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A history of the digital oil field
16 April, 2015 | by Heidi Vella
The digital oil field may seem a recent concept, but the adoption of digital technologies in the offshore oil industry dates back to before the 1980s....
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Subsea Communications: WFS Technologies explain subsea wireless 13 April, 2015 by Heidi Vella Subsea communication specialist WFS Technologies is currently working on a project to integrate its Seatooth technology on a fleet of Fugro ROVs from the factory. WFS sales manager Ian...

March's top stories: Statoil gas discovery Tanzania, Harkand's DSV service deal 07 April, 2015 by Shalini M P Nair Statoil made a new gas discovery at the Mdalasini-1 exploration well off the Tanzanian coast, and Harkand won a contract to provide diving support vessel (DSV) services to Maersk Oil North...

Anti-Arctic: Big Oil loses steam in the High North 31 March, 2015 by Chris Lo As financial strain continues to tighten belts across the offshore sector, a number of companies have backed away from plans to explore for oil in the Arctic. Environmental campaigners continue...

The world’s biggest offshore drilling companies 30 March, 2015 From Texan drilling giant Schlumberger to Bermudan contractor Seadrill, Offshore-technology.com profiles the world’s 10 biggest drilling companies based on 2014...

Should the US open up the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil & gas? 24 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella The America Petroleum Institute estimates ending the oil and gas moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico could have vast economic benefits. But with opposition from Florida – one of the...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 29 20 March, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out why Somalia could be a potential offshore drilling site, investigate upstream development, learn about the CAPEX uptick and much...

Researching in Rio: GE talk technology for Brazil’s pre-salt basin 19 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella In 2014, General Electric (GE) opened a new research centre in Rio de Janerio, its first in Latin America, to develop subsea technologies for Brazil's pre-salt basin. We caught up with GE to...

UK budget 2015: Osborne backs oil & gas with tax cuts 18 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced what he says amounts to £1.3bn of support for operators on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) in response to industry lobbying over fears...

Offshore Technology Focus: Exploration & Drilling Special Issue 12 March, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus: Exploration & Drilling Special we find out about Rosneft’s quest for international allies, the potential for offshore reserves in the...

Offshore Caribbean – a resource filled paradise? 12 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella Brimming with sun-drenched islands and a booming tourist trade, the Caribbean isn’t an obvious offshore oil and gas hub, yet many Caribbean countries have been trying to lure oil companies...

Turning the cogs: IBM’s Cognitive Environments Lab takes on offshore exploration 10 March, 2015 by Chris Lo Getting the right data to the right people is a key challenge to make the most of the 21st century digital oil field concept. Repsol and IBM Research are collaborating to develop new systems...

Investing in Africa’s growing offshore sector 04 March, 2015 by Chris Lo African oil and gas hotspots are becoming increasingly attractive to global investors and exploration companies. While trends are generally on the up in terms of interest in the...

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