Issue 27

Tightening EU and US sanctions on Russia are putting planned oil explorations in the Arctic in jeopardy. We ask whether Russia will continue with the programmes alone, and find out more about Lebanon’s bid to explore its share of the gas-rich Levant Basin.

In the latest issue, we look at how next-gen communications are transforming the offshore industry, as well as finding out what it takes to be an offshore medic.

Moreover, we explore the world of subsea processing technology and investigate the Indonesian oil rig decommissioning market.

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In this issue

Freezing Russia Out
As US and EU sanctions on Russia tighten, concern is growing over the fate of planned oil exploration programmes in the fragile Arctic. Without access to crucial technology, will Russia go it alone? Dr Gareth Evans reports.
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Working Together
Though government delays and ongoing maritime border disputes have marred Lebanon’s bid to exploit its share of the gas-rich Levant Basin, Heidi Vella-Starr asks can Lebanon put aside age-old feuds for the sake of its gas riches?
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Next-gen Communications
Having just established its first 4G network for Shell on the Norwegian continental shelf, Adam Leach speaks to Maritime Communication Partner as they explain what better connectivity will mean for the offshore sector.
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On The Clock
One minute you’re kicking back and watching a DVD, the next you’re rushing across the platform to manage multiple casualties. Adam Leach finds out what it’s like to be on the clock as an offshore medic.
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More Than a Pipe Dream
Subsea processing technology is creating more cost effective projects with increased revenues; but how close is the offshore industry to developing full subsea processing. Heidi Vella Starr finds out more.
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Bringing Down the Rigs
Indonesia’s oil rig decommissioning market has huge potential with over 450 oil rigs; many already 20 years old, set to be dismantled in the near future. Heidi Vella-Starr investigates this market.
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Next issue preview

UK industry body Oil & Gas UK has renewed its call for major reform to the tax regime for oil and gas companies operating on the UK Continental Shelf. We ask whether over-taxation is to blame or if this is being used as a scapegoat?

Also, we examine the tension that is building around the waters of Cyprus and Turkey in the quest for more reserves and find out more about the skills gap in offshore recruitment.

Moreover, we profile Africa’s investment prospects, look at the latest developments in seismic technology and learn about the effect that water has on the global supply of natural gas.

Look out for our Exploration & Drilling special issue out on 12th March.

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