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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the offshore technology editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 21
23 July, 2014
In this issue we look at the situation in Jakarta, profile Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Gruppen, find out more about the subsea crab, discover how the Lockheed Martin acquisition...
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Gaining graduates: BP discusses its strategy for attracting young talent 23 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella Attracting students to the offshore oil and gas industry can be a challenge, but it’s paramount to guard against future skills shortages. BP’s head of UK Graduate Resourcing, Suzy Style,...

Danger in the mists – the volatile potential of offshore hydrocarbons releases 17 July, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans Sailors have always told of bad things that lurk in the mists, and while the legends of yore may not be much more than tales, the possibility of flammable mists – conjured up from...

Government incentive is key to cleaning up oil & gas 16 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the offshore oil and gas industry’s heavy burden to reduce carbon emissions. Critics have bemoaned the lack...

Inspector Crab: Korea develops robotic crustacean to explore seabed 14 July, 2014 by Adam Leach The Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology has unveiled a subsea crab with six legs designed to survey and inspect subsea structures such as offshore oil gas rigs off the...

Lockheed takes aim at the offshore industry 09 July, 2014 by Adam Leach Lockheed Martin's acquisition of oil & gas cyber security firm Industrial Defender marks a significant expansion into the market for securing critical offshore platforms. What could Lockheed...

Timeline: Kongsberg Gruppen celebrates 200 years 04 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella Older than the constitution of Norway itself, technology company Kongsberg Gruppen is celebrating its 200th anniversary – a remarkable achievement for any company. Focused on military...

June's top stories: Bill introduced to ban offshore drilling, Statoil finds gas 04 July, 2014 California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to ban offshore oil drilling in an area off the Santa Barbara County coastline and Statoil and...

Keeping Jakarta afloat 03 July, 2014 In 2013, pipeline equipment and services specialist T.D. Williamson had to mobilise quicker than ever before. The job: isolate gas pipelines offshore Indonesia to keep gas flowing to Jakarta...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 20 25 June, 2014 In this issue we look at the progress on the bill to protect whistleblowers, find out more about observation and surveying, profile new research about deep-sea fishing, plunge into the Gulf...

What lies beneath: training the next generation of deepwater offshore divers 23 June, 2014 Training offshore divers and ROV pilots using a leading-edge ROV vessel converted from a car ferry, The Underwater Centre is one of the world’s pre-eminent subsea training facilities. We talk...

From offshore oil to deep-sea fish farming 18 June, 2014 by Chris Lo With decommissioning costs a major concern for the oil and gas industry, new ideas for converting old platforms have begun to emerge. Dr. Ulugbek Azimov of Northumbria University discusses...

Blowing the whistle – should offshore oil & gas workers be better protected? 13 June, 2014 by Heidi Vella Fours years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the Gulf of Mexico, a bill to protect offshore oil and gas whistleblowers who expose health and safety violations on rigs is...

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