• Deepwater development: outlook for 2018

    Brazil’s pre-salt region is among the areas driving deepwater oil and gas development, while others struggle with costs and technical complexity. So, in a low oil price environment, are such...

  • When is onshore really offshore?

    Hilcorp has put forward the first plans for drilling in federal water in Alaska. Its Liberty project will involve the construction of a gravel island on which the six wells...

  • Tracking ice in offshore operations

    A collaboration led by Canadian technology company Rutter has developed a tracker that can help protect offshore platforms from treacherous icebergs. How much damage can floating ice do and what...

  • Sulphate-reducing bacteria: terrors of the deep

    Sulphate-reducing bacteria add up to a huge problem for offshore oil producers, so how can a better understanding of these microbes’ functions help the industry tackle the problem of corrosion...

  • France’s international oil ambitions

    The French Government is being lauded for its commitment to clean energy at home, yet less has been said of their investments abroad. We spoke to Richard Mallinson, partner and...