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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...
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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...

Between a rock and a hard place: drilling the Great Australian Bight 17 May, 2016 by Elly Earls BP’s plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight are meeting with ever-growing opposition from both the government and conservationists. Elly Earls finds out whether their concerns...

Iran post-sanctions: oil riches unlocked? 16 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman The lifting of sanctions on Iran will have a profound effect on its oil industry – that much is certain. Whether the unleashing of vast quantities of oil into an already oversaturated and...

Permasense: Monitoring sand to protect offshore platforms 16 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Oil and gas companies are facing low prices, and so have to ensure costs for maintenance are kept to a minimum. Permasense has launched a new solution to help combat the problem of erosion...

Offshore Uruguay: South America’s new frontier 10 May, 2016 by Heidi Vella After years of minimal activity and lacklustre investment, Uruguay’s offshore industry is finally gaining momentum following spudding of the country’s first offshore well by Exxon Mobil and...

April's top stories: Chevron halts $54bn project, BP’s $20bn settlement finalised 05 May, 2016 by Srivani Venna Chevron halted production at $54bn Gorgon LNG project, US judge finalised BP’s $20bn settlement over 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Shell unveiled plans to close BG Group offices in...

The economics of efficiency: offshore maintenance in the North Sea 05 May, 2016 by Chris Lo Production efficiency is in decline in many regions of the North Sea, with planned and unplanned maintenance making up the lion’s share of costs. What technologies and techniques can...

Offshore Myanmar: enter with caution 04 May, 2016 by Heidi Vella Recent gas discoveries offshore of Myanmar have bolstered interest in the region, with many foreign companies expected to ramp-up activity in 2016 and 2017. But despite improvements, political...

Cutting Costs: how big data can help 03 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson In a low oil price environment, companies are turning to big data and other digital technologies to cut the costs of exploration and production. Oil and gas industries have to balance out...

Resources and tensions in the South China Sea 02 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Emerging energy markets in Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines are fighting China for control of the Spratly islands in the South China Sea. Disputes have hindered the local offshore...

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