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Investment plans on the UKCS

Dec 28, 2017

UK operators have gone a long way to reducing their costs and are even starting to look at investment, delegates attending the Oil & Gas UK Share Fair in Aberdeen early November learned. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE…

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

Dec 28, 2017

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew Latham (First published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here). Deepwater is very…

A Dutch decommissioning opportunity - seeking renewables and CCS alternatives

Dec 27, 2017

While decommissioning is often seen as a challenge, to the Dutch it is also an opportunity. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). The Dutch don’t have the largest patch of the North Sea by a long shot…

World's 10 longest subsea tiebacks

Dec 27, 2017

Subsea tieback technology has pushed the limits of how far step-outs can go. And, as technology is further developed, there will be more to come. (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here).

Year in review: 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Taking a look back on the year that was 2017, our OEdigital.com website's most popular stories pretty much tell everything you need to know.  While the industry is still adjusting to the downturn, the bright spots are few, but significant…

FLNG projects taking shape

Dec 26, 2017

Elaine Maslin looks at some of the ongoing and proposed FLNG projects around the globe (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). West Africa has seen a good amount of floating LNG project activity this year with three developments underway…

FLNG coming of age, but in what form?

Dec 22, 2017

The performance of the world’s first floating LNG projects, which are moving from execute to operate, will form the shape of the industry to come. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here)…

Technology trials point toward shorter shut-downs

Dec 22, 2017

A series of trials in the North Sea to test non-intrusive inspection (NII) techniques have shown that they can offer similar results to traditional intrusive methods. Non-intrusive inspection technologies could mean operators do not have to shut-in equipment…

Petrobras to maintain E&P spend in 2018

Dec 21, 2017

Petrobras has released its new 2018-2022 business plan, in which the Brazilian giant has promised to maintain about the same level of investments in exploration and production (E&P) as it listed in last year's plan.  Photo from OE/Audrey Leon…

2017: Exploration hot spots

Dec 21, 2017

Senegal and Mauritania are set for a raft of activity as two major projects move towards putting both countries on the deepwater map, while Cyprus waits in the wings. Elaine Maslin reports. (First published in the December 2017 OE.) Rokhaya Diallo Gunning…

Eni, BP confirm Zohr first production

Dec 20, 2017

Eni and partner BP have confirmed that production has started from the giant Zohr gas field offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. The deepwater field, with potential resources in excess of 30 Tcf of gas in place, started-up in less than two and a half years from the discovery…

Year in review: 2017's Top 10 discoveries

Dec 19, 2017

Audrey Leon looks at some of 2017's 10 largest offshore discoveries. First published in the December 2017 OE. While exploration hasn’t been as hot as it used to be, the finds this year have been big and plentiful. Wood Mackenzie has provided the year’s 10 biggest finds by volume…

Year in review: Top 10 2017 capex projects

Dec 19, 2017

Audrey Leon takes a look through some of the industry’s biggest ongoing projects by capex in 2017. Five of the 10 biggest projects by capex were offshore projects in 2017, led by Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project offshore Australia.  Ichthys…

Alternative inspection techniques could be worth US$310 million

Dec 18, 2017

Using non-intrusive inspection (NII) survey technologies could be worth US$310 million (£242 million) a year to UK North Sea operators through increased production and lower maintenance costs, according to a survey by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and ABB…

Installing a wireless hart

Dec 15, 2017

When design-to-first-oil takes 10 years, keeping up with communication technology can be a challenge. Elaine Maslin details what BP has done for its latest North Sea projects (originally published in OE's December 2017 issue). With new technologies appearing all the time…

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