All articles by Paul French

Paul French

Fatigue Analysis Software – Reducing Costs in Offshore

Fatigue analysis software can breathe new life into assets and save time and money during the design process. But how reliable are the readings? Paul French investigates.

Is StatoilHydro the Next Super-Major?

Following the StatoilHydro merger, what does the future hold for the world’s biggest offshore operator? Can they break into the top tier? Paul French investigates.

Iraq’s Black Gold Rush

Iraq is opening the door to foreign companies wanting to develop its vast oil reserves. Paul French examines who is in contention for contracts and what they are going to find when they get there.

South Stream Vs Nabucco

The race to build Europe’s next major gas pipeline is hotting up. Will the Russians increase their dominance in the region or will an EU consortium bring greater competition? Paul French investigates.

Scotland: Cooking on (Oil and) Gas?

Scotland’s oil and gas reserves are the envy of Europe but are they really enough to sustain an independent Scotland? Paul French investigates.

Who Rules the Waves?

The US senate is preparing to vote on whether or not to ratify the UN’s Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Paul French examines the history of the treaty and finds out why it’s just become one of the most important pieces of legislation in the world.