Analysis

  • On Closer Inspection

    Subsea 7 and SeeByte have collaborated on the development of a prototype autonomous inspection vehicle. It has a unique potential to revolutionise life-of-field projects. Subsea 7 global technology manager John...

  • Q&A with Majid Y Al Mugla

    Saudi Aramco has learned crucial lessons in project management during the course of recent programmes. Majid Y Mugla, the company's vice-president, project management, shares his observations on what will influence...

  • Capital Cut-Backs

    Exploration and production the world over have been negatively affected by the economic slowdown. Investment is flagging, costs are rising and the price of oil is unstable. So what is...

  • Ready to Ripple

    Hermione van Zutphen and Marios Christou, Shell, describe the validation of the FPSO LSM analysis suite. This is a probability-domain model based on the Spectral Response Surface method (SRS) for...

  • Corrosion Correction

    Corrosion inhibitors are used to protect oil and gas pipelines made of carbon steel that transport CO2 or H2S containing wet hydrocarbons. Here, ConocoPhillips Company US's Mohsen Achour, David Blumer...

  • What’s the Damage?

    The Clipper PT platform foundation in the North Sea was exposed to fatigue damage as the centralisers in the jacket leg slammed against the piles. Shell engineers devised a method...

  • Latin Attraction

    GlobalData reports on how resource-rich South America is becoming one of the most exciting exploration areas for oil and gas companies. However nationalisation threatens to hamper industry growth.

  • Stick Together

    A structural overhaul at Royal Dutch Shell has seen innovation placed at the heart of the company's business model. Recently appointed director of Projects and Technology Matthias Bichsel tells Phin...

  • National Treasures

    National oil companies continue to increase market power at the expense of IOCs and the price of oil is rising. With this an inelasticity between supply and demand is occurring,...

  • Q&A with Patrick Pouyanné

    Total is one of the five supermajors among the independent oil companies (IOCs). For these firms success has until the last decade been measured by exploring the largest hydrocarbon basins,...

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