Special Issue

The digital oil field is a sector that has been in place since before the 1980s. Our interactive timeline profiles the history of this exciting area. We also find out more about the digital technologies behind the oil and gas industry and the risks of cyber-terrorism as hackers increasingly look to infiltrate the infrastructure.

In the latest issue, we talk to WFS Technologies about their subsea communication project to integrate its Seatooth technology on a fleet of Fugro ROVs, as well as learning about a new software platform that will change the way companies analyse global well component reliability data.

Moreover, we profile the most recent advancements in the offshore oil industry, in addition to examining how the digital oil field could help address the industry’s labour shortage with the right skills in place.

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In this issue

The Digital Oil Field
The digital oil field may seem a recent concept, but the adoption of digital technologies in the offshore oil industry dates back to before the 1980s. Heidi Vella-Starr finds out more.
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Securing the Digital Oilfield
As digital technologies become more ubiquitous in the oil & gas industry, so does the risk of cyber-terrorism as hackers increasingly look to target critical infrastructure. Adam Leach looks at the risks and what must be done to control them.
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Subsea Communications
Subsea communication specialist WFS Technologies is currently working on a project to integrate its Seatooth technology on a fleet of Fugro ROVs from the factory. Heidi Vella-Starr talks to WFS sales manager Ian Crowther to find out more.
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Learn From Experience
iQRA, a new software platform from Wood Group Intetech looks set to change the way companies analyse global well component reliability data. Adam Leach spoke to the company to find out more.
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Tech Takes Over
From exploration to production digital technologies are transforming almost every aspect of the offshore oil industry. Daniel Garrun takes a look at some of the most recent advances.
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The Hybrid Engineer
The digital oil field could help address the industry’s labour shortage, but only if the right skills are in place. Chris Lo looks at how the industry’s skills landscape is changing in the face of digital technology.
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Next issue preview

We talk to market analysts and experts to find out what is predicted for the offshore oil and gas market in 2015.

Also, we speak to Drum Cussac about a new programme to help entrepreneurs in Tanzania, profile CNOOC‘s move to invite international companies to bid for offshore blocks within Chinese waters and learn about how RigNet provide reliable communications in the harshest of offshore environments.

Moreover, we explore the long-term economic possibilities of offshore fracking and speak to Aptomar about a new industry project to improve oil spill management.

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