Julian Turner

Julian Turner is a regular feature contributor to NRI Digital's websites, covering renewable energy and growth within power markets, offshore oil drilling, and the market for new and sustainable hydrocarbons, as well as reporting on the aerospace, defence, transport and packaging industries.Julian began his career as a feature writer at IPC Media, before joining the BBC as a staff news and feature writer for the corporation's commercial web operation. In 2003, he joined News International as a sub-editor working across eight national newspaper and magazine titles, at the same time contributing features in a freelance capacity to various national publications.Julian was senior TV editor at Global Listings, a television specialist media company, before joining Progressive Digital Media in 2011 as chief sub-editor. He currently works as a sub-editor and feature writer across Global Trade Media's portfolio of international B2B titles, and contributes blogs to The New Statesman.

All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Shell and Eni’s OPL 245 deal: a catalogue of scandal

    When Royal Dutch Shell, along with Italian oil giant Eni, inked a $1.3bn deal to purchase drilling rights at the…
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    22 May
  2. Highs & lows: the falling costs of offshore decommissioning

    Media reports on the UK offshore industry appear to be roughly equally divided between optimism and pessimism. Upbeat stories on…
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    29 Apr
  3. IOOA’s Patrick Shannon on plans to ramp up oil and gas exploration in Ireland

    Professor Patrick Shannon is chairman the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) and has worked closely with the oil and gas exploration…
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    17 Apr
  4. Commissioning gas fields quickly: how is it done?

    If often feels as if there is an abundance of media coverage about oil and gas decommissioning, but comparatively little…
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    28 Nov
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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