Issue 26

As the New Year approaches we find out what the industry can expect in 2015 in terms of CAPEX spending, regional hotspots, oil prices and potential challenges. We also learn more about the latest collaboration between the Tanzanian Government and BG Group, Drum Cussac and the VSO to train the new generation of East African oil and gas workers.

In the latest issue, we look at China’s place in the offshore industry as they put up a record number of offshore blocks up for auction, as well as looking at the challenges of providing reliable communications in the Arctic.

Moreover, we explore the idea of offshore fracking in Scottish waters and discover how Norway-based Aptomar is part of a new research project to improve oil spill management.

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In this issue

Future Outlook
As 2015 nears, what can the offshore oil and gas industry expect in terms of CAPEX spending, regional hotspots, oil prices and potential challenges? Heidi Vella-Starr investigates.
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Teaching Tanzania
BG Group, Drum Cussac and the VSO have joined forces with the Tanzanian Government to train the next generation of East African oil and gas workers. Julian Turner finds out more.
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Open For Business
China has put a record number of offshore blocks up for auction as it looks to kick-start its domestic oil and gas industry through joint ventures with foreign operators. Julian Turner finds out more.
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Northern Exposure
Secure networks that ensure high-performance communications and access to business-critical IT applications are a high priority for oil and gas companies. Julian Turner discusses the challenges of providing reliable communications in the Arctic.
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Fracking Scotland
Academics from the Robert Gordon University are in favour of offshore fracking in Scottish waters, but just how viable is offshore fracking? Gareth Evans explores the long-term economic possibilities of this nascent technology.
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Better Response
Norway-based Aptomar is part of a new research project to improve oil spill management. The company’s co-founder, Lars Solberg, gives Heidi Vella-Starr the low-down on the solutions the project has developed.
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Next issue preview

Experts are warning that EU sanctions on Russia could restrict the flow of technology needed for safe exploration of Arctic oil and shale deposits. We examine the impact of sanctions on Russian oil exploration and ask has the potential toll on our shared environment been adequately assessed?

Also, look at Lebanon’s offshore potential, speak to Maritime Communication Partner about
its 4G rollout on the Norwegian continental shelf and profile the day in the life of an offshore medic.

Moreover, we ask how close has the industry come to oil and gas projects that operate solely on the seabed and look at the decommissioning potential offshore Indonesia.

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