Commentary, 3/4 2011Apr 18, 2011
The past few months have given us reason to pause and think about how governments work as well as how we prepare for and deal with natural disasters.
We’ve watched as the citizens of nations across North Africa and the Middle East have taken to the streets to demand a change in the way their countries are run, calling for an end to corrupt, tyrannical leadership – so far, with mixed results.
From the Editor... 3/4 2011Apr 18, 2011
Mark Your Calendar
Spring has arrived, and as we’ve been thawing out here in the north, we’ve been hard at work to put together this edition of the magazine. This is the time of year when we prepare for the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2011), but it’s also a year when the biannual Nor-Shipping takes place. In addition, the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) has become an annual event, so there’s quite a lot happening this spring.
Pre-Salt – A Catalyst for Closer Ties Between Brazil and the USApr 18, 2011
On March 18, the first African- American US President, Barack Obama, visited the first woman president in Brazil, Ms. Dilma Rousseff – powerful symbolism from the presidents of two of the largest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Sustainable Growth and Development – “Steady as She Goes”Apr 18, 2011
Since 1909, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) has worked to secure Norway’s role as a major force in the global shipping industry. Appointed Director General of the NSA in 2008, Sturla Henriksen has served for nearly three years as the catalyst to generate solutions to shipping industry concerns. His background includes a management role at Accenture Management Consulting and stints at the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and Statistics Norway, as well as three-year spell in Brussels for EFTA and the European Commission – experience that suits him well for his NSA role.
Online De-Sander Optimises PerformanceApr 18, 2011
Operators need to meet a growing global demand for oil and gas, however whilst there are still regions that are rich in new reserves, it is both expensive and time consuming to drill new wells and there is a requirement to invest in the necessary collection and distribution infrastructure to support further development. Combine this with environmental factors and sensitivities, and there is significant justification for operators to optimise production from mature assets to extract remaining reserves.
Media: Out of SpaceApr 18, 2011
Imagine building a new house and getting told by the postal service that you couldn’t get a mailbox because there were no addresses left, or getting told by the phone company that there were no more phone numbers available, so sorry. The Internet is closing in on a situation like this right now. Here’s what they are doing about it.