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. Up in the Cloud: GE discusses fully-digitising BP’s Atlantis rig

    In November GE and BP announced work had begun on a new pilot project to trial GE’s Plant Operations Advisor…
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    29 Jan
  2. Fighting cyber crime in the offshore oil and gas industry

    On a quiet Wednesday in 2012 the world learnt a crucial lesson on the permeating impact of a cyber attack…
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    13 Dec
  3. Australian Oil & Gas investment: down and out down under?

    Over the last two years spending on onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration in Australia has fallen by almost…
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    27 Nov
  4. Could humble bacteria hold the key to de-risking offshore oil & gas exploration?

    In the seabed certain bacteria can indicate the presence of hydrocarbons, a phenomenon that has sparked a race by some,…
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    5 Oct
  5. Decommissioning Oil & Gas in the Gulf of Mexico

    In the past, record high oil prices coupled with rig life extension and improved recovery methods, often resulted in the…
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    21 Sep
  6. Can free online courses improve offshore safety?

    Post the devastating BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) recommended the formation of…
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    27 Jun
  7. Can fully-automated drilling technology finally win over the offshore oil industry?

    Automation in the offshore oil and gas industry is nothing new. Dynamic positioning for station-keeping on floaters and drillships were…
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    5 Jun
  8. Offshore Uruguay: South America’s new frontier

    In November 2015 Uruguay’s state-owned oil company ANCAP announced that Exxon Mobil had acquired a 35% stake in an oil…
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    9 May
  9. Offshore Myanmar: enter with caution

    In early January, Australian Woodside Petroleum announced it had made a gas discovery in the Shwe Yee Htun-1 well on…
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    3 May
  10. Saving the North Sea: new initiative hopes to spark tangible change

    Eighteen months and counting of record low oil prices have thrown the UK North Sea oil industry into turmoil. Job…
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    25 Apr
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