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Global Gas Output Hit Record in a Decade in 2018

Jan 20, 2019

The oil and gas industry achieved a net production increase of 164bn cubic metres (bcm), which represents the highest production growth since 2010, according to research by Rystad Energy.“Year-on-year growth was clearly driven by North America…

Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

Jan 17, 2019

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind…

UK Opens National Decommissioning Center

Jan 14, 2019

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in North-East Scotland’s Energetica Corridor.The Centre aims to work in partnership…

Offshore Outlook Appears 'Strong', Say Analysts

Dec 19, 2018

The outlook for offshore oilfield service contractors is strong as more than 100 new projects are aiming for 2019 sanctions, according to Rystad Energy, a Norway-based energy research and consulting firm.An expected $210 billion will be spent on offshore oilfield services globally next year…

MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

Nov 15, 2018

MacArtney Singapore delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customized sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology Ltd…

Researchers to study gas formations, drilling risk

Dec 07, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, UH's chief energy officer…

Petrofac to perform maintenance study

Aug 07, 2017

Petrofac has been awarded a research study from the Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee in a bid to help improve maintenance management performance across the oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Petrofac will…

The future floats

Jul 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin surveys a variety of floating offshore wind projects due onstream in the near future. Statoil’s Hywind project.  Image from Statoil. This year, floating offshore…

Advanced materials

Jul 01, 2017

Stronger, lighter, smarter – Steve Hamlen reports how advanced materials keep pushing the envelope. Image from iStock. The use of advanced materials is becoming increasingly important to the international oil and gas industry…

OTC15: FMC, Total sign R&D frame agreement

May 06, 2015

FMC Technologies and Total signed a frame agreement for technology development on 5 May. The purpose of this agreement is to define the R&D relationship and to create a framework for collaborative and innovative projects. The goals of…

HRI discusses Deepwater Horizon impact

Apr 21, 2015

Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute (HRI) discusses the state of the Gulf of Mexico five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. In this video, the HRI scientists say that the Gulf of Mexico remains resilient after the second largest oil disaster in world history…

BP to fund US$1.9 million center on energy economics and policy

Feb 17, 2015

Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, is setting up a new center for energy economics research and policy with funding of US$1.9 million over three years from BP. The center will be involved primarily in providing the detailed…

UH to lead offshore energy research center

Jan 20, 2015

The University of Houston (UH) will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico…

Charting Norwegian shipbuilding

Dec 01, 2014

In 2005, Norway’s Ulstein Group introduced the X-Bow to the market, a design feature that increases crew comfort onboard offshore vessels, while giving the opportunity to keep up speed in foul weather or the option of reduced fuel consumption…

Rosneft approved for Arctic research

Nov 18, 2014

The Russian National Committee for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEPCOM) endorsed Rosneft and the Russian Geographical Society's initiative to continue its Arctic research program. This program will help define the principles of economic activity regulations in the region…

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