Analysis

  • On an Even Keel

    Safe transport and logistics are determined by a delicate balancing act. Whether weighing up cultural issues, budget cuts, efficiency or ensuring demand is satisfied, it's always going to take a...

  • Plan with a Purpose

    Maintenance planning is often the key to efficiency and productivity gains in the oil and gas sector, and aligning the planning process with broader operational management strategy can make a...

  • Protect Your Assets

    Neil Wilcock, principal materials and corrosion engineer, and Sytze Huizinga, materials, corrosion and integrity regional manager, Shell Global Solutions, outline two related methodologies for a consistent approach to assessing and...

  • Big Potential

    As anticipation mounts about Brazil's potential oil reserves, Petrobras is staying resolutely calm. As executive manager, investor relations Theodore M Helms explains to World Expro, until production starts, nobody can...

  • Remote Control

    Most new oil reserves are found in harsh, remote locations that test technology to its margins. These discoveries drive new solutions and geological understanding but they also bring unprecedented challenges...

  • Can You Cut It?

    Many offshore companies are cutting costs by reducing exploration as they face economic uncertainty. Natalie Coomber analyses the latest strategies to be taken.

  • Somebody to Lean on

    In the first of two features, Hugh Williams, chief executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) discusses a key factor at the heart of delivering offshore projects safely, efficiently,...

  • Cause for Concern

    Pressure mounts on the world's governments to provide solutions to the global recession. This means the security of energy sources falls lower on the list of crucial concerns. But, argues...

  • The Wisdom of Maturity

    Global demand for energy is rising regardless of environmental concerns or the price of oil. Cost-effective production is the holy grail for the oil and gas industry, and many companies...

  • Drilling the Undrillable

    The oil and gas industry is always looking for ways to get more from mature field developments. New technology is fundamental to the success of those efforts. Brett Borland of...

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