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May 22, 2015

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 31

In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we find out what it takes to secure funding for projects, explore the Nigerian offshore industry, learn more about new age activism and much more

By Sonia Sharma

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Issue 31

With the oil crash putting billions in offshore oil investments in peril we find out how companies can start to secure funds in the challenging environment. We also explore the decision to open up the Gulf of Mexico to private energy companies and whether it could mean the end for state-controlled oil provider Pemex.

In the latest issue, we profile the $300m infrastructure project by LADOL off the coast of Lagos, investigate the rise of the eco-activist investor and discover the cost implications of ultra-deep E&P.

Moreover, we take a look at how the collaboration between Aptomar and Transas, has created one of the world’s most advanced oil spill combating simulator centre’s at the North Cape Maritime Training Centre in Norway.

Read the issue for free on your iPad through our app, or if you’re on a desktop computer you can also read it in our web viewer.

In this issue

Finance Fights BackAs the oil price crash puts billions in offshore oil investments at risk, Chris Lo explores how companies can look for funds to start new endeavours in a hostile financing landscape.Click here to read more.

End of an EraThe decision to open up the Gulf of Mexico to private energy companies could provide a much-needed kick-start to Mexico’s economy, but does it spell the end for state-controlled oil provider Pemex? Ross Davies investigates.Click here to read more.

Drilling for NigeriaA $300m infrastructure project by LADOL off the coast of Lagos is hoping to maximise the local benefit of Nigeria’s offshore industry. Heidi Vella-Starr speaks to Amy Jadesimi, managing director of LADOL, to find out more.Click here to read more.

New Age Activism Combining the fiercely effective tools of activist investors such as Carl Icahn with the ethical motives of environmental campaign groups, Adam Leach charts the rise of the eco-activist investor.Click here to read more.

Risky Business Deepwater projects could represent a relatively safe investment for large oil and gas operators in an otherwise volatile offshore market. Julian Turner looks at the cost implications of ultra-deep E&P.Click here to read more.

Tackling Oil SpillsAptomar, together with Transas, have created of the world’s most advanced oil spill combating simulator centre at the North Cape Maritime Training Centre in Norway. Gary Peters finds out more.Click here to read more.

Next issue preview

Recently, the Indian Government announced that Cairn Energy would have to pay a $1.6bn unpaid tax bill. We discuss what the future looks like for Cairn Energy.

Also, we discover what the falling price of oil means for those dependant on Venezuelan oil, find out the dangers posed by icebergs to offshore assets and also look at what home comforts might be at threat for those working offshore.

Moreover, we discuss how the fossil fuel industry can add to the climate change debate and profile a project which aims to help the petroleum industry understand how to conserve local reef and animal populations.

Look out for our Safety & Security special issue, out on 11th June.

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