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World Expro March 2016Top

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

Hot topicTop

The newly-announced Maersk Culzean project in the North Sea could be just one sign of a revived North Sea. Production has increased since the Chancellor's tax breaks earlier this year. World Expro finds what else could be on the horizon for the UK's oil and gas industry.

Safety & securityTop

Dr Kathryn Mearns, human factors specialist, ConocoPhillips

Working in the harsh unforgiving environment of an offshore production platform can be dangerous, but ConocoPhillips tries to reduce the risks by focusing on behavioural-based safety.

Subsea productionTop

Hans Christian Hamre, subsea processing expert, Shell

With the low oil price giving rise to even closer scrutiny of all investment decisions, flow assurance and subsea processing must benefit from industry-wide collaboration.

Inspection, maintenance and repairTop

Hesham Haleem, senior integrity engineer, Wood Group Kenny

The data collection throughout the lifecycle of offshore assets can be critical in prolonging their useful life. We find out what role this data collection plays and how it is best interpreted.

Pipeline technologyTop

Mauricio Palomino, senior solution architect, intelligent pipeline, GE Oil & Gas

Sticking with the theme of big data, we find out the role it plays in improving the safety and efficiency of pipelines, or 'intelligent pipelines' as GE calls them.

Drilling & well technologyTop

David Dowell, drilling consultant, Chevron

Dual gradient drilling is one of the most rapidly developing parts of managed pressure drilling. We find out how Chevron approaches well control for this type of subsea drilling.

Transport & logisticsTop

Alexandra Gillard, supply chain vice-president at Schlumberger

Given the industry's widespread operational footprint across many different environments, efficient logistics are critical. We find out how outsourcing can help to improve efficiency and save money.


Are we seeing an era of consolidation in the oil and gas industry? With budgets tightening amid the drop in oil prices, will more mergers like that between Shell and BG Group become a reality?

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