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The Cost of Deepwater E&P
This cost isn´t only in equipment and manpower, it´s in lives, human and animal and destroyed ecosystems which will take at least a decade to recuperate. Safety must always come first. Even with the most reliable equipment and redundancy, there will always be the human factor. Nothing like a full on environmental tragedy to make for a vital attitude change: Safety first, and then all the profit scene.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 6/8/2010 7:02:56 PM | with 0 comments


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Anchoring Flowlines, FPSOs and Rigs in Deepwater – The Torpedo Pile
Among the many challenges facing E&P in the Brazilian deepwater pre-salt plays, is that of anchoring the flowlines, platforms, FPSOs and even buoys to the seabed which can be over 2000 meters deep. Petrobras has developed a simple and efficient method of doing this through the Torpedo Pile.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 4/20/2010 1:09:16 PM | with 0 comments


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BW Offshore brings STP system to Brazil
BW Offshore’s technology division APL is set to make its South American debut following a contract win to supply Maersk Contractors with a Submerged Turret Production (STP) system for use in Brazil’s Peregrino field.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 4/16/2010 1:15:21 PM | with 0 comments


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Deepwater Challenges: SUT Technical Conference, Rio 2010 - Day 2
The Society for Underwater Technology Technical Conference in Rio de Janeiro discusses the main challenges to be faced in Deepwater O&G exploration and examines the many possible solutions through technological innovations. Summary of the first presentations during the second day of the conference.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 3/25/2010 9:52:57 PM | with 0 comments


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La. Parish Files Suits For Alleged Underreporting By Oil Companies

Posted to Workboat Watch by Matt Gresham on 8/28/2009 5:46:33 PM | with 0 comments


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