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Major withdrawals: Is this the end for Arctic oil? 29 February, 2016 As Statoil and Shell have recently exited the Alaskan Arctic, saying it no longer makes economic sense to explore in the region, Greenpeace’s Charlie Kronick, Oceana’s Susan Murray and...

The biggest offshore oil and gas company takeovers in 2015 23 December, 2015 With OPEC still reluctant to cut output the oil price has continued its downward trajectory, forcing offshore oil and gas companies to rely on aggressive acquisitions strategies to...

Tax reform on the UKCS 19 November, 2015 In the latest fiscal budget the treasury announced a string of tax cuts aimed at boosting business and prolonging production from one of the UK’s greatest historical assets. We take a look at...

The biggest oil and gas company takeovers in the last decade 27 October, 2015 Offshore-technology.com lists the ten biggest oil and gas company takeovers/acquisitions completed in the last ten years, based on transaction value. The list is dominated by American...

Offshore training: from Aberdeen to South Korea 22 October, 2015 Aberdeen University is set to launch a new campus in South Korea with the objective of training up a new generation of offshore oil engineers and staff with financial support being provided by...

What next for Russia’s offshore oil and gas? 06 August, 2015 Russia hosts vast offshore oil and gas resources, estimated to be up to 100 billion mt of oil equivalent. But Western sanctions, a lower oil price and a lack of technological capabilities...

Poverty and plenty: dark days for South America's oil giant 22 June, 2015 The 'resource curse' is biting deep in Venezuela, where the oil price crash is laying waste to an economy entirely dependent on oil revenue. With import cuts forcing citizens to queue in...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 32 19 June, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we discuss what the future looks like for Cairn Energy, find out what the falling oil price means for Venezuela and much...

Understanding risk: taking cues as corruption and scandal overtake Petrobas 28 May, 2015 The Petrobras Brazil corruption scandal is one of the biggest to come out of the oil and gas industry to date. Toby Duthie, co-founder of Forensic Risk Alliance, a forensic accounting...

Down to Mexico: analysing the energy financing agreement between the UK and Mexico 22 May, 2015 The recent unveiling of a financing agreement between the UK and Mexican governments to heighten collaboration in their energy production efforts could carry considerable benefits for...

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