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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 44
29 June, 2016
In this issue: Exploring the Isle of Man, investment strategies for a time of decline, the future of autonomous drilling, building information modelling in action, improving emergency training,...
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Can free online courses improve offshore safety? 28 June, 2016 by Heidi Vella The International Well Control Forum has launched a new, free online training course to teach the fundamentals of well control and improve offshore safety post the 2010 BP Macondo well...

Offshore Isle of Man: reopening a cold case 22 June, 2016 by Elly Earls As part of an ambitious offshore energy strategy, the Isle of Man has linked up with the British Geological Survey to re-investigate potential deposits first scouted by BP in the 1990s. Elly...

Multilateral well stimulation: bones of a revolution 13 June, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson An innovative new technology from Fishbones AS called multilateral well stimulation could provide a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to fracturing. With challenges in the North...

May's top stories: Chevron's Gorgon project restarts, Technip-FMC $13bn company 07 June, 2016 by Srivani Venna Chevron to resume production from $54bn Gorgon LNG project, Technip and FMC to combine and create $13bn company, Shell scraps $4.6bn FLNG contract with Samsung. Offshore-technology.com wraps-up...

OPEC: at pains to proves its relevance in today’s global oil market 06 June, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Since November 2014 OPEC has refused to put a ceiling on oil production, even as the price of oil began and continued to drop to a 13 year low. OPEC’s prediction that the market would...

Can fully-automated drilling technology finally win over the offshore oil industry? 06 June, 2016 by Heidi Vella In its latest Technology Outlook report, risk management company DNV GL highlighted fully autonomous drilling as a technology it expects oil and gas companies to implement by 2025. The...

Rigs to reefs: the thriving marine life on decommissioned oil platforms 01 June, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson A few miles off the coast of California, the Eureka oil rig is thriving with marine life, and it’s not the only one. Keeping decommissioned oil rigs in the water is a growing trend, giving rise...

At the speed of thought: cognitive technology in oil & gas 01 June, 2016 Using cognitive computing technologies developed by IBM, Repsol has found new ways to match the power of machines with the decision-making qualities of their masters. Santiago Quesada, director...

Extending the lifespan of offshore assets: can we live with it? 26 May, 2016 by Julian Turner Preserving ageing offshore assets has become a popular strategy for surviving the low oil price, but is it really a safe and cost-effective long-term solution? Oil & Gas UK’s health and...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 43 25 May, 2016 In this issue: dealing with erosion before construction and anti-corrosion technologies, the risks of onboard gas turbines, BP drilling in the Great Australian Bight, exploration off...

US election: one million barrels a day at stake 23 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman The primaries are almost over and the main event is soon upon us; the US presidential election. The candidates facing off are likely to be Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, so what affect could...

Should offshore oil look to the motoring industry? 20 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman In the 80s and 90s the UK motoring industry, faced with crashing sales, buckled down, curbed costs and focused on quality, eventually redeveloping itself into a lucrative industry. Can the...

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