All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Burden of proof: will changes to US offshore safety rules compromise safety?

    In December 2017, in response to a presidential order to reduce undue burden on industry, the US Bureau of Safety…
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    21 Mar
  2. Deepwater development: outlook for 2018

    ‘Hot’ deepwater exploration areas 1) South America – Brazil pre-salt reserves Royal Dutch Shell’s bids for three pre-salt blocks in…
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    15 Feb
  3. American withdrawal: what now for the oil industries flagship transparency initiative?

    In November, the US Government announced that it was withdrawing as an implementing country from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative…
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    16 Jan
  4. Twilight years: is the UK entering its last decade of oil and gas production?

    The Edinburgh Geological Society was formed in 1834 with the aim of stimulating public interest in geology. Issue 62 of…
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    11 Dec
  5. Proceed with caution: Is the UKCS more efficient than ever?

    Bruised but unbowed, the UK oil and gas industry has emerged from three years of job losses, rock bottom oil…
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    5 Dec
  6. Drilling the Arctic: will native Alaskans succeed where others have failed?

    The well-worn narrative of oil industry exploitation in Alaska goes roughly like this: Multinational oil company with insatiable appetite for…
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    22 Nov
  7. France’s international oil ambitions

    France’s newly installed administration delighted environmentalists in June by announcing a ban on all new oil and gas exploration as…
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    24 Sep
  8. China changes track: analysing the Asian giant’s oil and gas reforms

    Strong domestic demand, declining output and historically low oil prices: Faced with this perfect storm, China’s government under President Xi…
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    27 Aug
  9. Inside OPEC: is cartel membership still a must for minor oil producers?

    Time was when joining the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would have made perfect economic and political sense…
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    22 May
  10. In discussion: Cyberhawk founder Malcolm Connolly on new offshore drone guidelines

    In less than a decade, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have evolved beyond their initial function as add-ons to traditional man-based…
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    19 Mar