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Breaking the ice: Exxon and Rosneft chart new course for Arctic future
21 August, 2014 | by Adam Leach
Against a background of escalating tension between the US and Russia over events in Ukraine, oil companies from each country have been working to overcome the numerous challenges of extracting...
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DNME: reducing the risk of exploration with electrical prospecting 11 August, 2014 by Chris Lo Electrical hydrocarbon prospecting using induced polarization (IP) has a history in the offshore industry, but Norwegian company ORG Geophysical wants to push the technology on to the world...

Retail Bonds: How Oil Companies Tap Households For Investment 06 August, 2014 by Adam Leach Several offshore companies have made the leap into issuing retail bonds targeting ordinary investors as a means to get up and running. Despite success by some companies such as EnQuest, experts...

July Top Stories: US offers 21 million acres, Turkey approves South Stream project 05 August, 2014 The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decided to offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale featuring all...

Lasting impact – NWF discuss effects of Deepwater Horizon four years on 01 August, 2014 by Heidi Vella On the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released a report detailing the spill’s ongoing impacts. Co-author of the report,...

Onshore power for offshore platforms 31 July, 2014 by Chris Lo Supplying power to offshore platforms from land-based plants could have a major impact on the industry's carbon emissions. Norway is the world leader in the laying of subsea cables to...

Territorial tensions in offshore waters - global flashpoints in the quest for oil 30 July, 2014 With dwindling oil and gas reserves growing more valuable every year, blurred boundaries are ripe for dispute. We profile territorial tensions over oil hot spots, from open aggression emerging...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 21 23 July, 2014 In this issue we look at the situation in Jakarta, profile Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Gruppen, find out more about the subsea crab, discover how the Lockheed Martin acquisition...

Gaining graduates: BP discusses its strategy for attracting young talent 23 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella Attracting students to the offshore oil and gas industry can be a challenge, but it’s paramount to guard against future skills shortages. BP’s head of UK Graduate Resourcing, Suzy Style,...

Danger in the mists – the volatile potential of offshore hydrocarbons releases 17 July, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans Sailors have always told of bad things that lurk in the mists, and while the legends of yore may not be much more than tales, the possibility of flammable mists – conjured up from...

Government incentive is key to cleaning up oil & gas 16 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the offshore oil and gas industry’s heavy burden to reduce carbon emissions. Critics have bemoaned the lack...

Inspector Crab: Korea develops robotic crustacean to explore seabed 14 July, 2014 by Adam Leach The Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology has unveiled a subsea crab with six legs designed to survey and inspect subsea structures such as offshore oil gas rigs off the...

Lockheed takes aim at the offshore industry 09 July, 2014 by Adam Leach Lockheed Martin's acquisition of oil & gas cyber security firm Industrial Defender marks a significant expansion into the market for securing critical offshore platforms. What could Lockheed...

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