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Title: Offshore technology emphasis is on subsea completions

Abstract

An inexorable trend has begun among offshore operators toward subsea completions, and it is picking up steam. This is particularly true of the North Sea and offshore Brazil, where various records for water depths and other capabilities are set almost routinely. Reasons include the relatively lower cost - which allows economical production from small, marginal fields - severe environmental conditions that make platforms impractical and deeper waters. Products certainly are still being developed for non-subsea needs, and this article has a few of them, too. However, even these address specific sub-trends among the global offshore marketplace.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
World Oil (US)
OSTI Identifier:
5692765
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
World Oil; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 209:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 42 ENGINEERING; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; OIL WELLS; BRAZIL; DESIGN; ECONOMICS; MARKET; NORTH SEA; WELL COMPLETION; ATLANTIC OCEAN; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; LATIN AMERICA; SEAS; SOUTH AMERICA; SURFACE WATERS; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production; 423000 - Engineering- Marine Engineering- (1980-); 020700 - Petroleum- Economics, Industrial, & Business Aspects

Citation Formats

Abraham, K S, and Terrell, H D. Offshore technology emphasis is on subsea completions. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Abraham, K S, & Terrell, H D. Offshore technology emphasis is on subsea completions. United States.
Abraham, K S, and Terrell, H D. Sat . "Offshore technology emphasis is on subsea completions". United States.
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abstractNote = {An inexorable trend has begun among offshore operators toward subsea completions, and it is picking up steam. This is particularly true of the North Sea and offshore Brazil, where various records for water depths and other capabilities are set almost routinely. Reasons include the relatively lower cost - which allows economical production from small, marginal fields - severe environmental conditions that make platforms impractical and deeper waters. Products certainly are still being developed for non-subsea needs, and this article has a few of them, too. However, even these address specific sub-trends among the global offshore marketplace.},
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journal = {World Oil; (United States)},
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year = {1989},
month = {7}
}