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Ultra-deepwater: tapping the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary
26 August, 2015 | by Chris Lo
The Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary is one of the world's most promising ultra-deepwater frontier regions, but reaching its riches is no simple task. The industry is responding to...
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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 34 21 August, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we analyse the use of 3D printing, find out more about streamlining the supply chain, look at Nigeria’s oil production future and much more...

Big data: mapping loss of containment in the UKCS 20 August, 2015 by Heidi Vella The Energy Institute (EI), along with Oil & Gas UK, has published its latest Pipeline and Riser Loss of Containment (PARLOC) report, which encompasses statistics from a 12-year operating...

Using autonomous vehicles to track ice in Iceberg Alley 11 August, 2015 Researchers at the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory (AOSL) are developing bespoke autonomous vehicles to track and gather data on moving sea ice...

What next for Russia’s offshore oil and gas? 06 August, 2015 by Heidi Vella Russia hosts vast offshore oil and gas resources, estimated to be up to 100 billion mt of oil equivalent. But Western sanctions, a lower oil price and a lack of technological capabilities...

July's top stories: Chevron to cut 1,500 jobs, UK awards licences for North Sea oil and gas 01 August, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Browse Joint Venture (JV) is set to start front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Browse floating LNG Project, BP Exploration and Production (BPXP) has agreed to pay $18.7bn to settle...

90s revival: will Shell BG bring back mega merger mania? 29 July, 2015 by Adam Leach Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced its plans to buy up BG Energy in a deal that is one of the biggest mergers the oil and gas industry has seen for a long time. Many analysts believe...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 33 23 July, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we analyse the merger between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Energy, look at Russia’s future plans and much more...

Risky business: are deepwater E&P projects a safe bet for multinationals? 21 July, 2015 Deepwater projects could represent a relatively safe investment for large oil and gas operators in an otherwise volatile offshore market. Julian Turner spoke to Adrian Lara, GlobalData’s...

Swimming upstream: processors and traders eye exploration 14 July, 2015 by Adam Leach With Swiss petrochemical manufacturer INEOS recruiting for a CEO to lead offshore oil exploration operations and Hungarian refiner MOL continuing to expand production, the trend for processors...

Out of Africa: Securewest’s Warren Bloomer talks offshore security strategy 09 July, 2015 by Julian Turner Piracy remains endemic in the Gulf of Guinea and East Africa and protecting valuable offshore assets against attack is now a priority for upstream oil and gas operators. Julian Turner talks...

Staying power: Statoil employs MEOR to extend Norne field production to 2030 06 July, 2015 Statoil plans to extend the life of its prolific Norne field in the Norwegian Sea to 2030. We reveal how robust maintenance, improved oil recovery rates and new discoveries could help...

Raise the stakes: engineer Daan Gerritsen on fast-track offshore crane projects 02 July, 2015 by Julian Turner German crane manufacturer JD Neuhaus and Dutch engineering specialist Gerritsen On- & Offshore Services recently completed a complex deck crane engine replacement project in the Dutch North sea...

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