and dialogue with the Geophysical Institute of Israel near Tel Aviv. when Spectrum acquired its 20. “Later. The work obligations for the adjoining. Both carry initial three-year terms. and was designed to promote licensing rounds in these countries. but also deeper thermogenic gas and. Onshore Cyprus. two older wells have already tested 800 b/d of light ‘Jurassic’ oil from deeper lying Jurassic strata underlying our permits. the Lebanese government was in talks about a first offshore round.100 m (3.” Southerly analogy To the south in the Nile Delta. and over the last few years companies have found not just biogenic gas of shallow origin. but this never came about at the time. in part mirroring what we see off Egypt.” ᶁ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . However. these can be renewed for a further four years for appraisal drilling. These excellent oil shows are almost certainly the result of migration from the deeper parts of the basin to the west. and covered the thrust zone between Anatolia and North Africa – one of the major continental margins – and it revealed a very attractive new play. he was Texaco’s exploration manager. 18-month exploration permit include geological studies and 2D seismic.

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Looking further into the future. operators voiced the realization that unforeseen problems were more likely in the first two years than the following three to five years. Yet these interruptions are viewed as progress towards more efficient solutions.com SEPARATION SEP Min Minimize topsides water handling Hydrate control by removing liquids from gas stream Hyd Increase hydrocarbon production volume Incr Decrease total boost system power requirements Dec Accelerate and/or increase recovery Improve flow management. . Texas. Aker Solutions continues to develop its new semi-axial pump technology to rival the Framo offerings. problems are identified and solved in the early part of application life so operations are much more trouble free after that. Michael Padilla INTECSEA T Reasons for subsea compression. projects. too. boosting. Subsea boosting continues to pave the way for the other subsea processing disciplines in its development and experience. operators are taking the lead in field development. An increase in overall confidence towards subsea processing packages is the result of ongoing development and the success of current systems. 46 Offshore March 2009 • www.offshore-mag. development programs and project applications continue to provide the industry with new technical advancements and opportunities.438 m) of water with five boosting packages. identifying current hardware while also planning the development of future complementary technologies required for the entire system. including Flowserve’s future target offering of a 5-MW pump system. developing. For example. The same concept applies to technologies in general.com.Gas tieback under ice in Artic regions) BOOSTING Reservoir advantages Increase ultimate recovery by lowering abandonment pressure Enable oil recovery from low-pressure reservoirs Enable oil recovery of low-quality fluids Production advantages Increase production rate by reducing flowing wellhead pressure Reduce opex by reducing recovery time (shorten life of field) Offset high-friction pressure losses in flowline due to fluid viscosity Offset elevation head pressure loss Facilities advangages Longer subsea tiebacks WATER INJECTION Eliminate topsides water injection equipment Eliminate water injection flowlines See the 2009 Subsea Processing poster in this issue. Golfinho.000 ft (2. Curtiss-Wright. As problems are identified and solved. processing sustain momentum Advances. Centrilift expects successful installations offshore Brazil will continue to push the advancement of ESPs. and boosting technologies in the past year. and Albacore Leste. gas developments at Aasgard and Ormen Lange (both slated for 2012) still are on pace to establish new baselines in gas compression and power distribution technology. boostng and gas compression) are applied to projects ing. evolution of the drivers for each of the disciplines continues. a necessary step in the evolution of the technology. Each project performed detailed studies into the current industry offerings. the Shell Perdido project aims to set the stage in the Gulf of Mexico by using ESP technology in 8. Maintaining the momentum from a number of recent/ current subsea processing installations. separation COMPRESSION Increase subsea tieback distance Improve flow assurance issues Eliminate offshore platform(s) ENABLER: The field could not be developed economically and/or technically (i. During the Subsea Boosting and Processing Joint Industry Project conducted by INTECSEA in 2007. Keeping pace. That is. As the primary subsea processing disciplines (separation. but it has not yet prevented operators from investigating. or committing to continued development of subsea processing technology. If the necessary wet-mate electrical connectors and penetrators are not available. and Leistritz anticipates results from the pending Marlim twin-screw pump installation. water injection. separation. the pumps have to wait. This is evident in the BP King and StatoilHydro Tordis projects. and power delivery and distribution when developing new fields. Effects that the current economic downturn will have on the industry cannot be quantified. flow assurance Reduce capex on topsides processing equipment and pipelines Improve economics of field with low GOR. 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Stated advantages are being complemented with new drivers as necessity breeds development. and now ask more questions about economics and application details rather than voicing previous concerns about risk and reliability.e. Operators continue to initiate and to fund studies into boosting. ᶁ To continue this conversation. identifying the optimal type and size of a subsea pump for an application is only half the battle. new applications create opportunities his article addresses the progress made through the application of subsea processing. as both have dealt with unplanned interruptions during the first few months of operation. high viscosity. While Framo continues to develop its Hybrid and High Boost pump technology to combine the benefits of helicon-axial and centrifugal pumps for Pazflor. INTECSEA has completed multiple proprietary Gulf of Mexico projects which carried subsea processing solutions through the conceptual and pre-FEED stages.

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Considering that the Gulf of Mexico provides Jim Redden Contributing Editor upwards of one-third of the nation’s domestic oil supply. our activity level certainly hasn’t diminished here.000 b/d of domestically produced oil. communications for employees and companies operating out of Port Fourchon will continue unabated. with 80% expected to flow from the deepwater by 2010 when some new developments come on line. people evacuate and we have no contact information for them. executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC). What this will do is allow us to communicate with them. more than 250 operators and service and supply companies. which was funded by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. Rally Point to keep information flowing The next time a hurricane or similar catastrophe strikes South Louisiana. Taking all this into account. Port Fourchon will have its “Rally Point” network in place. The port’s daily traffic count appears to confirm that the global recession has not yet made its way into Port Fourchon. Loren Scott of Loren C. strategically nestled on 1. In early 2009. The port’s director of Economic Development. Along with its impact on domestic production. Factoring in the 135 deepwater fields already developed. the bread and butter for Port Fourchon is the deepwater. the only deepwater facility in the US capable of offloading supertankers carrying imported oil. where it functions as the primary support base for more than 90% of existing projects. Port Fourchon also is home to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP). at the port’s Galliano headquarters. “We also are looking at having a mobile communications trailer so the administrative offices and harbor police can be up and running immediately after a storm. Today. the port is looking at establishing an off-site e-mail service that will provide a “fail over” should electronic communications at the port become inoperable. and his successor. from international conglomerates to home-grown. that bread and butter is in no danger of going off the shelves in the foreseeable future. operate out of Port Fourchon.300 acres at the mouth of Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana’s southernmost parish of Lafourche. which also is connected to 50% of the nation’s refining capacity. What’s more. So. While cash-strapped independents operating on the continental shelf have pulled back appreciably. advise them of what is happening at the port.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT Port Fourchon thrives despite the economy Deepwater activity stays the course amid pullback B uoyed by deepwater activity that shows no sign of drying up anytime soon.” she says. the federal agency listed 59 “pending” deepwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico. It is designed to give employees and companies operating out of the port an uninterrupted communications system.offshore-mag. says that number promises to rise considerably as companies stand in line to acquire space being made available through the entity’s aggressive northern expansion project. By the start of the 2009 hurricane season. According to a recent Minerals Management Service (MMS) study. right. some 87% of the nation’s offshore gas production comes from the Louisiana outer continental shelf. “During storms. “We’ve been averaging about one new lease a month and as fast as we can build these new facilities. Scott concluded Tanks for the fifth M-I Swaco drilling fluid plant in Port Fourchon are staged for installation at the new Gulf Offshore Logistics (GOL) facility. imported crude along with 300. The latest MMS report follows on the heels of an eye-opening study released in 2008 that examines the regional and national impact of a three-week disruption in oil and gas deliveries from the port’s jurisdiction. the study entitled “Economic Impacts of Port Fourchon on the National and Regional Economies” concludes any long-time disruption from a hurricane or other event would remove some 18% of the nation’s energy supply. The way it works is each facility and employee will receive access cards and a link where they can provide contact information in case they have to evacuate because of a storm. the study concludes. Dr. as you can see. An estimated 13-15% of the imported oil entering the US market is delivered through LOOP. Chett Chiasson. the ramifications on US energy security of any supply interruption are momentous. Port Fourchon is sidestepping the economic malaise gripping most of the nation and is not just coping.” he says. the southernmost port in Louisiana. they’re taken. Port Fourchon IT Director April Danos says the Web-based system will provide continual updates. our daily traffic count in January (2009) was 13% higher than it was in January 2008. which is in addition to the 33 wells currently being drilled in deep and ultra deepwater. Danos says to further facilitate uninterrupted communications. but flourishing.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .” says Ted Falgout. who will retire at the end of the year after 30 years at the helm of Port Fourchon. 50 Offshore March 2009 • www. “Interestingly enough. Chett Chiasson. there are nearly 230 deepwater projects in need of products and services flowing from the port. family-owned enterprises. The latest figures show LOOP handling more than 1 MMb/d of Retiring Port Fourchon Executive Director Ted Falgout. and when they can return. Based on an average 2006 oil price of $66/bbl. who will succeed Falgout in January.” she explains. Scott and Associates of Baton Rouge compiled the study.

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We also have hopes of securing more passenger contracts with Gulf operators.981 m).250 m) of bulkhead is under construction and another 1.9 billion in lost sales. we’ve see a big increase in jet traffic. Duet says the airport also is looking at developing an industrial park. is moving closer to completion of its 4. 4. which the Louisiana legislature created in 1960.” Falgout said at the time. Construction of 2. Closer to home.134 m x 213 m) wide Slip C.9 billion in household earnings. We also are working on permits for Phase 2 that will include the 7.314 linear ft (705 m) of steel sheet pile bulkhead along Slip B is well under way. over $7 billion worth of oil and gas was made unavailable to the American public. The port. but now it’s more like 50-50. the optimism of port executives and tenants alike is easily justified. with an additional 1.500 ft (1. Port Fourchon provides quick access to the deepwater. allowing it to An artist’s rendition of the new VHI Cougar Helicopter fly passengers directly.” says Karl Boffanie. Idaho-based VIH Cougar Helicopters will be flying out of a new hangar and passenger facility at South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. allowing it to accommodate midsize business jets. this will continue to be the hub. Airport. where it flew passengers for BP Americas. eral Manager Bill McDonald. and now we have well-documented evidence that even our own estimates were understated.800 ft to 6. VIH Cougar completed its Part 135 Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) certification. which essentially would double the facility’s operational area. In light of the most recent MMS calculation on the present and future growth of the deepwater oil and gas operations and expectations for 19 newbuild deepwater drilling rigs entering the Gulf of Mexico between 2010-2112.” PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT VIH Cougar joins Port Fourchon helicopter fleet By April.com A jackup works off the coast of Port Fourchon in aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.” Falgout said when the report was released. VIH Cougar Helicopters also operates from an office in Bellingham. who adds that Edison Chouest Offshore is completing a hangar to house three of its jets. VIH Cougar has a depth of experience in search and rescue and we plan to evolve into that role with the Sikorsky S92 by mid-summer. says Gen. Airport. has completed the extension of its runway from 3. tenants expanding Ramping up.” McDonald says the company plans to move into its new passenger facility by the end of March and into the new hangar by the end of April.400 m) of water frontage.5 billion in lost business sales and a $350 million drop in household earnings. Port Fourchon’s significance is growing every day. Business jets used to make up about one-fourth of our total traffic. Furthermore. “The bottom line is. The companies operating out of Port Fourchon say the optimism of port executives is clearly justifiable. temporarily shutting off production coming out of the port. which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) named Louisiana’s Airport of the Year in 2006. “Since the (runway) expansion. it cleared the way for property within the northern expansion to become an attractive venue for the growing rig repair and refurbishment business. “We have long felt that the impact of this corridor to our region and nation was huge. Port officials say that when Lafourche Parish votes abolished the drilling rig ad valorem tax in 2004.800 linear ft (549 m) of bulkhead expected to be completed by the end of this year. which includes Port Fourchon. We expect those permits any day now. “Additionally. ᶁ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . In October 2008. The airfield. and both sides are responding accordingly. Three 20-passenger Sikorsky S61 helicopters will be based at the airport with an additional S92 expected to join the fleet in June. VIH Cougar Helicopters claims it is the only such operator in the Gulf with 100% satellite-based tracking and voice communications. the study estimated the economic impact of a supply disruption on the Houma Metropolitan Statistical Area.” McDonald says.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B a three-week loss of service for any reason would equate to a national economic impact of $9.000 linear ft (6. “Slip B is nearing completion. likewise. The company has been operating in the Gulf of Mexico since 2005 as part of an alliance with Pacific Helicopter Tours Inc. which would double available crew quarters and other facilities for offshore workers and those engaged in other local projects like the LA 1 highway construction. The impact of even a comparatively shorter disruption was driven home in August and September of 2008 when hurricanes Gustav and Ike slammed into the southern Louisiana coast. Stone Oil Distributors. “We will be conducting passenger flights for Heerema Marine beginning in the March/April timeframe and will also conduct flights for BP on an as-required basis. is in the midst of a major expansion. and a drop of more than 77. manager of John W. Port officials say they are close to completion of Phase 1 north of the E-Slip development that comprises a 700-acre (2. The South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Chiasson says 84% of the property included in the Phase 1 project already has been leased. which came under the GLPC umbrella in 2001. it says there is no interruption of service or safety even during inclement weather. to be $1. a loss of $2. “It is estimated that as a result of Gustav and Ike. 52 Offshore March 2009 • www.000-acre northern expansion project. WA. so as long as there is an oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico.” Chiasson says.” says airport manager.425 ft (434 m) is in the planning stages. indeed.000 ft long x 700 ft (2. Port.100 ft (1.offshore-mag.8-sq km) site that includes 180 acres of non-waterfront property and 21.hangar and passenger facility at South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr.158 m to 1. “The Port is ramping up very quickly to play its role in recovery of the Gulf of Mexico energy industry. Right now. Jason Duet. Consequently.000 jobs across the nation. Airport.

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com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . the South Lafourche Levee District is merely trying to convince the federal government that it. In the meantime. the final stimulus package earmarks $27. the package requires $109 million of highway monies be spent on transportation projects in urban areas.6-billion 47-mi (76-km) infrastructure improvement project now under way was completed by 2012 as planned. but that request has since been pulled off the table. (Below) The footing of the Leeville Overpass is engineered specially to resist collisions and strong tide flows.offshore-mag. the four-phase LA1 project has a better chance of landing its full requested amount than if it was forced to try to get a large share of a smaller pie. indeed. In what threatens to cause financial hardships to local residents and businesses alike. exists. the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it intends to decertify the nearly 50-mi (80-km) levee that in 40 years has never sustained a breach. That translates into $308 million for Louisiana highways and complicating it even further. As the coalition looks elsewhere than the federal government. 54 Offshore March 2009 • www. While the LA 1 Coalition lobbies for a share of the US economic stimulus package to complete construction of the elevated highway. LA 1 Coalition Executive Director Henri Boulet says his group had been seeking up to $360 million from the near trillion-dollar stimulus package President Barack Obama recently signed into law.5 billion nationally in highways funding to be disbursed through the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Surface Transportation Formula. despite being slammed by some of the most active and powerful hurricane seasons on record. Boulet says the federal stimulus financing would have gone a long way to help ensure that the main stretch of the nearly $1.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT LA 1 coalition. A major sticking point was the complicated appropriation formula that has states receiving a percentage of the total monies allocated for national transportation improvements. That way. he says. but for entirely different reasons. However. The federal funds would have been earmarked specifically to complete the elevated eight-mile stretch north of Leeville to the Golden Meadow town limits. Boulet’s coalition pushed the Louisiana congressional delegation to encourage the federal government to dedicate the full $80 billion proposed earlier E for nationwide highway projects. “Because under state law the Louisiana Department of Transportation must have the full $360 million identified for the LA (Above) Construction is well under way on the new LA 1 elevated roadway. levee district trying to get Washington’s attention missaries of two prominent alliances in Lafourche Parish are trying to get the ear of Washington.

