Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 48
In this issue: Shell’s struggle with efficiency, what the South China Sea ruling means for the Philippines, a look at Maersk’s XL Enhanced drilling rigs, tackling oil leaks on the UKCS, noise control for offshore installations, locating hydrocarbons with genomic science, and more.
Maersk’s new generation drill rigs boost North Sea hopes
Maersk’s massive XLE4 rig is on course for deployment before the end of this year and could herald the leap forward in rig technology that the North Sea so desperately needs. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.
Gap in the market: the ins and outs of offshore insurance
A gap in the healthcare insurance market for offshore oil and gas workers has been spotted and brokers are moving in to take advantage of it. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.
Oil & the Philippines: will the Hague’s South Sea ruling silence Beijing’s claims?
The Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that China’s territorial claim to the vast majority of the South China Sea is invalid, boosting the Philippines' right to develop oil and gas deposits off its west coast. But with China stating that it will ignore the ruling, will the Philippines be able to access foreign technology and expertise in a tense and high-risk environment? Dr Gareth Evans investigates.
September's top stories: Anadarko's $2bn deal, Veolia picked for Ichthys project
Anadarko Petroleum to acquire Freeport’s Gulf of Mexico assets for $2bn, JDR unveils new horizontal lay-up machine for offshore industry, Veolia's MPPE unit selected for Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project. Offshore-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from September 2016.