From the Editor: Northern ExposureApr 10, 2006
Just before going to press with this issue, we received notice that the Norwegian government would release the Integrated Management Plan for the Barents Sea and the ocean areas off the Lofoten Islands. So during the past few days, we’ve done what we could to include some insight into what could be a turning point for the Norwegian “Oil Adventure”.
The Trouble With SandApr 10, 2006
On a platform, separators are frequently taken offline so that sand can be removed. High-pressure water jets can be used to flush out the sand or the separator can be emptied and the accumulated sand can be shovelled out. But in subsea separation these are not options. Moreover, sand is rough on equipment, so before a separator can be used on the sea floor, it must have a robust, completely reliable sand-management system.
India and the United States Sign Civilian Nuclear DealApr 10, 2006
During his recent visit to India, the US President, Mr. George Bush agreed to finalise a civilian nuclear deal with India, which is being described as historic and a “win-win” outcome for both countries. On March 2, 2006, Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the visiting US President, Mr. George Bush, reached an understanding on the implementation of the civilian nuclear co-operation agreed to last year.
Statoil and The Era of Large-Scale CO2 Injection OffshoreApr 10, 2006
Norwegian oil companies Statoil and Shell Norway have asked the Nordic-country’s parliament to consider a 10-billion-kroner plan to pipe offshore natural gas onshore, burn it in a new power plant and then capture its carbon-dioxide for “injection” offshore.
Internet: The Power of CollaborationApr 10, 2006
Since the dawning of the Internet Age, our use of the medium has continually evolved. But one of the most pronounced trends is how we are using the Net to work, and create, together. Let’s look at some of the most significant collaborative projects on the Web.