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The Wood report and what it means for the UK's 28th licensing round
08 April, 2014 | by Julian Turner
The long-awaited Wood report outlines strategies aimed at extending the life of the UK Continental Shelf and generating £200bn of additional value for the UK economy over the next 20 years....
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March's top stories: BP receives clearance, Shell bids for four blocks 03 April, 2014 The US Government lifted a ban on British oil firm BP that blocked it from bidding for government contracts, after it agreed to a set of safety, operations and compliance requirements....

Up against the elements: The extra challenges of lifting offshore 01 April, 2014 by Adam Leach Lifting work is more dangerous and complex in the offshore industry, but technology and techniques have adapted to the marine environment. Geoff Holden, chief executive of the Lifting...

Canada triples operator liability for offshore oil spills, but is it enough? 27 March, 2014 by Heidi Vella Canada has significantly increased the financial liability of offshore operators for oil spills in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Although the new legislation improves financial assurances...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 17 20 March, 2014 In this issue we look at how India’s 21st century growth could be stifled, find out about the US export ban, look at the issues that oil and gas fire safety are facing, profile the world’s...

Virtual realities: simulation tech for offshore safety 20 March, 2014 by Adam Leach From familiarising rig operators with future working environments before they have even been built to testing how new software might interact with other systems in a crisis, advances in...

Offshore Technology Focus: Exploration and Drilling Special Issue 13 March, 2014 In this issue we look at seismic surveying, explore the possibilities of South Africa, learn about the oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico, find out how a new project could create more...

Lifting the export ban: Time for US to share its ‘light, tight’ crude? 13 March, 2014 by Adam Leach The international energy market has changed a lot in the past 40 years, yet US restrictions on the exportation of crude oil remain in place. While the energy landscape has changed dramatically,...

Offshore fire safety – new hazards and challenges in an ageing infrastructure 11 March, 2014 by Heidi Vella Offshore oil and gas fire safety has improved considerably since the days of the Piper Alpha disaster. However, fire safety faces new challenges today, such as an ageing infrastructure,...

Norway’s giants - the biggest oil fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf 10 March, 2014 The entire oil reserves of Norway, the biggest oil producing country in Europe, are located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) with eight in the North Sea and two in the Norwegian...

Delivery to the deep: storing CO2 beneath the seabed 06 March, 2014 by Chris Lo With carbon capture and storage proving difficult to implement onshore, is there any hope that CO2 can be stored in rock formations beneath the seabed? Statoil's Sleipner and Snøhvit...

Deep pockets - the biggest offshore oil fields in the UK North Sea 05 March, 2014 More than 90% of the UK's oil production occurs offshore within the central and northern sections of the North Sea. Offshore-technology.com profiles the ten biggest oil producing fields in the...

India's offshore exploration push 04 March, 2014 by Chris Lo India's exceptional 21st century growth is threatened by the huge cost of importing oil and gas to satisfy surging demand. Can the country secure the hydrocarbon supply needed to fuel its future?...

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