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Latest OTC 2014 Headlines


Lagarrigue: Trelleborg's Lagarrigue Offers LNG Insights
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - An expert with engineered polymer specialist Trelleborg AB discusses some trends in global LNG project developments.
FlexGen CEO: Hybrid Generator Offers Several Advantages for Oil, Gas
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - FlexGen Power System's solid-state generator has completed demos for the energy industry, and partnerships with major CAT dealers have been established, the CEO said at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference.
3M: Small Glass Bubbles Could Help Offshore Operators Go Deeper
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Not all of the advanced technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference was large, heavy machinery, as 3M Oil & Gas demonstrated.
Lone Star Dean: School To Open New Energy And Manufacturing Institute
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Lone Star College is opening its new Energy and Manufacturing Institute, John Galiotos, dean of the new Institute said at the 2014 OTC.
JIP Testing 'Smart Cement' to Address Well Safety, Environmental Issues
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Oil and gas companies are testing the potential of talking cement to address safety and environmental issues that surround cementing issues in wells.



OTC 2014 Overview


Offshore Technology Conference 2014 is the leading event for the upstream oil & gas industry, held each year in Houston, TX.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Lagarrigue: Trelleborg's Lagarrigue Offers LNG Insights
Thursday, May 15, 2014 An expert with engineered polymer specialist Trelleborg AB discusses some trends in global LNG project developments.

FlexGen CEO: Hybrid Generator Offers Several Advantages for Oil, Gas
Thursday, May 15, 2014 FlexGen Power System's solid-state generator has completed demos for the energy industry, and partnerships with major CAT dealers have been established, the CEO said at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014


3M: Small Glass Bubbles Could Help Offshore Operators Go Deeper
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Not all of the advanced technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference was large, heavy machinery, as 3M Oil & Gas demonstrated.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Lone Star Dean: School To Open New Energy And Manufacturing Institute
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Lone Star College is opening its new Energy and Manufacturing Institute, John Galiotos, dean of the new Institute said at the 2014 OTC.

JIP Testing 'Smart Cement' to Address Well Safety, Environmental Issues
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Oil and gas companies are testing the potential of talking cement to address safety and environmental issues that surround cementing issues in wells.

OriginOil Scaling Up Water Recycling System
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Two-stage water recycling system uses could save approximately $150,000 in water management costs for typical US onshore well, developer claims.


Monday, May 12, 2014


A Wireless Sensor System Keeps Tabs on Transient Equipment
Monday, May 12, 2014 A wireless sensor system, DropTag, keeps tabs of equipment in transient, while providing real-time information during the process.

Oil, Gas Looks to Hire More Cybersecurity Professionals to Address Risks
Monday, May 12, 2014 Oil and gas companies are looking to hire more cybersecurity professionals to address the growing risks that cyberattacks pose to the industry.


Thursday, May 8, 2014


OTC Attendance Reaches Record High in 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Attendance at the annual Offshore Technology Conference reached a 46-year high of 108,300, the highest in show history and up 3.3% from last year.

Center for Offshore Safety Hosts Industry, BSEE, Coast Guard at OTC 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 The Center for Offshore Safety hosts leaders from industry, BSEE and the US Coast Guard for an in-depth discussion of efforts to enhance the safety of offshore oil and natural gas development.

WELLSAFE: Chevron Focuses on Eliminating Containment Issues
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Chevron's WELLSAFE was inspired by the US Navy, and was designed to eliminate containment issues.

Rio de Janeiro to Allocate Billions to Oil, Gas Industry
Thursday, May 8, 2014 FIRJAN discusses investment opportunities in Rio de Janeiro at the 2014 OTC.

UK, Scots Ministers Differ on Fiscal Stability Approach for North Sea
Thursday, May 8, 2014 UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon and Scottish Government Energy Minister Fergus Ewing agree that fiscal stability is important for future North Sea development but differ on how this will be achieved.

Coatings Expert Sees 'Step-Change' in Subsea Flow Assurance
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Hybrid polyether thermoset technology will aid in flow assurance from deeper and hotter wells, Dow Oil & Gas expert predicts.

Singapore's SUTD Interns Venture into the Offshore World
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Two Singapore University of Technology and Design undergraduates speak to Rigzone about their 16-week internship at Keppel FELS, one of the world's largest builders of jackups.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014


DNV Introduces Hybrid Power Systems for Offshore Units
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 DNV GL is proposing a new hybrid power concept for offshore units using batteries in combination with traditional power generation equipment.

First Two Orders for New SeaLytics Software Secured
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 GE secures the first two orders for its new SeaLyticsTM BOP Advisor software system with Atwood Oceanics and QGOG.

Northwest Territories Seeks Opportunities in Oil, Gas
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Canada's Northwest Territories hopes to further the aspirations of the territory and its people now that has taken over management of its oil and gas and mineral resources.

DNV GL Buys Marine Cybernetics
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Norway's DNV GL buys university spinout Marine Cybernetics - a provider of testing and verification of control systems software for the maritime/offshore industries.

Ruhrpumpen Selects Trelleborg Gimbal Mountings for Norway Project
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Ruhrpumpen picks Trelleborg Gimbal Mountings for its water injection package for LNG in Gjerdrum, Norway.

GE Reengineers BOPs for Harsh Subsea Conditions
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 GE unveils its next-generation blowout preventer (BOP) program that will make 20,000 pounds per square inch (20 ksi) subsea formations the next frontier in offshore oil and gas exploration.

