Issue 25

For decades protests have been common in the offshore industry. The latest movement by Greenpeace attempts to stop toy manufacturer Lego from keeping Shell‘s branding. We also find out more about the risks behind floating liquefied natural gas production.

In the latest issue, we look at how fracking has come to the attention of environmental campaigners, as well as exploring the subtle health side-effects that the offshore lifestyle can have amongst workers.

Moreover, we profile a new offshore engineering technology centre in Cambridge and discover how South Korea is trying to recruit more manpower in the region after Air Energi Group recently acquired leading manpower supplier, KITCO.

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In this issue

Up in Arms
A recent campaign by Greenpeace targeted iconic toy manufacturer Lego in a bid to force them to drop Shell’s branding. It is the latest in a long line of headline-grabbing protests stretching back decades, as Adam Leach discovers.
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Does The Future Float?
Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production is finally within reach, bringing with it the potential to commercialise remote gas fields, but FLNG still represents a risk that many are hesitant to take. Chris Lo investigates.
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The Debate Heats Up
Fracking has been in use at sea for 20 years with little argument, but as offshore ‘frac pack’ operations continue to grow, environmental campaigners are beginning to take notice. Chris Lo investigates.
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The Big Issue
Safety is an operational imperative for the oil and gas industry, but what about the more subtle health effects of the offshore lifestyle? Julian Turner discusses the issue of weight gain among oil and gas workers.
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The Cambridge Effect
In July of this year, global subsea equipment supplier JDR opened a new offshore engineering technology centre in Cambridge. Ross Davies speaks to engineering director James Young about the new facility’s focus on developing advanced technologies.
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New Recruits
Air Energi Group’s recent acquisition of Kitco, a leading manpower supplier in South Korea, has led Ross Davies to take a closer look at the region’s drive to recruit more manpower.
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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.

Look out for our Digital Oilfield special issue out on 4th December.

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