OMC News

Post-Macondo EU cannot be complacent

Mar 27, 2015

Mediterranean countries cannot be naive about the industrial risks around oil and gas exploration and production, delegates at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna were warned this morning. The region, which comprises EU member states as well as non-member states…

Fincantieri outlines new drilship

Mar 26, 2015

Italian ship designer and builder Fincantieri will today (26 March) outline its new drillship design, Proxima. Proxima is a new ultra deepwater drillship capable of drilling to 50,000ft total depth in water depth down to 12,000ft. The…

EOR opportunities and risks outlined - OMC

Mar 26, 2015

Tertiary recovery, or EOR (enhanced oil recovery), should become an integrated part of production operations, a senior executive from Shell has told a European offshore industry conference this week. Speaking at a special EOR workshop…

Edison growing its North Sea portfolio

Mar 26, 2015

Long a bastion of Mediterranean oil and gas exploration and production, Italy's Edison is close to completing a deal on its latest assets in the UK North Sea and is eyeing its third hub in the wider North Sea region.  Taking time out…

OMC: Upturn expected mid-term

Mar 25, 2015

The first signs of a recovery in the oil price have been seen and opportunities are opening up in the Mediterranean for Europe to significantly reduce its reliance on energy imports, delegates at the 12th Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC 2015) heard this morning…

OMC opens its doors

Mar 24, 2015

More than 14,000 oil industry professionals are expected to descend on the Italian city of Ravenna this week for the bi-annual Offshore Mediterranean Conference, starting today (25).  The city is home to the country’s offshore oil and gas industry…

Geopolitics key to Mediterranean energy future

Mar 24, 2015

The oil and gas industry can deal with low oil prices, up to a point, by making itself more efficient. In contrast, there is little it can do about geopolitics and one of the places that is most evident is the Mediterranean.  The region has long been home to oil and gas production…

European energy under focus at OMC 2015

Mar 20, 2015

What a difference two years make. Unrest in North Africa, the emergence of US shale and tensions with Russia have all put energy high on the agenda. OE spoke to Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) 2015 chairman Innocenzo Titone about…

EOR key topic at OMC

Mar 19, 2015

OE is attending the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna next week. The event, of which OE is a media sponsor, is expected to be bigger than ever, with floor space increased 30% from 20,000sq m to 25,000sq m.  More than 14…

OMC – a view from the Mediterranean

May 16, 2013

This year’s OMC conference ‘Charting a course in a changing sea’ attracted more than 560 companies from 30 countries to Ravenna, Italy, for 26 technical sessions and 120 speakers. But the changing gas market was on everyone’s mind. US shale gas…

Vessels in action

May 01, 2012

Jumbo bolsters heavylift fleetJumbo Shipping last month confirmed that it has ordered a second new K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet. And following engineering studies, the Rotterdambased specialist…

Counting the cost of outsourcing

May 01, 2011

In the past decade, the oil & gas industry has been effective in finding new resources, but much less successful in bringing new supplies onstream. That was the verdict of Eni E&P executive vice president Antonio Vella, addressing this year's Offshore Mediterranean Conference in Ravenna…

Stormy waters: will PIGS ever fly again?

Mar 02, 2011

Recent events in North Africa provide a stormy backcloth to the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna 23-25 March, but the region nonetheless remains a highly prospective one for the offshore sector especially with Noble beginning to unlock the treasures of the Levantine Basin…

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