Issue 24

After 40 years the Forties Field in the UK North Sea is still going strong. We find out more about the Forties Alpha Satellite Platform.

In the latest issue, we look at how the offshore oil and gas legislation in Ireland has undergone a major revision, as well as looking at the collaboration with Russia and Cuba’s offshore oil projects. Can Russia succeed in this mission as many before have failed?

Moreover, we explore the depths of offshore wildlife, analyse the radical shake up of the rules governing North Sea helicopter safety and discover more about the venture between Liquid Robotics Inc and oil and gas provider Schlumberger.

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In this issue

Forty Years On
The iconic Forties Field in the UK North Sea is still pumping out oil 40 years after it was first brought on-stream by BP. Julian Turner investigates the designing and building the £400m Forties Alpha Satellite Platform
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Exploration in Ireland
With seismic testing underway and a new licensing round in the offing for 2015, Ireland’s offshore oil and gas legislation has recently gone through a major revision. Gareth Evans reports on campaigners fight to see Irish interests better served.
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Reviving Cuba
Russia has pledged to plough money into developing Cuba’s offshore oil, despite many companies having tried and failed before. Heidi Vella investigates if Russia can realistically succeed in its mission.
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The Weird and the Wonderful
A new project is giving scientists access to the offshore industry’s subsea ROVs allowing them to search for new marine species. Adam Leach shines a light on the weird and wonderful wildlife spotted during part of the project.
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Sea Change
The Civil Aviation Authority’s radical shake-up of the rules governing North Sea helicopter safety emphasises the need for improved emergency equipment and pilot training. Julian Turner investigates.
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Liquid Robotics
It’s been just over two years since Liquid Robotics Inc formed a partnership with oil and gas provider Schlumberger to launch Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas. Heidi Vella finds out more about this venture.
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Next issue preview

A recent campaign by Greenpeace targeted iconic toy manufacturer Lego in a bid to force them to drop Shell‘s branding. We look at a timeline of some of the most interesting high profile anti-oil protests.

Also, we ask as Australia looks to push forward as a major LNG exporter, can the economics
of floating production compete with
other options?

What are the financial risks of drilling new wells, we find out more about the health and lifestyle risks associated with offshore careers, profile offshore equipment supplier JDR’s new offshore engineering technology centre and we find out more Air Energi Group acquistion of KITCO, a leading manpower supplier in South Korea.

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