Analysis

  • Race to the Arctic

    In August 2007, two mini-subs Mir-1 and Mir-2, planted a Russian flag on the Lomonosov Ridge, beneath the Arctic Ocean. This symbolic gesture was the latest development in a five-way...

  • Global Pressures on Transport and Logistics

    The offshore maintenance, modification and operations market is expected to grow significantly in the next five years. Operators are extending the lives of ageing structures, industry analysts predict that demand...

  • Volatility Clouds Oil Market Prediction

    Oil continues to hover around record highs, as low stocks and security of supply dominate price trends. Much will depend on OPEC policy, as well as the results of exploration...

  • Well on the Way

    Shell's application of coning technology for mono-bore wells is currently being tested. As Wim de Vries, the programme manager of the company's research and development programme, tells World Expro it...

  • Let’s Talk

    Successful delivery in today's high growth market is a challenge for both operators and contractors. Anders Opedal, the chief procurement officer for StatoilHydro, tells Barry Mansfield why all parties should...

  • Line Manager

    George W Tenley, Jr, discusses the importance of creating and sustaining a collaborative research capability. The president of the Pipeline Research Council International, Inc is keen to see this capability...

  • Stay Afloat

    Barry Mansfield looks at the challenges that surround effective risk management on FPSO projects.

  • Ride the Wave

    Investment in floating production systems continues to grow as they come to the fore in complex deepwater operations. While oil and gas producers go further and deeper in their search...

  • Dig Deep

    Well-by-well production allocation in subsea clusters is challenging without separate test-lines. Subsea and downhole measurement devices can help, but may prove unreliable. As Norbert Dolle, reservoir engineer for Shell, explains,...

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