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Inspect and protect: discussing new tech for North Sea asset integrity 15 September, 2016 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... > read more

The economics of efficiency: offshore maintenance in the North Sea 05 May, 2016 Production efficiency is in decline in many regions of the North Sea, with planned and unplanned maintenance making up the lion’s share of costs. What technologies and techniques can...

Onshore power for offshore platforms 31 July, 2014 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...

Government incentive is key to cleaning up oil & gas 16 July, 2014 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...

Up against the elements: The extra challenges of lifting offshore 01 April, 2014 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...

Lifting the export ban: Time for US to share its ‘light, tight’ crude? 13 March, 2014 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,...

May's top stories: EC raids BP and Shell, Brazil announces October sale 03 June, 2013 Investigators from the European Commission (EC) raided BP and Shell offices after allegations of price fixing, Brazil announced an October auction and BP sought intervention against...

The cold war: the challenges of Arctic exploration 01 September, 2012 Shell faces multiple hurdles as it prepares to spearhead a new wave of exploration in the remote and inhospitable US Arctic. Rod James talks to Ove Tobias Gudmestad of the University of...

Shine a Light on Offshore Power Demands 03 February, 2011 Lighting companies the demanding offshore hazardous environment are coming up with solutions to cut energy consumption. These solutions will reduce costs, increase efficiency and be...

Hold the Line Against Pipe Ruptures 31 January, 2011 The consequences of an oil pipeline rupturing, particularly at sea, could potentially be catastrophic. We examine what would happen in the event of a burst pipeline and identify the...

Accelerated Learning 03 September, 2010 Those entering the oil and gas industry stand to rise further faster than ever before. This demands accelerated learning programmes and an ability to retain as well as attract talent....

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