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Italy's shrinking offshore oil and gas industry 04 December, 2013 New restrictions on areas for exploration and production offshore of Italy has pushed activities away from the Tyrrhenian Sea and over to deeper waters west of Sardinia. The changes...

Kashagan: A look at Caspian Sea oil and natural gas production 23 September, 2013 The Caspian Sea region has recently become a new point of interest for oil and natural gas production. The Kashagan project, which has become the region's prominent oil extraction scheme,...

Eastern promise: Soma Oil & Gas buys into Somalia's energy boom 16 September, 2013 War-torn Somalia has some of the largest prospective oil and gas resources in East Africa and UK company Soma Oil & Gas is investing £20m to gain first-mover advantage. Julian Turner talks to...

Future proof: cutting-edge offshore inspection techniques 25 July, 2013 New technologies that minimise revenue loss and protect both personnel and the environment are transforming offshore inspection best practice. Julian Turner reveals how innovations such as...

Oil & Gas UK's Malcolm Webb on investment, skills and technology 16 July, 2013 The UK Government has unveiled a new oil and gas industry action plan aimed at securing billions of pounds of future investment and thousands of jobs. Julian Turner talks to Malcolm Webb,...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 7 25 April, 2013 In this issue we look at fire protection technology for offshore oil and gas rigs, investigate Brazil’s oil exploration auctions plans, ask subsea specialist ROVOP about the demand for...

Venezuela's oil policy post-Chavez: what's next as Maduro takes the reins? 17 April, 2013 Hugo Chávez's last request was granted when his chosen successor Nicolás Maduro was elected as president. The late socialist leader was known for nationalising the oil sector and curbing...

March's top stories: Shell halts Arctic work, BP / Transocean trial continues 02 April, 2013 Shell's Arctic drilling programme is completely suspended for 2013, negligence is denied at the BP and Transocean Deepwater Horizon trial, while Total is given the green-light to restart the...

The year in review: 2012's top offshore oil and gas stories 20 December, 2012 A record fine for BP, tax breaks for the North Sea and Arctic oil exploration begins in earnest. Offshore-technology.com wraps up the key headline makers from...

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...

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