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 solutions to the oil and gas market. Offshore-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from September 2017.
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 generation of rigs look like? Patrick Kingsland investigates.
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 more.
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 ambitions.
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 economy – but the port is treading new ground, as Ross Davies discovers.