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Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Oil & gas to languish after US mid-terms

Don’t expect much action on legislative items of interest to the US oil & gas industry before the next Congress…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Resource nationalism on its way out?

The days may be numbered for resource nationalism, Robert Johnson told the Houston World Affairs Council at the Mayer Brown…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

The view from Villahermosa

With close proximity to the offshore Cantarell and Ku-Maloob-Zaap fields, the inland Gulf of Mexico port of Villahermosa is a…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Containment capability in the cross-hairs

Post-Macondo efforts to improve well containment capabilities on both sides of the Atlantic moved into higher gear last month.In the…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

M&A up in the US

Merger and acquisition activity in the US oil & gas sector picked up steam 3Q 2010, despite ongoing uncertainty about…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Monday, 01 November 2010 20:01

Upstream capex ready for rebound

Global upstream capital spending should rebound this year, according to IHS Herold director Nicholas Cacchione, author of the research firm’s…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
The US lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater exploration in October, while codifying new rules governing drilling safety and well…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 17:18

Macondo the unfolding aftermath

In his think piece for OE’s July issue, consultant Ian Fitzsimmons drew parallels between the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and the…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 17:10

Industry scores another victory

Litigation continues in US courts over the Obama administration’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling moratorium, despite the early lifting of…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 16:52

Fiber flexes deepwater muscle

Long used in deepwater mooring, synthetic ropes are increasingly being employed in deepwater heavy lift operations. Russell McCulley talks to…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 05:00

Counting the cost of low prices

Reporting from last month’s SEG annual meeting in Denver, Andrew McBarnet finds marine seismic contractors frustrated by contract bidding woes.There…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:00

Bayou state feels the drilling ban blues

With a major service point for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana among all US states has…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:00

Oil reforms cool in hot political climate

Mexico's Pemex is preparing this month to issue the first incentive-based contracts allowed under the country's 2008 oil reforms. Most…
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
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:00

Renewables - OE October 2010

HYWIND’S HIDDEN ASSETS: Syntactic foam specialist Trelleborg Offshore recently released details of how it employed well-proven offshore oil & gas…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
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