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February 19, 2015

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 28

In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out tax breaks for the industry, the tensions surrounding the Turkish and Cypriot waters, the impending skills gap in offshore recruitment and much more

By Sonia Sharma

Issue 28

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UK industry body Oil & Gas UK has renewed its call for major reform to the tax regime, but we find out whether over-taxation is to blame for the unsustainable situation. We also find out if Cyprus will fulfill its potential in becoming an energy frontier.

In the latest issue, we investigate the strategies the industry can implement to fill the impending skills gap and look at reasons behind the surge of interest towards African oil and gas hotspots.

Moreover, we explore the world of seismic surveying and the new technology that is being used, in addition to profiling the White Rose Expansion Project in Canada.

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In this issue

Taxed Out the GameAre tax breaks needed to save the industry or is the current downturn something it should be able to weather alone? Heidi Vella-Starr finds out more.Click here to read more.

Offshore CyprusWith a share of the resource rich Levant Basin, a pipeline to Europe under consideration and increased capex spend anticipated – Cyprus is an emerging offshore energy frontier worth watching. Heidi Vella-Starr investigates this region.Click here to read more.

Recruitment Overhaul Should companies be taking a long-term view and invest in new technologies to attract graduates and ensure adequate knowledge transfer in order to stave off future shortages? Heidi Vella-Starr looks at the challenges involved.Click here to read more.

Look to Africa African oil and gas hotspots are becoming increasingly attractive to global investors and exploration companies. While trends are generally on the up, Chris Lo asks what are the factors driving the flow of investment.Click here to read more.

Seismic Leap With the rise of new technology such as drones opening up new opportunities in the area, Adam Leach profiles the latest innovations in seismic surveying.Click here to read more.

White Rose Expansion Project, CanadaThe White Rose Expansion Project involves the development of three satellite fields: the North Amethyst, the West White Rose and the South White Rose. Click here to read more.

Next issue preview

BP, Shell and Exxon have once again turned their attentions to Somalia as a destination with significant potential for offshore oil exploration. We weigh up the risks against the reward.

In the next issue we find out how attractive end-to-end ownership of the oil supply chain really is, discover why capital expenditure is growing and speak to the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) about its software, which can help prevent future hydrocarbon leaks.

Moreover, we profile GE’s offshore technology research centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and find out more about the US Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Look out for our Exploration & Drilling special issue out on 12th March.

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