Analysis

  • New Force in the Field

    These are challenging times for the oil and gas industry. In response, Statoil and Norsk Hydro will form a new company. It will be perfectly positioned to reinforce its domestic...

  • Cold Comfort in 2007

    The oil market was volatile and uncertain in 2006, says Lawrence Eagles, of the International Energy Agency. And 2007 is unlikely to be any different.

  • Russian Revolution: Examining Sakhalin II

    The bad publicity surrounding the environmental impact of Sakhalin II has obscured its transparency and scale. Malcolm Brinded, Shell's executive director of exploration and production, showcases a benchmark development for...

  • Vital Support

    Major oil and gas operations would scarcely get off the ground without a strong network of logistics professionals. Matt Willey investigates the invisible hand working behind the scenes.

  • Tieback Time

    Subsea tiebacks connecting new discoveries to existing facilities can extend the life of production infrastructure. They are becoming increasingly viable, both technically and economically.

  • No Let Up in Exploration and Production

    With global economic growth and demand for oil and gas showing no signs of slackening. Hydrocarbon exploration and production is now more important than ever, writes Andrew Gould, chairman and...

  • Expansion Plan

    There are some exciting new pipe and joint expansion technologies that will ease the creating and sustaining of wells. Wim de Vries, programme manager of well engineering research at Shell...

  • Our Future in the Balance

    The task of balancing conflicting global economic and environmental pressures is going to be a huge challenge. And it is a balance we can only get right by deepening our...

  • On Song in Norway

    The merger between Norway's Statoil and Hydro promises to create the world's largest offshore operator. The new company will be very much in tune with the demands of the Norwegian...

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