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New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills
30th September 2014

Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new...
Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO
25th September 2014

For ExxonMobil, along with other international oil companies, the challenge is to develop energy strategies for a growing world   “Building these sound energy strategies begins with understanding the...
1st September 2014

It seems that the world energy landscape has changed over the past decade. Something that was acknowledged by Abdalla S El-Badri, OPEC secretary general, when he attended the Ministerial Session of the 15th...
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-...
Eric Gebhardt, R&D leader at GE
10th July 2014

GE Global Research has served as the cornerstone of GE innovation for more than a century, with more than 3,000 of the world’s brightest scientists, engineers and researchers are working together to deliver...
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...

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