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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the Oil & Gas Agenda editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought-provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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A new era for Azerbaijan - BP’s Shah Deniz
12 January, 2017
The second stage of one of the world’s largest offshore oil and gas...
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Reality check – augmented technology in the field 11 December, 2016 Augmented reality will form an increasingly important part of the digital ecosystem over the next few years, but how is it being adapted to suit the offshore environment? Maersk...

Look forward to former glories – the Former Soviet Union 11 December, 2016 The region encompassing the Former Soviet Union is rich in natural resources. GlobalData examines the figures underpinning a bright future for an oil and gas powerhouse.

Brazilian flares - GlobalData report 11 November, 2016 Brazil is surging ahead as the world’s busiest oil-producing nation, with a staggering array of projects in the pipeline. GlobalData charts the progress of the South American country.

Against the floe – sea ice and offshore structures 11 November, 2016 The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the University of Alaska have collaborated on a study into offshore structures and their ability to survive sea ice...

Crime scene investigations – preventing pipeline vandalism 25 October, 2016 Such is the scale and cost of the pipeline vandalism epidemic in Nigeria that Shell has decided to sell its assets in the region. Tens of thousands of barrels are stolen a day...

Iraq: in a hard place 11 May, 2016 While production levels are still forecast to grow, the numerous troubles facing the Iraqi oil sector are likely to rein in its ambitious targets, as Ali Al-Killidar of GlobalData explains.

Lands of opportunity – E&P in the Falklands 11 May, 2016 With a softening of governmental policy bringing many of the big foreign players back into the region, advanced prospecting taking place in the basin and one field edging...

Break the fall – taxing times for the UK oil industry 09 May, 2016 Will Scargill of market analyst GlobalData explains that, despite the relief measures offered in the chancellor’s latest budget, challenging economic conditions remain a threat to...

The true north – GlobalData reports on new North Sea projects 09 May, 2016 Despite the general slump in the world market, a significant number of planned North Sea oil and gas projects are expected to come online over the next nine years. Market...

In need of a little refinement – inside the refinery market 09 May, 2016 With a host of new-build refineries – largely in developing countries – planned to start operations between now and 2020 as a host of construction projects set in motion years ago come...

The heaviest lift – North Sea decommissioning 09 May, 2016 There is no clearer indication of the North Sea’s declining production than the curtain call for Brent, the field that gave the UK’s benchmark oil price its name. But with around...

Upgrade path – intelligent pipeline monitoring 09 May, 2016 Maintaining and monitoring millions of miles of pipelines no longer needs to be such an invasive and extensive process thanks to new data-analysis systems, but to what extent can...

Facts of life – the value of offshore extension projects 09 May, 2016 With the drop-off in price, oil and gas companies are having to face up to the realities of increasingly financially straitened times, finding ways to do more for less to eke out as...

Oil in your mind – research into safety practices 06 May, 2016 Following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, many oil companies began to explore their safety practices in greater depth, looking not just at technical issues but also at...

Northern light? – UK energy in the North Sea 06 May, 2016 In the context of stagnating oil prices and competition from more flexible markets, the UK’s North Sea oil has long been seen as a difficult area. But with new projects on the...

Floated – on the market 06 May, 2016 The number of FPSO vessels continues to increase around the world, despite financial issues, time delays, fires and leaks. World Expro takes a look at the global goings on – from...

On the shelf – oil production on the UKCS 28 April, 2016 Paul Weidman, vice-president of Macquarie Capital, and Jon Fitzpatrick, the company’s head of oil and gas for Europe, Middle East and Africa, assess the UK North Sea oil and gas...

The long road to recovery – GlobalData analyses recoverable reserves 25 April, 2016 With new market insight from GlobalData, World Expro examines the recoverable oil and gas reserves of major upstream development projects. Six project spotlights explore some of the...

All on the line - oil and gas exploration in east Africa 22 April, 2016 The promise unearthed by oil and gas exploration in east Africa bodes well for the region’s economic future but, as GlobalData’s expert industry insight reveals, there are still some...


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