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The best place to find petroleum...
As global exploration gets more difficult, there is a major prize to be gained by increasing flow rates and improving recovery factors in existing fields. In any petroleum province which is very mature in exploration terms, such as the North Sea, it would be better for companies to stop 'wildcat' exploring and focus on enhancing production in and around existing oil & gas fields.
21 Oct 2012

Oracle's 2012 Oil and Gas Industry Excellence Awards results
Oracle has awarded its 2012 "Oil and Gas Industry Excellence Awards" at its annual Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco, to Southwestern Energy, ADCO, National Oilwell Varco, Transocean, Enterprise Products Partners L.P and ADNOC Distribution.
19 Oct 2012

Oil & Gas UK safety conference - call for papers
UK industry body Oil and Gas UK has issued a call for papers for its offshore safety conference, to be held in 18-20 June 2013, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.
12 Oct 2012

UK government £1m innovation winners announced
The recipients of the UK government's £1m funding "to help oil and gas sector to innovate" have been announced.
12 Oct 2012

ICoTA invites schoolchildren to present "smart and sustainable idea"
The Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter, together with the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen, have set a challenge to local schoolchildren to "devise a smart and sustainable idea for the oil and gas sector."
05 Oct 2012

Fairfield Energy £70m to improve production at Dunlin Platform
UK upstream oil and gas company Fairfield Energy reports that it has invested £70m in the Dunlin platform to try to increase and sustain production.
05 Oct 2012

'Integrated Operations' conference held in Trondheim - videos available
The annual 'Integrated Operations' conference was held this week (Sept 25-26) in Trondheim, Norway, looking at new approaches to helping oil and gas companies improve safety, production and recovery.
28 Sep 2012

DNV develops "recommended practise" for shale gas lifecycle
DNV has put together a "recommended practise" for managing risk in shale gas extraction, covering the entire life cycle of the project.
28 Sep 2012

CGGVeritas acquires Fugro's Geoscience division for Eur 1.2bn
Geophysics giant CGGVeritas has acquired the geoscience division of Fugro for Eur 1.2bn.
28 Sep 2012

Oil and Gas UK safety conference - 25th anniversary of Piper Alpha
UK oil and gas association "Oil and Gas UK" is holding an offshore safety conference in Aberdeen in June 18-20 2013, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.
21 Sep 2012

Rush to the cloud
The movement to cloud computing, sometimes used together with mobile devices, is happening faster than anyone predicted, according to a recent Accenture / Microsoft survey
21 Sep 2012

Making people like contract management systems
Formal contract management systems are often not very popular with site-based project personnel. Richie Anderson of 8 over 8 explains how to get them involved
21 Sep 2012

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The fact that fractures are common in the subsurface have been known for at least the last century but the practice of treating reservoirs as fractured rock masses has been extremely slow in becoming a standard industry practice, despite that fact that fields with such reservoirs are known from SE Asia, the carbonates of the Middle East and much more recently, the basement West of the Shetlands.