72 kV AC “Wet-design” power cables and Umbilicals

Remote locations of the modern offshore O&G sites are bringing the need for the reliable, efficient and cost-effective deep-water applications. Subsea cable technology has been steadily developing through the last 2 decades offering the wide range of solutions to the industry.   Amongst the latest innovations is JDR’s 72 kV “wet-design” power cables and umbilicals.  These designs eliminate the need for a heavy metallic radial moisture barrier as used in conventional high voltage subsea cables, therefore reducing the product load-out weight as well as the hang-off tension for deeper-water applications.   For deep and ultra-deepwater, the reduction in submerged weight of […]

DEH system – a Green Solution for Flow Assurance

Nexans is well-known as a DEH (Direct Electrical Heating) system pioneer and undoubted leader. Development of the DEH system was crucial due to extending pipelines lengths so as due to the necessity of ensuring certain temperature levels and minimizing the heat losses in oil/gas flow to prevent the plug-formation. DEH system was a result of the Joint Industry Project (JIP) which was formed by Nexans, Statoil, Sintef and Technip.   DEH-system has already proven itself as a great alternative for the traditional flow assurance methods including chemical treatments and pressure evacuations, providing eco-friendly pipeline heating support as well as the […]

The Role of Technology in Complex Projects Management

Digital technologies empowering business processes.. Does it sound familiar to you? For sure it does.   Every influential market player nowadays structure its budget taking digital tools upgrade into consideration for the sake of further performance optimization. So what are the benefits and expected outcomes of the digital solutions implementation?   Data accumulation and backups. Being the basis for the future project planning, statistical data opens new horizons for the project predictability improvement and increased management responsiveness. Data backups are enhancing project security and ensuring safety of the experience and results obtained.   Consistent connectivity enabling mobility and 24/7 accessibility […]

Statements of Work

A practical guide to getting them right   Writing a Statement of Work (SOW) is one of the most important things that a project manager will have to do, frequently it is the first deliverable that a client sees. It is crucial that your SOW tells the client a story. It starts with the “why”, then moves to the “how” and “what”, followed by the “when”, and “how much”. Everything should be cohesive with a flow so that it is easy to follow. The SOW is not just a “form” that you simply fill in the blanks.   With this […]

Most Project Leaders Need A Paradigm Shift

Current research suggests that over 70% of projects fail to achieve their goals with the three top reasons relating to people; lack of strong leadership, poor understanding of an individual team member’s skills and lack of focus on developing high-performance in the team.   In 2016, I spoke at many project leadership conferences and the first question I asked the audience was “When you get together as a project team, what do you discuss?” Frighteningly, the responses had a marked similarity. Below are the top responses: Budgets, Schedules, Operational Issues, Risks, Service Performance, % of Complaints, Milestones Do you notice […]

Collaboration for Enhanced Performance

The benefits of collaboration within Oil and Gas Industry were described over than a decade ago in the upturn conditions. Needless to say that during the downturn and slowly recovering markets, collaboration between the stakeholders is becoming inevitable.   Delivery of the large and complex projects requires a closer engagement of the operators and contractors. And that’s where the strategic alliances are being formed. Every significant crisis at Oil market was marked by the merging and acquisition processes even at the big-players level so it’s obvious that downturns are boosting the collaboration intensity so the market stakeholders could cope at […]

Subsea Umbilicals – Challenges and Perspectives

Offshore and subsea Oil and Gas industry places the umbilicals as the main tool for establishing the connection between the host facility through which control is exercised, power transmitted and utilities such as injection chemicals delivered to subsea wells. Thus the umbilical technology stays a constant subject for research and improvement. While the industry is exploring new depths, it’s setting up new requirements for the umbilicals -extensive length, amended reliability and sustainability, improved dynamics. Umbilicals developers face reasonable challenges meeting mentioned requirements: fluid pressure, tube stress, hold back tensions, effect of DAF, friction, track length, crush load, heavy inner bundles, stress […]