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World Expro March 2006

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Field of Vision The Statfjord late life project is enabling Statoil to prolong the life of a maturing field for many years. Bjarne Bakken writes about the strategic shift from an oil field with associated gas to... > read more
A Year in HSSE Reflecting on 2005, Greg Coleman, BP, looks at health, safety, security and the environment in the oil and gas...

Supplies Uncertain for Eastern Europe The stability of gas supply has become an issue of increased importance in Europe of late. While Russia and the former Soviet states are embroiled in disagreements over gas prices, questions...

Thunder Horse Back on Course In July 2005, a dramatic sequence of events in the Gulf of Mexico threatened BP's Thunder Horse platform. Hugh Kidwell reports on the rescue of the...

An FPSO for the Faroes The Faroese continental shelf is of increasing interest as technology allows production in deeper waters. Development of the Chestnut field has been facilitated by an innovative approach...

LNG and the Dash for Gas Rising demand is turning liquefied natural gas into an increasingly strategic concern. Will Ollard looks at the key reserves, and their accessibility to the principal...

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Developing the South Pars Field
Reaching remote gas fields is difficult and costly – especially when the field is in an under-developed region. Pierre Gie writes about Total's management of the $2bn development of the largest...

Gass on Gas
John D Gass looks at how to improve the supply chain for natural gas as demand escalates in the coming...

Lower Costs and Higher Yields in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is a key strategic producer of oil and has an influx of foreign companies bidding to develop its reserves. World Expro looks at the recent announcements of David Woodward,...

Making Every Drop Count
Mature fields, and those with low production, are once again becoming strategic for Petrobras. World Expro examines the reasoning and the technology behind this strategic...

Reading Between the Lines
Statoil's Subsea Improved Oil Recovery (SIOR) project makes an important step forward for subsea production. It does however, draw attention to the need for a number of technological...

The Meaning of Safety
Total's Jean-Marc Jaubert looks at what safety means for the firm and how the strategy is permeating all business...

Traffic Jams
The world economy continues to rely on oil, so sea freight and pipelines maintain their vital importance to supply. However, geography dictates that the flow of traffic is not as smooth is we...