Commentary, 1/2 2010Feb 12, 2010
Who Needs Gas?
Gas has long been touted at the “New Oil”, and as we enter a new decade, we see that the dynamic for gas is undergoing great changes...
From the Editor, 1/2 2010Feb 12, 2010
What Goes Up ...
Decommissioning across the North Sea has begun to intensify. Although many fields have been productive far longer than anticipated, the inevitable need to remove offshore facilities remains...
New Methods In Decommissioning Offshore StructuresFeb 12, 2010
Cutting Underwater Technologies (CUT), a specialist cutting services provider to the decommissioning industry, developed new machines and methodologies to complete a major decommissioning project in the UK North Sea sector.
Challenges of Manufacturing Offshore Gas PipelinesFeb 12, 2010
Over recent years, gas has become an increasingly important commodity in an historically oil-driven economy. Changes in the economics of gas transportation are encouraging organisations to consider new ways of securing access to this fuel and ensuring its economical distribution. The resulting innovation is changing the demands and trends for the gas pipeline market both onshore and, more specifically, offshore.
APA 2009 – And the Winner Is …Feb 12, 2010
In mid January the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced the offerings for Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2009. Although the number of companies participating in the award process was down for this round, the number of licenses offered was slightly higher than last year’s APA.
Media: What Has the Web Become?Feb 12, 2010
“It’s early in the twenty-first century, and that means that these words will mostly be read by nonpersons—automatons or numb mobs composed of people who are no longer acting as individuals. The words will be minced into atomized search-engine keywords within industrial cloud computing facilities located in remote, often secret locations around the world…
” How’s that for a preface?