Issue 21

We look back at the T.D. Williamson project surrounding gas flow to Jakarta in 2013, profile the 200 year old Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Gruppen and analyse the IPCC report regarding carbon emissions.

In the latest issue we also discover the subsea crab that has been unveiled by the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, in addition to discovering how the Lockheed Martin‘s acquisition of oil & gas cyber security firm Industrial Defender could be crucial in acquiring offshore platforms.

Moreover, we learn about the expedition to harness seabed methane hydrates since its first successful extraction in Japan and whether ‘fire ice’ lives up to its name.

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In this issue

Keeping Jakarta Afloat
In 2013, pipeline equipment and services specialist T.D. Williamson had to mobilise quickly to keep gas flowing to Jakarta while urgent work was being carried out. T.D. Williamson’s offshore market development director George Lim recalls the project.
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Centuries in the Making
Older than the constitution of Norway itself, technology company Kongsberg Gruppen is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Heidi Vella looks back at the company’s contribution to the offshore oil and gas industry.
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Changing for Climate Change
A report from the IPCC has highlighted the offshore oil and gas industry’s heavy burden to reduce carbon emissions. Heidi Vella asks should the emphasis actually be on legislators to incentivise change?
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Crustacean Inspiration
The Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology has unveiled a subsea crab with six legs designed to survey and inspect subsea structures such as offshore oil gas rigs off the Korean Peninsula. Adam Leach profiles the technology.
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Lockheed Takes Aim
Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of oil & gas cyber security firm Industrial Defender marks a significant expansion into the market for securing critical offshore platforms. Adam Leach investigates.
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Fire Ice
After a first successful extraction in Japan last year, the quest to harness seabed methane hydrates is gaining momentum, but is ‘fire ice’ all that it is hyped to be? Heidi Vella talks to Ocean Networks Canada scientist Martin Scherwath to find out more.
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Next issue preview

In the next issue, we profile the territorial rows flaring up around the world over potential oil hot spots.

Also, we take a look at several offshore companies that have made the leap into issuing retail bonds, profile emerging unconventional resources and investigate Norway’s plan to force operators to use electricity from onshore generation rather than burning diesel and gas.

Moreover, we take a look at digital radiography and speak to the head of graduate employment at BP to discuss how BP is attracting the best STEM students.

Look out for our Environment & Efficiency special issue, out on 4th September.

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