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Salaries for oil & gas industry engineers shot up over the past year, rising an average 6.1% across several professional…
Published in OE: 2012 / April
Sunday, 01 April 2012 05:00

Rolling in the deep

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of…
Published in OE: 2012 / April
Friday, 10 February 2012 18:40


German steel piping procurement group Kürvers has opened a Johannesburg office, led by regional director Tim Booth, to service the…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 06:00

Pazflor in perspective

The complexity and sheer scale of Total's Pazflor project in block 17 offshore Angola – the field covers 600km2, six…
Published in OE: 2012 / February
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 18:52

Wood Group Kianda

Wood Group has launched a new company in Luanda in joint venture with its Angolan business partner Amílcar Nascimento. Wood…
Sunday, 01 May 2011 00:00

Counting the cost of outsourcing

In the past decade, the oil & gas industry has been effective in finding new resources, but much less successful…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Sunday, 01 May 2011 00:00

Flaring wastes 5% of world's gas

A new report estimates flaring of unused gas wastes about 5% of the world's annual production while emitting 400 million…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

A 'bit of Irish luck' in Africa

Differing perspectives on the African exploration & production scene were offered during IP Week in London last month, with Tullow…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Rig market - April 2011

Worldwide, the mobile offshore drilling fleet has kept between 500 to 550 rigs under contract over the past two years.…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 00:00

Stormy waters: will PIGS ever fly again?

Recent events in North Africa provide a stormy backcloth to the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna 23-25 March, but…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:00

Safe passage for Sonangol crews

With a year of incident-free operation in West Africa under their belt, Steve Douglas and David Brittan reckon combining the…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:00

Spec build FPSOs: dangerously risky

Floating systems consultant Peter Lovie pinpoints some of the perils of speculative FPS building and wonders if the practice may…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:00

Safeguarding rig integrity

When setting out to reshape itself from a jack-of-all-trades drilling contractor to one with a deepwater future, Pride International realized…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
All dressed up and nowhere to go is never a good feeling. But that's exactly what has just happened to…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

Handling the low-gravity solids overload

Conventional solids control methods are inadequate to manage low-gravity solids smaller than 8-10 microns. M-I Swaco’s Rich Cook discusses a…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
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