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Opinion

Opinion

The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent

IN 1966, Sergio Leone directed Clint Eastwood in The Good the Bad and the Ugly. In recent months, three FTSE100 listed E&P companies have re-written the script, issuing drilling updates which have been received in the market as "the good, the bad and the indifferent".

Opinion

Africa . . . a continent on the move

AFRICA is on an upward growth curve. This growth is underpinned by a long-term process of economic and regulatory reform that has occurred across much of the continent since the end of the Cold War -- a period in which inflation has been brought under control, foreign debt and budget deficits reduced, state-owned enterprises privatised, regulatory and legal systems strengthened, and many African economies opened up to international trade and investment.

Opinion

Trio of opportunities beckon

THE Middle East and North Africa have been at the forefront of the news this year. They have always represented a significant political risk for the oil and gas industry, but amidst the political turmoil and the personal sacrifice, the industry continues to develop.

Opinion

Setting the pace for fit and robust industry standards

THE date April 20, 2010, will be forever etched on the collective memory of the oil and gas industry. This was the night a massive hydrocarbon release engulfed the Deepwater Horizon while drilling the US Gulf of Mexico Macondo field, claiming the lives of 11 men and unleashing the largest oil spill in the history of the American petroleum industry.

Opinion

Time to be partisan

OFFSHORE Europe 2011 day one: for once there's a decent new project announcement ... BP's £700million Kinnoul satellite field that the company says will support 1,000 or so jobs at peak.

Opinion

“The UK is not a Well, Fair State . . .”

It is reasonable to say, given the current economic state of the nation, all is clearly not well and all is not fair in the UK either. The phrase the "State of the Nation" is sadly a rather apt phrase . . .

Offshore Europe

A whining Aberdonian

Welcome to our new look and, we believe, dramatically improved web presence, with more news and features that ever before, including material specifically written for the site . . . like this . . . er . . . blog. We're of course all hoping that the gremlins stay in their box, especially since this is Offshore Europe week.