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which Gary Ellis.” because of its strategic importance to the nation’s energy security. no one disputes the need to replace the time-worn and flood-prone roadway. Owing to the billions of federal funds generated in OCS royalty revenue. the existing Leeville bridge has long been cited as the weakest line in the LA 1 network. In addition. While the coalition awaits word on federal stimulus funding. He added the project also has a leg-up in that the full Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and acquisition of remaining right-of-ways is well under way. Even if we received the entire state allocation. will be the first to affirm. the US Congress in 2001 made Louisiana 1 a “High Priority Corridor” – one of only 44 highways in the nation to be so-designated.” Boulet says. compared to a national traffic growth rate that averages 5% a year. As the only overland access to Port Fourchon. We desperately need that new highway. “Based on the future traffic estimates PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT ______________________________________________ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . In addition. not only is LA 1 widely rec- ognized as “America’s Energy Corridor. the LA 1 Project has been taken out of consideration for this smaller-than-anticipated pot of money. The ramifications are magnified during a hurricane.5 billion from the DOT Secretary is available for him to disburse at his discretion under a competitive grant program that provides no state can get more than $300 million and that must be intended for projects of national significance. thanks to a combination of local and state funds. The coalition will celebrate a major milestone later this year with completion of the 4. “Highway One was closed so we all had to stay here. which is directly responsible for some 18% of the nation’s energy supply. “Our hope is that in a much smaller stimulus transportation program. We are in talks with the state Department of Transportation to allow the LA 1 Project to be Louisiana’s sole application to this program.” it provides the only hurricane evacuation route out of Port Fourchon. is linked directly to the highway’s federal designation as a “High Priority Corridor. for one. a Minerals Management Service (MMS)-authorized study revealed that only 2% of this “High Priority Corridor” was not in need of improvement. the newest company to set up shop in Port Fourchon.1-km) overpass toll way over Bayou Lafourche at Leeville. consequently. “It’s been made pretty clear that if this highway gets washed out because of a storm. however. The existing sea-level highway repeatedly is closed to traffic even during less severe weather. More recently. because we do not think there is a more significant project to the country’s economy than the LA 1 Project is at this time.” respectively. the US Department of Homeland Security and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) has named LA 1 a “Critical Asset” and “Focal Point for OCS Activity. The funding option. He points out. that the coalition has an alternative federal route for the necessary funding. The general manager of Gulf Offshore Logistics (GOL).4-mi (7. The federal agency also estimated that ever-increasing deepwater activity will spur a 60% increase in traffic along the rapidly deteriorating highway. it will have a negative economic impact on the entire country. says the service and supply facility had just begun operations in August 2008 when Category Two Hurricane Gustov pummeled south Louisiana. which he is supposed to distribute equitably between rural and urban communities.” Boulet says.” he says. another $1. A major component of this phase of the project is replacing the 40-year-old and often inoperative Leeville lift bridge with a fixed-level overpass that features a 72-ft (22-m) clearance. construction is well under way. he says.” he says. Closed often by high tidal flows and collisions. it’s simply not enough to do the project.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B 1 Project’s Phase II in order to put the project out to public bid.

but he’ll definitely feel the effects if fuel from here is cut off. What they’ve done is take a few observations and default to models.” Curole says. Completion target: 2009 Phase 2: Highway widening and upgrades from Port Fourchon to Grand Isle (8 mi) Construction of a two-lane elevated highway from Golden Meadow to Leeville (8. FEMA decertification ‘ironic’ Meanwhile. ᶁ we’ve seen.” Boulet says.com • March 2009 Offshore 57 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . but you need experts to interpret those. two-lane overpass over Bayou Lafourche at Leeville. we estimate the tolls will allow us to retire all our (highway construction) bonds within 30 years.5 mi). Currently. (17 mi) Completion target: 2017 models and probabilities. “We’re trying to work with FEMA. Completion target: 2017 Phase 4: Construction of an additional two lanes of elevated highway from Golden Meadow to Port Fourchon. He says the phased construction approach allows portions of the project to be constructed as funding is made available. In addition. Completion target: 2011 Phase 1B & 1C: Construction of a fixed-span. says he is cautiously optimistic FEMA will rethink its decertification of the levee. and Galliano. which would decree new residents and businesses build as high as 14 ft (4 m) above sea level. but there’s a lot of leeway in judgment and assumptions when you’re doing modeling. The ring levee protects the towns of Golden Meadow. construction in the levee district is authorized at elevations of 2½ ft to 4 ft above sea level. We don’t have any condos or beaches and we have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. the roadway is designed to facilitate “end-on” construction methods to help protect sensitive wetlands and marshes wherever possible. including the Leeville Overpass. Boulet added that concrete from the soon-to-be-disbanded Leeville bridge also will be crushed and used for wetlands restoration. general manager of the South Lafourche Levee District.8 mi). and upgrades to LA 1 from Fourchon to Grand Isle.4 mi). The farmer in Iowa may never visit South Louisiana. considering the levee is the only one south of Intercoastal that has never breached even in the face of the massive storms that have hit the coast in recent years. and associated interchanges and toll booths (4.3 mi).O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B New LA 1 construction timeline Phase 1A: Construction of two-lane elevated highway south of Leeville to LA 3090 at Port Fourchon (6. We’re reviewing the flood elevation _______________ www. Curole says the threatened decertification is ironic. Windell Curole. key support centers for South Louisiana’s offshore energy production.offshore-mag. He added the importance of both the levee and the new LA 1 to the energy security of the area and nation cannot be understated. Larose. “This is a working coast. at-grade highway from Larose to US Highway 90 (19. The problem arose when FEMA adopted new standards that increased the strength of 100-year storms for national flood insurance purposes.” he says. Completion target: 2012 Phase 3: Construction of a four-lane. high-level.

“Our objective is to bring nobility back to our work force and that’s critical because these kids have always been told that if they don’t go to college they’re somehow lacking. practical training for their work. teachers. The executive director of the South Central Industrial Association says the group’s Work It! The Louisiana initiative has been a hit with students. Arnette says Work It! Louisiana is “motivated and executed by local businesses. According to the company website. We felt like we needed to look at long-term recruitment and the only way to do that is through the children of Louisiana. and environmental incidents. we haven’t seen the slow down here. the long-term goal is to educate students on job opportunities and salary expectations. The kids were excited. Mary. Danos & Curole also developed a personnel tracking software system. In July 2008. Charles. a website. We also brought in a boat captain and when he told the kids he was making $100.” Danos & Curole says the key differentiator with its services is the focus on training and safety.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT No job shortage in Lafourche Parish n stark contrast to much of the US. company best practices. We want these kids to feel good about their career choices. certifications. “We’re trying to expose them to multiple career paths and we’re doing that through several initiatives. Assumption.offshore-mag.” The company offers nearly 300 courses for employee development covering curriculums devoted to training in such areas as core compliance. division manager – Labor Services.” “Others have tried somewhat similar approaches. ᶁ Work It! Grooming tomorrow’s workforce today Jane Arnette makes no attempt to curb her enthusiasm when she discusses a program aimed at molding a new generation of workers for the southernmost parishes of Louisiana. Florida. and development program. “Our core competency is in developing people. and jobspecific skills.” she says. John. We can work with people with no experience in the oilfield and put them through a comprehensive. Danos says the most pressing needs include specialized disciplines such as offshore and onshore crane operators. That is a real asset to our customers. expectations of customer contracts. “Job seekers recognize the need here and consequently we’ve had a great deal of interest from as far as Detroit.000 a year. It was awesome and so motivating. and is driven further by teacher Work It! champions from each participating school. property damage. James. says Paul Danos. and skill levels. We want them to take pride in their careers. including having champions in every school from grades 6-12.com ing classroom posters. welders.” “Some companies provide labor.” says Danos & Curole Vice President of Domestic Operations Paul Danos. “While the national economy has slowed and people are losing their jobs. who do not have the financial means or inclination to attend a college or university. hands-on training I It is impossible to drive down a roadway in Lafourche Parish without seeing “help wanted” signs. DEVELOP Production Personnel. core initiatives. St. the customer is assured we have sent the right person for a specific job. The pilot program encompasses seven parishes. Described as “a creative marketing and recruitment plan” to address current employment needs. with the total support of educational system. Louisiana legislators approved $370. career link events. The work has not gone unnoticed at higher levels. and business leaders.” To properly match available personnel with a client’s requirements. Danos and Curole provides quality training to our employees through a well managed and documented process. I&E technicians. We provide a service. that got their attention. and New York. That’s what we’re all about. Oklahoma. She explains the program is designed to encourage the student to “value and take pride” in any chosen career path. Recently. project managers. The strategy involves an aggressive media campaign includ58 Offshore March 2009 • www. Our training is designed to meet or exceed compliance standards set by government agencies. classroom career videos. and St. In the past they were always generated from the education side of it. and a wide range of maritime positions. Terrebonne. mechanics. “Every employee in our system has a link to all of their training. In addition. He adds that the skill sets of any number of workers displaced from other industries as well as soon-to-be-discharged US military personnel can be transferred with specialized training and development to the offshore and the onshore support environments. speaker’s bureau. including Lafourche. Danos & Curole provides Construction and Fabrication services and recently established a Coatings Division to paint and blast offshore platforms and onshore industrial structures. Danos & Curole was recently awarded the Houma District 2009 Minerals Management Service SAFE Award and is a 2009 nominee for the MMS’ National SAFE award. Arnette says the initiative focuses on local students. we had a guy speak on how geometry is used in drilling.000 in state funding with the Louisiana Economic Development and the Louisiana Department of Education promising additional monies. but none of those were ever structured as a team approach generated from the business aspect. which provides supplemental labor and related services. production operators. and DOT-OQ Leadership. That way. media advertisement. The company also created a Professional Safety Services Division offering a suite of enhanced services designed to provide clients a “total safety and environmental management plan to reduce losses from employee injuries. logistical personnel. St. every person we send to a customer’s operation has completed an intensive four-day training program that educates them in our safety culture and provides hands on. but the working class guy. the teacher was excited and the speaker was excited. In addition to providing a supplemental labor force.” adds Manuel Merlos.” The demand for workers is so strong the 62-year-old family-owned company. We’re not requesting the presidents of companies speak to these kids. St. in Lafourche Parish “help wanted” signs are as prevalent as the bayou and shrimp boats. “Our commitment to training is a reflection of our core values.” Arnette says.” O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . recently constructed a second bunkhouse at its Larose headquarters to accommodate workers from outside the area. “What this involves is matching the specifications for the position the company is looking to fill with an individual who has the proper certifications or qualifications.

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Edison Chouest Senior Vice President Roger White told the Greater Lafourche Port Commission that construction of the so-called Chouest Shorebase Services facility would not begin until 2010 at the earliest. and drilling fluids. With more than a mile of bulkhead. the proposed facility will be capable of accommodating heavier crane capacity and offer more space to store greater quantities of water. he says. Edison Chouest will be the first client to commit I to the port’s 400-acre expansion around a third channel called Slip C. the latest version would comprise a straightline uncovered dock with 1.” LaFont says. The company has been in negotiations to lease a 71-acre track within the port’s ongoing northern expansion project. Port Fourchon soon could be home to two new offshore facilities. It’s very costly for a rig to be sitting there waiting for them. If all goes well. LaFont says. “This facility is designed specifically for anchor handling vessels.800 ft (549 m) of bulkhead with cranes. designed specifically for the timely delivery of supplies and equipment to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. describes his concept as the only industrial storage and service facility that allows companies to refurbish and securely store deepwater tools and other equipment. repairs will not be impacted by weather. Unlike its two counterparts. The founder and former owner of Devin International supply and manufacturing company. Chouest is nearing completion of a covered three-slip drydock in Port Fourchon that is designed to handle large anchor-handling vessels. O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . “We just felt it would be more cost effective to have a facility right here in Port Fourchon. The demand is so strong that the facility will pay for itself in a relatively short time. the largest in the company’s fleet. Since it is under cover. The new drydock is 420 ft x 400 ft (128 m x 122 m) and rises 150 ft (46 m) above the water level. adding the facility can accommodate anchor handlers as large as the 348-ft (106-m) long Laney Chouest. The project is aimed primarily at servicing the 19 new deepwater rigs slated to enter the Gulf of Mexico over the next three years. These are expensive pieces of equipment so you need to get them repaired and turned around as quickly as possible. LaFont says the company is looking at constructing a modified version of its C-Port 1 and 2 facilities.” Meanwhile. In December 2008. Before when they had an issue that needed addressing they had to go to Houma or Biloxi. Chouest Marketing Manager Daniel W. In a related development.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT Two new offshore facilities proposed for Port Fourchon f Edison Chouest Offshore and local businessman Jim Moncus have their way. chemicals. Moncus says land is available and all he needs are client commitments to make his Deepwater Storage & Service facility a reality. LaFont says the facility is expected to be in operation by early in the second quarter.

