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The future of the North Sea: is the UK government supporting offshore workers?
17 August, 2016 | by Lindsay Dodgson
Unite, the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland, has criticised the UK Government’s new Oil and Gas Workforce Plan, which was published in July and focuses on how the government will...
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Shah Deniz: the ace up Azerbaijan’s sleeve 15 August, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The second stage of one of the world's largest offshore gas projects, Shah Deniz, is expected to start producing oil and gas in 2018. It’s considered amongst BP’s most significant...

Offshore oil and gas projects: where to spend and where to save? 10 August, 2016 by Chris Lo With the industry still reeling from a depressed oil price and slashing budgets across the board, spending on new projects is at a long-time low. When it comes to walking the tightrope...

July's top stories: Production at $54bn Gorgon facility halted, OneSubsea's $1.9bn Greater Enfield contract 09 August, 2016 by Srivani Venna Chevron halts production at $54bn Gorgon LNG facility, OneSubsea wins contract for $1.9bn Greater Enfield project, Petrobras to sell stake in exploration block to Statoil for...

Is Arctic offshore infrastructure fit for purpose? 08 August, 2016 by Julian Turner The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the University of Alaska have collaborated on a study into offshore structures and their ability to survive sea ice in...

The splash zone: Oxifree’s Ed Hall talks offshore corrosion 02 August, 2016 by Chris Lo Poorly-managed corrosion threatens production efficiency at a time when maintaining asset availability is essential to the survival of offshore operations. Industry gatherings such as the...

The clean-up: how small oil spills harm seabirds 01 August, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Researchers at York University in Toronto, Canada have been looking at how oil companies in Newfoundland counter the impacts of small-scale oil spills, which can have detrimental effects...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 45 26 July, 2016 In this issue: The industry’s influence on US drilling strategy, Norway opens up its Arctic waters, maintaining asset integrity in the North Sea, the future of Gorgon LNG, Super Puma helicopters...

Building Information Modelling: designing and maintaining offshore rigs 26 July, 2016 by Taylor Heyman The words building information modelling may not inspire passion in the hearts of people working in construction, but they have become commonplace in the industry. A government mandate issued...

Supply and demand: balancing production in mature offshore regions 25 July, 2016 by Chris Lo Depressed oil prices are taking their toll on mature offshore regions such as the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. But with production set to plummet after 2018, what is the right E&P strategy...

Oil giants: the ten biggest offshore oil and gas companies by revenue 18 July, 2016 Despite a plunge in crude prices, oil and gas giants like Sinopec, Shell and Saudi Aramco have retained their positions at the top of the industry. Offshore-technology.com lists the top...

Should the Airbus 225 Super Puma be grounded for good? 14 July, 2016 by Julian Turner Following a fatal crash in Norway, families of offshore personnel killed or injured in Airbus 225 Super Puma accidents have started a petition to ban the helicopter’s use for worker...

Italy’s public and politics: making decisions about national energy 11 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Offshore platforms near the Adriatic coast were the focus of a politically-charged national referendum in April, when the Italian public were asked to vote on whether or not to stop...

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