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Lifting the lid: US Government and industry debate oil export restrictions
10 February, 2016 | by Chris Lo
As a controversial proposal to lift US oil export restrictions makes its way through Congress, the debate over its effects is heating up. The potential benefits of a repeal for the industry...
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In the depths: drilling for oil in the Black Sea 04 February, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The Black Sea holds vast volumes of oil and gas, much of it in deep water, where several companies have begun to explore. A few large discoveries have sparked hope of a big reward, but with...

January's top stories: Shell to axe 10,000 jobs, Vietnam warns China over rigs 04 February, 2016 by Srivani Venna Shell announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs by 2016, Vietnam warned China for moving oil rig into disputed waters, Norway awarded 56 oil and gas exploration licences. Offshore Technology wraps-up...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 39 28 January, 2016 In this issue: The future of US oil export restrictions, deep water potential in the Black Sea, an outlook for production in Brazil, improving safety for divers, a look inside the Subsea...

Staying competitive: The Efficiency Task Force 19 January, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Industry body Oil & Gas UK has followed the recommendations of the Wood Review with the establishment of the Efficiency Task Force. This group is dedicated to improving efficiency, co-operation...

Smart thinking: IT trends in the offshore industry 13 January, 2016 by Chris Lo Major technology advances such as big data, the industrial internet and smart software systems are transforming the offshore oil and gas industry. But these revolutionary innovations are...

2015: The year's biggest Offshore Technology stories 06 January, 2016 by Srivani Venna Shell secured approval for $70bn BG acquisition, Inpex completed offshore pipelay for Australia's $34bn Ichthys LNG project, while Aquatic won contract for $10bn Moho Nord subsea...

Fresh hope on the horizon for offshore Nigeria 06 January, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation recently secured a $1.2bn multi-year deal to drill 36 offshore / onshore oil wells from a consortium of Nigerian and international lenders. The...

The biggest offshore oil and gas company takeovers in 2015 23 December, 2015 With OPEC still reluctant to cut output the oil price has continued its downward trajectory, forcing offshore oil and gas companies to rely on aggressive acquisitions strategies to...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 38 18 December, 2015 In this issue: Why cost-cutting could stifle long-term innovation, offshore potential in the East Mediterranean, investor confidence in Nigeria grows, water treatment technology, Statoil...

California’s ageing offshore pipelines, just how vulnerable are they? 16 December, 2015 In August 2015, the national conservation non-profit, Center for Biological Diversity, formally petitioned the US government to inspect California’s ageing offshore pipelines, which are...

Paris climate summit: a boost for offshore gas? 10 December, 2015 by Lindsay Dodgson Many world leaders are considering natural gas as a cleaner alternative to coal as they make plans to phase out fossil fuels, which would provide a boost to the offshore gas market. However,...

Adapting to the offshore industry’s digital future 09 December, 2015 by Chris Lo Potential advantages of digital oilfield technologies and data analytics are well-known, but how can offshore companies change the way they operate to make the most of these benefits? Tony...

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