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90s revival: will Shell BG bring back mega merger mania?
29 July, 2015 | by Adam Leach
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced its plans to buy up BG Energy in a deal that is one of the biggest mergers the oil and gas industry has seen for a long time. Many analysts believe...
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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 33 23 July, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we analyse the merger between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Energy, look at Russia’s future plans and much more...

Risky business: are deepwater E&P projects a safe bet for multinationals? 21 July, 2015 Deepwater projects could represent a relatively safe investment for large oil and gas operators in an otherwise volatile offshore market. Julian Turner spoke to Adrian Lara, GlobalData’s...

Swimming upstream: processors and traders eye exploration 14 July, 2015 by Adam Leach With Swiss petrochemical manufacturer INEOS recruiting for a CEO to lead offshore oil exploration operations and Hungarian refiner MOL continuing to expand production, the trend for processors...

Out of Africa: Securewest’s Warren Bloomer talks offshore security strategy 09 July, 2015 by Julian Turner Piracy remains endemic in the Gulf of Guinea and East Africa and protecting valuable offshore assets against attack is now a priority for upstream oil and gas operators. Julian Turner talks...

Staying power: Statoil employs MEOR to extend Norne field production to 2030 06 July, 2015 Statoil plans to extend the life of its prolific Norne field in the Norwegian Sea to 2030. We reveal how robust maintenance, improved oil recovery rates and new discoveries could help...

Raise the stakes: engineer Daan Gerritsen on fast-track offshore crane projects 02 July, 2015 by Julian Turner German crane manufacturer JD Neuhaus and Dutch engineering specialist Gerritsen On- & Offshore Services recently completed a complex deck crane engine replacement project in the Dutch North sea...

Keeping it local: Nigeria’s first industrial village for the offshore industry 29 June, 2015 by Heidi Vella A $300m first-of-its-kind infrastructure project off the coast of Lagos is hoping to maximise the local benefit of Nigeria’s offshore oil and gas industry. Amy Jadesimi, mManaging director...

The US Land and Water Conservation Fund: Oil and Gas's elegant construction 25 June, 2015 The US Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a federal environmental programme, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Funded by royalties from the offshore oil and gas sector, the...

Poverty and plenty: dark days for South America's oil giant 22 June, 2015 by Chris Lo The 'resource curse' is biting deep in Venezuela, where the oil price crash is laying waste to an economy entirely dependent on oil revenue. With import cuts forcing citizens to queue in...

Late-life crisis: ABB Consulting discusses decommissioning on the UKCS 19 June, 2015 The cost of decommissioning oil and gas platforms in the UK North Sea is set to top £40bn by 2023. Julian Turner talks to Steve Andrew and Jonathan Turner from ABB Consulting about a new...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 32 19 June, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we discuss what the future looks like for Cairn Energy, find out what the falling oil price means for Venezuela and much...

Offshore US: regulating risk in the Arctic 16 June, 2015 by Chris Lo US regulators have for the first time recognised the unique challenges of drilling for oil in the storm-tossed waters of the Arctic. New proposed Arctic-specific rules, unpopular with...

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