OPERATIONS 8114 West Highway 90 Broussard. the proposal also would have provisions for maintenance and wash areas. and proven heave compensation installation methodology to complete your subsea project in a safe.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT Edison Chouest Offshore’s new anchor-handling drydock rises above the wetlands of Lafourche Parish. Delmar has the experience. There’s a great deal of business in the deepwater so the opportunity is definitely there..0180 Fax: 337. It’s just a matter of lining up the first couple of clients and then we’re up and running.252.” he says. The facility is slated to be in operation this spring. “These are high-end components that they do not want to leave outside and unsecured.0037 ____________ TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING 2424 Wilcrest Drive.7100 Fax: 832. We know that experience means a great deal in the offshore industry.365.. ᶁ THE STRENGTH OF EXPERIENCE. call Delmar and allow us to put our over 40 years of experience to work for you. In addition to the warehouse storage facility. costeffective.” Greene’s Energy Group LLC acquired Moncus’ former company in 2008.7140 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Suite 225 Houston.365. that previously had to be taken to central storage facilities in Houma or Lafayette. THE POWER OF INNOVATION With over 200 subsea components installed in water depths as deep as 9000 feet. manpower. Moncus notes while many companies build facilities to store their own equipment. “It makes sense to have a central facility here. and timely manner.252. such as drill collars. Louisiana 70518 Tel: 337. a need definitely exists for a universal location to be shared. equipment. Texas 77042 Tel: 832. Moncus says the facility is geared toward downhole specialty equipment. When planning your next subsea installation project.

test or inspect. and abandonment and recovery winches. 220-ft (67-m) load test bed with an 11-ft (3-m) stroke capable of testing all sizes and types of mooring lines and heavy-lift slings.” While RFID tracking tags can be found in everything from passports to people.361-metric ton). slings. 62 Offshore March 2009 • www. we believe it is our responsibility to educate and train our customers to make sure they know how to handle our products in a safe manner. “As a company.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . ROV handling systems. 220-ft (67-m) load test bed to test all sizes and types of mooring lines and heavy-lift slings. “It eliminates paperwork. ᶁ The Halo LLC facility in Port Fourchon is equipped with a 3-million lb (1.” Ragusa says. and related industrial equipment for the offshore has incorporated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to ensure traceability of all its products. it was only a few years ago that they made their way into the oilfield. “We feel our responsibility for that product does not end when it is delivered to the customer. the Halo Offshore Equipment Sales and Rental division also offers heave compensation units. President and owner Ken Ragusa says that unlike the traditional stainless tagging systems popularized in the 1980s.361-metric ton). More importantly. chains. The facility is equipped with a 4. it strengthens our commitment to keeping ‘Life First’ as opposed to ‘Safety First. of Singapore. the provider of wire rope. Halo opened its 11. Complementing its product offerings are onsite and in-house inspection and training services. Louisiana. “This technology can be added to any product we fabricate.offshore-mag. the company went global when it formed a strategic alliance with Gaylin International PTE Ltd. closed- loop RFID systems provide 100% computerized and transparent record keeping. helps clients maintain compliance. Founded in 2007. The agreement calls from Halo to market Gaylin’s heavy-lift cable-laid slings and grommets in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic basin while Gaylin. among other items. RFID eliminates human error and instantly advises clients when slings and other industrial products are scheduled for safety inspections.’ I am very passionate about safety and this is in keeping up with what the industry wants.022-sq m) rigging warehouse and fabrication shop at the 25-acre InterMoor facility in December 2008.” Ragusa says.” says Ragusa.000-ton (3. “This is revolutionary technology and is keeping with what the industry wants and needs.000 lb. and ensures total traceability of our products. and seven spooling units capable of handling up to 300.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B PORT FOURCHON SUPPLEMENT Halo goes high-tech to optimize safety H alo LLC is using advanced technology as an integral component of its “Life First” safety initiative. and related products. One of the newest companies to locate in Port Fourchon. “Our goal is to become a full-service deepwater rigging and testing center.000-sq ft (1.629-metric ton) hydraulic swaging machine able to press up to 6-in. In addition. will do the same with Halo products in the Pacific Rim. “We listened to our end users and they want total traceability and we want to modernize the industry by using innovative and creative technology to ensure our goal of keeping ‘Life First’. in turn. wire rope. Today.” says Ragusa.” In late 2008. the facility houses a 3-million lb (1. In addition to slings. (15cm) wire rope. which helps end users minimize mistakes and speed up the typically tedious tracking process.” says Ragusa.

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” the storage space in a vessel’s hull.macgregor-group. Since it does not intrude into the cargo stream. which have floors covered filling with cargo. they normally can be sticks to it.” he adds. with in storage capacity compared with the aid of compressed air. under the influence of gravity. Thus.” says Pankaj Thakker. Discharge is achieved by passing air through Less steel There are other advantages.heads for the walls and the underside of the loaders increase storage capacity for main deck for the roof. meaning a rectangu. the bulk material out of the tank. ume of steel.offshore-mag.8 in. Moreover. The capacity of the blow-pump is 4 an angle of 12º in the direction of the outlet. which comprising four 75-cu m (98-cu yd) tanks with is not an optimal shape when it comes to using a total capacity of 300 cu m (392 cu yd). circular tanks fitted into the same space – The company – part of Cargotec Corp. hopper and blowDuring discharge. ᶁ For more information contact Pankaj Thakker. which further adds to the required volfrom the pump through the discharge line. senior sales manager for MacGregor Selfunloaders in MacGregor’s Sweden. 68 Offshore March 2009 • www. The floors are tilted at its load.com.2 cu yd). the pressurized tank has to be built. the whole discharge line is blown clean. according to Thakker. cu m (5. refined over the years. Picture courtesy GVA Consultants O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .com MacGregor also has developed a two-way valve to replace the butterfly valve at the junction where the cargo transfer line splits into the loading line which enters the top of the hopper and the discharge line running from the blow-pumps. it needs compressed air conveys the bulk material thicker walls. MacGregor Group – has derived the design He cites one current delivery to a VS491 for this equipment from its pneumatic con.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B SWEDEN Higher capacity. In addition. Tel +46 171 232 56. and so tends to wear out. Cargotec Sweden. with the sud. When the chamber of the blow-pump is full. “they have to be circular. “The major disadvantage with conventional bulk handling systems in OSVs is that they rely on pressurized storage tanks. While one pump is cargo in hoppers.CD anchor-handler under construction at the veying system to load and unload cement Batamec Shipyard in Indonesia. pankaj. flows needed to form the hopper. Bulk cargoes carried by OSVs typically include barite and bentonite. “It should be emphasized that the hopper and blow-pump system is integrated within the structural design of the vessel. Moreaeration stops. MacGregor Selfunloaders. The MacGregor system avoids clogging the discharge line due to high humidity in the air used for conveying the cargo (which often leads to the air being passed through refrigerant dryers). and early discussions between ship designer and system designer are crucial for successful implementation. as well as cement. conveys pressurized tanks. The two-way valve overcomes any clogging in the line – it has a disc which fits on the line that needs to be blocked. each hopper has two The MacGregor solution instead stores outlets. planned conventional bulk tank type system the company decided to transfer its bulk handling expertise into this market. It is fitted with an inspection cover for easy maintenance. the internal wall of the presSince the hoppers are not pressurized. in which bulk carriers.epoxy primer to ensure none of the cargo lar shape. When opened. This fluidizes the cargo which. as it makes use to the outlet and drops into the blow-pump. it is the prespump bulk handling sure differential between the tank system offers gains and the discharge line which.” To speed discharge.thakker@ macgregor-group. the outlet valve is closed. first introduced in 1947 and further capacity will be about 500 cu m (654 cu yd). because it is pressurized. Only the floor needs offshore supply vessels (OSVs). Only the blow-pumps are pressurized. between each fill and discharge cycle of the blowpump. smoother discharge improve supply vessel cargo handling H opper and blow-pump bulk handling ship – the longitudinal and transverse bulksystems from MacGregor Selfun. systems are being installed on significantly greater than that of pressurized 10 newbuild vessels. it should be taken on board at the project’s design stage.” Thakker says. of existing bulkheads and deck. they are designed for optimal use of available surized tank has to have a special coating of space in the ship’s hull. In contrast.com ON THE COVER: the Deepsea Atlantic semisubmersible.’s 50-75% greater.to be added. the butterfly valve has a blade in the cargo stream. In 2004.” The first hopper and blow-pump systems for offshore application are now being fitted in four offshore vessels under construction at Batamec for Mosvold Supply. the other is discharging with aeration panels. Less steel is the aeration panels. the hopper’s capacity is rently. sometimes up to 20 mm (0.“This is almost 67% higher than the originally den boom in offshore vessel construction. “To fully realize the benefits of the self-unloading system. it suffers almost no wear and tear. In the case of the hopper and blowpump system. Thakker says. www. No special treatment of the interformed using the existing structure of the nal wall is required for the hopper.). Last year the company also received orders for six newbuild vessels from Arabian Gulf’s Whitesea Shipping & Supply. “Because the tanks are pressurized. Cur. fax +46 171 232 99. one in each half. below which is situated a blow-pump. and over.

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Over the years. Trelleborg CRP. heat transfers to the outer annuli. something has to give – fluids may leak or. They can be located anywhere within the annulus while still allowing the free flow of the liquids. or pumping nitrogen. Guy.offshore-mag. Crushable foam wrap from Trelleborg CRP being attached to casing. or microspheres. If the pressure reaches a certain level. a compressible fluid. The result is CFW+. To quote from one resulting paper. This value is usually between 30% and 40% depending on the foam formulation. says Guy Downie. For example.000 psi (25.com as specified by the operator’s well design engineers. such as well A2 on BP’s Marlin deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. manager of the subsea group at Trelleborg CRP. The well then has to be shut down. To date this has been sufficient to meet most requirements. rather than pressure alone. CFW is the only solution which operates on both pressure and temperature triggers. CFW mitigates casing failure caused by annular pressurebuild-up. The trapped fluids are incompressible so they do not mitigate pressure build-up. in the worst case. implying a thick casing.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B SWEDEN Syntactic foam wrap helps protect casings against HP/HT damage Nick Terdre Contributing Editor T relleborg CRP has introduced CFW+. The wrap is used to combat annular pressure build-up in subsea wells. For the CFW+ development. collapse.6 MPa) and 80-100º C (176-212º F).000 psi (1. CFW is a polymeric material with a honeycomb microstructure which collapses under pressure. Each delivery is tailored to the requirements of the individual well 70 Offshore March 2009 • www. which is not vented to air. also known as the “B” and “C” annuli. leading to a large investment going down the drain – these days a deepwater well into an HP/HT reservoir can cost $50100 million. the resin system was modified to expand the operating envelope. the company decided a new grade of CFW with higher capabilities was needed. This causes an increase in pressure in these annuli. The collapse volume is defined as the calculated volume increase of the annular fluids brought about by thermal expansion between the installation (or ambient) temperature and the operating temperature during production. to limit heat transfer. When the well is brought into production. embedded in it. www. Downie says. Currently. Honeycomb structure Trelleborg first launched CFW in the early 1990s as a means to combat annular pressure build-up when subsea wells were becoming increasingly popular as a means of production. an upgraded version of its crushable foam wrap for use in high-pressure/hightemperature wells. the wall casing can be dimensioned to withstand whatever pressure is anticipated in the outer annuli. the total volume of foam required can be calculated. Tel +44 1695 712 018. a phenomenon restricted to subsea wells. into the outer annuli. “Pressurization of outer annuli due to the production of thermal effects was identified as one of two possible root causes of the failure” (SPE 77473). The crush percentage is defined as the amount of compression under isostatic load allowed by the foam before catastrophic collapse.” ᶁ For more information. “Additionally. which can operate in temperatures of 175º C (347º F) or more and at much higher pressures. according to Downie. burst disks. Downie describes it as a mechanical fuse – at a pre-determined pressure and temperature. Downie says. It is made of syntactic foam – resin – with microscopic glass bubbles. Recent deliveries include a 21-well deepwater development off Nigeria. CFW is quick and easy to install on the casings onshore prior to deployment. From the collapse value and the crush percentage. and may be lost permanently.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . or trapped annular pressure. fax +44 1695 712 111. which are voided. technology enhancement has expanded the operating envelope more than 4. Fluids such as brine and drilling muds from the drilling phase. and the hot wellstream flows to the surface. Different grades of microspheres are used. with crush strengths ranging from 250 to beyond 18.trelleborg. Much effort was put into investigating this incident.Downie@trelleborg. There are other methods of mitigating annular pressure buildup. there may be catastrophic failure of the casing. and solids such as rock chippings become trapped in the outer casing annuli. contact Guy Downie.7 to beyond 124 MPa). but complete failure is designed to occur well before the casing collapse pressure. Recovery costs can be even more expensive.com. There are well-documented cases. CFW typically is supplied in quadrant cylinders around 1 m (3. The amount of CFW is dictated by the collapse volume and crush percentage requirements. whether by Trelleborg CRP off-site teams or by those installing the well. the glass bubbles.28 ft) long – these are rectangular sections bonded to the outside of the production casing using an acrylic adhesive. But with downhole operating conditions becoming ever more extreme. the feedback we have received from our clients is that it is one of the few systems that works without affecting casing integrity. The crush mechanism is progressive over the pressure envelope. Other options include insulated casing. causing the material to shrink in size and allowing expansion of the annulus fluids and dissipation of potentially hazardous pressure.

E-mail Business Area Manager: lars-goran. “We’ve got roughly one year’s production on our order book. The total weight of chain will be significantly greater than the 3.com See us at OTC. You are up and running smoothly with a simple. The order is to supply chain to Hyundai Heavy Industries for mooring Total’s Usan FPSO off Nigeria. the company booked two further orders.99-in. consolidating a strong start to the year.500 m (24. The order is valued at more than SEK 120 million ($14. Hägglunds drive systems can make all the difference. Ramnäs Bruk. Meanwhile the company has expanded the range of chain strengths it can offer. Hägglunds Drives AB. Sweden.100 m (3. having received certification from both DNV and ABS for the R5 grade. ity for proof-loading services. Our drive is your performance. Let us know your demands.06-in.) R4S chain to Saipem to moor OLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s Livorno floating regasification plant off Italy. Tel +46 220 220 01.ramnas. www.” Despite that uncertain period. president of Ramnäs. we will ensure you get outstanding power capacity and durability with systems made for tough marine environments. flexible design that's easy to install and saves on valuable space. Along with excellent service.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B SWEDEN Mooring group sees signs of recovery A nchor chain manufacturer Ramnäs has landed its biggest order ever. Final shipment is due in May 2010. The company also will supply six 1.hagglunds. says Westher. for which there is increasing demand among mooring component suppliers and users.” The Usan FPSO contract calls for lengths of chain of both 142-mm (5.) R4 grade and 147-mm (5. www. Demanding applications? We’ve seen them all. stand #2605.79-in. “Fortunately some of them have now decided to go ahead. R5 has a proof-load and a breakload both 16% higher than R4.) R4 chain to drilling contractor Odfjell.westher@ramnas. CEO of BW Offshore.748 tons) which was the maximum the company had previously delivered in a single order.400 metric tons (3. SE-890 42 Mellansel. In a hectic period in January. says Magnus Westher. contact Magnus Westher. We still have some capacity available for this year.com Ramnäs’ new proof-loading machine. anchor chain manufacturer Ramnäs has had a busy start to 2009. however. fax +46 220 358 37.59-in. which was acquired by a Norwegian consortium led by Carl Arnet. Last year was eventful for Ramnäs. magnus. Ramnäs expects to post better results for 2008 than the previous year. to be delivered in June.com. With a yield strength of 760 MPa and an ultimate tensile strength of 1. A third recent order was for 7. ᶁ For further information. Tel: +46 (0)660-870 00. Fall.609 ft) legs of 103 mm (4. Delivery is due next October. O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . was a nervous period. leaving the previous Swedish owners with a 30% stake.000 MPa.hagglunds. with customers putting their projects on hold.38 million). Ramnäs also installed a new machine to improve its capac- Under President Magnus Westher.606 ft) of 76-mm (2.com.soderlund@se. With proven performance on waters around the world. “but it’s not all for 2009.) R3S grade for 17 mooring legs.

