Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Can a new discovery rejuvenate South Africa’s oil and gas industry?

    Successful exploratory drilling by Total SA in South Africa’s Outeniqua Basin has created huge excitement in the sector. In February,…
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    27 May
  2. Venezuela: a petrostate in peril

    The once-wealthy Venezuela is in a state of profound crisis: its people are starving and oppressed, medicines are scarce, inflation…
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    24 Apr
  3. Surveying the Baltic Sea for Nord Stream 2

    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is an ambitious project to transport natural gas from the world’s largest reserves in Russia to the…
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    28 Jan
  4. The battle for Nova Scotian oil

    Nova Scotia is no stranger to offshore oil and gas development. The maritime province is already home to the Sable…
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    30 Jul
  5. America’s march to become the world’s biggest oil producer

    The US is on the brink of becoming the world’s top oil producer. After November production highs, Reuters reported that…
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    4 Jun
  6. Model first: extending the life of offshore platforms with software solutions

    As part of Royal Dutch Shell’s ongoing regeneration projects throughout the Southern North Sea, Pinnacle Consulting Engineers was tasked to…
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    3 Apr
  7. An ocean of opportunity or rough waters ahead? The outlook for Oil & Gas in 2018

    Despite another tough year for the offshore oil and gas sector, there are plenty of trends to be positive about….
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    19 Jan
  8. Offshore Namibia: braced for big finds?

    Bordered by resource rich South Africa, Angola and Botswana and the long inhospitable coastline of the South Atlantic, Namibia is…
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    11 Jan
  9. Offshore Malta: will opportunity finally beckon?

    In September, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta issued a notice in the official journal of the European Union, offering…
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    20 Dec
  10. An insight into funding Oil & Gas innovation with the Industry Technology Facilitator

    The oil and gas sector is not always thought of as a fast adopter of cutting-edge technology. Yet innovation has…
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    4 Dec
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