New Features information at Offshore Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Offshore Technology September’s top stories: Rutter’s new ice tracking system, Total’s deal with Chevron Rutter, Statoil Canada, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador co-developed a new ice tracking system, Total signs deal with Chevron to explore Gulf of Mexico assets, Unique Group signs an agreement with Innovo to provide engineering solutio… Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Automated drilling, a trend that keeps on churning During the downturn, automation became a key theme in the offshore oil industry as companies looked to cut costs and reduce headcounts. As the price finally recovers will the industry start investing in tech again and if so, what will the next genera… Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 59 In this issue: Privatising Mexico’s oil sector, France’s international exploration ambitions, the next generation of automation, a new exploration technique using bacteria, mobile apps for field operators, reducing cost by cutting data waste, and mor… Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:56:00 GMT France’s international oil ambitions The French Government is being lauded for its commitment to clean energy at home, yet less has been said of their investments abroad. We spoke to Richard Mallinson, partner and geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, about France’s international ambi… Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wind-powered offshore decommissioning in Rotterdam The Port of Rotterdam is in the process of building a new offshore wind centre, which will be used to decommission oil and gas platforms close by. The project’s potential is undeniable – both in terms of environmental performance and the local econom… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT To repeal or not to repeal: Reviewing the US Well Control Rule US President Donald Trump has ordered a review of the Well Control Rule, which tightened requirements for blowout preventers on oil rigs as a result of failures found in the Deepwater Horizon explosion. But is there any justification to loosen such s… Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:15:00 GMT Cutting data waste from offshore plants In order to ensure the most efficient offshore oil and gas operations, data must not just be gathered but put effectively to use. OPEX thinks it has a solution to data wasting, as vice president Gerry Ward explains to Molly Lempriere. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Total's $7.45bn acquisition, Microsoft and Halliburton's alliance Total agreed to acquire Maersk Oil for $7.45bn, Microsoft and Halliburton entered a strategic alliance to facilitate digital transformation in the oil and gas industry, ICL signed MoU with Energean for $2bn natural gas supply deal. Offshore-technolog… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 58 In this issue: China’s oil and gas reforms, discoveries in Trinidad and Tobago, a new method to track oil leaks, a legal view on construction contract extensions, recruitment insights from BP and more. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT China changes track: analysing the Asian giant’s oil and gas reforms China is overhauling its oil and gas sector to boost efficiency, with the market being given a more decisive role and more varied ownership of state-owned enterprises. Michal Meidan, lead analyst for Asian energy policies and geopolitics at Energy As… Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tracking oil leaks in real time A new method to precisely measure hydrocarbons in the waters around oil wells has been developed by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) in cooperation with Kjeller Innovation. Will this make undetected leaks a thing of the past? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT 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