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Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Uruguay, take three

Renowned for its agriculture and livestock industries, Uruguay has sought to expand its oil and gas exploration and production sector over the past decade. The…
Friday, 25 August 2017 11:55

Embracing the digital era

The oil and gas industry has the data and the drive to pursue digital technology, but lacks a coherent strategy to fully digitalize its operations.…
Monday, 31 July 2017 13:23

Cut price optimism

Cost cutting could help push more final investments decisions through this year, giving industry sight of some much-needed work. Steve Hamlen reports. Wood Mackenzie’s Malcolm…
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 08:37

Pondering further Russian sanctions

With US lawmakers prepared to hit Russia with more sanctions*, the domestic oil and gas industry is bracing for what potential impacts may come. Karen…
Just like other oil and gas provinces, the global deepwater industry is adjusting to the new normal of low oil prices. However, that adjustment has…
Thursday, 11 May 2017 07:41

Do call it a (deepwater) comeback

Gulf of Mexico operators BP and Murphy Oil sing the praises of a new below US$50/bbl breakeven world at this year’s OTC Houston. Audrey Leon…
BP’s Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley said the words that many in the crowd at CERAWeek by IHS Markit have longed to hear, “Lower for…
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 15:13

Year in review: 2016

As OE takes a look back on the year that was 2016, our website's most popular stories pretty much tell everything you need to know.…
Drones can enhance the safety and efficiency of offshore oil and gas operations – but they require a strong, secure communications network to do so.…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:08

Growing expectations

After some rough starts, Mexico’s energy future might be headed in the right direction. Mexico’s upcoming deepwater round and the state owned oil firm Pemex’s…
Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

A pinch of pre-salt

After a thoroughly no good, very bad, couple of years for Brazil, the country is on the path to reform, and the first part starts…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 14:00

Looking toward the bright side

Quest Offshore, recently acquired by Wood Mackenzie in August, outlines the highlights of the global deepwater drilling market, region by region. Melissa Sustaita sets out the…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:47

Luck of the Irish

The Eirik Raude semisubmersible was used to drill ExxonMobil’s 2013 Dunquin well. With the entry of major operators, could the time finally be ripe for the…
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:09

Strong tailwinds

Offshore wind is headed toward new highs with the North Sea region serving as the backbone of the global market, says Douglas-Westwood’s Celia Hayes. Image from…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:04

UPDATED: Nigeria on high alert

West Africa’s reputation as a place to work in has never been that high in the eyes of many offshore oil and gas workers, particularly…
A new report from DNV GL paints a very automated future for many oil and gas processes and sectors. Melissa Sustaita sets out the details.…
Monday, 07 March 2016 09:13

Mexico's rate of change

In early February, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shook things up at the country’s oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), immediately replacing then-CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin…
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Is North Sea efficiency that bad?

Falling production efficiency has become a thorn in the side of the UK North Sea oil and gas industry. Is the industry getting to grips…
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s chances for taking on some of the world’s future floating production and storage offloading (FPSO) vessel construction are diminishing as…
Thursday, 07 January 2016 16:04

Year in review: 2015

2015 truly was the year of ups and downs. At the start of the new year the price of oil tumbled to just below the…
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:02

Retreating from the US Arctic

The US is losing its opportunity to lay claim to Arctic exploration, falling behind countries such as Norway and Russia. Now with Shell and Statoil…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Assuring the future of FLNG

The engineering challenges posed by colossal FLNG projects are in danger of dwarfing the practicalities of realizing the build. That needn’t be the case. Focusing…
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 00:00

Keeping up with safety valve reliability

Ben Lake, of Weatherford, discusses how rigorous testing and validation are essential for ensuring safety valve reliability and performance. As the last line of defense…
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:57

Pilenko: Technip saw downturn coming

Technip CEO Thierry Pilenko. Photo from Technip. “We are in an environment where something was broken.” It’s a harsh summary but one few would dispute.…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:07

ROVs: down but not out

Following the fate of the global oil industry, the short-term outlook for the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market is set to be sluggish – but…
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 12:26

The case for US Arctic exploration

Arctic drilling has made headlines since the announcement of Shell’s 2015 summer drilling campaign. Paired with the low oil prices due to a surplus of…
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:14

SPE Offshore Europe show wrap up

Day 1 opening plenary on “How to Inspire the Next Generation,” featuring: Professor Brian Cox; Keisuke Sadamori, IEA; Liz Rogers, Head of Environment and Social Responsibility,…
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:59

Where does Mexico go from here?

After Mexico’s historic energy reform, many have high hopes for the country’s oil and gas sector. But, the first offshore bid round was a disappointment…
The “Lava Jato” scandal, which US-based global energy law firm Mayer Brown is calling the “largest corruption investigation in the world,” has taken an economic…
LR Senergy’s new process uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model a well and near wellbore — and subsequently identify production optimization options and strategies.…
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