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Six months on from Mumbai

As the memory of the Mumbai attacks fades - it was almost six months ago, after all - have security concerns lessened? Has there been a longer-reaching impact on business travel, and should there have been?

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MBAs given chance to get their hands dirty

GRADUATE students on the University of Oklahoma's new MBA Energy programme may aspire to designer suits and trading energy-futures contracts, but first they have to get their hands dirty - on the drill floor - while on the course. It is an initiative that UK universities such as Aberdeen, Robert Gordon, Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt will find hard to emulate because of the nature of the North Sea industry. But perhaps it is something to consider, bearing in mind the Weatherford test, training and accreditation facility in Aberdeen.

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Come back Britoil – all is forgiven

We are told by Deloitte that the number of exploration wells being drilled in the UK North Sea collapsed 78% in Q1 this year compared with the same period in 2008. On top of this, Oil & Gas UK thinks that the total amount of UK North Sea drilling could fall by nearly 70% this year.

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So what happened, Alistair Darling

Perhaps I was hoping for too much. Leaving aside the poorly researched piece that was prattled in a Sunday newspaper just days before the UK's 2009 Budget and unjustifiably raised hopes, I had higher expectations of Chancellor Alistair Darling than the measures announced and largely trailed beforehand.

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EMGS wins GoM work

NORWEGIAN company Electromagnetic Geoservices has secured a multi-client data-licensing contract with a major international exploration and production operator for Clearplay 3D electromagnetic (EM) data from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The deal is worth about $5.8million.

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