Jan Vidar Nordstrand. C2SAT Communications.” The focus of the cooperation is the development of the Radio Link Point-to-Point system which allows the transfer of huge quantities of data – 155 megabytes per second – by radio. combined with the complete solution provided by Trac ID. Malene Ostervold is the first seismic ship to be fitted with a VSAT stabilized antenna.se. Both partners are finalizing tests of a specially developed switch to control which antenna is transmitting at any time. as it automatically controls which of each pair of antennas is in transmission mode. The VSAT – very small aperture terminal – antenna delivered to Wavefield is a 1. “A lot of companies are interested in seeing how the TracSAT solution works. An upgraded radio amplifier supplied by Ericsson has made this task easier. C2SAT’s director of business development. says the equipment “excelled in the tests we performed. ᶁ For more information contact Mats Back. fax +46 8748 0143.C2SAT.9-ft) Ku-band unit. Tel +46 8748 0144. is a significant improvement for us. The antenna forms part of a TracSAT satellite communications system supplied by the Swedish company’s partner in Norway.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B SWEDEN Stabilized antenna expected to improve satellite coverage on seismic vessel M aritime communications specialist C2SAT has sold its first VSAT antenna for use on a seismic ship. Wavefield purchased the TracSAT system after testing to verify satellite coverage and global function.back@C2SAT. to ensure uninterrupted contact with the satellite. The C2SAT antenna.” adds Mats Back.” “This sale should be regarded as a reference installation for the oil and gas industry. ID Systems. The company’s IT manager.com ____________ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .2-m (3. www. This service requires a vessel to carry four antennas. Wavefield Inseis’ Malene Ostervold. especially in different parts of the world. mats. The Radio Link Point-to-Point system now is available to the market. two at the bow and two at the stern.

ᶁ For further information contact Stefan Eliasson. both ice-breakers. Finland. Tel +46 304 67 47 00. Under a 15-year agreement with the Swedish Maritime Administration. They will provide the company’s customers with best practice and advice about ice operations. Both will comply with the SwedishFinnish 1A ice-class. Stefan. operating four anchor-handling tug/supply vessels.rabt. was fitted with a drilling rig and drilled for cores on the Lomonosov Ridge close to the North Pole on behalf of a Russian scientific expedition.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B SWEDEN Supply vessel specialist building expertise in ice operations ransatlantic.se. In 2007 Tor Viking worked for Shell for six months off Alaska. two new anchor-handlers. Last year Vidar Viking worked as an ice-breaker off Greenland supporting seismic activities for a consortium led by StatoilHydro. Under its joint venture with Viking. Germany. and the US. is i up to b l i h arctic i gearing be a player in the offshore market. the company undertook various assignments in Transatlantic’s anchor-handler Tor Viking on station in the Arctic ice. Sweden. Canada. Until late last year the company was involved in a joint venture with Norwegian group Viking Ship Supply.Eliasson@rabt. arctic areas. the only Swedish shipowner operating offshore supply vessels. they agreed to discontinue the joint arrangement. both under construction at the Astilleros Zak di i will ill j i the h T l makona yard in S Spain. When the two parties began to diverge on policy issues. T In 2010 and 2011. www. the company has established three courses in ice management and associated topics at Kalmar Maritime Academy in southern Sweden to help develop the required crew competency. Rederi AB Transatlantic. according to business manager for offshore/ice-breaking. these are available for ice-breaking duties in the Baltic Sea during the first quarter of the year. one of the ships now with Viking. Transatlantic now operates Balder Viking and Tor Viking. each taking two of the vessels. In supporting this ambition. they work mainly in the North Sea spot market. “We see a big increase in activities in this market within three to five years. performing ice-breaking and anchor-handling duties. And last month it was set to announce the formation of the Transatlantic Ice Council. join Transatlantic fleet.se _________________ O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . fax +46 304 67 47 70. Otherwise. comprising eight ice experts from Russia. Stefan Eliasson. In 2004 Vidar Viking. where Transatlantic and Viking continue to cooperate. three of them also ice-breakers.” says Eliasson.

Tel +46 8 655 3641. In 2007 it was evaluated at about $20 billion. in a hydrocarbon-bearing layer about 30 ft (9 m) thick.” says Henriksson. the team concluded that the results were realistic. which it devised originally as a means to locate the drill bit in real time. When it comes to hydraulic fracturing. although some improvement is required in the vertical plane. there are multiple events at multiple locations. “It’s both a sensor and a mathematical problem. In the UK southern gas basin.hjorth@guidelinetechnology. Fracing is widespread in North America.offshore-mag. So for the time being. ᶁ For more information contact Peter Hjorth. Henriksson says. several operators have implemented fracturing to improve production. in both vertical and horizontal wells. Knowing the geology where the test was carried out and the locations where the fracing emanated from. The same development is taking place offshore. according to chief technology officer Ivo Henriksson. there is just one source of events. the waves are created by stress relief as the rock fractures under the pressure of the fluid and solid material pumped into it under high pressure. 74 Offshore March 2009 • www. In one recent case it was only after conducting successful frac operations on a field that a leading operator decided that development would be economic. we have pretty much resolved this and arrived at solutions for the algorithms. A feasibility test on a horizontal well in Canada was encouraging. Guideline has formulated data algorithms to indicate the location of the source of the waves. Drill bit localization uses seismic waves generated by the friction between the bit and the rock or sand being drilled. guidelinetechnology. the company’s business focus will remain on fracturing visualization. __ www. The field’s operator is working “in the dark” for almost all fracturing.com Taking the Guideline method offshore represents a significant step which the company will consider once the onshore version is commercial. and is now developing the two applications in parallel. Henriksson adds. Drilling for oil and gas usually involves drilling through sedimentary formations consisting of multiple layers in which seismic waves propagate with different velocities.com.524-1. A development program which will involve several tests is scheduled for this year in Canada or North America. One tool developed and sold by this company is the omnidirectional borehole radar which is deployed downhole to map the surrounding formation. as have the cost of associated services. exhibited compound annual growth of 21% in 1999-2007. For drill bit location. peter. so its only way of judging the effectiveness of a frac operation is the resultant well performance. The sensor. During field tests in North America. The company hopes to have a commercial version available by the end of this year. for instance. A number of field tests have been done and more are planned.000 ft (1. However. In principle it could be implemented offshore using an array of receivers on the seabed. A means to map the operation will make it possible to assess both the extent and the direction of the fracture. according to CEO Peter Hjorth. although like other novel offshore technologies. a specialist in ground penetrating radar. Meanwhile the drill bit development is progressing. drilling activities have declined in line with the oil price drop. needs to be able to receive signals imparted with a range of different velocities. According to market analyst Spears & Associates.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . fax +46 8 655 2610. a higher level of cost will be involved. Henriksson says the technology’s accuracy is sufficient in terms of the deviation on a horizontal plane. This reflects the well-known fact that the industry increasingly has to tackle tight reservoirs which restrict hydrocarbon flow. of which fracturing accounts for the largest part. the downhole pressure pumping services sector. Tight reservoirs The company is encouraged by market prospects. but there is more to do regarding the drill bit application. he adds. With fracturing. though at a somewhat slower pace. Guideline’s approach involves the use of micro-seismics. but in the case of fracturing.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B SWEDEN Micro-seismics technique sheds light on fracturing operations A technique to visualize hydraulic fracturing operations has been developed by Guideline Oil Drilling Technology. Guideline also has become active in a new technology through its acquisition last year of Malå Geoscience. The frac was performed in several zones along the horizontal section of the well at a depth of 5-6. Henriksson says. Hjorth says. Here a fracing operation is prepared at an onshore well. More work also needs to be done on the sensor for the drill bit development. This technology also is relevant to the oil and gas industry. the company noted its potential for fracturing. In both cases the signals are registered by an array of receivers deployed at the surface above the well. Guideline Oil Drilling Technology. Guideline has developed a method to visualize the effects of hydraulic fracturing. therefore. making the entire operation more cost-effective.829 m). This should allow the operator to improve control of the operation and to judge when it has achieved its aims.

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O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B BUSINESS BRIEFS People Prospectiuni has appointed Timothy Branch as VP of business development. Cancilla as VP of HS&E. 76 Offshore March 2009 • www. The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has appointed Ron Brinkman as senior staff geophysicist for its resource evaluation office. The company has also appointed Shashank Karve as MD and COO as well as chairman and CEO of MODEC International Inc. and detailed design knowledge into the front-end of projects.offshore-mag. Quicke. to operations direcLiddle tor. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. Newfield Exploration has appointed Lee K. Cook will focus Wood on bringing operations. to the company’s board of directors. ABS has appointed Sean T. BJ Services has appointed Ryan Elder as business development manager – Middle East Smith and Russia for the company’s tubular and completion assembly service line. Connaughton previously served as US maritime administrator. construction. Former MD. In his new position. Liddle will be responsible for the development of the organization’s strategy. Xodus Group has appointed Nick Lodge and Francis Barrett to the company’s subsea division as senior consultants. Plank as president. will serve a three-year term. effective immediately. Transocean has appointed Ramon Yi as VP and treasurer. Chiasson is the current director of economic development and will be the second director in the port’s history. Brinkman will oversee seismic compliance and policy issues for the Alaska. CSIP has appointed David Scott-Frame and Julian Yamada Moore as embedded software engineers focusing on the company’s underwater manipulator arms. InterMoor do Brasil has named Osvaldo Lorca as project director for its Rio de Janeiro office. Knight Manufacturing has appointed Phillip Thomas Mitchell as GM. Kenji Yamada has been named Karve chairman and continues as CEO of MODEC Inc. The company expects to name Boothby to the additional role of CEO in May. ClerkMaxwell has appointed Guy Cook as subsea and pipelines director. Neri will coordinate all marketing and sales activities for Thales’s Security Solutions and Services business in the region. effective April 6. Total has appointed Marc Blaizot to the company’s corporate management committee. where he also will stand for election to the board of directors. Crum as co-COO and president– North America. Macaulay previously served as the company’s international sales manager. Falgout is scheduled to retire on Dec. 2009. and security. He will be responsible for leading the strategic business development activities for the company’s offshore division. The organization has also appointed Peter Crowther as technical specialist and Sam Howard as corporate communications Duncan manager. as well as developing relationships with new customers. The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has named Chett Chiasson as successor to executive director Ted Falgout. a managing director and operating partner at Steel Partners. The Kuwaiti government has appointed Sheikh Mohammad Al-Salem Al-Sabah as oil minister. Asia Pacific. Apache Corp. Boothby as president. has named Roger B. (TGS) has appointed Rod Starr as GM. McMurtrie has responsibility for further developing business with NCS Survey’s existing customer base both in the UK and overseas. Aker Solutions has appointed Gary Mandel as executive VP of the company’s process and construction business area. Connaughton as corporate VP for government affairs. Agostino Maccagni. 2009. Yaji MODEC has appointed Nobuhiro Yaji as president and co-CEO. The company also has appointed Iain Buchan as regional manager – South and Southeast Asia and Peter Baillie as chief geologist for an expanded region that now includes Africa and the Middle East in addition to Asia-Pacific. Thales has appointed Michelangelo Neri as division country director in the United Arab Moore Emirates (UAE). Neil Smith. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has appointed Stuart Pinks as CEO. Mitchell will manage Knight’s manufacturing division and focus on developing its workforce. who plans to retire. The company has also appointed John A. and Pacific MMS regional offices. Severneftegazprom has appointed Alexander Popov as director general.com O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . NCS Survey has appointed Andrew McMurtrie as business development manager. He is joined by Helen Ratcliffe. PIPC has appointed Ben Tye as the firm’s global practice lead. Wave Imaging Technology has appointed Tom Wood as VP of sales and marketing. BP has appointed Robert Dudley as a director. The Industry’s Technology Facilitator (ITF) has promoted technology manager David Liddle. Geomodeling Technology has appointed Kevin Donihoo as VP of sales and services. who serves as MD for Jindal Drilling & Industries and president of Petrotech Society. International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has nominated Naresh Kumar as a member of the organization’s executive committee. Baker Hughes has appointed Russell J. Pöyry has added Conor Crowley. and Rodney J. Boothby will succeed David A. Gulf of Mexico. Smith to the company’s corporate sales team in Houston. and Peter Henderson to the company’s board of directors. He will be responsible for project management. Trice. The organization has also appointed Tony Zaccarini as business development manager. he replaces Mohammad AlOlaim. As a MD of the BP Scott-Frame Group. The company also has appointed Randy Monson to its business development team. Eni Norge has appointed Leonardo Stefani as MD. Mitchell OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy has appointed Mike Duncan as skills director. will return to Eni’s E&P headquarters in Milan. He succeeds N K Mitra. Knight has appointed Douglas (Doug) W. Pegasus International has appointed Bill Washington as director of business development. Eichler as co-COO and president–International. Kumar. He replaces executive VP Jarle Tautra who moves to a similar position in the energy development and services business area. MicroSeismic has appointed Malcolm Macaulay as VP of international sales. ONGC has appointed Sudhir Vasudeva as director. Tanya Johnstone has been promoted to regional manager – Indonesia and Australasia. Branch previously served as country manager for Petroleum GeoServices in Morocco. 31. he will assume responsibility for broad oversight of the company’s activities in the Americas and Asia. Rowan has appointed John J.

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Going green demands global solutions
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It is controversial and urgent. Debate and discussion carry from d f di and d even to ships hi at classrooms to b boardrooms, from TV TVs to radios, sea. This emotional topic, of course, consists of the joint challenges of climate change and sustainable development with the primary question being: How are we going to address this? We believe the answer is that the world needs global solutions. This means nations, NGOs, individuals, and the business world working together as a team. The seismic industry should not be exempt, even though it is a part of the oil and gas business which is perceived so often as being on the dark side of the environmental debate. In reality, fossil fuels will have a place alongside other energy sources for many decades, so our industry has a key stewardship role to play in making every effort to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. There have been some in our industry who maintained a business strategy that allowed them to operate with little concern for environmental responsibility and sustainable development. After all, it was fossil fuels, the dark side, plus they did not sell to the public and did not see a profit in operating green. Polarcus, a marine seismic company launched in 2008, approaches this from the perspective of individual citizens seeking global solutions and recognizes we must be willing to accept economic costs now in order to avoid negative future consequences. We are well aware that we have a significant opportunity within the maritime sphere of our industry to perform our work cleaner and greener. Our goal is to rise up and meet this challenge head on. In launching Polarcus, we are building an environmentally responsible company that we envision as a model for others. Our beliefs are embedded in our corporate values of respect, innovation, and excellence, and are apparent throughout the corporate lifecycle, from the design of our seismic fleet through each vessel’s operation to their eventual recycling. Our corporate values are the foundation for what we call “our pioneering environmental agenda.” To be a pioneer, we lead by example. Leading by example means, we know where we start from and how we compare alongside our peers. We are pursuing an Emission Index for COx, NOx, and SOx in our vessel build program. The principal uses an Emission Indexing algorithm to measure our environmental footprint. The goal is to minimize that footprint while simultaneously maximizing vessel efficiencies. The Emission Indexing is being conducted on the global i seismic i i fleet by b Ulstein Ul i International I i l and d Det D Norske N k Veritas V i marine AS. This will establish benchmarks for existing vessels as well as newbuilds. It is our intention to share this data with the industry as it is only together that a timely, effective, and pragmatic global solution can be found for the pollution and greenhouse gas challenges. The resultant data will provide clients with the ability to objectively evaluate the sector and select an environmentally responsible contractor, further challenging us all to innovate and move towards a cycle of continuous improvement. While building the company, nearly every aspect of our vessel design and technology selection has come under the green focus. In designing the fleet, we recognized the importance of reducing atmospheric emissions from our vessels. We investigated Selective Catalytic Reduction and through installation of these units realized an investment in our future. Similarly, by using the latest bilge and ballast water treatment systems we reduce, if not eliminate, the number of contaminants and non-native species released into our oceans, a lesser debated but equally important area of concern. In parallel to the engineering initiatives, we continuously seek other ways to address the green agenda. For instance, we measure the carbon footprint of our office, including business seminars held elsewhere. Employees calculate the carbon footprint of primary cars and residences, with the carbon offsets paid for personally by the senior managers and by the company for all other employees. Another idea under consideration is a carbon offset matching plan with our clients and suppliers, to offset the carbon footprint generated during our operations. The offsets would be used to support sustainable development in areas of extreme need, allowing us to give something back to the global community. These may be small initial steps, perhaps. But by increasing participation, promoting awareness, investing in green technologies, and leading by example, we hope to inspire others in our sector to become part of the global solution.

