• Facing Up to New Challenges

    Assessing the state of the oil and gas industry, the prospects are good, but the challenges are considerable. Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, elaborates.

  • E-Procurement Making Waves Offshore

    The marine industry is a global market worth over $150bn, where speed and efficiency are crucial. Recently, e-procurement has emerged as an important tool that can give operators and oil...

  • Oil Market Movements

    Forecasting the demand and supply growth for oil and gas always carries uncertainties. Harry Tchillingurian, senior oil analyst at the International Energy Agency, looks at the contributing factors for growth...

  • Step Change for Health and Safety

    The Step Change in Safety initiative has done more than lay down a set of health and safety targets for the industry. It has put in place the organisational structures...

  • Oil Prices: Where to Now?

    Oil prices are on the rise. Many believe this rise is simply due to increasing world demand for oil. However, others are beginning to wonder whether we have less oil...

  • Making Light of Heavy Oil

    The high viscosity of heavy oil makes it extremely problematic to transport by pipe. However, a study by A Bensakhria, Y Peysson and G Antonini of the Institut Français du...

  • Managing Risk Through IT

    Recent reports have shown record earnings by oil and gas companies. Ernst & Young's Steven Pegolo and Donald Gauci advise investing the extra revenue in IT.


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