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An exciting new digital magazine for the offshore industry, Offshore Technology Focus explores the latest news and projects, as well as technological and market developments in the offshore oil and gas industry in an interactive format.

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In the first issue we travel around the world to find the most promising oil and gas discoveries of recent months. We also take a look at the growing market for liquefied natural gas and take a look at the biggest LNG projects underway, as well as the world’s most advanced mega ships, platforms and terminals that will help operators meet a surge in demand for the natural resource.

As oil and gas operations move further out to sea, creating new demand for stronger pipelines, we also take a look at a groundbreaking pipeline concept that could offer a new solution to operations in ultra-deep waters. And, whilst down in the deep, we also find out how hydrocarbons exploration is changing requirements for offshore safety.

In this issue

Extreme Pressure
The demand for thicker, more expensive pipelines is set to rocket as oil and gas fields are developed further out to sea. Sarah Blackman speaks to DNV’s Asle Venås to find out if the company’s X-Stream pipeline concept could provide a solution to this major problem.
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Keep Up the Flow
As the oil and gas industry relies heavily on subsea pipelines, blockages can potentially cause major damage to operations. Rowan Watt-Pringle profiles some of the best techniques for unblocking pipelines.
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Striking it Lucky
Covering every corner of the globe, we profile the most promising offshore oil and gas discoveries. Nicholas Newman charts a course from Alaska’s north shore to the coast off Angola.
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Floating Giants
Liquefied natural gas is entering a golden age supported by a fleet of floating mega ships. Ian McInnes reports on a new generation of platforms, including Shell‘s massive Prelude, the largest floating structure ever conceived.
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Naturally LNG
Liquefied natural gas set to flood the market by 2018 as new supplies come online. Sarah Blackman looks at the most unique terminals, platforms and plants completed or under development that are expected to meet a surge in demand for the natural resource.
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High & Dry
Drilling for hydrocarbons is fundamentally hazardous but correctly identifying critical safety flaws can go a long way. Dr Gareth Evans reports on how exploration and drilling in deeper water and at higher temperatures and pressures is creating new demands for offshore safety.
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Project Update
Looking back on the first quarter of 2012, Laura Husband rounds up the latest project news from around the world, looking at incidents, first production, major contracts and new field developments.
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Next issue preview

In a special focus on deep sea production, we profile new tools to open up even the deepest depths of the ocean to exploration and reveal the technology behind some of the world’s deepest offshore oil rigs. We also investigate what the UK Government’s pledge to support the exploration of as-yet undeveloped deepwater reserves in the North Sea could mean for companies operating in the area.

Moreover, we find out how today’s advanced exploration technologies can help operators to gain a better understanding of reservoirs and subsequently improve production rates. We also investigate how a new chemical compound dubbed ‘magnetic soap’ could revolutionise the clean-up of oil spills, and ask diving specialists what it takes to train commercial divers and ROV pilots for the most challenging offshore operations.

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