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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...
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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...

Preserving nature: BHP Petroleum funds environmental reef research 12 June, 2015 by Heidi Vella The petroleum arm of BHP Billiton has co-funded an AUD$5m research project on the Ningaloo Reef off Western Australia to help the company better understand how its projects in the Exmouth...

Climate change mitigation: how should the oil industry join the debate? 12 June, 2015 by Heidi Vella Climate change mitigation discussions will reach a peak at the UN climate change conference in Paris this November, with the resulting policy set to shape global energy policy for years to come....

Offshore Technology Focus: Special Issue 11 June, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out how companies can minimise their risk to corrupt practices, look at the financing agreement between Mexico and the UK and much...

Sky's the limit: offshore workers lose home comforts as oil price pinches pockets 10 June, 2015 by Adam Leach North Sea operator Talisman Sinopec Energy has cancelled its Sky subscription and removed the service from its offshore operations in a move it says will save £600,000 a year. With a low oil...

BLOSOM: 'what if' technology rapidly simulates offshore oil spills 04 June, 2015 by Elly Earls New software developed by scientists in the US could prevent future hydrocarbon spills and accelerate the response to those that do occur. The team behind the technology explains more....

May's top stories: Inpex's Ichthys project 2016 start, Shell's Alaska approval 01 June, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Japanese oil company Inpex said that its $34bn Ichthys project will open in late-2016, Royal Dutch Shell has received conditional approval from the US regulator Bureau of Ocean Energy...

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