World Expro Awards 2014Top
The inaugural World Expro Awards announces the nominees across a range of disciplines and categories in the industry
Regional focus: AsiaTop
GlobalData offers research from the latest survey, looking at procurement and budgetary trends in the Asia-Pacific offshore oil and gas industry.Show preview: OTC Asia 2014
After more than 40 years in Houston, OTC is launching its first Asian event in Malaysia. We find out what delegates and exhibitors can expect
Drilling & well technologyTop
Matthias Hartung, VP of technical data, Shell
Shell takes us through the latest technologies used in well control and explains the importance of data analysis in tracking the effectiveness of such systems.
Mazuin Ismail, head, Projects & Engineering Division, Petronas
With a range of responsibilities in E&P, we find out how offshore E&P varies for Petronas, domestically and internationally, and how this impacts on the subsea working environment for field engineers.
John Berstad, lead engineer, Rigid Pipelines, Technip
Taking us through the critical planning process, Berstad describes how all technical challenges are considered and overcome before construction of subsea pipelines begins.
Design, engineering & constructionTop
Communications and data managementTop
Fayez Kharbat, Engineering Knowledge & Resources Division, Saudi Aramco
IP protection is crucial to any industry that invests so heavily in research and development. We find out how the IT architecture at Saudi Aramco is designed to protect the organisation's data and its intellectual property.
Transport & logisticsTop
Arnstein Eknes, segment director, special ships, DNV Norway
DNV discusses the trade-off in offshore support vessel design between efficiency and industry needs.
Safety and securityTop
Edward Hamilton, head of threat and vulnerability management, PwC
PwC discusses the need to prioritise oil and gas assets, and protect them against physical and cyber attacks accordingly.
Inspection, maintenance & repairTop
Kaj-Ove Skartun, manager subsea IMR, Statoil
Subsea inspection, maintenance and repair has come a long way since Statoil's first offshore exploration several decades ago. Skartun discusses how IMR practices and technology have had to evolve as production assets have changed over the years.
Austin Hand, project director, Brent decommissioning project, Shell
With the Brent decommissioning project well under way, we find out what technical hurdles the team have so far faced and how these have been overcome, plus how the overall schedule is progressing.