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August 21, 2015

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 34

In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we analyse the use of 3D printing, find out more about streamlining the supply chain, look at Nigeria’s oil production future and much more

By Sonia Sharma

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Issue 34

The potential of the expanded use of 3D printing in the oil and gas industry is a hot topic at the moment. We explore whether 3D printing is on the brink of assuming a greatly expanded role?

Also, we find out more about IFS World’s latest supply chain software upgrade – Applications 9, investigate why the Belizean Government plans to open up its waters to offshore exploration despite concerns over the potential damage of the country’s barrier reef system and profile the new Hammerhead system and its potential to reach ultra deepwater fracking regions such as the Gulf of Mexico’s Lower Tertiary.

Moreover, we speak to ABB and Statoil about a new power transmission project, find out more about Aberdeen University’s plans to train a new generation of offshore engineers in South Korea, and, finally, we find out why oil production in Nigeria is expected to hit a rocky patch.

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In this issue

Streamline the Supply ChainIFS World recently held its annual conference where it launched its latest software upgrade – Applications 9. Heidi Vella-Starr caught up with IFS’s Thomas Sald to find out how IFS’s solutions are helping oil and gas manufacturers. Click here to read more.

Nature Vs Oil The Belizean government’s recent proposal to open up its waters to oil and gas exploration has raised concerns over damage to the country’s barrier reef system. Heidi Vella-Starr investigates.Click here to read more.

Gold RushThe Gulf of Mexico’s Lower Tertiary is one of the world’s most promising ultra-deepwater frontier regions, but reaching its riches is no simple task as Chris Lo discovered. Click here to read more.

The 3D World3D printing is used in numerous industries but, for the oil and gas industry, the revolution is yet to truly take hold. Gary Peters asks could this be about to change?Click here to read more.

Big PowerStatoil has awarded a NOK1 billion contract to ABB to establish power transmission infrastructure that will use onshore power from the Norwegian grid to power its Johan Sverdrup oil field development. Adam Leach finds out more.Click here to read more.

From Aberdeen to South KoreaAberdeen University is set to launch a new campus in South Korea to train a new generation of offshore oil engineers. Dr Gareth Evans spoke to the University about the plans.Click here to read more.

No Go NigeriaOil production in Nigeria is expected to hit a rocky patch due to major underinvestment. Young Okunna, GlobalData’s upstream analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa, takes an in-depth look at the situation.Click here to read more.

Next issue preview

Shell is ready to take the Arctic plunge again but how will the company perform during this all-important summer campaign?

In the next issue, we ask can Libya’s offshore sector provide a safe haven from the raging civil war, analyse information released relating to the approval of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico and look at how working in offshore oil impacts families and communities.

Moreover, we find out more about the potential for satellite imagery and GIS data to transform pipeline route planning, and, finally, we speak to the authors of a report on injecting carbon dioxide to enhance oil recovery from existing North Sea fields.

Look out for our Environment & Efficiency special issue out on 10 September.

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