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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Can the offshore industry attract millennials? BP’s UK graduate head thinks so

    Since the oil price crash over two years ago, job losses in the oil and gas sector have dominated headlines….
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    28 Nov
  6. Can new discoveries rejuvenate Trinidad & Tobago’s oil and gas sector?

    Nestled just 11km off the coast of North Eastern Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago has been a petroleum producer for over a…
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    7 Aug
  7. Joint initiative hones Arctic oil spill response plan

    The oil and gas industry has made significant advances in detecting, containing and cleaning up oil spills, but freezing temperatures,…
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    30 Jul
  8. Statoil’s Gullfaks field: 30 years down, over 20 to go

    The name Gullfaks comes from the word "Gullblokken" (the Golden Block), the original name given to block 34/10, where the…
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    8 May
  9. As firms flock offshore Egypt, can the nation reverse its energy fortunes?

    Outside of OPEC, Egypt is one of the biggest oil producers in Africa. Yet the country has often swung from…
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    29 Mar
  10. Green vs black: is Statoil hedging its bets with heavy renewables investment?

    “You should never waste a good crisis,” Statoil CEO Eldar Saetre said during a February press conference in London. “Statoil…
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    12 Mar
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