Executive Viewpoint

Info flow key to efficient lifetime extension programs: Safety expert

Sep 18, 2015

Companies extending production beyond platform design life must look to improve information flows between departments to avoid planning and execution issues on modification projects,...

Why Standardize Subsea?

Sep 2, 2015

Upstream Intelligence recently caught up with DNV-GL’s expert standardization JIP leaders to get the latest updates on the industry drive towards greater equipment and documentation...

Siemens to produce first subsea power grid by June 2016

May 19, 2015

Siemens is planning to bring to market the first complete electrical power solution for subsea factories by June 2016, Are Dahl, Director of Siemens’ oil and gas subsea solutions...

Cheap oil triggers supplier price war in the North Sea

Mar 20, 2015

The fall in exploration work frees resources to increase efficiency, especially for well optimization - but it can strain relations between operators and suppliers. For example, Helix...

Probation and $3m fine for firm that polluted the Gulf for two years

Mar 6, 2015

An oil company that saved $1.55 million by allowing contaminated water to flow into the Gulf of Mexico from its platform’s leaky pipes and overflowing discharge wells has just been...

Halliburton’s strategy: Controlling risk exposure and increasing market share

Feb 23, 2015

Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services company, is trying not to expose itself to any more risks than it needs to while striving to come out with as much market...

UK launches “urgent commission” on North Sea oil industry as more jobs go

Jan 20, 2015

The UK government has called for an urgent review of the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry as plummeting oil prices continue to hurt operators and cause job losses.

Wood Group Intetech plans Nordic expansion with new well integrity hire

Jan 19, 2015

Well integrity management specialist Wood Group Intetech (WG Intetech) has appointed Suzana Westaway to the role of Lead Well Integrity Engineer.

Intetech appoints North Sea well integrity manager

Jan 19, 2015

Well integrity management solutions firm Wood Group Intetech has appointed Ogo Ikenwilo to the role of regional well integrity manager, North Sea.

BG Group’s European exploration boss to lead new UK regulator

Jan 19, 2015

Andy Samuel will be chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the brand new regulator for the UK’s offshore industry.

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