Commentary, 9/10 2012Oct 7, 2012
For the oil and gas industry, the Arctic is without a doubt the next frontier – especially from the perspective of companies already doing business in the North Sea and across the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
From the Editor, 9/10 2012Oct 7, 2012
In addition to being our annual focus on matters concerning safety, this issue takes up the Arctic – which dovetails nicely, as safe, secure operations the region are particularly important.
Arctic ContrastsOct 7, 2012
Quietly, it’s been a busy year in the Arctic. Industry progress has compelled lawmakers to offer support, regulation or acreage right around the Arctic Circle. Yet, as plays are matured, infrastructure creeps north only slowly. Remoteness and new rules mean progress is steady, at best. Yet, this is the future pace of arctic activity. The ebb and flow is provided by research and financial incentives versus local conditions, market realities and political interests.
Avoid Freezing Productivity in Cold ClimatesOct 7, 2012
Oil and gas companies and service partners have the on-going challenge of maximising productivity while operating safely, sustainably and economically. In recent times this challenge has been exacerbated with exploration and production projects taking place in some of the most extreme environments on the planet, such as the Arctic.
Marine Personnel Transfer – A Vital Part to Play in Ensuring Longevity in the North SeaOct 7, 2012
North Sea oil production may have peaked more than a decade ago but today, despite numerous arguments to the contrary, exploration and drilling activity continues with vigour. From developments in the North, to those West of Shetland, the UK Continental Shelf.
Media: Being AppleOct 7, 2012
These days, being Apple means you are the biggest company in the world. This spring, Apple surpassed Exxon Mobil, and as I write this at the end of September, 2012, the company is worth $656 billion, which is more than $200 billion more than the oil giant.