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Cause for optimism: a view from Houston

09/05/2018

As the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference week draws to a close, optimism in the oilfield services sector is returning. Sean P. Heinroth, Vice President at EY Parthenon in Houston, explains why the market environment, from North America to the North Sea, is more positive.

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Lord provost only UK politician at OTC

04/05/2018

Aberdeen’s Lord Provost Barney Crockett was the only British politician to attend a major oil and gas conference in America this week.

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Subsea oil and gas sector ‘recovering’

04/05/2018

The subsea oil and gas sector will make a “strong” recovery if companies can “hang on for the ride” for another two to three years, a finance expert said yesterday.

Opinion

Doing the “Rope a Dope”

03/05/2018

Energy Voice’s boxing theme this month made me think about my favourite fight; the Muhammad Ali v George Foreman world heavyweight fight held in Zaire in 1974, or as it’s more commonly known “The Rumble in the Jungle”.

Opinion

Focus on quality assurance crucial for long-term success of drilling sector

03/05/2018

Oil and gas operators could save millions of dollars each year by investing in tighter quality assurance and controls on drilling and well completion equipment that would reduce equipment-related Non-Productive Time – failures that are a substantial and potentially “avoidable” cost, according to a leading industry specialist.

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Efforts to rejuvenate Aberdeen at OTC

03/05/2018

A new body tasked with bringing international investment to the north-east has ambitious plans to attract a digital software company.

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OPINION: Houston has much to teach us

03/05/2018

I remember clearly that when Aberdeen first looked at redeveloping Union Terrace Gardens, Sir Ian Wood – now chairman of the economic development outfit Opportunity North East (ONE) – claimed that it would help turn Aberdeen into “the Houston of the east”.

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50 years of OTC – 50 years of the North Sea!

02/05/2018

Given that OTC will be in full swing in Houston as this is published, and that it is celebrating its 50th anniversary, I thought it would be timely to look back over 50 years of oil and gas in the North Sea with a bit of a legal lens. We are also celebrating at CMS, since our Aberdeen office is 25 years old this year so it’s a good time for reflection.

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Collaboration the way forward says Burness Paull

02/05/2018

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is now entering its 50th year. Interestingly, the year of the first conference coincided with the Ekofisk discovery, heralding the start of the northern North Sea as a basin back in 1969.

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OTC 2018: Wood and IBM to work on digital products

02/05/2018

Energy service giant Wood, of Aberdeen, and technology firm IBM have teamed up to harness artificial intelligence, analytics and blockchain to transform the way oil companies operate.

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OTC 2018: Pipe band strikes up at OTC

01/05/2018

Watch this video of a pipe band playing at the opening of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. OTC is the oil and gas industry’s biggest annual exhibition. This year it is expected to host 70,000 people and 2,000 exhibitions.  

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Houston calls for ICR Integrity

30/04/2018

An Aberdeen-headquartered asset integrity firm has expanded its global footprint with the opening of a new office and operational facilities in Houston, Texas.

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OPINION: Houston is an evolving energy city with a natural resilience

24/04/2018

As Houston prepares for its 49th annual Offshore Technology Conference we hear about how the city and its energy sector have evolved to overcome the challenges of the last two decades from Scottish-born Suzanne Munro, now US business development manager for NSL (part of ASCO Group).

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