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Offshore fire safety – new hazards and challenges in an ageing infrastructure 11 March, 2014 Offshore oil and gas fire safety has improved considerably since the days of the Piper Alpha disaster. However, fire safety faces new challenges today, such as an ageing infrastructure,...

Bringing wave power to the offshore industry 06 November, 2013 Ocean Power Technologies is hoping to make a splash in the offshore oil and gas industry with its PowerBuoy wave energy converter. The system has the potential to bring new economic and...

Cloak of invisibility: shielding oil rigs from rocky waves 13 December, 2012 A new approach to invisibility cloaking may one day be used at sea to shield floating objects, such as oil rigs and ships, from rough waves. Offshore-technology.com speaks with Mohammed-Reza...

Supersized ambition: Petrobras builds mega-platforms 17 August, 2012 Petrobras is building some of the world’s largest production platforms in order to make the most of its massive pre-salt reserves. Weighing in at over 100,000t, the Brazilian company’s new...

Naturally LNG: innovative projects around the world 22 February, 2012 LNG is set to flood the market by 2018 as new supplies come online. Sarah Blackman looks at the most unique terminals, platforms and plants completed or under development that are expected to...

Deepwater Project Management 13 July, 2011 Effectively overseeing the most extreme of deepwater projects requires a unique approach to project management. Elisabeth Fischer talks to deepwater project specialist Ian Mills of Exceed about...

After Macondo: Emergency Well Capping 27 June, 2011 The industry has responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by developing a number of new well capping devices. Chris Lo looks at this surge of activity and talks to Brian Kinkead of Oil...

Offshore Information Management 11 March, 2011 The use of software can make the task of co-ordinating data on a large offshore project more intuitive. Chris Lo talks to Phill Nightingale of software company Bentley about adding...

Home from Home: Offshore Accommodation 22 December, 2010 Working a week-long shift on an offshore platform is a demanding and potentially dangerous proposition. But offshore life can be made easier with good accommodation and facilities. Chris Lo...

The ROV Revolution 22 December, 2010 Remotely operated vehicles have undergone an intensive evolution to become the ideal vessel for offshore operations. Ian McInnes reveals how companies working in the offshore oil sector...

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