Commentary, 9/10 2007Oct 15, 2007 Evolution, Anyone?
Almost everyone who’s worked in the corporate world in the last two decades has, at least once, attended a lecture or seminar about “Change” (with a capital “C”). Coming away from one of these meetings, it’s clear that Change is as inevitable as taxes or death. Whether you like it or not, everything changes – always. And it’s a good idea to adapt.
From the Editor: Maximising the MarginalOct 15, 2007
As the North Sea matures, we see the industry adapt and innovate its way towards increasing recovery rates, sometimes adding years (if not decades) to fields. Likewise, operators have made significant strides in finding methods and means to tackle fields that were once thought too marginal to pay off.
Accelerating Investment in Undeveloped DiscoveriesOct 15, 2007
Aberdeen-based oil and gas consultancy Senergy Limited has won a new innovative contract with Venture Production plc, in which Senergy will provide technical personnel to work alongside Venture’s internal teams to optimise the development schedule of its portfolio of UK Continental Shelf undeveloped discoveries. Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
spoke with James McCallum, Senergy’s CEO about the contract and about his company’s philosophy when it comes to marginal as well as mature assets.
UK Industry Technology Facilitator Reaching Out to the Global MarketOct 15, 2007
ITF, the UK-based oil and gas industry technology development facilitator, is expanding its horizons and is encouraging operators and major service companies from around the world to get involved with its joint industry projects (JIPs). Neil Poxon, ITF’s managing director highlights why Scandinavian companies should get involved.
Tanzania & Mozambique – The “Last” BasinOct 15, 2007
The travel agent in Oslo, Tanzaniareiser
, says that while journeys to his East African homeland are not especially popular of late, there’s a marked increase in callers asking him to find Tanzanians with specific skills: lawyers, welders and cement formers.
The “Truth” Is Out ThereOct 15, 2007
Chances are that you, dear reader, wear a suit when you go to work. And maybe you work for a big multinational company. If you do, then you are precisely the kind of person conspiracy theorists like to cast in the role of shadowy member of secret society bent on subverting the world to some grand, dark scheme.