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Taking control: Russia's oil hang-up 22 October, 2012 Russian government heads are at odds regarding the future of offshore oil assets. While some want to open up Arctic waters to foreign investors, others want to maintain state...

Drilling the arctic: Romney vs. Obama 11 October, 2012 Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both advocate drilling in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean, but could their policies on the matter really be so similar? Heidi Vella discovers fundamental differences...

Riding the North Sea price waves: turbulent times for Brent crude 10 September, 2012 The price of Brent crude is rocketing as production in the North Sea declines. With maintenance works due to start at Nexen's Buzzard field, Offshore-technology.com questions whether the...

Strike force: the fight for Norway’s offshore industry 22 August, 2012 The strike in June by Norway’s oil and gas workers about pension reforms is estimated to have cost the nation £300m in lost production. Julian Turner talks to Hilde-Marit Rysst of Norwegian oil...

Volume control: Statoil's data management strategy 17 August, 2012 Sound data management in E&P ought to be a no-brainer, but the challenge lies in the sheer volume of information and the range of users that need it to produce actionable decisions. Nigel...

Healthy competition: demand grows for specialised offshore vessels 17 August, 2012 Demand for operation and maintenance vessels is set to surge as the global offshore wind, and oil and gas industries compete for specialised resources. GlobalData...

Push offshore assets the extra mile 17 August, 2012 The lifetimes of older assets are being extended thanks to new approaches to inspection, maintenance and repair. Statoil’s Siv Heggem tells Jim Banks how the technological innovations that...

World of possibilities: Asian NOCs expand overseas 17 August, 2012 The heavy reliance of key Asian nations on oil and gas imports is prompting the national oil companies of these countries to expand their overseas operations. GlobalData...

Sweating the assets: lifespan extension and well integrity 17 August, 2012 Constant innovation in recovery techniques is enabling the industry to extend the lifespan of mature fields, but as Jim Banks discovers in discussion with Lance Cook, chief scientist for...

Election 2012: America debates its offshore future 17 August, 2012 In the lead-up to the US election, the future of American offshore oil and gas policy is being intensely debated by Republicans and Democrats. Chris Lo explores the political dimension of...

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