Peter Zickerman

Executive Vice President Polarcus

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A. and even for formation evaluation. Sherif Foda vice president. and increasing zonal coverage for matrix stimulation.621. Tommie Grigg tommieg@pennwell.S.com Production Manager. Jerry Greenberg jerrygreenberg@earthlink.com 918. Dorothy Davis dorothyd@pennwell.com Managing Editor. Lauinger.net Presentation Editor/Designer.9415 Circulation Manager.com 918. Robert F. to running inflatable packers. 1900–1988 Chairman.831.6285 PennWell Corporate Headquarters 1421 S. “ When you know exactly what’s happening downhole. Biolchini sponsored by: supplement to: O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .9722 PennWell Petroleum Group 1455 West Loop South. The Schlumberger lineup of ACTive coiled tubing services that is now available applies to a variety of services—from perforating using accurate and defined BHP.831.831-9537 fax: 918. Richard Cunningham richard@rcunninghamstudio.9720 • fax: 713. Frank T. TX 77027 U. you can adjust job parameters in real time based on downhole measurements. For the first time. PennWell Custom Publishing.com Profile Editor. Chad Wimmer chadw@pennwell.f o r. Sheridan Rd..C. operators can manage downhole treatments with positive feedback and make a difference to the results with complete confidence when it matters the most—while the operation is still in progress. coiled tubing services ” Custom Publishing VP.p u r p o s e s o l u t i o n s ACTive* services The ACTive portfolio ACTive case histories S p o n s o r p ro f i l e s 1 3 4 6 8 10 11 14 An asterisk (*) is used throughout this document to denote a mark of Schlumberger. Tulsa.963. monitoring downhole temperature and pressure. Suite 400 Houston.832.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Contents A s e c re t b e g i n n i n g The basic coiled tubing rig Applications F i t . OK 74112 P.9207 fax: 918. Roy Markum roym@pennwell. 713. Lauinger President/CEO.

S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 1 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . In well workovers. but making coiled tubing that is safe and dependable is much more complicated. and the many welds required to produce continuous spools of pipe frequently leaked or broke. The Allies made their coiled tubing by welding joints of pipe end to end. In 1944. Steady improvements in manufacturing and metallurgy through the 1970s and 80s greatly improved the reliability of coiled tubing. the first string of 2-inch coiled tubing was milled for a permanent well completion. some of the 23 secret pipelines they laid delivered Allied fuel for the Normandy invasion. Service companies quickly developed new CT applications. but for a plan to lay emergency pipelines across the English Channel during World War II. The lowgrade steel used in the early days couldn’t take the tensile stress of heavy loads. coiled tubing became the tool of choice for removing cement plugs and scale. and suppliers soon began offering coiled tubing up to 4-½ inches outside diameter. In 1990. coiled tubing was a natural choice. When customers said they wanted to drill more slimhole wells for exploration and production. The idea is simple enough. Allied engineers made coiled tubing from 40-foot lengths of 3-inch pipe and spooled it around huge floating drums that could be towed behind ships.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B A secret beginning The first application of coiled tubing (CT) technology was not for oil wells.

the equipment was still too bulky for most offshore platforms. of course. CT rigs are much smaller and lighter than the rigs that use conventional tubing. Some oil and gas operators now use CT routinely to drill shallow wells. coiled tubing rigs can drill at rates up to 1. Coiled tubing moved offshore in the mid1980s. where CT engineers had to overcome much greater challenges than they faced on land. is that tripping in and out of a well is continuous. operators can pump fluids through the coil. The two main benefits. Current technology allows CT drilling beyond 7. Coiled tubing units can also deploy downhole tools that cannot be run on conventional wirelines. operators had to deal with the vertical and lateral movement caused by the sea. coiled tubing offshore is an increasingly valuable option. are that with coiled tubing. it requires fewer people on the rig floor and makes the whole operation safer. coiled tubing is available in lengths in excess of 30. compared 400 fph for conventional rigs. Depending on the size of the spool and diameter of the pipe (1 inch to 4. and they need less room at the drill site.000 feet. and they can push tools into the well rather than lowering them down on a wireline. Automated Solutions other advanced Schlumberger technology. Even though CT is lighter than rigid-tubing rigs. coiled tubing is now an essential well intervention tool. That is not only faster than making up joints of tubing.000 feet. thanks to CT SEAS* Safer. and if the tubing was deployed from a nearby vessel.300 fph. 2 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . and some heavy-duty units are targeting depths of 10. Once reserved for niche services only. however.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B The big advantage of coiled tubing. In unconsolidated sands. Today.5 inches).000 feet. For drilling and workovers. Efficient.

Of these. or if necessary. Pipe passing through the injector head straightens before it enters the wellbore. are emergency devices that can either cut the coiled tubing and seal the wellbore. S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 3 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . the injector head is the driver. other than the spool of coiled tubing itself. seal the casing or riser. The device includes a curved gooseneck beam that guides the coiled tubing from its spool into the top of the injector head. set below the injector head. the stripper and the blowout preventers. Blowout preventers. A stripper.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B The basic CT rig The main components. are the injector head. because it is the machine that pushes and pulls coiled tubing in and out of the well. One advantage of coiled tubing is that it can run a much wider range of tools and perform many more downhole jobs than can be done with conventional wirelines. contains the packing that seals the outside diameter of the tubing and isolates pressure from the well. located below the stripper. The tool string at the bottom of the coil is called the bottomhole assembly.

In depleted gas wells.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Applications Coiled tubing can perform almost any downhole job. CT has even been installed as production tubing and can be run inside a well’s conventional tubing string. coupled with engineered nozzle and fluids. silt. When deviation angles reach above 40 degrees. The difficulty of any cleanout job depends largely on the geometry of the well. PowerCLEAN* engineered fill removal service is a CT service that efficiently lifts sand. the nature of the solids that must be removed. fixed and rotary wash tools. properties of the cleanout fluid. The system’s innovative software. circulating pressure. coiled tubing has become an efficient. from wellbores in one trip. cost-effective solution for open-hole milling. nipple locators. wax. Discovery MLT* multilateral tool is a costeffective reentry system for maximizing the performance of multilateral wells. fluid cleanout systems and monitoring. Schlumberger began integrating its wellbore cleanout and optimization systems in 2002 and continues to improve this robust lineup. It is a fast and cost-effective alternative to nozzle systems. Cleanouts are relatively easy for shallow wells with simple geometries. several techniques are combined to clean one well. While many production engineers think of CT as an alternative to wireline service—and it is—the technology is much broader than that. including hard scale (strontium and iron sulfide). flow rate. positive-displacement motors. Well cleanouts: Nearly half of all coiled tubing jobs are done to get a well back in production by circulating fluids and debris from the wellbore. The tool’s orientation adjusts from the surface and provides real-time feedback. almost any wellbore can be hard to clean. fracturing and many other workover jobs. software. Jet Blaster* jetting scale removal service is a CT-conveyed through-tubing tool that uses a rotating head and high pressure fluids to remove scale. Workovers: In recent years. check-valve. Often. The portfolio includes standard bottom-hole assemblies such as motor heads. impact hammers and other techniques on the market. which greatly increases the chance of a successful reentry on the first try to Level 1 and 4 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . scale and other debris from the wellbore. downhole pressures. CoilTOOLS* is a one-stop source for the latest downhole CT tools. connectors. and how deep they are in the well. production engineers worldwide are using Schlumberger coiled tubing applications to reduce the cost and risk of cleanout operations and quickly return their wells to production. Through an innovative mix of hardware. bottomhole pressure and other variables before taking each bite of fill. optimizes the job by evaluating the flow rate. knuckle joints. however. gauge carriers and the entire suite of downhole valves. The downhole tool sends a pressure signal to confirm that it has reached the correct lateral. fixed and hydraulic centralizers. disconnect assemblies.

CoilCAT* coiled tubing computer-aided treatment raises informed real-time decision making to a new level of confidence. real-time information. creates cleaner perforations. particularly for highly deviated and horizontal wells. The system also allows operators to permanently abandon zones or temporarily isolate areas of the wellbore for testing. Coiled tubing is often used to pump fluids to specific sections of a well. The application also monitors previous indexes and guides the operator through subsequent indexing cycles to provide accurate. Schlumberger routinely runs coiled tubing perforating strings in excess of 2. The new CoilCAT well site service makes well interventions more efficient and reliable. S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 5 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . CoilCAT service combines the Coiled Tubing Sensor Interface advanced data acquisition system with the Universal Tubing Integrity Monitor and software to efficiently merge design. CoilFLATE packer can isolate selected perforation intervals with pump-through capability. such as the tool’s orientation relative to the lateral window. First is the strength and rigidity of the tubing. CT perforating can run long gun strings and either drop them off or retrieve them without having to kill the well.000 feet (600 meters) on Alaska’s North Slope. CoilFLATE* through-tubing inflatable packer designed for extreme conditions. execution and real-time evaluation capabilities in one package. CoilFRAC* stimulation through coiled tubing is a well stimulation service that incorporates unique bottomhole assemblies to selectively isolate zones of interest. without the need for a workover rig. The ability to continuously circulate through the tubing also makes it easy to spot-treat with fluids. Perforating: Coiled tubing offers many advantages over other conveyance systems. nitrogen can be circulated to lighten the fluid column and increase the drawdown at the target zone. The Discovery MLT software displays several essential parameters. CoilFRAC service can treat multiple zones in a single trip and stimulate zones that were bypassed during the original completion. Treating a carbonate interval with acid just before perforating. Many operators are using this economical system to stimulate lower-producing zones that were too expensive to treat before. and Schlumberger has a suite of CT tools that make the job go easier. In depleted wells where there is not enough difference between the bottomhole pressure and pressure from the reservoir. for example.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B 2 multilateral wells. For live wells. which can endure more tensile and compressive forces than wireline systems.

smaller footprint and high degree of automation also make it less costly than other alternatives.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Fit-for-purpose solutions CT EXPRESS* rapid-deployment coiled tubing service is designed for low. CT EXPRESS crews performed more than 200 jobs without a lost-time incident. floaters and tension leg platforms. and 30 percent 6 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . well-towell time is as little as four hours. Speed is a key feature. But even with a high degree of flexibility. rig-ups are safer and more efficient than with other systems. The system’s ergonomic design. The simple. With CT EXPRESS service. CT SEAS systems also require fewer operators than conventional CT units. CT EXPRESS service can be used on wellheads up to 20 feet high. Because several key processes have been automated. Since there are no hydraulic or electrical connections to be made on location. which is a real advantage offshore. spacesaving design combines all the major coiled tubing components into modules that are easy to transport and assemble with zero discharge. including platforms. intermediate-depth land-based wells. as well as real-time data acquisition and data transfer to offsite locations. Efficient. CT SEAS* Safer. The versatile. rig-up and rig-down times are as short as 30 minutes. This advanced system improves the overall safety of coiled tubing operations. One truck holds the CT rig itself. with a proven 15 percent increase in operational efficiency. Coiled tubing rigs with similar capabilities typically require four trucks and a crew of five. During field tests. is a fit-for-purpose offshore CT system that greatly improves the efficiency and safety of moving from one well to the next. and the second vehicle carries a combination nitrogen and liquid pump. the system incorporates the same proven process control and distributed architecture of the CT EXPRESS rapid-deployment coiled tubing unit for landbased operations.to medium-pressure. they retain all the capabilities of conventional coiled tubing units. Designed for harsh offshore conditions. The CT SEAS system provides one central control point for the entire coiled tubing operation. the system can also be deployed onto the rig floor of land rigs if required. In some cases. CT SEAS systems have a flexibility that makes them readily adaptable for many offshore structures. Automated Solutions. reliable design can handle rough terrain and extreme weather conditions. a substantial reduction in boat lifts. plus electrical and hydraulic systems to run the entire unit. The unit consists of just two trucks and a crew of three.

and faster well-to-well cycle times. CT TCOMP* advanced coiled tubing motioncompensation system is made specifically for deepwater use. improved control room ergonomics. It is the result of a two-year field study to identify the potential safety and efficiency that could be gained by improving the design and packaging of compensation equipment. The result is a total motion-compensation package for deepwater CT operations. And since the equipment rigs up quickly. Compared to earlier systems. and by compensating for vertical and horizontal wellhead motion from inside or outside the derrick. it can be used on some spars (caisson vessels) and TLPs where conventional coiled tubing systems would be too expensive to use. The design of the equipment package features fewer mechanical connections. CT TCOMP system trims up to 16 hours from the average 87 hours it takes to rig up and rig down a standard deepwater CT system. It protects wellhead integrity during CT operations by limiting wellhead stresses. CT SEAS systems can also run heavier coiled tubing at increased speeds.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B fewer offshore personnel. and it is safer than other CT packages. S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 7 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .

Actual tool depth was inferred from the amount of coiled tubing in the hole. The fiber optic cable links bottomhole sensors with surface monitors and controls. and distributed temperature measurements that provide data back to surface in real time. The ACTive difference is a rugged. surface electronics and software that delivers internal and external pressure. interpret and act on downhole events in real time. it can be hard to confirm access in all the laterals. the wellhead or both. but without accurate depth information. and they can complicate the job. however. These techniques. ACTive services give operators the tools they need to diagnose and respond to changing conditions in real time. they must first determine which lateral they are entering.3 percent. casing collar locator depth correlation. efficiency and results of coiled tubing operations in various types of wells. temperature. fiber optic carrier. allowing specialists to measure. 8 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ACTive services – a breakthrough in CT technology In May 2008. highbandwidth fiber optic cable inside its own nickel-chromium-based super-alloy steel carrier that is deployed inside the coiled tubing string. Downhole pressure was estimated from pressure readings at the pump. Conventional coiled tubing services are often used to access and treat these multilateral wells. Operators not only have to correctly orient the bottomhole assembly to enter the lateral. interpret and act on downhole events as they occur. Multilateral completions give them greater reservoir contact and the ability to reach isolated parts of the reservoir without excessive construction cost or complexity. ACTive services represent a step change in CT capabilities. or run mud-pulse telemetry logging tools. crews might tag a known bottom or restriction. When jobs required greater accuracy. Schlumberger fields a team of CT experts who stand ready to diagnose and respond. expensive and time consuming. need cost-effective ways to achieve maximum reservoir contact in their partially depleted carbonate reservoirs. based on their knowledge. All previous systems relied on surface data and feedback from the well to determine what was happening downhole. Schlumberger introduced the ACTive family of coiled tubing services for onshore and offshore use. ACTive services can elevate the performance. For them. The complete system includes a bottomhole assembly. experience and the information they get from ACTive real-time downhole measurements. use tubing tail locators. Operators in western Canada. This innovative suite of downhole coiled tubing services provides continuous feedback that allows engineers—either at the well or in remote locations—to measure. for example. To take full advantage. which is only accurate to within about 0. are inaccurate.

adjustments to job parameters are based on immediate feedback from the job in progress. Decipher* dynamic evaluation software provides the information they need to cross-reference what they see downhole with surface and petrophysical data.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B As Schlumberger experts monitor the well. S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 9 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . For the first time. Changes can be made decisively and with greater confidence than ever before.

