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URTeC 2018 in Houston
July 23-25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Booth 2208
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SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference
Calgary, 13-14 March 2018
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The shale learning cycle gets shorter with Ziebel
Media coverage in "Sensing a trend" article
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SPE DFO Workshop in Denver 29-31 August 2017
Ziebel to present paper on results obtained in unconventionals 
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URTeC 2017 in Austin
Ziebel is exhibiting at URTeC, July 24-26
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Unconventionals update
Drilling Contractor magazine features Ziebel with new intervention technologies
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100 Jobs and counting!
Ziebel Celebrates Milestone With 100th Z-Rod® Intervention 
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Ziebel Names New CEO
Francis Neill Assumes Role
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New Ziebel offshore Z-System unit
New offshore Z-System unit received in Stavanger.
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First Interventions by Ziebel for Statoil
Ziebel announced that it successfully completed a distributed fiber optic (DFO) sensing campaign for Statoil.  Ziebel used the Z-Line®, its new gravity-deployed carbon composite cable, to gather Distributed Temperature and Distributed Acoustic fiber optic data on the Huldra installation. The interventions were carried out to optimize Statoil’s plans to plug and abandon the installation ...
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Big Oil, Big Data
Ziebel Completes Largest Ever Oil & Gas Data Transfer
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ICoTA Stavanger Seminar 11.06.2015
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New Trailer Mounted Z-System now operational in the US
Ziebel launches its mobile unit with an Open Day for Operators on March 26th
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Z-Line Press Release
New System Completes First Commercial Well Intervention,
Delivers Unmatched Well Diagnostics for Today’s Cost Conscious Environment

STAVANGER, Norway – March 26, 2015 —Ziebel AS, a Stavanger-based provider of specialist well intervention ser...
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Ziebel makes carbon fiber optic line history
At the end of January 2015, for the first time ever in the oil industry, a gravity deployed slim carbon composite line was used to acquire meaningful DTS and DAS data during a commercial well intervention.
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Ziebel mentioned by Yahoo Finance
Technology is the key to efficient production
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Ziebel in JPT
See the January 2015 JPT technology update section for news from Ziebel. 
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Ziebel to exhibit at ONS 2014 in Stavanger
Visit our stand at the upcoming ONS Exhibition in Stavanger August 25 thru 28.
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Ziebel to conduct distributed fiber optic sensing campaign in the US for ConocoPhillips
—Ziebel AS, a Stavanger-based provider of specialist well intervention services for the oil and gas industry, announced that it has reached an agreement with ConocoPhillips to provide distributed fiber optic (DFO) intervention services in the continental United States. Ziebel will offer its DFO intervention services beginning in the first quarter of 2015 from its base in Houston, Texas.
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Successful OTC 2014 for Ziebel
Ziebel was at the Reliant Center in Houston May 5th through May 8th , exhibiting in the Norwegian Pavilion as part of the Innovation Park. We had a large cross section of visitors, from the head of the NPD through to students learning about the industry.
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OTC 2014 – Offshore Technology Conference
Visit our stand at the Norwegian Innovation Park. Members of our senior management team will be on hand during the conference days (May 5th through 8th) to meet visitors and discuss Ziebel’s intervention services and the applications of Distributed Fiber Optics. Please drop by and see us, or if you wish to book a dedicated meeting time please contact for a date and time.
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Ziebel – Nominated for Gullkronen – Oil Service Awards; New Venture of the Year 2014
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Press Release
ConocoPhillips and Chevron Contribute to $10 Million Funding Round to Fuel Growth of Ziebel’s Innovative Oil & Gas Intervention Services Groundbreaking Well Intervention Technology Enables Access and Visualization of Entire Wellbore in Real-time
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New field engineers
We are pleased to welcome two new field engineers who started 13th January. We feel confident that their skill will be beneficial to our operational team. Anton Timofeev has been working for SLB in Russia and he has more than 10 years of experience from the oil and gas industry.  Roy Nicoll has 3 years of experience from SLB and he has been based in both Aberdeen and Austria.  
