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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 24
30 October, 2014
In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we examine the iconic Forities Field in the UK North Sea, look at exploration in Ireland, explore how Cuba is being regenerated, find out more...
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Offshore LNG: does the future float? 29 October, 2014 by Chris Lo Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production is finally within reach, bringing with it the potential to commercialise remote gas fields and give another push to the LNG market. But with...

Worried about the weather? Using mathematical modelling to reduce offshore risk 27 October, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans Improved mathematical modelling and analysis is beginning to overcome many of the shortcomings of weather prediction, a welcome prospect for the weather prone offshore oil and gas industry. So...

Liquid Robotics – breaking into the offshore oil & gas industry 23 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella It’s been just over two years since Liquid Robotics Inc formed a partnership with oil and gas provider Schlumberger to launch Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas. The company’s mission was to break into...

Forty not out: how Apache and OGN extended the life of the Forties Field 21 October, 2014 by Julian Turner The iconic Forties Field in the UK North Sea is still pumping out oil 40 years after it was first brought on-stream by BP. Julian Turner talks to Graham Kennedy, chief technical officer at...

Is automation making offshore helicopter transport more dangerous? 15 October, 2014 by Adam Leach With helicopters evolving in line with advances in technologyand offshore platforms springing up further and further out to sea, helicopter information and automation system have been...

Video - Hollywood-style deepwater diving suit set for offshore oil & gas industry 14 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella Canada-based Nuytco Research’s Exosuit, which enables deep-water diving without the need for risky decompression, could make subsea construction safer and cheaper for offshore oil and gas companies....

The remarkable decline of oil spills in the Baltic Sea - lessons learnt? 13 October, 2014 Oil spills in the Baltic Sea have continued to drop off in recent years as a result of various authoritative measures, revised legislation and improved aerial and satellite surveillance....

Inspiring development – BP’s UK Upstream Learning Centre opens 10 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella BP has opened its first-ever UK centre dedicated to training and development via life-size simulators, augmented reality and 3D visualization capability. Offshore-Technology’s Heidi Vella...

Offshore Cuba – can Russia succeed where others have failed? 09 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella Russia has pledged to plough money into developing Cuba’s offshore oil, despite many companies having tried and failed before. Considering this, and the many political and logistical...

September's top stories: Aker Oilfield wins $465m contract, TGS' ocean bottom seismic surveys 06 October, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) secures a $465m contract from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil, and TGS unveils the initial two ocean bottom seismic surveys to...

Shelling In – what assets will bring shell back on top? 02 October, 2014 As Shell tries to raise $15 billion in asset sales, Paul French examines the offshore activity that will help bring the company back into favour with investors...

In photos – oil & gas drones seek out weird & wonderful sealife 30 September, 2014 by Adam Leach A new project is giving scientists access to the offshore industry's subsea ROVs when they're not being used in their official capacity, allowing them to moonlight as underwater spies in search...

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