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  • DDDP Announcement

    June 5th, 2019

    Endeavor Management is excited to participate in next week’s Data Driven Drilling & Production Conference (DDDP) on June 11-12, 2019, in Houston.

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  • B-in Partners and Endeavor

    January 22nd, 2019

    B-in Partners is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Endeavor Management for mutual cooperation in a Global Alliance.

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  • Ice Management

    January 3rd, 2019

    Dealing with the ever-changing ice cover in Arctic waters is one of the most challenging issues for any human activity there, particularly with ice management. Whether the task is moving vessels through the ice to their destinations or keeping ice clear of drilling vessels or production...

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  • Offshore Arctic Exploration and Development

    January 3rd, 2019

    A Team Approach To successfully explore and develop offshore oil and gas resources, finding, developing, and renewing the personnel resources for Arctic exploration and development operations depends on identifying individuals who possess: Wisdom – from Knowledge gained Knowledge – from...

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  • Connecting the Digital Data Dots

    September 26th, 2018

    Data is Key to Asset Life Cycle ROI Asset management and engineering and construction are distinctly lacking the single-point entry of data that disseminates to all project planning and delivery applications, but more importantly meets the needs of operations and maintenance throughout the...

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  • The Law of Unintended Consequences - Part 3

    September 19th, 2018

    In the last 2 weeks, the Decommissioning blog posts discussed the Law of Unintended Consequences or LOUC for short. We also observed that: There is negativity to the oilfield among those unfamiliar with the industry. The attitude of some toward older offshore installations is: They are worn out,...

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  • The Law of Unintended Consequences - Part 2

    September 12th, 2018

    In last week’s Decommissioning blog post we learned about the Law of Unintended Consequences or LOUC for short. We also discussed the attitude of a decent portion of the public not familiar with the oilfield and observed that: There is negativity to the oilfield among those unfamiliar with the...

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  • Organizations Don't Perform Work, People Do

    September 5th, 2018

    Organization Don't Perform Work, People Do “The strength of the pack is the wolf. The strength of the wolf is the pack.” – Rudyard Kipling, Law of the Jungle Silo Busting On capital projects , strong leadership is required to unite the various functions, organizations, and companies around...

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  • Offshore Facilities and Remote Operations

    August 23rd, 2018

    : A Way to Reduce Costs, Improve Performance, and Embrace the Future Keeping oil and gas projects profitable when oil prices drop has been a key challenge for the past several years, though not the only one for the industry. While prices in the $70/bbl range have provided some relief recently,...

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  • The LAW of UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

    August 14th, 2018

    in Oilfield Decommissioning An unwritten law of societies familiar to most people is the Law of Unintended Consequences. Simply put, it describes the tendency of our best-laid plans to somehow go awry, ending up with results – consequences – that are completely different than the results we...

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  • Oil and Gas Challenges: Is It Time to Change?

    July 29th, 2018

    Facing oil and gas challenges requires innovation, technologies and new collaborative approaches.

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  • Life Extension for Offshore Floating Assets, Part 2

    July 13th, 2018

    Developing a Life Extension Plan The benefits and challenges of safely and effectively extending the operating life of an asset is well described in Part 1 of this discussion on life extension (LE). In this second part, logical and step-wise approach to developing LE plan that meets the interests...

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  • Life Extension for Offshore Floating Assets, Part 1

    July 6th, 2018

    Safely & Effectively Getting the Most Out of Facilities WHAT IS LIFE EXTENSION? At its core, a life extension (LE) plan is a management system that provides assurance to the duty holder, regulators, investors, and other stake-holders that an aging asset can continue to safely operate beyond...

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  • People Are The Most Important Asset Asset, Part 3 - Walking the Talk

    June 22nd, 2018

    People Are The Most Important Asset Part 3 - Walking the Talk I have spent my entire career working in the upstream oilfield environment and have found people to be a critical success factor in every company in which I have come in contact. In my last two posts on the value of employees to a...

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  • People Are The Most Important Asset, Part 2 - Employee Expectations

    June 15th, 2018

    People Are The Most Important Asset Part 2 - Employee Expectations I have spent my entire career working in the upstream oilfield environment and have found people to be a critical success factor in every segment in which I have worked. In Part 1, I commented on the reasons why people are the...

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  • People Are The Most Important Asset, Part 1 - Reasons

    June 8th, 2018

    People Are The Most Important Asset Part 1 - Reasons It is common to hear companies talk about how people are the most important asset. It is just as common to hear workers talk about being frustrated in their jobs and mistreated by the companies that employ them. Every company needs assets,...

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  • Remote Operations Provide a New Approach to Offshore Development

    June 6th, 2018

    Premier Oil Sea Lion Project Can operators afford not to seize the opportunity to capture the value of the digital transformation, and simultaneously turn the changing demographics in the workforce into a net gain now, rather than a looming struggle for the days (and years ahead)? Larry Forster...

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  • Monetizing Nigeria's Non-associated Gas Resources

    May 18th, 2018

    Nigeria has very significant natural gas resources, estimated to be the ninth largest in the world at nearly 200 trillion cubic feet (TcF) and the largest in sub Saharan Africa. A substantial portion of this gas is non-associated, and much of it has been discovered offshore, in shallow water and...

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  • Reducing Subsea Equipment Capex

    May 11th, 2018

    The primary driver for all projects should be disciplined spending. But, one of the most powerful tools for minimizing costs is standardization of equipment, yet it is one of the least used. System designs should target meeting requirements and avoid exceeding requirements. Focus should be on...

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  • Late Life Oil Field Development

    May 3rd, 2018

    A shallow water asset off West Africa, already in production from multiple reservoirs with an FPSO and production platforms, needed a plan for its late-life oil field development. Production was declining. Oil prices were falling. Declining production needed to be replaced and operating expense...

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  • Arctic Oil Spill Containment and Cleanup

    January 2nd, 2018

    With any Arctic drilling, the possibility of an arctic oil spill in the highly remote regions offshore of Alaska increases. This has become a key focal point for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to ensure that drilling and production is not...

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  • Overcoming Risks Producing Incident-free Arctic Oil

    April 23rd, 2014

    The industry needs to rebuild its Arctic capability to operate effectively at high latitudes. Arctic conditions can be daunting with sea-ice as one of the most pervasive challenges. Source: U. S. Coast Guard.   Great rewards are generally preceded by great risks. As the world price for crude oil...

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