• Sulphate-reducing bacteria: terrors of the deep

    Sulphate-reducing bacteria add up to a huge problem for offshore oil producers, so how can a better understanding of these microbes’ functions help the industry tackle the problem of corrosion...

  • Inside Statoil’s new recruitment drive

    In July, Norwegian oil major Statoil announced a new recruitment drive that will increase its offshore ranks by 50 people a year for the foreseeable future. Amid much uncertainty within...

  • Cutting data waste from offshore plants

    In order to ensure the most efficient offshore oil and gas operations, data must not just be gathered but put effectively to use. OPEX thinks it has a solution to...

  • Tracking oil leaks in real time

    A new method to precisely measure hydrocarbons in the waters around oil wells has been developed by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) in cooperation with Kjeller Innovation. Will this make...

  • La Guillotine falls on French oil exploration

    The new French environment minister dropped a bombshell in June by announcing measures to end the development of shale oil and gas in France and its overseas territories. Does the...