Commentary, 7/8 2014Sep 1, 2014 Embrace Change
The theme for this year’s Offshore Northern Seas is “Changes” – a topic that in itself could be the source of many pages of commentary. For good or bad, one thing is for certain: Change is constantly with us.
From the Editor, 7/8 2014Sep 1, 2014 As Constant as Change
One thing is for certain when it comes to our special ONS edition of Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
– we’ve pulled together so much thought-provoking content that whether or not you’re lucky enough to attend ONS, you’ll get a flavour of what the last week in August will be like in Stavanger.
Norway’s Energy Outlook – “We’re All in the Same Boat”Sep 1, 2014
It’s a booming time on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, which means that with not quite a year in his new position, Tord Lien, Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, has been very busy. Busy, yes, but the Minister graciously agreed to speak with Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
by phone during his summer getaway to his hometown of Myre, in Norway’s mainland Arctic. Minister Lien’s energy and enthusiasm was apparent as he spoke about a broad range of energy issues – including oil and gas as well as renewable energy – both across the North Sea and around the globe.
New Generation – An Important Step Change in Subsea ConstructionSep 1, 2014
Earlier this year, Subsea 7 revealed the specifications for the Seven Arctic, a new generation Heavy Construction Vessel (HCV) that is currently being built in South Korea for delivery in 2016. To find out more about this impressive vessel, Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
spoke with Subsea 7’s David Mair, Global VP of Business Development, and Dr Stuart N Smith, VP of Technology and Asset Development, about the scope of Seven Arctic’s intended operational range and design features that give the vessel enhanced capabilities to perform complex projects more quickly and cost-effectively.
Dry Screwing Solution for the Oil and Gas IndustrySep 1, 2014
In the beginning of 2000s, following a proposal of experts of OJSC TMK – and with their active support – researchers and engineers of MAOK LLC began work on the development of a technology related to obtaining self-lubricating and chemical-resistant coatings to be applied in the oil and gas industry, namely in the construction of casing columns and assembling of tubing for oil and gas production.
Explosion Test Site Reaches New HeightsSep 1, 2014
Safety and risk management specialist GexCon has announced details of a major expansion of its world-leading test site facilities at Sotra, an island off the coast of Norway and what it means for customers. Brian Wilkins, manager, GexCon Laboratories, reveals how the facility has developed and what plans are in place to allow it to continue to remain at the cutting edge of gas and dust explosion testing.