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The future of Norway: the world’s largest oil fund highlights climate change concern
27 April, 2015 | by Adam Leach
Having used its oil riches to accumulate the world's largest sovereign wealth fund of $860 billion, Norway is in a better position than most countries to deal with turbulent times in the...
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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 30 24 April, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out what the future holds for Norway’s oil industry, explore the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, profile the decreased interest in the Arctic...

Maintaining investment in innovation key to plugging offshore skills gap 20 April, 2015 by Heidi Vella BP and Shell have announced jobs cuts due to price pressures despite the oil and gas industry operating in a skills gap. Should companies instead be taking the long-term view and be investing...

A history of the digital oil field 16 April, 2015 by Heidi Vella The digital oil field may seem a recent concept, but the adoption of digital technologies in the offshore oil industry dates back to before the 1980s....

Subsea Communications: WFS Technologies explain subsea wireless 13 April, 2015 by Heidi Vella Subsea communication specialist WFS Technologies is currently working on a project to integrate its Seatooth technology on a fleet of Fugro ROVs from the factory. WFS sales manager Ian...

March's top stories: Statoil gas discovery Tanzania, Harkand's DSV service deal 07 April, 2015 by Shalini M P Nair Statoil made a new gas discovery at the Mdalasini-1 exploration well off the Tanzanian coast, and Harkand won a contract to provide diving support vessel (DSV) services to Maersk Oil North...

Anti-Arctic: Big Oil loses steam in the High North 31 March, 2015 by Chris Lo As financial strain continues to tighten belts across the offshore sector, a number of companies have backed away from plans to explore for oil in the Arctic. Environmental campaigners continue...

The world’s biggest offshore drilling companies 30 March, 2015 From Texan drilling giant Schlumberger to Bermudan contractor Seadrill, Offshore-technology.com profiles the world’s 10 biggest drilling companies based on 2014...

Should the US open up the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil & gas? 24 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella The America Petroleum Institute estimates ending the oil and gas moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico could have vast economic benefits. But with opposition from Florida – one of the...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 29 20 March, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out why Somalia could be a potential offshore drilling site, investigate upstream development, learn about the CAPEX uptick and much...

Researching in Rio: GE talk technology for Brazil’s pre-salt basin 19 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella In 2014, General Electric (GE) opened a new research centre in Rio de Janerio, its first in Latin America, to develop subsea technologies for Brazil's pre-salt basin. We caught up with GE to...

UK budget 2015: Osborne backs oil & gas with tax cuts 18 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced what he says amounts to £1.3bn of support for operators on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) in response to industry lobbying over fears...

Offshore Technology Focus: Exploration & Drilling Special Issue 12 March, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus: Exploration & Drilling Special we find out about Rosneft’s quest for international allies, the potential for offshore reserves in the...

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