From the Editor: Sixty Years OnApr 16, 2007
As we prepared this issue, we strove to keep in mind something Arnis Judzis, chairman of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Board of Directors, related to us: “This year, OTC will mark the 60th anniversary of the development of the modern offshore industry. In 1947, drilling in 15 feet of water was a challenge, and drilling out of sight of land was a major technical milestone. Engineers of that time could not conceive of drilling in water depths much over 50 feet. But today, advanced technology has pushed that limit to water depths of 10,000 feet….”
Hordaland – United in SubseaApr 15, 2007
Norwegian Centre of Expertise Subsea is an initiative by the subsea industry in Hordaland county for the strengthening and internationalisation of business, R&D and education within the cluster.
Pioneering Subsea BoostingApr 15, 2007
With oil prices above $50/bbl, many methods are pursued in the oil and gas industry for increasing production, increasing total recovery and shifting production forward in time. Subsea boosting is one technology area that has gained increased attention in the recent years.
Norwegian NOx Emissions Excise Duty Hits Shipping and Offshore IndustryApr 15, 2007
The regulatory framework concerning the new excise duty appears as complex and unfinished, raising more questions than providing answers. The duty will entail a significant expense item for the businesses liable to register and it is therefore important to have an overview of how the regulatory framework should be understood. Errors made since 1 January 2007 may lead to future reassessments of duties, with interest.
Media: World 2.0Apr 15, 2007
A significant portion of my life is preceded by www. This prefix is the domain of most of my everyday tools – in the workplace, at home, or in my social interactions with other people. I’m not the kind of person who spends most of his leisure time online, and I don’t hang around in chat rooms or post to my blog (much). But, if you’re like me – and I think a lot of my readers are – you have become accustomed to the connected life. And you will only become more connected in the years to come.