Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Innovations in plug and abandonment

    Deep Casing Tools: Casing Cement Breaker Aberdeen-based oil and gas technology development company Deep Casing Tools is preparing to bring…
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    6 Jan
  2. Equinor invests $554m in safety and automation deals

    Norwegian oil and gas multinational Equinor has awarded framework agreements for safety and automation systems worth $554m (NOK 5bn) with…
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    16 Dec
  3. Equinor abandons oil terminal project for Johan Castberg

    Norwegian oil and gas multinational Equinor, along with partners Var Energi and Petoro, have concluded that a downscaled ship-to-ship oil…
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    13 Dec
  4. Two Equinor workers injured in Heimdal platform explosion

    Two Equinor employees were injured in what the company called a “serious work-related incident” on its Heimdal platform in the…
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    29 Nov
  5. ABB proves subsea power system for offshore oil and gas

    Swiss-Swedish technology multinational ABB has completed a 3,000-hour shallow water test proving that its subsea power distribution and conversion technology…
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    20 Nov
  6. How ultrasonic tech could open up Arctic exploration

    The Arctic is an area of great interest for oil and gas companies, but it also presents a number of…
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    14 Nov
  7. Aker BP accelerates startup of Norwegian Ærfugl project

    Norwegian oil exploration and development company Aker BP has announced its decision to proceed with the second development phase of…
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    12 Nov
  8. Equinor discovers oil and gas in North Sea Echino South well

    Norwegian energy company Equinor has discovered oil and gas in the Echino South exploration well by the Fram field in…
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    6 Nov
  9. How SBT Energy’s “disruptive buoy” could help offshore oil and gas thrive

    Aberdeen-based technology design and concept company SBT Energy has announced the successful completion of a wave-tank test programme and preliminary…
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    4 Nov
  10. OGTC advances offshore robot development project

    The UK Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has announced a number of advances in its robotics development programme to…
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    21 Oct
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