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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 26
18 December, 2014
In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out about the new generation of East African oil and gas workers, examine China’s place in the industry, learn about the...
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Advanced oil spill management – industry collaborates for better response 15 December, 2014 by Heidi Vella Norway-based Aptomar has partnered with several key industry players as part of a new research project to improve oil spill management via communication infrastructure and management systems....

Breaking the ice: researchers chart new ground in Arctic oil spill response 11 December, 2014 Founded in January 2012, the Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Programme (JIP) has just moved into phase II of its research. As it tests the waters in six different areas – ...

Offshore Technology Focus: Digital Oilfield Special Issue 10 December, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we examine the digital oil field and technologies that work in conjunction with this, look at a subsea communication project, examine the...

Offshore fracking on the cards for Scotland? 08 December, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans Academics from the Robert Gordon University (RGU) are in favour of offshore fracking in Scottish waters, but just how viable is offshore fracking? Offshore Technology explores the...

November's top stories: Woodside $1bn gas project approved, Shell to pay $4bn 03 December, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Woodside Petroleum to go ahead with the A$1.2bn ($1bn) Persephone gas project, offshore north-west Australia, and the Nigerian Parliament is demanding Shell pay about $4bn for damage caused by...

Crewing up for the digital oil field 27 November, 2014 by Chris Lo The digital oil field could help address the industry's labour shortage, but only if the right skills are in place to make the most of it. How is the oil and gas sector's skills landscape...

Offshore Technology Focus : Issue 25 24 November, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we examine the latest movement from Greenpeace, look at floating liquefied natural gas in more detail, explore why fracking is being noticed...

Demulsification and the benefits of eco-friendly offshore waste management 24 November, 2014 Urenna Ekeh-Adegbotolu, a researcher at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, is developing a new eco-friendly demulsifier to separate offshore drilling waste into its component parts of oil,...

All change for Mexico's oil and gas market 21 November, 2014 by Olaf Wendler In two years, Mexico will open up its oil and gas industry to foreign investment, ending Pemex’s monopoly of the market. What changes and challenges lie ahead as the Mexican oil and gas...

Deep impact: can subsea survey technology locate Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370? 19 November, 2014 by Julian Turner Offshore survey specialist Fugro is employing multi-beam sonar and subsea sled technology in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Julian Turner talks to Rob...

The big issue: tackling the health risks faced by offshore employees 18 November, 2014 by Julian Turner Safety is an operational imperative for the oil and gas industry, but what about the more subtle health effects of the offshore lifestyle? Julian Turner talks to Robert Paterson, health and...

Frac Pack: the offshore fracking debate heats up 13 November, 2014 by Chris Lo Fracking has become a hugely controversial operation onshore, but at sea it has been in use for 20 years with little argument. But as offshore 'frac pack' operations continue to grow in scope...

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