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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...

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...

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...

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...

Greater exploration: deep-sea journeys 15 July, 2015 Submersible vehicles have been exploring the ocean since the 1980s, and with energy companies venturing into increasingly inhospitable environments, the need for them to evolve...

Eyes on the prize: 4D visualisation technology 23 June, 2015 Shell is using 4D subsurface visualisation to map fracture treatments in reservoirs and well manufacturing systems to mass-drill tight fields such as shale and coal-bed methane....

A winning combination: leak-detection 22 June, 2015 A new leak-detection methodology combining various tried and tested techniques promises to improve performance, robustness and applicability, as Elly Earls finds out from the man...

Maintain the talent pool: long-term labour for long-term results 22 June, 2015 Short-term attitudes to labour are often a crime attributed to hydrocarbon companies, and industry experts worry that a lack of long-term planning could cripple the sector in years...

Coalbed methane incentives variations 22 June, 2015 Oil & Gas Agenda in conjunction with Global Data examines how coalbed methane incentives vary across the global development spectrum.

Assume the position: dynamic-positioning technology 22 June, 2015 Advancements in dynamic-positioning technology have led to challenges when it comes to training the operators of these systems, but the industry is working hard to overcome them, as...

The health monitor: occupational health 22 June, 2015 The long-term health of offshore workers is often under-reported, but affects far more people than headline-grabbing accidents. Mark Brierley speaks to HSE’s Dr Ahsan Saleem to find...


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