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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 42
27 April, 2016
In this issue: Fracking off the coast of California, learning lessons from the UK motor industry’s rebirth, lifting sanctions on Iran, the state of oilfield services, dolphin-inspired...
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Elgin gas leak: is North Sea legislation tough enough? 26 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson French oil and gas multinational Total has been fined a record amount for a gas leak in the North Sea, but there is scepticism over whether it will have any impact on safety in the region....

Saving the North Sea: new initiative hopes to spark tangible change 26 April, 2016 by Heidi Vella Under the umbrella of the UK Technology Leadership Board, consultancy and engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW), along with French oil firm Total, is examining new ways to boost North Sea...

Offshore fracking ban in California: rubber-stamping or regulating? 25 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson A Freedom of Information request revealed the extent of offshore fracking in California, and federal government had agreed not to approve any more permits until an environmental analysis study...

Offshore sensors inspired by dolphins 20 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Researchers at Heriot-Watt University's Ocean Systems Laboratory have come up with a new technology to detect undersea objects using sonar detection similar to that used by dolphins. The...

GE Marines’ SeaStream: smarter, slicker maintenance 19 April, 2016 As the offshore industry acclimatises to a long-term low oil price environment, maintenance has emerged as a prime area where savings can be made. SeaStream Insight, which combines...

The Schlumberger slump: can the oilfield services industry bounce back? 19 April, 2016 by Chris Lo As the oil and gas industry struggles against low oil prices, the oilfield services sector struggles along with it. Mass lay-offs among the big OFS players have hit the tens of thousands – how...

Better together: IBM and Schlumberger join forces to provide integrated solutions 13 April, 2016 by Heidi Vella Oilfield services giant Schlumberger and computing multinational IBM are combining tech in an attempt to offer an end-to-end solution for improving integrated production operations. How will...

Subsea Planning App: a deeper look into ship scheduling 05 April, 2016 In February 2015, project services consultancy Cambla launched the industry-first schedule animation tool (SAT), which helps improve the planning and execution of large subsea operations....

Israel's Leviathan gas deal: not out of the woods yet 01 April, 2016 by Taylor Heyman In August 2015, after almost five years of negotiation, the Israeli Government announced it had reached a deal with a US-Israeli consortium to develop the Leviathan gas field, 80 miles off...

March's top stories: Chevron's $54bn Gorgon starts, Obama cuts Atlantic drilling 01 April, 2016 by Srivani Venna Chevron started LNG production at $54bn Gorgon project, Woodside halted $40bn Browse FLNG development, and US President Obama scrapped plans for Atlantic offshore oil drilling. Offshore...

Subsea Systems Institute: restoring faith in offshore oil and gas 31 March, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Bill Maddock was recently named director of the Subsea Systems Institute, formed in early 2015 to aid research and technology development for the marine oil and gas sector. In this...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 41 30 March, 2016 In this issue: The effects of floating Saudi Armaco, Myanmar’s second gas discovery, legislation in the North Sea, managing ageing assets and protecting against climate change, multilateral...

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