Commentary, 5/6 2009Jun 5, 2009 A Sea of Possibility
In mid April, the international Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made its final recommendations on the outer limits of the Norwegian continental shelf in the High North...
From the Editor, 5/6 2009Jun 5, 2009
The offshore oil and gas industry owes much to marine technology. And for us, no other event brings this home like Nor-Shipping. We’ve tried, in some ways, to make this issue a virtual visit to the event. So, from offshore financing to offshore power generation to piracy, as well as computer modelling and recommended practices, we’ve attempted to provide you with the maritime perspective.
The Striving of Stately FinanceJun 5, 2009
Remember all the obligatory bashing of any “state” spending, at least in some circles. Well stately finance is back and may be saving the oil and gas industry. From Brazil to Burma, Canada to Cameroon, a willingness by governments to support the project’s of both national companies and the capital projects of foreign players is being felt.
New Applications in Offshore CommunicationsJun 5, 2009
Danish satcoms specialist Thrane & Thrane highlights some of the innovative applications that its customer Mærsk is already employing to harness the potential of broadband for improving both crew welfare and operational efficiency.
Alternative Energy – Technip’s Involvement in Hywind for StatoilHydroJun 5, 2009
In May 2008 Technip was awarded the contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the substructure of the Hywind Pilot windmill, the first full-scale offshore floating windmill…
Media: The Future That Never WasJun 5, 2009
Our visions of how the world is going to be rarely fit how it actually turns out. Think about George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984
, which may seem like a prescient work now, with its descriptions of omnipresent surveillance, but it hardly fit the bill in the real 1984.