by Lori K. Ditoro
May 2, 2014

Water depth and the distance from land make every aspect of offshore oil and gas production more complex than onshore operations, and considerable thought and planning are involved when beginning the process. This issue features articles on technology and well services that provide engineers and operators with solutions for powering subsea equipment; completing new and aging southern North Sea tight gas wells; selecting centrifugal pump packages for floating production, storage and offloading vessels; and alternative mud separation technology.

All equipment requires service, maintenance and replacement parts during its life, particularly in the harsh environments in which most oil and gas equipment operates. The Aftermarket Parts & Services Special Section offers some tips for these common requirements. Custom-engineered parts are discussed. These parts are particularly helpful when replacing obsolete parts. Troubleshooting sucker rod pump operation with pump cards that help determine downhole conditions is featured. Finally, effectively sealing pump jack stuffing boxes is covered.

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is a must-attend event for anyone with operations, equipment or financial interest in offshore oil and gas production, and the Upstream Pumping Solutions’ team will be there. Stop by Booth 9631, and say hello. We look forward to seeing you there!