Graduate Recruitment: The Independent Approach
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Rigzone talks to two medium-sized North Sea operators to find out how they are looking to develop graduate talent amid the Great Crew Change.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Survey Shows GOM QHSE Applications Up
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Latest statistics from OilCareers.com show a significant increase in the number of QHSE applications in the Gulf of Mexico with the number up nearly 30% on 2012.

PEMEX Transforming Corporate Culture Ahead of Energy Reform
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 PEMEX is seeking to implement changes into its corporate culture to prepare for operations in Mexico's reformed energy sector, a company official says at OTC.

API: Spec Q2 Certification Now Available for Drilling Service Providers
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 The API Specification Q2 is being fully implemented, and API has already received more than 50 applications for certification from facilities around the globe.

Baker Hughes' Harpoon Cut and Pull Spear Saves Time
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 A new cut and pull spear by Baker Hughes promises to save considerable time.

Unconventionals and Deepwater Can Co-Exist
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Industry leaders at OTC 2014 discuss views on the impact of unconventional play revolution to the future of deepwater development.

Weir, MTU to Develop Power Systems for Fracking
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Weir Oil & Gas and MTU sign an agreement to develop power systems specifically engineered for hydraulic fracturing.

Milton Roy Launches New Metering Pump at OTC 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Milton Roy is launching the industry's most powerful API 675 pump yet, Primeroyal X, during this year's Offshore Technology Conference.

Former Shell Chief Scientist: Israel to be Major Force in Energy Market
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Shell's former Chief Scientist urges the international oil and gas industry to take note of the significant potential that Israel has to become a major force in the energy market.

Cybersecurity Professionals in Demand in Oil, Gas
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 The oil and gas industry is looking to hire cybersecurity professionals as the threat of cyberattacks against the industry grows, according to several energy industry officials.

Operations Staff in Focus as Australia Advances LNG Projects
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Demand for operations staff in Australia is poised to rise as several liquefied natural gas projects move from construction to operations in the next few years.

No Single Solution Exists to Address Rising Capex Spending
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 An energy industry analyst said that "no single solution" exists to cutting oil and gas industry costs, which are soaring globally.


Monday, May 5, 2014


Emerson Deploys Downhole Wireless Sensor System on Statoil's Skuld Field
Monday, May 5, 2014 Emerson Process Management announced Monday the successful first deployment of its Roxar Downhole Wireless PT Sensor System.

Oil, Gas Compensation in 2013
Monday, May 5, 2014 Global oil and gas compensation stats in 2013 varied in each country, with Africa and Europe witnessing gains, while North America declined, according to the latest semi-annual hiring survey from Rigzone.*

GE, HongHua Group Deal to Power Rigs for China's Shale Projects
Monday, May 5, 2014 GE and China's HongHua Group (HK 196) sign a 3-year agreement for GE to supply its Waukesha VHP gas engines that will power drill rigs used in new shale gas projects in China.

Data Scientists in Demand in Oil, Gas to Address Big Data Challenge
Monday, May 5, 2014 Oil and gas companies are turning to data scientists as they seek to gain insight from Big Data.

Baker Hughes Unveils New Openhole Gravel-Pack Solution
Monday, May 5, 2014 Baker Hughes announces the commercial release of its patent-pending TORRENT openhole gravel-pack solution.

Excelerate Pursues Another First with Texas FLNG Project
Monday, May 5, 2014 Excelerate may deploy the United States' first floating LNG export facility off the Texas coast.


Friday, May 2, 2014


Field Development Snapshot: US Gulf of Mexico and North Sea
Friday, May 2, 2014 Rigzone takes a quick look at five offshore developments expected to make an impact in 2014.


Thursday, May 1, 2014


Mexico's Energy Reform to Bring Significant Benefits, Challenges
Thursday, May 1, 2014 The reform of Mexico's energy sector poses significant potential economic benefits as well as challenges.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Energy Jobs: Fueling the Overall Economy
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Oil and gas jobs stimulate the economy through the multiplier effect.

Offshore or Onshore: Which Route to Take?
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Many find rewarding careers offshore as well as onshore. Recruiting pros offer tips on determining which setting is right for you.

Increasing Costs in Deepwater Development May Impede Projects
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 As deepwater development gets more expensive, the majors may reallocate spending and focus to unconventional plays to maximize returns.


Friday, April 18, 2014


Sandvik Sets New Industry Standards with Next Generation CRAs
Friday, April 18, 2014 Sandvik launches its next generation of high performance materials to meet the operational demands brought about by extreme water depths below 10,000 feet and temperature above 400 degrees.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Caterpillar to Power First Zentech R550D Jackup in China
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Caterpillar Oil & Gas announces that the Cat C175 and Cat 3512 generator sets have been selected to power the first Zentech R550D jackup for Alliance Offshore in China.


Monday, April 14, 2014


SOR Controls to Unveil New 815DT Differential Pressure Transmitter
Monday, April 14, 2014 SOR Controls Group, Ltd. continues to grow the popular 800 series pressure transmitter line with the addition of the 815DT differential pressure transmitter.


Thursday, April 10, 2014


Business Sweden to Showcase 'Powerful Forces' at OTC 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Business Sweden is thrilled to once again demonstrate the Nordic Region's impressive breadth and depth at OTC 2014.


Friday, March 7, 2014


OTC Recognizes New Technology Award Recipients for 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014 The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) announces 12 technologies that will receive the 2014 Spotlight on New Technology Award.