My name is William Abson and in July last year my family and I moved from Cape Town, South Africa to come to work on the Dunga Project with Maersk Oil Kazakhstan.
With over 12 years in the Oil and Gas Industry I had only ever worked for one company before joining Maersk Oil in Kazakhstan. After completing a BSc in Geology in 2001, I was keen to start work in the field and within a couple of months was working as a mud logger on the BP Bruce platform in the North Sea.
Safety performance is a top priority for Maersk Oil. From top management to frontline staff, all employees are committed to an Incident-Free Maersk Oil.
This principle is based on a belief that incidents are never inevitable and never acceptable. Maersk Oil recognises that safety is not just inflenced by human factors; it also requires systems and controls to be robust and effective to prevent any accidents.
Texas A&M University at Qatar closed the inaugural Engineering Explorers STEM Development Programme on Tuesday, 18 February, at the University’s Engineering Building at Education City.
The event, sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar, was the first STEM — science, technology, engineering and math - development program exclusively for young Qataris in Education city, and featured 46 grade 8 and 9 students from Qatar’s independent middle schools.
At Maersk Oil, we pride ourselves on being specialists in applying the most appropriate technology. And there’s nothing we love more than to share that knowledge with those in areas we’re increasing our activities in.
On Thursday the 13th of February, 19 Angolan students departed for Luanda after are finishing up a month-long programme with Maersk Training in Svendborg, Denmark.
Maersk Training’s state-of-the-art centre in Svendborg is helping 19 Angolan students achieve their goal of working in the oil industry.
The students arrived in Denmark a month ago and despite the freezing temperatures, all were excited about the Summer Technical Training Programme that lay ahead.
At Maersk Oil’s headquarters in Copenhagen today, a very special event is taking place. The 19 Angolan students taking part in the Summer Technical Training Programme are visiting as part their month-long stay.
This is the last week for the students here before they depart for Luanda on Thursday.
The Ministry of Environment (MoE) joined Maersk Oil Qatar, the Emiri Air Force and the Qatari Coast Guard to celebrate and recognise the collaborative efforts made by all parties during the 2013 Qatar Whale Shark Research Project season recently.
The formal ceremony was attended by the Minister of Environment HE Ahmed bin Amer al Humaidi, Head of Helicopter Wing at the Emiri Air Force Brigadier Mashoot Faisal al Hajri, Head of Qatari Coast Guard Brigadier Ali Ahmed al Mannai, Managing Director of Maersk Oil Lewis Affleck and Deputy Managing Director Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad al Thani along with members of the research teams.
Maersk Oil plans to start production from the new Tyra Southeast extension in 2015, and over the next 30 years it’s expected that resources totalling 50 million barrels of oil equivalent will be extracted.
This is an investment worth USD 800 million - the largest investment made by Danish Underground Consortium since the approval of the Phase IV development of Haldfan in 2007.
Drilling extended reach horizontal wells was not enough to unlock challenging fields such as those found in the Danish North Sea and offshore Qatar. The tight reservoirs required tailored completion and stimulation technologies.
The extreme lengths of the wells, meanwhile, needed a new approach to well monitoring and intervention. This prompted Maersk Oil to create a suite of innovative tools, many patented, which have improved the reservoir contact and increased well productivity significantly.
The vast majority of Maersk Oil’s fields are geologically challenging, marked by characteristics such as low permeability chalk offshore Denmark or thin and extensively spread carbonates offshore Qatar.
To improve the oil and gas recovery factor, Maersk Oil has long applied Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) techniques such as waterflood operations. It has also initiated Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)-focused research and development projects in its quest to keep producing from its assets as they mature.