ACTive Isolation provides efficient. enhance diversion and optimize treatment volumes. on-depth settings of isolation devices in a single run. The result is a faster. ACTive Perf achieves accurate depth control in a single run and ensures full coverage of the target zone. ACTive Lift improves the time and fluid efficiency of nitrogen lift jobs by continuously monitoring pressure in the wellbore. fiber optics and real-time downhole measurements with state-of-the-art interpretation software. ACTive Cleanout is a fill-removal service that uses differential pressure readings to avoid formation damage and minimize the number of trips in and out of the well. downhole pressures and temperatures of matrix treatments to promote the penetration of fluids. It also reduces the total operating time by optimizing fluid volumes and penetration rates into the fill. It allows operators to insure the integrity of the seals by controlling both the inflation pressure and the differential pressure across the sealing elements. Temperature profiling also gives operators the ability to perform active point measurements and DTS spatial measurements on the same run. all in one trip in the hole. without the risk of producing excessive sand and debris from the reservoir. Each presents its own unique solution in the market by combining advanced. Verification that the perforating guns have been activated improves the safety and reliability of CT perforating jobs. high data-rate telemetry.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B The ACTive portfolio There are six services in the ACTive portfolio. ACTive Matrix monitors the injection rates. more controlled restoration of production. 10 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Controlling the hydrostatic balance avoids damage to the formation. The service also aids in the design of subsequent treatments. and prevents the invasion of formation fluids and sand into the wellbore. ACTive Isolation can also be used to accurately place fluids for temporary operations or to permanently isolate zones. This service also aids in the characterization of field performance and the evaluation of artificial lift programs. ACTive Profiling enhances all ACTive services with DTS profiling to provide a 3D temperature profile of the entire wellbore to monitor the placement of treatment fluids and production performance of the well.

O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ACTive case studies I n c r e a s e d s t i m u l a t i o n c ov e r a g e o f a m u l t i l a t e r a l g a s we l l : When an operator in Canada needed to increase the productivity of two openhole legs in an existing multilateral gas well. rather than surface pressure measurements. the water cut decreased by 50 percent and oil production increased by 1. they turned to ACTive Matrix for a solution. The well. the through-tubing inflatable packer was deployed to the depth of the oil/water interface. Using the more reliable real-time bottomhole pressure measurements. Thermal analysis results were used to generate a revised pump schedule that provided details of the appropriate diverter and acid stages. and real-time measurements confirmed that the packer was properly located and set. Most of the water was coming from the toe of the openhole completion. Injection points and other zones to be opened were identified. S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 11 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . After confirming the depth. increased the accuracy and effectiveness of the stimulation treatments. Pre. which is in a naturally fractured dolomite formation. Coiled tubing was run in the hole to obtain downhole measurements. Kill fluids were displaced with nitrogen.000 barrels per day. which were used to stimulate the openhole legs. Acid treatments temporarily diverted and treated the sections of the open hole that would otherwise not have been stimulated. ACTive Isolation* provided a coiled tubing solution by allowing operators to deploy an inflatable packer through the production tubing and a cement plug to isolate the water-producing zone. which was needed to prepare the cement slurry. On the second run. which was confirmed at the surface by monitoring the downhole pressure. The initial acid treatment was confirmed. An initial CT run confirmed accessibility and revealed an accurate downhole temperature. a ball was dropped in the coiled tubing to set the packer. was producing a high concentration of H2S and some CO2. which allowed temporary diversion of the initially stimulated zones and better overall treatment of the multilateral leg. A c c u r a t e p l a c e m e n t f o r a s u c c e s s f u l wa t e r s h u t o f f : Saudi Aramco chose ACTive Isolation when a 60 percent water cut caused one of its new horizontal wells to stop flowing.and post-treatment distributed temperature survey (DTS) data were used to optimize acid placement. A third run spotted cement on top of the inflatable packer. With the well back in production. A final DTS confirmed that the treatment successfully diverted the acid and stimulated all of the targeted zones.

the final water injectivity rate was 8. The designed pumping schedule was then followed with continuous real-time monitoring of the pressure and temperature.900 bbl/d at 700 psi surface pressure. The operator chose ACTive Cleanout and ACTive Perf to obtain real-time downhole measurements. Injecting nitrogen to circulate fluids and flow the well only produced more sand. The e-Fire* electronic firing head system was activated via nitrogen pulses through the coiled tubing. ACTive services allowed operators to effectively clean sand from the well. As a result. Both the bottomhole pressure and temperature increased after the guns were fired. After perforating the first zone.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ACTive case studies Effective sand cleanout: Talisman Malaysia Ltd. which confirmed that sand was not reintroduced into the wellbore after the perforating operations were complete. The real-time bottomhole pressure reading assured operators that they were maintaining the proper balance to keep additional sand from entering the wellbore. the guns were positioned. with the guns successfully conveyed to the target depth and correlated against the base depth log. accurately place the perforating guns. Perforating resumed. fine-tune the bottomhole pressure and receive feedback at the surface once the guns were fired. 12 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . The existing sand in the wellbore was lifted out by keeping the bottomhole pressure balanced or slightly overbalanced using real-time bottomhole pressure data. Using the real-time CCL correlations. (TML) drilled a water injector well in Malaysian waters of the South China Sea. which allowed better control of the cleanout and accurate placement of the perforating guns. Before continuing with the planned perforation run. an injectivity test ensured that the tunnels in the existing perforation interval were open. the planned intervals could not be reached. Despite efforts to clean the well using conventional CT methods. produced sand plugged the next perforating intervals.

(TML). viscous emulsion that further hindered the well’s performance. the high gas production from the toe and heel could not be selectively shut off or controlled. The cooling effect and subsequent drop in liquid production was caused by gas coming from the heel and toe of the well as the gas cap expanded. TML concluded that with this well. where and how the emulsions and asphaltenes were forming. but was lowest at the toe.000 bbl/d. Temperature dropped across the entire interval. TML suspected that the emulsions and asphaltenes had formed in the wellbore during the shut-in time while rigging down. and to run a DTS.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ACTive case studies Identifying the causes of lost production: When production dropped in a well that was completed using an openhole slotted liner in the Bunga Raya field. to use the DTS data to select the location for collecting representative bottomhole hydrocarbon samples and to optimize the treatment interval. However. the operators did not have adequate information about the formation characteristics and the trajectory of the well. in turn. TML asked Schlumberger to design a well cleanup plan. S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g 13 O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . The pressure survey and DTS data revealed minimum pressure support from the water injector. production increased from 500 bbl/d to 2. The combination of gas rates with oil and water production was also creating a tight. they could not understand the cause of the production decline after treatment. Without the data. Immediately after the treatment. Talisman Malaysia Ltd. but within five hours. and how to dissolve them or prevent them from reforming. which. the operator. due to the horizontal openhole slotted-liner completion. it dropped dramatically and then stabilized at its pretreatment rate. The objectives were to check the conformance of the first DTS results and interpretation. caused the gas cap to expand. ACTive Profiling was chosen to provide a single-point temperature reading at the tool and to provide a temperature reading across the fiber optic cable used to deliver the DTS measurements. performed a chemical treatment to remove the emulsion and polymers left behind by the drilling fluid used to drill the well. to obtain pressurized bottomhole samples.

It also allows the accurate placement of the guns. operates more than 130 wells in the South China Sea. The perforating gun was positioned on depth using real-time CCL correlation. However. The main advantages of CT were the ability to lower the bottomhole pressure using nitrogen and a lower overall cost when compared to tubing-conveyed perforating using a standard rig. Too much pressure in the wellbore could result in an ineffective cleaning of the perforations and too little pressure could cause the guns to be sanded in after they fired. operators were able to respond immediately to correct the problem. concerns included perforating off-depth due to inaccurate depth control. but many of them do not perform to full potential because of perforation damage at suboptimal reservoir conditions. Initial attempts to solve the damage problem involved CT perforating with the well in an underbalanced condition. Although conventional CT methods were considered effective in this application. By perforating under optimal reservoir conditions. tools and techniques to perforate in properly balanced conditions. The ACTive Perf system was used to complete a TML offshore gas well. which confirmed a successful firing. Prejob calculations showed that the correct underbalance would be reached after the displacement of wellbore fluid with nitrogen. ACTive Perf was selected because the service provides downhole measurements. when real-time pressure data showed that the desired underbalance pressure had not been achieved. Downhole measurements quickly showed an increase in bottomhole temperature and pressure. TML achieved a higher-than-expected and sand-free gas production rate of 70 MMcf/d. an inability to detect fired guns and improper pressure balance in the well. a pressure activated electronic firing head system and the ability to receive real-time confirmation that the guns have fired. 14 S ch l u m b e rg e r c o i l e d t u b i n g O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Nitrogen pulses were sent down through the coiled tubing to fire the guns.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ACTive case studies Using downhole measurements to boost well perfor mance: Talisman Malaysia Ltd.

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The strings have seven wall thickness transitions from 0. which dramatically Improv the amount of time the coiled tubing was in the assembly area. increase flexibility and improve time-to-market. but also through manufacturing of larger coiled tubing that may be utilized for marine pipeline requirements. including six months of pre-planning and the manufacturing of two The project took two ye mini-strings to test bias welds. logg • • • • Contact: Dennis Dunlap 8615 East Sam Houston Parkway North Houston. The expansion project also improved service handling and simplified truck traffic flow through the plant. At its two Houston facilities. including inclu capabilities. manufacturing excellence and supply chain management. As a result of Tenaris’ grades.204-in. Te heavy wall coiled tubing with available thickness from 0. There are more and larger spooling reels available for long of the coi coiled tubing strings. Improvements included increased assembly lines. of water and other projects in locations from Norway to Zealand. their global c has differentiated its product offerings by not only supplying coiled tubing strings used Tenaris h for downhole production-related coiled tubing services. and tubular products as subcomponents for more advanced production equipment for tertiary and SAG-D production. Tenaris is a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry and certain other industrial applications. to 0. HS 110 tu years to develop.600 ft of 1 ¾-in.300-in. The coiled line pipe is delivered on spools to marine vessels where they are or polypropy consolidated to enable the vessel to pay out the tubing significantly faster compared with constick pipe welded joint by joint and laid by a traditional pipelay vessel. HS 90 coiled tubing with electric line cable for A pr logging equipment. nology to r overhead crane systems were installed providing for safer and more reliable transportation Two heavy-duty h coiled tubing strings throughout the plant. A th project offshore eastern Canada called for 30. the company manufactures coiled tubing and coiled line pipe in a range of sizes and corrosion resistant alloys for sour service environments. and the addition of digital radiography techreduced th reduce the time for welds and inspection by 50% compared with the older film processing technology. The forward thinking company is currently testing the applicability of large diameter coiled line pipe for marine riser applications.com www. and New Zealand continues to be the only certified supplier. A pr roject in the Gulf of M A Gulf Gu ulf of Mexico project requiring 32. with one Gulf of Mexico Coiled li installation in i more than 7. plus a second 33.600 ft of 2-in. strin ng of 2-in. Schlumberger chose the company to be its exclusive provider of coiled tubing for coiled tubing services organization.300 ft tapered string tubing. There also is additional infrastructure to allow for further expansion. Its mission is to deliver value to its customers through product development. Tenaris also pioneered the API 5LCP coiled line pipe certification standards.tenaris. project Mexico calling for 28.000 ft. provider of h Additionally. and 5-in.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B Company Profile Tenaris offers the most diverse line of coiled tubing for downhole applications Tenaris is th the leading manufacturer of coiled tubing products worldwide. HS 110 coiled tubing. high strength (HS) 110 tapered coiled tubing. Tenaris operates the world’s only dedicated three-layer continuous coating line Addition for coiled line lin pipe.com/coiledtubes Optimizin manufacturing process Optimizing Tenaris’ co coiled tubing plant in Houston went through a debottlenecking and expansion program from late 2005 spring 2007. additional assembly consolidation wheels. The company is the world’s first tube or pipe manufacturing facility to obtain ISO-9001 certification for its quality assurance Tenaris is the world’s only supplier of 4 ½-in. ventional stic line pipe typically is used in water depths of 200-3.224-in. The company minimizes risk for its customers and helps them reduce costs. Tenaris’ employees around the world are committed to continuous improvement by sharing knowledge across a single global organization.000 ft. OD coiled tubing and the sole programs.200 ft of 2-in. 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c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Staffing and Salary Administration. the short term goal is to make your job less vulnerable by gravitating towards the work. the unemployment rate rose to 7. B Sincerely. Stanna Brazeel. but it is also important to keep in mind your long term goal—turning this tumultuous time into a career upgrade. but effort spent now is the key to a more stable career over time.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S. For those of you who find yourself highly susceptible to a lay off. The evolution of your career will either be in your current company or outside of it. This could possibly result in fewer lay offs in the energy industry. Find out which companies are hiring. The energy sector has faired better than areas including manufacturing and construction. Moreover. Manager. appraising your skills and expertise and working on building areas of weakness. you should get your resume up to date. There may be hardships incurred earlier. taking on challenging projects. but by everyone. The decision may not Maintaining your financial and be yours to make. one. b but it is ut i ti s also al lso important important to keep in mind your long term Build a road map of your career future by goal—turning this tumultuous time into a career upgrade. yet more transitions. not just by those laid off. Finish out your road map with a target promotion in mind and strive towards it every day.O J O B S Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page i n s i g h t A F EMaGS B Career Focus In Economic Uncertainty y the end of January.6% bringing job losses to a 34 year high. the peaked interest and support in renewable energy has led to a great deal of discourse around the so-called “green collar” jobs. Future tides will turn once again providing opportunity for promotion. Maintaining your financial and career security is priority number one. which energy jobs are active and how your skills and experience could translate into a new opportunity. asking yourself some important questions. These challenging times should be looked upon as a catalyst for career growth. it is the perfect time to think about your next career move. What is the current state of my career? How susceptible is it to a lay off? What are my options? The level of lay off susceptibility will help to determine whether or not your path will stay within your current organization or outside your current organization. Not everyone will be looking for career options outside of their company. reach out to your network and start researching. Regardless of your job’s current state of vulnerability. work hard and you could potentially increase the sustainability of your job. The overall reality is the precarious environment in which we currently live is serving as a catalyst to think about our career development. Take the initiative. but you can at least insert career security is priority number yourself into the outcome. vi s i t www. Internally. Doing so could pay rich dividends. Human Resources PennWell 4 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es .

