Commentary, 7/8 2010Aug 16, 2010
“A pound of cure” far understates the immediate and long-term effect of the Deepwater Horizon
disaster at the Macondo field in the Gulf of Mexico. As for Exxon and Alaska in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez
tanker spill in 1989, the long-term consequences for BP and the US Gulf states will be costly.
From the Editor, 7/8 2010Aug 16, 2010
Energy for More
elcome to this year’s special ONS edition of Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine. To enhance your ONS experience, we’ve been busy working to bring you the latest insight from prominent individuals – from industry leaders to the authorities – who are working hard to making a difference in activities in the North Sea.
Taking Action to Ensure Long-Term StabilityAug 16, 2010
Appointed to his current position in June 2008, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has had a busy two years working to help steer the country’s way through a quickly changing energy landscape. Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine was fortunate to catch up with the busy Minister just before the summer holidays to find out more about his thoughts concerning the larger energy picture as well as his take on how the oil and gas industry is fairing.
The Use of Wellhead or Multiphase Desanding Cyclone Technology for Effective Proppant RemovalAug 16, 2010
Wellhead or multiphase desanding is an effective technology for removal of solids from a multiphase stream as high upstream in the process as possible. As well as limiting solids carry-over to downstream equipment, a wellhead desanding cyclone can also provide erosion protection for high pressure equipment such as choke valves and flowline manifolds.
Why Do We Need a New Insulation Coating? A Novel Thermal Insulation Coating for Deepwater Subsea PipelinesAug 16, 2010
For many years the materials used for thermal insulation coatings on offshore pipelines have been dominated by materials such as polypropylene and polyurethane. These materials have given reliable insulation systems that have been deployed in deep waters, up to around 2,200 metres, and with a coating thickness of up to 100 millimetres.
Media: Battle of the SmartphonesAug 16, 2010
As soon as Apple launched the iPhone in January 2007, all the other mobile phone makers started yelling at their product developers to make touchscreen phones. Up to that point, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and the other handset producers had been working on different alternatives to the prevailing Java phones, with Symbian and Windows Mobile as the established alternatives for professional phones, with multitasking, embedded applications, and comparatively big screens.