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Claire Field: BP and Westminster in Scottish oil cover up?
17 September, 2014 | by Adam Leach
What started as a low-profile trip by the PM to Shetland to announce a household energy policy and pat a pony has become an under the radar inspection of an oil field with the potential to...
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Crude calamities - the biggest offshore oil spill disasters 11 September, 2014 Oil rig or oil tanker accidents are behind the worst offshore oil spills in history, including the tragic Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. Offshore-technology.com profiles the world’s...

Independent Scotland’s bounty - the biggest oil fields in the UK North Sea 10 September, 2014 More than 90% of the UK's oil production occurs offshore within the central and northern sections of the North Sea, regions which could soon fall under Scottish control if the country votes yes...

Underwater arteries - the world’s longest offshore pipelines 10 September, 2014 From the 1,224km Nord Stream pipeline carrying Russian natural gas to Europe vto the 166km Langeled gas pipeline running under the North Sea, offshore-technology.com profiles the world’s...

Offshore Technology Focus: Environment & Efficiency Issue 05 September, 2014 In the latest special issue of Offshore Technology Focus we investigate what lies ahead for response teams working in icy conditions, look at the potential that precision in weather...

August's top stories: Barents Sea drilling, Eni and BP start gas production 03 September, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Rosneft and Statoil jointly started exploration drilling at the Pingvin Licence PL713 prospect in the Norwegian region of the Barents Sea, and Italian energy firm Eni started production at...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 22 28 August, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we look at the worst territorial tensions over oil hot spots, ask why several companies are issuing retail bonds to fund projects and...

Beat it: Ibiza protests against sonic testing for oil 28 August, 2014 by Adam Leach Cairn Energy is awaiting a decision from Spanish authorities on an environmental impact assessment that will determine whether it can continue to explore for oil in the Gulf of Valencia,...

The richest oil and gas billionaires 26 August, 2014 Five of the world’s ten richest oil and gas billionaires are from Russia; two are based in the US, while surprisingly only one hails from the Middle East. Offshore-technology.com profiles...

Breaking the ice: Exxon and Rosneft chart new course for Arctic future 21 August, 2014 by Adam Leach Against a background of escalating tension between the US and Russia over events in Ukraine, oil companies from each country have been working to overcome the numerous challenges of extracting...

DNME: reducing the risk of exploration with electrical prospecting 11 August, 2014 by Chris Lo Electrical hydrocarbon prospecting using induced polarization (IP) has a history in the offshore industry, but Norwegian company ORG Geophysical wants to push the technology on to the world...

Retail Bonds: How Oil Companies Tap Households For Investment 06 August, 2014 by Adam Leach Several offshore companies have made the leap into issuing retail bonds targeting ordinary investors as a means to get up and running. Despite success by some companies such as EnQuest, experts...

July Top Stories: US offers 21 million acres, Turkey approves South Stream project 05 August, 2014 The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decided to offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale featuring all...

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