Marina Leiva is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor, where she specialises in the agribusiness sector. Previously, she reported on institutional investments in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal for MandateWire at the Financial Times. She started her career in Spain, covering international affairs for Eldiario.es
After a decade of planning, construction of the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility is underway. Rod James talks to Neil Gilmour and Harry van der Velde of Shell about the technical challenges of moving offshore, the need to model for any eventuality, and the wider impact the FLNG vessel could have on global gas production.
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Ever-improving seismic imaging techniques now make it possible to map reservoirs in more
detail than before. Paulo Johann, reservoir geophysics manager at Petrobras, talks
to Mark Brierley about these advances and what they mean for the oil industry.
Success in any industry comes from continual product development – and the oil and gas sector is no exception. Mark Brierley talks to Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi of Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) about strategic R&D investment and improving oil recovery rates using the latest advancements in nanotechnology.
Statoil’s subsea pipelines criss-cross the Norwegian Continental Shelf for many thousands of miles. Therefore, the organisation needs a robust maintenance regime in place to deal with every eventuality. Åse Margrethe Odland, VP of Statoil’s Transportnet division, explains how she keeps the system flowing.
E&P data amassed by the UK oil and gas industry could be used to better understand geological formations on the UKCS. However, managing it effectively in order to extract the most useful information is a formidable challenge. Jim Banks talks to Jeremy Giles of the British Geological Survey about advances in sensing technology and how to best interpret the ever increasing volume of data.
There are major questions to be answered about the survivability of rigs, storage and transport in the Arctic. Nigel Ash talks to Dr Erland Schulson of Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering about the behaviour of ice and its impact on engineered structures.