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Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 47
28 September, 2016
In this issue: The industry’s cased against US Arctic drilling rules, the EBRD’s support for oil exploration in Greece, Guyana’s emerging offshore industry, inside Shell’s most challenging...
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Decommissioning Oil & Gas in the Gulf of Mexico 22 September, 2016 by Heidi Vella The oil and gas decommissioning market in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) has always been healthy due to the rising number of ageing rigs. However, low oil prices could accelerate that...

Is industry pulling the strings on US offshore policy? 19 September, 2016 by Chris Lo A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative has found that most of the studies used to justify the US Government’s proposals for new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Alaska...

Inspect and protect: discussing new tech for North Sea asset integrity 15 September, 2016 by Chris Lo Reversing the decline in production efficiency is a key goal for operators on the UK Continental Shelf. A new report highlights emerging technologies that could help solve two of the...

Are Gazprom’s frosty relations with Europe beginning to thaw? 13 September, 2016 by Chris Lo The ongoing EC anti-trust investigation into Gazprom’s operations in eastern Europe have, along with other factors, strained the relations between Europe and its Russian gas supplier. But...

Big oil makes its case against US Arctic drilling rules 07 September, 2016 by Chris Lo The US Department of the Interior has released the final version of the Arctic Rules Package regulating offshore drilling in the region. The industry has criticised the strict new regulations,...

Guyana eyes a wealth of new oil but could Venezuela spoil the party? 05 September, 2016 In June, ExxonMobil confirmed the discovery of up to 1.4bn barrels of oil in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, a find which if developed could see the country emerge as a major drilling...

August's top stories: New Great Australian Bight drill plans, OGA's final award 02 September, 2016 by Srivani Venna BP submitted revised plans for drilling in Great Australian Bight, UK's OGA made the final award for offshore exploration licence competition, GE and L&T to manufacture subsea manifolds...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 46 01 September, 2016 In this issue: Taking Scottish expertise to Myanmar’s oil and gas industry, Shah Deniz 2 nears completion, Maersk Oil talks augmented reality, designing offshore structures for extreme...

The Scottish agency seeking to unlock Myanmar’s oil and gas 31 August, 2016 by Elly Earls Elly Earls meets Paul Lewis, managing director of Scottish Development International, which led a recent delegation to Myanmar to discuss the process of building relationships in an emerging...

Is augmented reality an offshore game-changer? 30 August, 2016 by Chris Lo Augmented reality will likely form an important part of the digital eco-system over the coming years, but how is this emerging technology adapting to the offshore environment? Troels Albrechtsen...

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...

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...

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