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Taxed out the game – is the UK’s fiscal regime killing the offshore oil & gas industry? 17 February, 2015 Oil & Gas UK say fiscal reforms for operators in the UK continental shelf are not enough to sustain the industry in the long-term, especially in light of a low-oil price. Are tax breaks needed...

Platts London Oil Forum – what’s behind the oil price fall? 10 February, 2015 Increased supply, better innovation, slow growth in key markets and America replacing OPEC as the swing producer have all contributed to the fall in oil price, oil industry executives heard at...

Open for business: why China’s NOCs are looking West for inspiration 03 February, 2015 China has put a record number of offshore blocks up for auction as it looks to kick-start its domestic oil and gas industry through joint ventures with foreign operators. Julian Turner asks...

Offshore Cyprus: navigating geopolitical issues in the Levant basin 20 January, 2015 With a share of the resource rich Levant Basin, a pipeline to Europe under consideration and increased capex spend anticipated – Cyprus is an emerging offshore energy frontier worth watching....

All change for Mexico's oil and gas market 21 November, 2014 In two years, Mexico will open up its oil and gas industry to foreign investment, ending Pemex’s monopoly of the market. What changes and challenges lie ahead as the Mexican oil and gas...

Deep impact: can subsea survey technology locate Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370? 19 November, 2014 Offshore survey specialist Fugro is employing multi-beam sonar and subsea sled technology in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Julian Turner talks to Rob...

Offshore Cuba – can Russia succeed where others have failed? 09 October, 2014 Russia has pledged to plough money into developing Cuba’s offshore oil, despite many companies having tried and failed before. Considering this, and the many political and logistical...

Shelling In – what assets will bring shell back on top? 02 October, 2014 As Shell tries to raise $15 billion in asset sales, Paul French examines the offshore activity that will help bring the company back into favour with investors...

Claire Field: BP and Westminster in Scottish oil cover up? 17 September, 2014 What started as a low-profile trip by the PM to Shetland to announce a household energy policy and pat a pony has become an under the radar inspection of an oil field with the potential to...

Independent Scotland’s bounty - the biggest oil fields in the UK North Sea 10 September, 2014 More than 90% of the UK's oil production occurs offshore within the central and northern sections of the North Sea, regions which could soon fall under Scottish control if the country votes yes...

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