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Brazil energises global FPSO market
25 November, 2016
Dozens of floating production, storage and offloading vessels are planned...
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The test of time – GlobalData analyses the Oliva field 16 June, 2016 The operations for the Oliva field in the north of the Santos Basin, 190km south-east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are analysed by GlobalData.

Level the field – decommissioning Brent 16 June, 2016 There is no clearer indication of the North Sea’s declining production than the curtain call for Brent, the field that gave the UK’s benchmark oil price its name. But with around...

Terrorism and cyber-espionage – Warren Bloomer of Securewest International 16 June, 2016 Piracy remains endemic in the Gulf of Guinea and East Africa, and protecting valuable offshore assets against attack is now a priority for upstream oil and gas operators. Julian...

Big data: miles ahead 16 June, 2016 Maintaining and monitoring millions of miles of pipelines no longer needs to be such an invasive and extensive process thanks to new data-analysis systems, but to what extent can...

Frontier land: South America’s emerging nation 16 June, 2016 After years of minimal activity and lacklustre investment, Uruguay’s offshore industry is finally gaining momentum following spudding of the country’s first offshore well by...

Project update - GlobalData reports on the Lucapa field 15 June, 2016 GlobalData presents a report on the Lucapa field, located in the deepwater Block 14 within the Lower Congo Basin offshore Angola, to analyse its current state and future yields.

Back in business: post-sanction Iran 26 November, 2015 For many in the oil industry, the news of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran meant only one thing: the country with the...

Above and beyond: the return of satellite communications 25 November, 2015 For decades, satellites have been a crucial tool in the coordination of offshore oil and gas operations. Now, as the prices of those commodities remain at record lows, the...

The X factor: Shell's automated pipe-sensing tech 25 November, 2015 Shell’s new automated pipe-sensing technology incorporates a vision sensor inspired by Microsoft’s Xbox One computer console. Jonathan Crane, vice-president of wells technology...

Oil well and good: ensuring safety offshore 25 November, 2015 In the offshore pipeline industry, contractors are under pressure to ensure that projects are completed in as cost-effective a way as possible, but workers should not be at risk of...

Jacks of all trade: standardised jacking system maintenance 25 November, 2015 In the worst case scenario, jacking failure can cause an offshore rig to collapse but, until recently, the industry has struggled with the maintenance and inspection of jacking...

The right time for change – improving offshore cost control and efficiency 26 August, 2015 If the offshore industry is to remain profitable in this era of low oil prices, critical measures must be taken to improve cost control and efficiency in upstream exploration...


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