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ONS 2014: Review – The only constant is change
29th August 2014

Much has changed in the 40 years since the event first opened its doors. Oil prices have risen and fallen. And risen again. The industry has taken technological quantum leaps ahead – and down into ultra-...
The flange protection challenge
26th June 2014

Flanges present a unique corrosion protection challenge because solutions must not only prevent corrosion, but also allow future access to fastenings in the event that maintenance or disassembly is required...
Russia’s energy sector at a turning point, according to IEA review
20th June 2014

The report says that to maintain a leading position in hydrocarbon production and exports and to ensure sustained federal budget revenue contributions, Russia must focus on developing the most cost-...
Natural gas pipeline compressor units: Pipeline compression units need to push harder and work longer
19th May 2014

Gazprom and CNPC have just signed an historic 30-year trade agreement worth USD 400bn to supply China with 38 billion cubic metres a year of natural gas via a new pipeline. The world needs gas, and...
Success in emerging markets helping keep Schlumberger in the black according to first-quarter report
17th April 2014

Schlumberger has today released its first quarter report which shows a year-on-year increase of 23 per cent, despite a slight decreased compared to last quarter 2013 figures. Schlumberger CEO Paal...
25th February 2014

CAMAC Energy Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining economic interests that it did not already own in the production sharing contract covering Oil Mining Leases 120 and...
Remembering incidents, rethinking safety
7th November 2013

OGT: What impact did Piper Alpha have on the industry at the time of its occurrence?   Arthur Stoddart: I remember it very very well. It was, and still is, pretty much the biggest disaster that has...
Pipeline route selection – the route to success
6th November 2013

Oil and gas pipeline routes are pivotal pieces of information upon which pipeline engineering depends. The route will define the pipeline size, terrain, soils, and engineering analysis requirements....
The technology imperative
6th November 2013

Technology has played an unquestionable role in providing the industry with the means to access a wealth of resources in challenging and harsh environments. It has helped companies tap into never before...
Kongsberg unveils new sonar software
27th September 2013

Kongsberg Mesotech, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime working in the underwater acoustic industry on Thursday announced the release of a new software to expand the use of its M3 multibeam sonar system....

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