New field engineer
The Ziebel organization is growing and we are pleased to welcome Jørgen Myre to our company. Jørgen joined us January 2nd after over 2 years of experience working for Schlumberger in Qatar. He will be part of our field engineer crew and certainly a contributor to our operations team.
Z-Line Product Line Champion
We are pleased to announce that Michel Eid has been promoted to our Z-Line Product Line Champion effective 1 Dec 2013. Michel was already a significant contributor in our organization, and is now responsible for all aspects relating to the Z-Line product, from field operations to marketing and sales strategy.
New receptionist / administrator
We are delighted to welcome Ellen Wathne as the new receptionist / administrator in Ziebel AS. Ellen has more than 25 years of experience from the hotel and service industry and we are confident she will be a valuable contributor to the Ziebel team.
Ziebel presents at inaugural SPE Summit Series Seminar in Aberdeen
The first seminar of this series, “Inwell flow surveillance and control: new frontiers” took place on Tuesday 22nd October, 2013, at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen. Frode Hveding, VP Reservoir, presented the paper “Fibre optic developments enable intelligent real-time decision making” for Ziebel, in which the main focus was how we potentially can replace traditional production logging techniques ...
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Ziebel welcomes two new colleagues
We are very pleased to welcome two new colleagues to our team. Kim Flatråker, who recently graduated from the University of Stavanger, joined the Reservoir department as our new Jr. Reservoir Engineer on September 30th. Malcolm Chalmers joined on October 1st and will work together with our Operations group as the dedicated Maintenance Technician. We welcome both of them to our team!
Ziebel completes 5 wells consecutive distributed temperature and acoustic sensing campaign offshore Norway
In early September 2013 we completed a 5 well DTS/DAS intervention campaign with our fibre optic Z-System™ technology offshore on a production platform.
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DTS/DAS Simultaneous acquisition on 4 wells
In another demonstration of the power and versatility of fibre optic sensing, Ziebel have successfully deployed downhole a unique configuration of fibre optic cable in four wells on a North Sea platform.
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Another field engineer joining the team
We are delighted to welcome our first female field engineer to the team: Merve Dulger. With her MSc in Petroleum Technology and her experience from Aker Solutions, we are confident that Merve will make a significant contribution to our Operations team.
New field engineer
We continue to strengthen our Operations Group and are pleased to welcome William Mumby aboard as our new field engineer. William has previously been employed by Schlumberger in Aberdeen, but has now relocated to Norway to be a part of our team.
New colleague
We are delighted to welcome our new field engineer Michel Eid to Ziebel AS. Michel has been working for Schlumberger in France the past couple of years, both as a field engineer and in the technology center. He will now be part of our field crew and we are confident that he will have a lot to offer both his fellow colleagues and the team in general.
New Accountant
It is a pleasure to welcome Ina Grasdal as our new Accountant in Ziebel AS. Ina is currently completing her BSc at the University of Stavanger and she`ll be working part-time throughout May. Effective June 2013, she will be working full-time as a member of our Finance Department.
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New Operations Manager in Ziebel AS
We are pleased to welcome Trond Skagestad as the Operations Manager in Ziebel AS.
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New colleague
It is a sincere pleasure to welcome our new Project Engineer, Stanislav Shchebetov, to our team.
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Z-System again delivers results
The latest successful deployment of the Z-System took place in January 2013 on a North Sea platform. The survey, on a water injector, confirmed the integrity of the overburden section of the well, and additionally was able to show real-time the active zones taking fluid at a range of injection flow rates. In both applications the combined information from DTS/DAS fully met the objectives of the op...
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Ziebel wins funding for Z-Line
The Norwegian Research Council has committed funding of Ziebel’s Z-Line through the Demo2000 program.
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Neil Gardner joins the Ziebel team
We are delighted to welcome Neil Gardner to the Ziebel team.
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North Sea Operations continues with strength
Ziebel Z-System has just completed another highly successful operation offshore Norway.
