New Features information at Offshore Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Offshore Technology Brent force: Shell’s Duncan Manning discusses decommissioning the iconic Brent field Shell has submitted its plans for the decommissioning of the iconic Brent field in the North Sea. Julian Turner talks to Duncan Manning, Shell’s asset manager for Brent, about environmental risks, tax relief on decommissioning oil and gas assets, and… Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT How an AI-driven industrial immune system could protect oil & gas from cyber attacks Siemens has partnered with Darktrace to bring the AI-driven Industrial Immune System technology to more customers in the oil and gas industry. As critical energy infrastructure is a target for hackers, the importance of securing it should not be unde… Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT La Guillotine falls on French oil exploration The new French environment minister dropped a bombshell in June by announcing measures to end the development of shale oil and gas in France and its overseas territories. Does the proposal go far enough, can it be implemented and what does it say abo… Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Can new discoveries rejuvenate Trinidad & Tobago’s oil and gas sector? Trinidad and Tobago is the largest oil and gas producer in the Caribbean, with bountiful gas reserves fuelling the country’s economy since the 1990s. In recent years, however, the sector has been declining, with falling production from mature fields… Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: Shell’s $1.23bn deal, Statoil’s Gina Krog field began production Shell signed an agreement to sell stake in Shell E&P Ireland for $1.23bn, Statoil’s Gina Krog field in the North Sea began production, GE Marine and Maersk Drilling extended digital partnership. wraps up the key headlines from… Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Joint initiative hones Arctic oil spill response plan The Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Programme (JIP) is a five-year research programme focussed on six key areas of oil spill response. In May, the initiative published its findings and achievements in relation to improving Arctic … Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 57 In this issue: The future of Total’s drilling project near the Amazon Reef, Trump’s plans to loosen US safety regulations, decommissioning the Brent field, new findings on Arctic spill response, cyber security for offshore installations, smart textil… Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:06:00 GMT GE & Noble look to the Digital Rig to cut expenditure General Electric and Noble Corporation recently announced a partnership to collaborate on a Digital Rig solution. The product will enable data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics with the aim of reaching a 20% reduction in operation… Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Big Oil and the Amazon: a tale of two discoveries Total’s plans to drill near Brazil’s newly discovered Amazon Reef have suffered a setback after the federal prosecutor of the state of Amapá has recommended the suspension of environmental licensing for their planned deepwater drilling project. But w… Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: BP, Reliance’s $6bn investment, Rosneft hit by Cyberattack BP and Reliance announced plans to invest $6bn in deepwater gas resources in India, Russian oil producer Rosneft was hit by Cyberattack, Statoil gained approval for Njord and Bauge fields in Norwegian Sea. wraps-up the key hea… Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Smart clothing for offshore workers A former health and safety officer has developed a new smart textile, the Centurion 3, to protect offshore workers in emergencies. So how does it work? Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:40:00 GMT Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 56 In this issue: Progress with automated subsea platforms, extracting Japan’s methane hydrate reserves, GE’s digital rig project, Aberdeen’s future as a hub for UK oil, Ghana’s deepwater potential, an alternative to seismic airguns, and more. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:23:00 GMT Build better: improving project delivery in the UK North Sea The UK Oil & Gas Authority has published a five-year review of new projects in the UK North Sea, and has found that since 2011, only 25% of projects were delivered on time, with an average delay of ten months. The review also found that projects stre… Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE’s Ghanaian oil and gas growth story GE Oil & Gas has expanded its presence in Ghana with the completion of a brand-new facility at Takoradi Port, as well as a commitment to providing training for Ghanaian personnel. Ado Oseragbaje, GE’s president and CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa, tells u… Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Japan’s flammable ice: second test extraction underway Resource-poor Japan has just begun its second test extraction of methane hydrates, a super-abundant source of natural gas mostly found underneath the ocean and often referred to as ‘fire ice’. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT A safe alternative to the seismic airgun The use of seismic airguns in offshore oil exploration has proved controversial, with some claiming that they may interfere with natural patterns of animals such as whales and dolphins. Now Geokinetics has completed the second successful deployment … Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:47:00 GMT Submerged offshore platforms: the race to the bottom Different companies are developing competing systems to take the offshore oil and gas platform underwater, with a completely submerged concept that would transform platforms into unmanned, self-sufficient oil and gas extraction factories. The operati… Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Can Aberdeen remain the oil capital of Europe? Stagnant oil prices and decommissioning projects in the North Sea have led some to believe the party may be over for Aberdeen. But, with the arrival of a new research centre in the city earlier this year, are such glum predictions premature? Ross Dav… Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: Ineos's $1.05bn acquisition, IPE secures funding Ineos agreed to acquire the oil and gas business unit of Dong Energy for $1.05bn, BP starts production from offshore Quad 204 project in UK, IPE secured funding to study UK offshore waters. wraps-up the key headlines from May … Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Could a football-style loan system work for the North Sea? Mass layoffs and job insecurity are taking a heavy toll on offshore workers in the North Sea, and the UK Government has struggled to offer appropriate support. Could a fledgling employee loan scheme in the vein of professional football leagues provid… Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT