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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...
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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...

June's top stories: FMC-Technip $13bn merger, Oseberg’s $991m approval 06 July, 2016 by Srivani Venna US antitrust regulators cleared a $13bn merger transaction between FMC Technologies and Technip, Statoil’s $991m development of Oseberg Vestflanken 2 field approved, McDermott wins $454m...

Arctic drilling: Norway deals out oil exploration licences 05 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Norway’s government has opened its Arctic waters to oil and gas development in a landmark decision that has enraged environmentalists. Politicians see the licences as one of the...

Gorgon LNG: down but not out as hopes rest on a price rebound 04 July, 2016 The shutdown of Train 1 of the Gorgon joint venture partners Barrow Island LNG venture in Australia in May has thrown an unwelcome spotlight onto a project that some in the industry now argue...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 44 29 June, 2016 In this issue: Exploring the Isle of Man, investment strategies for a time of decline, the future of autonomous drilling, building information modelling in action, improving emergency training,...

Can free online courses improve offshore safety? 28 June, 2016 by Heidi Vella The International Well Control Forum has launched a new, free online training course to teach the fundamentals of well control and improve offshore safety post the 2010 BP Macondo well...

Offshore Isle of Man: reopening a cold case 22 June, 2016 by Elly Earls As part of an ambitious offshore energy strategy, the Isle of Man has linked up with the British Geological Survey to re-investigate potential deposits first scouted by BP in the 1990s. Elly...

Multilateral well stimulation: bones of a revolution 13 June, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson An innovative new technology from Fishbones AS called multilateral well stimulation could provide a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to fracturing. With challenges in the North...

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