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Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft has been glad-handing government officials in Vietnam, India and Japan in a bid to find new international allies. We find out about the potential that these Asian endeavours could bring.

In the latest issue, we investigate the Caribbean islands and the possible offshore reserves it may have, what investor appetite is like and what environmental challenges might be faced, in addition to looking at China’s sophisticated offshore technology and finding out more about the Isle of Man’s offshore energy strategy.

Moreover, we profile cognitive computing and learn how the latest advances in micro-seismic imaging, coupled with big data techniques, are transforming oil exploration.

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In this issue

Rosneft Turns East
Rosneft CEO, Igor Sechin, has been glad-handing government officials in Vietnam, India and Japan in a bid to find new international partners. Adam Leach look at what fortunes Sechin’s Asian endeavours might bring.
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A Resource in Paradise
The sun-drenched islands of the Caribbean is not an obvious offshore oil and gas hub, yet many Caribbean countries have been trying to lure oil companies to prospect their shores for years. Heidi Vella-Starr investigates.
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China Makes a Splash
COSL recently recorded a milestone for Chinese oilfield technology development, marking the country’s entry into the oilfield services market. But what does this mean for the Asia-Pacific offshore market? Heidi Vella-Starr investigates.
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The Riches Beneath the Isle
After some promising but non-commercial gas discoveries in the 80s and 90s, the Isle of Man is now renewing its quest to find hydrocarbons in its territorial waters with seismic testing. Heidi Vella-Starr finds out more.
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Turning the Cogs
Getting the right data to the right people is a key challenge for the digital oil field concept. Chris Lo profiles a new system that allow human decision-makers to interact with computers more effectively than ever before.
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Down to the Metre
To determine the size of prospective oil wells explorers are increasingly turning to micro seismic imaging in the quest to narrow the field of vision down to the metre and beyond. Adam Leach finds out more.
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BP, Shell and Exxon have once again turned their attentions to Somalia as a destination with significant potential for offshore oil exploration. We weigh up the risks against the reward.

Also, we ask how attractive is end-to-end ownership of the oil supply chain, discover why capital expenditure is growing and speak to the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) about its software, which can help prevent future hydrocarbon leaks.

Moreover, we profile GE’s offshore technology research centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and find out more about the US Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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