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Training can be an expensive investment in people. energy companies are not immune to the current economic woes. or payment consistency. There are essentially two key issues with hiring from outside the energy industry: 1) lack of training. especially given post-training retention risks. that leaves projects and labor costs as the target rich environment for cost control. and little or no insurance impact come with a “contract-to-permanent” approach. Until two years ago. and. or. energy companies are definitely experiencing the effects of our current economy. Implementation Most human resource departments aren’t equipped to implement these strategies single handedly. Using contractors for staff augmentation and project work enables the ability to shed costs quickly and easily as financial conditions warrant. A recent college senior survey indicated energy as one of the top 5 fields of interest.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE Energy Workforce Opportunities in the New Economic Climate It’s a mixed message out there. Outsourcing in 6 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es . but the odds of that working and the cost of the inevitable large number of “mistakes” is pretty high. Given the survey results. offering jobs upon successful training completion with a three-year payback program tied to retention starts to look attractive. The number jumped to 85 percent if the company hiring them was willing to reimburse their training costs over a period of time. If you don’t want to wait for people to get outside training to get them started. On the one hand the media is claiming the energy sector is the place to be. Just as consumers have become wallet vigilant. There may not be a better time to capitalize on this opportunity and when the economy starts to recover. For example. With commodity prices down. industrial demand destruction a reality and the inevitable increase in slow or no paying customers. Advantages such as flexibility.c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . such as. the energy industry is experiencing a popularity boost like nothing seen before. it gets even better. Opportunity Knocks Who hasn’t heard or read about the workforce crisis facing the energy industry? A couple of telling figures. According to a Skipping Stone survey which was administered to non-energy industry job seekers who were interested in getting into the energy industry. so too are energy companies. vi s i t www. If you couple that with a third party student loan program backed by your company and a personal guarantee from the applicant. 2) retention risk. go out and hire people from outside the industry in droves. projects being killed and a number of related signals that indicate many energy companies are following the rest of the economy into a standstill. 35 percent of respondents were willing to pay for some amount of industry training out of their own pocket. energy didn’t even make the top 20 list. This doesn’t have to be the case. the current unemployment situation and willingness of non-energy professionals to be retrained. this window of opportunity will close. on the other hand. It’s an employers market today. Meanwhile. And given that energy companies cannot control demand destruction. no benefits costs. no HR issues. commodity costs. Contract to permanent has a myriad of benefits beyond the obvious “try before you buy”. such as 50 percent or more of utility employees are eligible for retirement within 10 years. The number increased to over 50 percent if they knew a job was waiting for them upon successful completion of training. Contract-to-permanent is a viable solution whether your strategy is progressive on workforce development or if you are simply in cost control mode. that Gen-Xers fall 4 to 6 million people short of filling the vacated positions across all industries within the next 3 years. are sobering indeed. a simple and cost effective retention risk mitigation strategy is a contract to permanent program. Answering the Door It would be easy to suggest a simple strategy. We are already seeing hiring freezes.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S. this screams for a low cost strategy that results in a new trained and retained talent pool.

training coordinators and other gaps to timely implementation. there is a need to invest in a workforce strategy. Phone: 714-965-0883 — We encourage your feedback on this or any PennEnergyJOBS EnergyWorkforce article. advance your career like never before.com Join us in driving fast-moving. a professional resources company focused on providing energy companies with strategic consulting.com. far-reaching projects that span from the Gulf Coast to the Rockies and across North America. interim and contract resources and recruiting services. Phone: 714-965-0885 Michael Abraham is a resourcing client manager with Skipping Stone. Email: mabraham@ skippingstone. Assuming there is a need to either address a retiring work force. diverse operating company with a track record of success. one way to effectively hit the market hard and fast is the use of a firm that can provide a combination of recruiting services. If positioned right.com. Whether building new pipelines and facilities or optimizing and maintaining existing ones. This eliminates the ramp rate of hiring internal recruiters. windfall of activities. training coordination and assist in developing strategies and tracking performance and budget. Experience the stability of working for a growing. The cost to implement it in 2009 will be much lower than in future years as eventually the labor market will strengthen and in the current environment the competition for talent is at a low point. industry-leading. Opportunities • Field & Process Engineering • Asset Integrity • Reliability Engineering • Project Engineering • Offshore Engineering • Engineering Services • Measurement/Controls • Project Management Visit: www. Please send your comments to feedback@PennEnergyJOBS. contract coordinators.epco. renewable mandates or potentially a government backed About the Authors: Peter Weigand is Chairman of Skipping Stone. ENGINEERING We move careers as fast as we move energy. any way you look at it.com An Equal Opportunity Employer. —EW Financial Impact Consider the investment in the aforementioned workforce strategies in terms of a two to three year window. To streamline the effort and minimize the number of outsource partners needed. contractors. analysts might even reward such a strategy.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE a partnership mode with internal HR is the quickest way to capture what may be a short term opportunity. including payroll and benefits. Doing so should not impact earnings to a significant degree and could position the company for a significant return on that investment in future years. The competition for talent may never be this low again. Email: peterw@skippingstone. O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .

Master of Software Engineering. Betty spent 24 years in development. what are the challenges you see? Kendrick: Utilities are facing a workforce crisis with the imminent retirement of baby boomers and the changing demographics of the future smaller workforce talent pools. and providing the right mentors and positive experiences in the utility business is fundamental to continued recruitment. we invited three female executives in the energy industry to participate in a forum on women seeking to enter or advance their careers in the energy industry. The bigger roadblock. marketing. Kristine J. and in energy operations and engineering. Ms. Franchised Electric process requirements. attracting girls to these classes will be crucial. approaches and styles of thought to business problems. But for women to succeed. Gianna Manes is senior vice president of retail customer services for Duke Energy. Betty Shanahan is the executive director and CEO for the Society of Wisconsin (now WeEnergies). She is responsible for a $500 million information technology service to Duke Energy’s approximately 4 million customers in the Midwest portfolio. Kendrick has spent the last 17 years of her career focusing on and Carolinas. Those challenges may be different then for men. The few women work in a maledominated environment. Although I believe very few in the industry seek to exclude women from the field or advancing. inspiring them to stay in science classes is essential. Texas and Wisconsin Gas Company/WEC in Milwaukee. are the numbers of girls being attracted to take science. Creating an inclusive environment would increase women’s ability to fully contribute at all points in a career path and give the employer stronger business results. Nichols: At the 2008 Energetic Women’s inaugural conference. the women no longer participate “authentically. that is not the same as creating an inclusive environment. Although this makes women more effective in the work environment. This creates many opportunities. in electrical engineering. I have heard statistics expressing as many as 50 percent of some utility’s workforce can retire in the next 5 years. especially for women.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE Forum: Continued advancement for women in energy is promising In the Spring 2008 issue of Energy Workforce. vi s i t www.c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . She is the Inaugural Chair of Energetic Women. Ms.S. Kendrick joined JEA in February 2000 as Director of Corposervices. resulting in solutions with measurable results. engineering management. Manes leads the retail Wanyonyi J. Nichols directs engineering for Nicor Gas.” The business loses the value of diversity and the women have to hide their authentic self. Prior to joining Nicor in 2003. we are continuing our forum of pipeline integrity and regulatory compliance one year later in the Second Annual Women in Energy Forum. and M. guest speaker Alice Eagly. revenue Authority. shared her research-based concept that the glass ceiling no longer exists – there is no barrier to the top. the first engineer to hold this position. in the utility business. for the utility. Therefore. she held management positions at Kohler Company Forum Participants: in Brownwood. but there are plenty for men as well. Her responsibilities include all aspects In light of this article’s notable reception. author of Through the Labyrinth. in my opinion. which includes call center operations. Existing roadblocks and challenges Q: Do you see any challenges or roadblocks that still exist for women in the energy industry whose career management paths include intentions to reach senior levels? If so.S. Not only as positions become available but additional new skill sets will be needed which do not require the physical strength many utility positions required in the past.A degrees. marketing for the electronics and software industries. She has earned B. Kendrick is the Chief Information Office at Jacksonville Energy customer services function. and business portfolio optimization and fuels for Duke Energy’s U. legislative. energy efficiency and large business customers providing rate Applications. The value of diversity to an organization is the better decisions and results from bringing together a diverse set of perspectives. but the bottom line 8 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es . Women Engineers.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S.B. and Gas organization. There are lots of challenges (a labyrinth to navigate) for women in their quest for the corner office. we often train women to adapt to the predominant (male) culture. math and technology classes starting in middle school. one of the nation’s largest natural gas distribution companies. With 20 years of industry experience. Shanahan: I believe the challenges and roadblocks for the advancement of technical women in the energy industry are the result of decades of engineering colleges graduating predominately white men. Previously. These courses will be critical to the success of the future utility workforce. Manes served as senior vice president of regulated integrating technology solutions with regulatory. serving over 2 million customers in the northern third of Illinois (outside of Chicago). Prior to joining a nationwide organization designed to increase the pool of promotable women SWE.

The utility jobs of the past will not be to diversity. If women focus on how they can help their organization to be successful. 3) leverage your skills and the success of females or other minorities no longer has a experience and be intentional in career choices and identifying place. it becomes easier to meet d o to grow talent where they the t th h challenges and overcome the perceived barriers. which makes it an exciting time for everyone – one full of growth potential. rather than focusing on being in a male-dominated environment. however. En er gy Wo r k f o r c e F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es. I am optimistic about the opportunities that cific “job”). as green energy jobs. then work with your employer to find opportunities elsewhere utilities are reengineering their positions to embrace and in your organization. As a result. Vice President.Pe nnEne rgyJOBS. reer starts with a strong foundation of knowledge (education). with key national initiatives such day-by-day environment you experience is not supportive. 2) be honest about and know your bias. If your employer is not committed is always about how much value you can bring to the table for the organization. the energy industry is undergoing dramatic change as it expands from traditional technologies that have Prospects for advancement sustained us in the past to include emerging technologies and Q: How would you characterize prospects for career renewable energy. My advice for women in the energy workforce needs and expectations are also changing to meet industry is to understand your employer’s overall commitment this new talent pool. smart grids. Lastly. — K enough. any even if it is difficult to hear. Shanahan: I have the opportunity to speak to executives in many segments of the energy industry. and often en e n focus on how they can help their organization to be actively seek opportunities successful. uniform message I hear from executives is their desire to both a combination of the landscape of the industry and a advance women in their organizations and benefit from having changing talent pool provides great hopes for the future. visit www. These tential: 1) seek mentors and role models who have your best companies recognize their future viability is dependent on the interest in mind to provide guidance and honest feedback. rather than focusing on being in a males u dominated environment. and ignore that there may be more men Manes: The challenges for women are no different in the enerthen women at the table. to diversity. The need for innovators and entrepreneurial advancement for women in general in the energy industry? thinking to support this change is increasing.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE Nichols: Although traditionally dominated by men. If your employer is committed to diversity but the the utility jobs of the future. however subtle. If woman organization. My recommendation Engineering. The challenge becomes prospective talent pool for utilities will definitely be more getting the executive commitment reflected in the day-by-day heterogeneous than in the past and that includes women. Nicor Gas E n for women is to focus on how they can add the most value to their organization.c om 9 A F O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS . Being the only woman can be an gy industry than in other fields. leaders. there are other actions women the energy industry. the utility industry’s women’s career paths. creative and adept employees. it becomes easier to meet the challenges and overcome the perceived barriers. Energy companies are competing with (and all workers) can take to enhance their advancement poother industries for smart. curiosity and the willingness and ability to get the job done. The women in the most senior positions. today there are opportunities galore for women in the energy industry! Today’s senior leaders understand the value “…the bottom line is always about how much value of diversity at every level of you y o can bring to the table for the organization. 4) don’t expect others to read your mind – make will be presented for women as the next generation of industry your interests known. As actions throughout the organization that advance or hinder a result of workforce planning pressures. Manes: There are tremendous opportunities for women in In addition to the foundation. ability to attract and retain this type of talent. and social responsibility.” may not feel they are diverse —Kristine J. The ability to progress in a caopportunity rather than a barrier to showcase their talents. As these companies also face significant retirements in experiences you want to gain (rather than focusing on a spethe coming years. that may have existed in the past limiting personal strengths and weaknesses. 5) be willing to take risks. from huge energy Kendrick: Career advancement in utilities has been perceived producers like ExxonMobil to utilities like Exelon. then I suggest you look at the many energy organizations that offer advancement. The as difficult (if not impossible) for women in the past. Nichols.

learn.” va Kendrick: Over the past decade JEA has developed —Wanyonyi Kendrick. this greatly increases continues to ensure strong mentorship as well as the creation women’s ability to better integrate their career and lives over the course of time. One of recognizing. a g managers at all levels to create foage r u rums for women to network with each Nichols: Nicor Gas has an excellent and wello t other. I leaders. women to assume meaningful leadership roles. executive director and Gas’ leadership development is the support senior CEO C E for the Society of Women Engineers leaders within the organization provide to emergaccommodate the new talent pool. In succession planning. At JEA cultural competence is actively support women in their career development. employees have the opportunity to take on different positions and responsibilities which allows them to develop a “The utility jobs of the past will not be the utility broad vision of the organization. to be recognized as a leader in achieving excellence by valuing the Business Women’s Network (BWN). The ELD group endeavors to be diverse. In fact. to become supervisors and entry level managers. however it While not directed specifically at women. The company JEA’s Executive Leadership Development (ELD) identifies and also promotes a voluntary mentoring program for all employees supports (through training and mentoring) our future utility where they are matched with an executive leader. This group is supported by an executive initiative focusing on our cultural competency goals with the steering team comprised of women executives who are actively intended outcome of supporting the expected changes in our and visibly engaged with BWM members in various activities workforce to reflect the heterogeneous community we support. We are redefining some of the best and brightest CEOs in North East Florida. I believe the future for women’s adb vancement in utilities is promising. with key national initiatives such as a green energy jobs.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S. JEA’s Board of Q: What measures and/or initiatives have you seen implemented Directors closely reflects our community in diversity and for within your own company that support women in their career fiscal year 2008 our Board Chair was an African American management paths. I believe the future for women’s advancement in utilities is promising. vi s i t www. which gives them increased with both the JEA board and executive management but also ability to manage both a career and family. smart grids.c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .Additionally. Today we have three relevant initiatives: cultural competence initiative. and valuing people’s differences the biggest successes in recent years is the growth and value and using this knowledge to interact effectively. and serve as accessible role models and mentors. I encourtheir overall career opportunities.” Increasingly. Nicor has a comprehensive succession plan which focuses on growing internal talent. — both implicit and explicit strategies that support and Jacksonville Energy Authority Ja promote career advancement for women even into senior management positions of JEA. 10 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es . work is being JEA’s Employee Development Program is similar to the ELD but performed where the employee is physically located rather than specifically focused on the unique needs of individuals striving the traditional job where employees go to the work location. increasing their choices and enhancing “As A a tactic to support women. promotes networking the unique contributions and needs of our employees and and workshops targeted to the specific needs and interests of the communities we serve. The most impressive aspect of Nicor —Betty — B Shanahan. the definition of “workplace. Change starts at the top and both our present and immediate past CEO Organizational support actively supported these strategies. add the most value – and that certainly includes E n Engineers can serve as such a forum. and feel a sense of communiearned reputation for promoting the people that ty Organizations like the Society of Women ty. understanding. utilities are reenso with a variety of experiences on their resume demongineering their positions to embrace gin strates their long-term commitment to empowering and an accommodate the new talent pool. We are establishing a multiyear women in the company. executive leadership development Manes: Duke Energy has taken steps in a number of areas to program and internships. and so many women in leadership roles across the company social responsibility. The group have seen an increase in the flexibility employees are provided in meets regularly and not only has an opportunity to network terms of work hours and location.” women.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE ing leaders. One such group. even into the senior levels of your organization? woman. The fact that Nicor has jobs of the future. JEA’s vision is created by our employee resource groups.

