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Crewing up for the digital oil field
27 November, 2014 | by Chris Lo
The digital oil field could help address the industry's labour shortage, but only if the right skills are in place to make the most of it. How is the oil and gas sector's skills landscape...
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Offshore Technology Focus : Issue 25 24 November, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we examine the latest movement from Greenpeace, look at floating liquefied natural gas in more detail, explore why fracking is being noticed...

Demulsification and the benefits of eco-friendly offshore waste management 24 November, 2014 Urenna Ekeh-Adegbotolu, a researcher at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, is developing a new eco-friendly demulsifier to separate offshore drilling waste into its component parts of oil,...

All change for Mexico's oil and gas market 21 November, 2014 by Olaf Wendler In two years, Mexico will open up its oil and gas industry to foreign investment, ending Pemex’s monopoly of the market. What changes and challenges lie ahead as the Mexican oil and gas...

Deep impact: can subsea survey technology locate Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370? 19 November, 2014 by Julian Turner Offshore survey specialist Fugro is employing multi-beam sonar and subsea sled technology in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Julian Turner talks to Rob...

The big issue: tackling the health risks faced by offshore employees 18 November, 2014 by Julian Turner Safety is an operational imperative for the oil and gas industry, but what about the more subtle health effects of the offshore lifestyle? Julian Turner talks to Robert Paterson, health and...

Frac Pack: the offshore fracking debate heats up 13 November, 2014 by Chris Lo Fracking has become a hugely controversial operation onshore, but at sea it has been in use for 20 years with little argument. But as offshore 'frac pack' operations continue to grow in scope...

Up in Arms – a history of offshore protest 04 November, 2014 by Adam Leach A recent campaign by Greenpeace targeted iconic toy manufacturer Lego in a bid to force them to drop Shell’s branding. It is the latest in a line of headline-grabbing protests stretching...

October's top stories: $6bn Stampede development , Petrofac secures $106m contract 03 November, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Chevron and its partners will invest $6bn in the development of the Stampede project in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico, and Petrofac has secured a $106m contract to support South Oil...

Troubled waters - new developments in oil spill cleanup technology 31 October, 2014 We round up the most innovative oil spill recovery technologies including a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge from Switzerland’s Empa, new research into bacteria from the University of...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 24 30 October, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we examine the iconic Forities Field in the UK North Sea, look at exploration in Ireland, explore how Cuba is being regenerated, find out more...

Offshore LNG: does the future float? 29 October, 2014 by Chris Lo Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production is finally within reach, bringing with it the potential to commercialise remote gas fields and give another push to the LNG market. But with...

Worried about the weather? Using mathematical modelling to reduce offshore risk 27 October, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans Improved mathematical modelling and analysis is beginning to overcome many of the shortcomings of weather prediction, a welcome prospect for the weather prone offshore oil and gas industry. So...

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