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ICoTA Aberdeen 14th & 15th November
Ziebel VP Hans Kristian Hegland presented at the SPE ICoTA 18th European Well Intervention Conference, 14th & 15th November 2012 in Aberdeen.
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ADIPEC Abu Dhabi 11-14 November
Ziebel exhibited in the Norwegian Pavilion during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2012. A continuous stream of visitors to the stand during the 4 days ensured that the exhibition was a great success.
World Oil Awards 2012
Ziebel Z-System™ was a finalist in the 2012 World Oil awards in the category «Best Well Intervention Award».
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Company presentation at NTNU
Ziebel held a company presentation at NTNU in Trondheim on October 4th for a group of Petroleum Engineer students.
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Invitation to visit Ziebel at ADIPEC
We at Ziebel would like to welcome you to stop by our stand at ADIPEC 2012, Abu Dhabi 11-14 November this year. We will be at the Norway Pavillion, Hall 9, Stand 9000E, waiting to show you our new well and reservoir technology.
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Ziebel presenting at SPE
Ziebel will be presenting at the SPE Bergen Section Member meeting 12 September 1800 hrs.
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New colleague joining
We are most happy to welcome Ingvild Marthinussen to the Ziebel team.
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World Oil Awards
Ziebel Z-System™ has been named finalist in the 2012 World Oil awards in the category «Best Well Intervention Award»
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Two new colleagues
We are delighted to welcome our two new colleagues: Zana Pepaj (Reservoir Engineer) and Christopher Henningsen (Jr. Field Engineer).
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Intervention campaign in Oman
Ziebel successfully completed a 2 week intervention campaign in Oman in July, acquiring distributed well data with the Z-System from 4 onshore wells.
Ziebel in the news
An interview with Ziebel CEO Stig Hognestad has been published on the website and also appears today in the local Stavanger newspaper "Rogalands Avis".
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New Engineer in Charge of the Middle East Region
We are pleased to welcome Ahmed Gaafar as our new Engineer in Charge of the Middle East Region.
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Reservoir monitoring - finding more oil & gas!
Hans Kristian Hegland, Ziebel VP Sales and Business Development, spoke at the Finding Petroleum event "Reservoir monitoring - finding more oil & gas" at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, 13th June 2012. Presenting "Reservoir Live" he discussed how Ziebel's fiber optic sensing technology is creating a paradigm shift in reservoir management.
Ziebel welcomes Christopher Kemp
Ziebel is proud to welcome Christopher Kemp to the team as our new Z-System Field Engineer, starting June 25th 2012.
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ONS 2012
Ziebel Z-System has been nominated for the ONS 2012 SME Innovation Award. Visit us at the Innovation Park at ONS 28-31 August in Stavanger to learn more and meet the people behind the technology.
New Chairman of the Board of Ziebel AS
Ziebel is proud to announce that Mr. Carel Hoyer has been elected the Chairman of the board. Mr. Hoyer who has been a consultant to the Ziebel management team in 2012 has more than 30 years of experience from the Oil Service industry.
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New hires
We are honored to welcome two new hires aboard our team.
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Mr. Hoyer joins Ziebel
It is with great pleasure we announce that Mr. Carel Hoyer has joined the Ziebel team as a consultant to Management.
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Operations in the North Sea
The Ziebel Z-System is gaining popularity in the North Sea region, and the applications are continuously expanding. 
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ONS 2012
Ziebel is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting in the prestigious Innovation Park at ONS, Stavanger, 28-31 August 2012.
New employee
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Derek Allan as the newest member of the Ziebel family. With his extensive experience and solid background within the oil and gas industry, Derek will make a great contribution to the team - starting 19th of March as our new Project Manager. Welcome onboard, Derek!
Welcome to our new website and a new era for Ziebel
It is with great enthusiasm I am writing this update about Ziebel. We are marking the 2012 leap day by releasing our new website. This new design is meant to illustrate optical sensing and interpretation.
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