O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE of sustainable networks to support career advancements. and others in top management must demonstrate. © 2009 Fluor Corporation.com/PE Fluor values the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. CEOs. job sharing and various forms of childcare may also help a company to differentiate itself to women. access to senior management. facility managers. Safety & Environmental Fluor. not just say. building and maintaining today’s most complex and challenging capital projects. communication and most importantly measurement strategies. retention.WorkAtFluor. Continue by creating a strategy and an organization structure that can sustain the objectives: including recruitment. I encourage managers at all levels to create forums for women to network with each other. is a global leader recognized for designing. Kendrick: I am a strong proponent of a best practice approach to improving the advancement of women in business. listed number one in the May 5. 2008 issue of FORTUNE magazine’s Engineering. These practices start with defining the business case: clearly understanding the benefits of hiring women and other groups in the customer base serviced. But the basics are also important: great benefits.Pe nnEne rgyJOBS. training. Join our diverse. and feel a sense of community. Lastly monitoring and celebrating the results. As a tactic to support women. Construction Management Engineering Contracts Administration Project Controls Health. At a more fundamental level many of the criteria that make a great company also make a great company for women’s advancement. their commitment to diversity throughout the organization. Apply today at: www. Again the initiative attempts to represent the community in its demographics. development. Organizations like the Society of Women Engineers can serve as such a forum. From that commitment should spring efforts to have all employees shift their understanding of diversity from tolerance to others to creating an inclusive corporate culture where all employees can contribute. career paths and succession planning. En er gy Wo r k f o r c e F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es. JEA’s internship program promotes hiring the best and the brightest college students for internships for up to four years to prepare these students for a career in utilities.c om 11 A F O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS . Construction category of America’s largest corporations. learn. Industry improvement Q: How might the energy industry in general improve prospects for women to advance their careers? Shanahan: The first requirement is commitment from top management. There are many industries and many companies in the utility business that have embraced successful strategies that have encouraged better promotion of women into senior management positions. There are certain programs that can be considered that truly will attract and retain women: strong mentoring programs. talented professionals. FLUOR is a registered service mark of Fluor Corporation. flexible hours. All Rights Reserved. visit www.

However. including women. This is the time to focus on the best talent. oftentimes diversity initiatives fall into this category.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE Nichols: The opportunities are out there. Nichols: It is a tighter market for everyone. develop. Now is a good time to focus on leadership development opportunities. that it is really essential to have a safe venue for women to explore their leadership potential with other women and to find solutions to the challenges they experience in their careers. The opportunity to network with other women in the industry is a great asset to their growth and development. and have the courage to face their challenges head on. inclusive workforce. we need a multi-dimensional. I strongly encourage energy companies to look into Energetic Women as a resource to attract. —EW 12 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es . Consider formal education. canceled or eliminated.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S. regardless of the economy. Kendrick: Women and other diverse workforce groups should not be portrayed as replacing any one demographic… but rather complementing the workforce and providing opportunities for better decision-making similar to Abraham Lincoln’s strong cabinet team of rivals. I would advise women to join Energetic Women and other leadership development and networking groups as a means of broadening their horizons and creating a supportive network outside of the organization to grow their leadership potential. Second. the pain has just been postponed and I am confident that most of these initiatives will begin again in the coming years in the same form or a more appropriate modified format. we need a multi-dimensional. the value you currently add to your organization. Shanahan: The energy industry must fully utilize all the talents of a diverse workforce if it is create a long-term strategy to deliver sustainable energy to the world while maintaining and increasing quality of life globally. inclusive workforce. While current economic conditions seem daunting. the transition to a 21st century heterogeneous workforce has definitely slowed down as a result of the economic turndown. “While current economic conditions seem daunting. In order to succeed. Finally. resources – especially employees. It is an opportunity to be creative with regard to costs. Those experiences are the ones that really make a difference. It has become obvious to me now. seek out ways to maximize your potential. and what experiences or skill sets you need to work on in order to be the best candidate for another opportunity. I believe opportunities are hidden in the news about job d de losses and are providing us los the th chance to rethink how we w manage our business… In In order to succeed. have faith in their own abilities to grow and adapt. women executives most often credit having the courage to try something totally new as the primary reason behind their success. vi s i t www.c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . the problem still remains with a shrinking talent pool of the future. Many were just thrust in a new direction. Duke Power — Shanahan: I wouldn’t note changes for women that are any different than the changes for men. Showing your dedication to continually grow and add value will only strengthen you.” wo —Gianna Manes. Some sectors of the industry are facing hiring slowdowns or freezes that impact both men and women. be brave! Time and time again. earnings and Final thoughts Q: What else do energy companies need to know about women in the industry? Nichols: Many women learn and grow in ways different than their male counterparts. I believe opportunities are hidden in the news about job losses and are providing us the chance to rethink how we manage our business. through my involvement with Energetic Women. They did not always go seeking their next assignment. Objectively evaluate your past experiences. taking on new assignments in an area you have not worked before. and retain women to diversify their talent pool and strengthen the organization long term. or testing your skill sets as a volunteer outside of the corporate world. Manes: I believe all challenges present opportunities. have you noticed any changes in recruitment and sourcing activities aimed at women in the energy industry? Kendrick: Yes. We are being more deliberate in our sourcing and recruiting in all areas with these needs in mind. They had to dig deep. Any initiative that is not essential to the next 12 to 18 months has been put on hold. the industry already provides them! The real question is what women can do to capitalize on those opportunities? First. the best ideas and the best solutions. which will continue to improve opportunities for all. not just women. Concerns about the economy and employment Q: With the recent economic and employment slump.

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benefits. among other concerns. self-directed. and low productivity. Tight labor markets are making companies think twice about compensation packages. evolving to take advantage of the power of the Internet. development and delivery or technology infrastructure. employee engagement is beginning to deteriorate due to the failing economies of the U. Simulation technology is also being widely implemented. and handheld technologies—the technologies that are changing society itself. Customer service management’s top priority is attracting and engaging top-performing customer service employees.S. However. and connection to organizational strategy. Engaged employees are employees that feel as though they are truly valued at work.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE Customized and Personalized Improving Frontline Training Practices Training and training delivery systems are changing. learning development systems Linking learning to performance Increasing training comprehension Aligning learning with business needs and individual employee competency needs. Engaged employees are the key to excellent customer service. and elsewhere around the world. These challenges are reflected in the top concerns identified by training and development professionals in recent industry research: • • • • • Managing training costs and funding Getting the most out of e-learning. Training that is portable. In turn.c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A . Engaged employees are more productive and less likely to look outside of the company for employment. While new- 14 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es . through pod casts. a lack of teamwork. Technological advancement has made it possible and practical to shift from classroom training to individualized learning. More live instruction is being delivered remotely or online and more and more self-paced or computerbased training is being offered to busy employees. The use of technology to deliver learning content has increased and companies are also spending more on external services like content design. mobile communications. to develop content more quickly. and available on-demand is becoming popular. PDAs. vi s i t www. an organization’s training function is being run like any other business function with increased attention on operational efficiency. It’s no longer acceptable to hope an employee learns something at a training session. and incentives. Poor employee engagement can lead to absenteeism. accountability. More and more subject matter experts are assuming the training role. Learning plays a key role in helping employees to get and stay engaged. even seamless with work duties. Companies are expecting more from their training organizations—to maximize results while minimizing resources. with the goal of developing custom learning content to help individual employees achieve their desired outcome.S. More so than ever before. It is becoming more and more difficult to find and engage the right employees.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S. companies are spending more per employee on training and the average number of hours of formal learning per employee is increasing. making it even more convenient to brush up on skills or learn a new procedure. to prove that the investment in training is paying off in employee performance. and to deliver learning in such a manner that it is more accessible. A recent national study by Modern Survey revealed that that 21% of U. Turnover and competition are pushing companies to focus on ways to keep qualified employees happy and motivated. or even mobile phones. corporations are expecting trainers to become performance consultants. workers actively disengaged. As a result. that their efforts directly contribute towards the mission and success of the company. poor morale. Many organizations have begun to rely heavily on the learning function for engagement support. allowing learners to realistically “try the job” before actually on the job. The best performing companies are thoughtfully developing and engaging their most important resource: the people they employ.

The study also asked companies to include considerations. Stress the importance of customer service and customer satisfaction throughout the new-hire training program. our participants spend about 20 percent of new-hire training hours on soft-skills. Use job shadowing.c om 15 A F O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS . and culture. Do as much as possible to integrate the “Customer Experience” into Training Program—so students understand customer expectations and appreciate the customer perspective. peer mentoring. With all this in mind. Best-in-Class companies look for motivated and enthusiastic people who demonstrate a propensity to serve—hire for attitude and train for skill. Engage New Hires with “Hands-On” Training. Customized to Individual Learning Styles—Research shows a growth in more interactive. On average. and mentoring to convey the correct “customer experience”. The main objective of the study was to identify “best practices” for front-line customer service training. much less tactics to improve employee engagement. Survey new students to better understand how to continually refine the process and minimize new-hire surprise.Pe nnEne rgyJOBS. Revise training content so the appropriate expectations are conveyed. not only the process but also the identification of the right type of employee. the employees are the company and hiring is critical. Additionally a good relationship between employees and immediate supervisors is recognized as a top driver of employee engagement. Study participants ranged from 2 to 6. Work with your recruiters to find the right candidates. hands-on training opportunities for new hires—role playing. simulation.900 new hires per year. many customer service organizations do not offer basic supervisory training to frontline supervisors. The more a new employee understands about the job. Best-in-Class companies have turned hiring into an art form. role-playing. Emphasize the Importance of Customer Service in the Training Process—Make sure that students know up front about your organizational commitment to customer service. the Ascent Group conducted research in mid. Communicate Job Expectations Throughout New Hire Training—Do as much as possible to relay expectations to students during the new hire-training program. A study performed by the Ascent Group found. Consider potential. In a service business. Handson experiences help internalize learning. En er gy Wo r k f o r c e F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es. Secondary objectives included understanding: Lessons Learned Hire for Attitude. the quicker they will be able to achieve standard. Use simulation. It is easier to teach proficiency than it is to change attitudes. successes. refresher training and other personal development opportunities can help keep employees engaged. training and development alone does not guarantee employee engagement. not necessarily experience.and late-2008 to better understand training and development programs for front-line customer service employees. customerfacing employees. training comprehension is increased through individualized training—training tailored • • • • What initial training programs are used? Duration? What on-going training programs are used? Duration? Frequency? Pass/Fail? What job rotation processes are in place? Are they effective in increasing productivity and customer satisfaction? What technologies are improving the training process? Participants were also asked to share management tactics and strategies. In particular. or simulation to relay culture and expectations. This research was conducted in concert with additional research into the recruitment and hiring of frontline employees and performance measurement. However. Additionally. Train for Technical Skills. incorporate more “learning by doing” opportunities into your new-hire program. usually integrated into the new-hire training program. peer mentoring. Yet this is a problem area for many customer service organizations—frontline supervisors and managers lack the skills to effectively engage employees. the work environment. focus was given to understanding how best-in-class customer service organizations train and prepare their front-line. The best foundation for service excellence is your people. performance expectations.000 frontline employees and from 1 to 1. Hands-on learning can also be used to drive assessment so that trainers can measure both factual knowledge and comprehension. and plans moving forward. visit www.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE hire training can initiate an employee’s engagement with the company. as well as identify any improvement in performance.

Make the time to adequately train your frontline customer service resources. GoTo Meeting. is a management-consulting firm that specializes in customer service operations and improvement. such as WebEx. Yet. Integrate Training with Quality Assurance and Operational Excellence to Facilitate Continual Improvement and Preemptive Targeted Training. Investigate opportunities to deliver online or computer-based training. vi s i t www. self-directed. creating a more realistic training environment. having a good relationship between employees and immediate supervisors is a top driver of employee engagement. are skilled in the area of engagement improvement. PDAs. and industry research. Training that is portable. Many companies have a difficult time balancing the day-to-day needs of the business and the need to train and develop frontline employees. including immediate supervisors. Self-paced training is inherently customized to individual learning speeds and styles. Simulation technologies allow learners to “try the job” before actually being on the job. Refresh training periodically to keep employees in top performance and up-to-date on customer service and technical skills. and self-paced activities help students learn at their own pace. To ensure successful continuous improvement.com — eLearning & learning management systems Computer-based & video-based training Web meeting software Enhanced training room 24% 29% 29% 18% Intranet repository 0 5 10 18% 25 20 15 % Participants reporting 30 35 We encourage your feedback on this or any PennEnergyJOBS EnergyWorkforce article. encourage training groups to work closely with quality assurance and operational excellence groups. Another approach that has been successful is the creation of an OJT manager to shepherd new-hire and ongoing OJT efforts.com 16 F o r j o b o ppo rtu n i ti es . www. —EW About The Ascent Group The Ascent Group. competitive benchmarking. Please send your comments to feedback@PennEnergyJOBS. much less tactics for engaging employees. to facilitate distance learning and to reduce training costs.Pe nnEne rgyJOB S. Many companies also employ “nesting”—pod on the floor dedicated to new hires— to facilitate more extensive coaching and one-on-one assistance until the team is up-to-standard. Fig. Top new training technologies This will encourage the link between learning and performance—making sure the training group is equipping employees to successfully perform as well as making sure any operational changes are reflected in training.O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page A F EMaGS B ENERGY WORKFORCE to each students individual learning style. many frontline supervisors are lacking in basic supervisory skills. Make sure your trainers have the appropriate training and resources to make the transition. will be more convenient and more appealing for many employees. and LiveMeeting. underperforming employees can receive targeted training. Research also shows a growth in the use of webbased meeting applications. A study by the Ascent Group found that only 57 percent of participants have a formal supervisory (coach) training program for front-line customer service employees. 1. or mobile phones. Organizations reporting more highly engaged workers actively promoting a culture of engagement by ensuring that organizational leaders.ascentgroup. After all. Evolve Your Training Resources. Many companies have a difficult time balancing the needs of the business to meet service level goals and the need to train and develop frontline employees. Make the time to adequately train and prepare your frontline customer service resources. trainers will assume more of a performance consultant role. Mentoring & Monitoring Ease the Transition to the Floor— Participants use a combination of one-on-one mentoring and frequent call monitoring to help new hires transition to the floor. Inc. modular training. Maximize Intranet and Internet Resources and other Technologies to Enhance Training and Job Aids—Newer technologies offer the opportunity to customize learning and make it more accessible. Smaller class sizes. Make Time for Training. work management. Provide Supervisors with Training on How to Coach and Engage Employees. performance benchmarking. and available on-demand. through pod casts. At the same time. As technology becomes more specialized and learning becomes more personalized. Make sure they are equipped and trained to handle all situations.c om E ne rgyWork f orce O Previous Page Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue Next Page B EMaGS F A .

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