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The 10 most lucrative offshore platform jobs
27 February, 2015
Oil and gas professionals working on offshore platforms draw good wages as their work not only demands long time spent away from the coast, but is also physically and mentally...
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Offshore Lebanon – will the Levant Basin be a blessing or a curse? 26 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella Government delays, ongoing maritime border disputes and geopolitical instability have marred Lebanon’s bid to exploit its share of the gas-rich Levant Basin. But with the government keen to...

Well integrity benchmarking: how do you measure up to your competitors? 24 February, 2015 by Adam Leach A new software platform from Wood Group Intetech called iQRA is set to change the way companies analyse global well component reliability data by giving users the ability to benchmark...

The world’s biggest offshore oil and gas companies 24 February, 2015 From ExxonMobil to Gazprom, offshore-technology.com profiles the world's 10 biggest public oil and gas companies based on Forbes’ May 2014 estimation of market...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 28 19 February, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out tax breaks for the industry, the tensions surrounding the Turkish and Cypriot waters, the impending skills gap in offshore...

Decommissioning Indonesia’s oil rigs: a vast but challenging market 19 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella Indonesia’s oil rig decommissioning market has huge potential with over 450 oil rigs, many already 20 years old, set to be dismantled in the near future. However, outdated contracts and a lack...

Taxed out the game – is the UK’s fiscal regime killing the offshore oil & gas industry? 17 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella Oil & Gas UK say fiscal reforms for operators in the UK continental shelf are not enough to sustain the industry in the long-term, especially in light of a low-oil price. Are tax breaks needed...

Bringing offshore into 4G connectivity 12 February, 2015 by Adam Leach Reliable, high-speed communications technologies are transforming the offshore environment, improving the day to day lives of offshore workers. Having just established its first 4G network...

Platts London Oil Forum – what’s behind the oil price fall? 10 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella Increased supply, better innovation, slow growth in key markets and America replacing OPEC as the swing producer have all contributed to the fall in oil price, oil industry executives heard at...

Northern exposure: offshore communication networks in the Arctic 05 February, 2015 Secure networks that ensure high-performance communications and access to business-critical IT applications are a high priority for oil and gas companies. We talk to Brooks Albery and Peter...

Open for business: why China’s NOCs are looking West for inspiration 03 February, 2015 China has put a record number of offshore blocks up for auction as it looks to kick-start its domestic oil and gas industry through joint ventures with foreign operators. Julian Turner asks...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 27 23 January, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out about EU and US sanctions on Russia, causing concern about the Arctic explorations, learn about Lebanon’s position in regards to...

Atlas Copco reveals newly upgraded engineering workshop in UK 22 January, 2015 by Heidi Vella Senior Atlas Copco staff came together this week to unveil the spoils of the company’s £680,000 investment into its UK engineering workshop. The managers and directors also revealed...

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