Maersk’s massive XLE4 rig is on course for deployment before the end of this year and could herald the leap forward in rig technology that the North Sea so desperately needs. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.
A virtual tsunami of US liquid shale gas is about to wash up on Europe’s shores. And with it comes the best chance in decades for Europe’s high energy costs to be reduced. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.
A method of reducing production costs through the use of unmanned well head platforms (UWHPs) could turn out to be the revolution that the offshore oil industry so desperately needs. Nnamdi Anyadike reports on how a successful roll-out could provide the key to unlocking over a billion of barrels of North Sea oil from around 210 marginal pools
The shutdown of Train 1 of the Gorgon joint venture partners Barrow Island LNG venture in Australia in May has thrown an unwelcome spotlight onto a project that some in the industry now argue is less viable than when it was conceived almost a decade ago. Nnamdi Anyadike asks what’s next for one of the world’s biggest LNG projects?