All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Twilight years: is the UK entering its last decade of oil and gas production?

    The Edinburgh Geological Society was formed in 1834 with the aim of stimulating public interest in geology. Issue 62 of…
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    11 Dec
  2. Proceed with caution: Is the UKCS more efficient than ever?

    Bruised but unbowed, the UK oil and gas industry has emerged from three years of job losses, rock bottom oil…
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    5 Dec
  3. Drilling the Arctic: will native Alaskans succeed where others have failed?

    The well-worn narrative of oil industry exploitation in Alaska goes roughly like this: Multinational oil company with insatiable appetite for…
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    22 Nov
  4. France’s international oil ambitions

    France’s newly installed administration delighted environmentalists in June by announcing a ban on all new oil and gas exploration as…
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    24 Sep
  5. China changes track: analysing the Asian giant’s oil and gas reforms

    Strong domestic demand, declining output and historically low oil prices: Faced with this perfect storm, China’s government under President Xi…
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    27 Aug
  6. Inside OPEC: is cartel membership still a must for minor oil producers?

    Time was when joining the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would have made perfect economic and political sense…
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    22 May
  7. In discussion: Cyberhawk founder Malcolm Connolly on new offshore drone guidelines

    In less than a decade, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have evolved beyond their initial function as add-ons to traditional man-based…
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    19 Mar
  8. Vital statistics: Oil & Gas UK discusses the North Sea decommissioning market

    Over the next decade to 2025, more than 100 oil and gas platforms are earmarked for complete or partial removal…
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    12 Feb
  9. A new twist: robotic sea snakes perform offshore tasks

    Arne Kjørsvik is the CEO of Eelume, a developer of autonomous intervention vehicles (AIVs) based in Trondheim, Norway. A specialist…
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    7 Feb
  10. A calculated gamble: is Shell right to double down on deepwater Brazil?

    Oil and gas executives will be glad to see the back of 2016. As the curtain falls on what has…
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    22 Jan