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World Expro - September 2014Top

The intelligenceTop

Market outlook

GlobalData offers research from the latest survey, looking at procurement and budgetary trends in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Vital stats

HSE/Transport & logisticsTop

Dame Deirdre Hutton, chair, CAA, and Robert Paterson, director of health, safety and employment issues, Oil & Gas UK

With five serious helicopter accidents in the North Sea since 2009, personnel transfer to and from oil and gas facilities is as dangerous as it has ever been. We find out how the CAA has worked with its Norwegian and European counterparts to improve operational safety.


Andrew Walker, head of LNG Strategy, BG GROUP

With natural gas increasingly being touted as the bridge to the world’s low-carbon future, we find out how BG Group is capitalising on this trend and matching supply with demand.

Subsea productionTop

Donald Faulds, engineering manager, Remote Systems Unit, Technip

ROVs are a critical part of any modern subsea operation and are now beginning to mirror technology in the aerospace industry in the shape of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), similar to their UAV drone counterparts. We find out how they could revolutionise the survey market.

Pipeline technologyTop

Raymond Asuquo, pipelines manager, Shell Nigeria

With pipeline security constantly under threat in the Niger Delta, Shell discusses innovative solutions to overcoming third party interference in pipeline assets.

Drilling & well technologyTop

Sam Aquillano, vice-president drilling and surface, GE Oil & Gas

Dual gradient drilling has had a slow and fitful gestation, but recent advances in the technology could pave the way for its application in ultra-deep water. We find out how GE has overcome the challenges that have so far halted progress.

Design, engineering & constructionTop


Offshore staff facilities/personnel wellbeing.

Inspection, maintenance & repairTop

Pablo Genta, senior engineer, Saudi Aramco

We find out about the challenges associated with implementing a leak-detection system on a long-distance natural gas pipeline and what non-intrusive technologies can be used for leak detection.

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