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...

  • Fire at Sea

    The combined risks of fire and the sea pose some unique challenges for offshore installations. Catherine Laferty looks back on some all-too-real examples to see how offshore has evolved in...

  • South Stream Vs Nabucco

    The race to build Europe's next major gas pipeline is hotting up. Will the Russians increase their dominance in the region or will an EU consortium bring greater competition? Paul...

  • Passionate About… ROVs

    Hugh Williams of IMCA continues his look at topics that raise passionate feelings amongst offshore specialists.

  • Scotland: Cooking on (Oil and) Gas?

    Scotland's oil and gas reserves are the envy of Europe but are they really enough to sustain an independent Scotland? Paul French investigates.

  • Floating Systems Fit For the Future

    Investment in floating production systems continues to grow, as they come to the fore in complex deepwater operations. Jim Banks explains why, as the oil and gas producers go further...

  • Liquefaction Focuses on Flexibility

    As we increasingly rely on LNG production the challenges of the liquefaction process become increasingly complex. The current crop of LNG cooling technologies provides the platform for innovation required to...

  • Passionate About… Cranes and Lifting

    For the first time in 20 years, new cranes are being added to the worldwide offshore fleet of SSCVs. Hugh Williams of IMCA explains how this is bringing a welcome...

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