All articles by Daniel Garrun

Daniel Garrun our journey in pictures was launched in 1996 and since then, much like the industry it represents, the website has ebbed and flowed while adapting to better capture every movement in this exciting field. In its latest incarnation we have revamped the front and back end of the website, streamlined its sections and found new ways to highlight the sharpest articles for our readers and provide the best exposure for our great clients.

How Airbus satellites are being used to keep track of offshore decommissioning

Advanced satellite monitoring and surveying can address many of the challenges faced during the twilight days of an offshore platforms lifespan, as Michael Hall, senior geologist at Airbus Defence and Space, explains.

Drilling Africa’s Great Lakes

Blocks off Africa’s coast have already been snapped up by exploration companies but what of East Africa’s enormous great lakes? With exploration well underway in Lake Albert and plans laid down for Lake Malawi, Philip Kleinfeld looks at the social, political and environmental challenges.

Guyana eyes a wealth of new oil but could Venezuela spoil the party?

In June, ExxonMobil confirmed the discovery of up to 1.4bn barrels of oil in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, a find which if developed could see the country emerge as a major drilling target. Rod James looks at the nature of the discovery, how the country is preparing for the boom, and whether its neighbour Venezuela might step in to spoil the party.

Staying power: Statoil employs MEOR to extend Norne field production to 2030

Statoil plans to extend the life of its prolific Norne field in the Norwegian Sea to 2030. We reveal how robust maintenance, improved oil recovery rates and new discoveries could help the multinational to exploit the estimated 300 million barrels of oil equivalent that remain in the area.

Raise the stakes: engineer Daan Gerritsen on fast-track offshore crane projects

German crane manufacturer JD Neuhaus and Dutch engineering specialist Gerritsen On- & Offshore Services recently completed a complex deck crane engine replacement project in the Dutch North sea in just one week. Julian Turner gets the inside track from Gerritsen engineer Daan Gerritsen.

Australia’s offshore oil and gas wage war

As the battle over wages in Australia’s offshore oil and gas sector continues, Elly Earls spoke to Australian Mines and Metals Association’s Scott Barklamb to find out how spiralling wages have affected the industries competitiveness.

A glimpse into the life of an oil and gas recruiter

Like any job tenacity and perseverance go a long way, but what else does it take to become a specialist oil and gas recruiter? Experienced recruiter for Petroplan, Mathew Branch, explains the importance of understanding the market, building relationships within the industry and having a certain flair for diplomacy. launches major industry survey would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiment on the latest economic and consumer issues worldwide and their impact upon investment decisions and growth prospects within the industry.

Offshore Technology Focus Awards – Ones to Watch 2013

To recognise outstanding achievements in offshore oil and gas production, we are proud to announce the inaugural Offshore Technology Focus Awards: Ones to Watch 2013.