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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the offshore technology editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Liquid Robotics – breaking into the offshore oil & gas industry
23 October, 2014 | by Heidi Vella
It’s been just over two years since Liquid Robotics Inc formed a partnership with oil and gas provider Schlumberger to launch Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas. The company’s mission was to break into...
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Forty not out: how Apache and OGN extended the life of the Forties Field 21 October, 2014 by Julian Turner The iconic Forties Field in the UK North Sea is still pumping out oil 40 years after it was first brought on-stream by BP. Julian Turner talks to Graham Kennedy, chief technical officer at...

Is automation making offshore helicopter transport more dangerous? 15 October, 2014 by Adam Leach With helicopters evolving in line with advances in technologyand offshore platforms springing up further and further out to sea, helicopter information and automation system have been...

Video - Hollywood-style deepwater diving suit set for offshore oil & gas industry 14 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella Canada-based Nuytco Research’s Exosuit, which enables deep-water diving without the need for risky decompression, could make subsea construction safer and cheaper for offshore oil and gas companies....

The remarkable decline of oil spills in the Baltic Sea - lessons learnt? 13 October, 2014 Oil spills in the Baltic Sea have continued to drop off in recent years as a result of various authoritative measures, revised legislation and improved aerial and satellite surveillance....

Inspiring development – BP’s UK Upstream Learning Centre opens 10 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella BP has opened its first-ever UK centre dedicated to training and development via life-size simulators, augmented reality and 3D visualization capability. Offshore-Technology’s Heidi Vella...

Offshore Cuba – can Russia succeed where others have failed? 09 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella Russia has pledged to plough money into developing Cuba’s offshore oil, despite many companies having tried and failed before. Considering this, and the many political and logistical...

September's top stories: Aker Oilfield wins $465m contract, TGS' ocean bottom seismic surveys 06 October, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) secures a $465m contract from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil, and TGS unveils the initial two ocean bottom seismic surveys to...

Shelling In – what assets will bring shell back on top? 02 October, 2014 As Shell tries to raise $15 billion in asset sales, Paul French examines the offshore activity that will help bring the company back into favour with investors...

In photos – oil & gas drones seek out weird & wonderful sealife 30 September, 2014 by Adam Leach A new project is giving scientists access to the offshore industry's subsea ROVs when they're not being used in their official capacity, allowing them to moonlight as underwater spies in search...

Unlocking the UK's offshore coal 29 September, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans With the UK relying on imports for nearly half of its natural gas needs, tapping offshore coal deposits to produce syngas could revitalise domestic gas production. Dr. Gareth Evans speaks to...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 23 26 September, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we examine the offshore activity that will help bring Shell back into favour with investors, look at the challenges that lie ahead as Mexico...

It’s time to talk about homosexuality in the oil, gas & engineering industries 25 September, 2014 by Heidi Vella Is it ok to be gay in the oil and gas and engineering industries? Officially, yes. However, the serious lack of lesbian, gay and bisexual representation in these industries suggests the answer...

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