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HIMA’s Jamie Hudson addresses functional safety and the technical aspects of safety case submission under Singapore’s new major hazards installations regulation. In Singapore, MHIs comprise…
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:47

Battening down the hatches

The Weather Co.’s Jim Menard explains how current advances in radar technology are enabling rig workers to get warnings of incoming weather, even in the…
Monday, 08 May 2017 10:26

India on track to boost output

Concerted efforts of the government along with new policy initiatives, are well directed to enhance domestic hydrocarbon production and cut down import dependency by 10%…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:49

Fueling Asian LNG markets

While Asia has abundant LNG supply, the region still lacks the right infrastructure and commercial arrangements to develop the necessary LNG supply networks to sustainably…
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 12:36

Investigating cyber security threats

Only by looking at a wider solution, through a combination of functional safety and IT security, can oil and gas businesses truly ensure their overall…
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 09:28

Best practices in rig decommissioning

GMS’ Thomas Alexander discusses the challenges and complexities of rig decommissioning in a volatile oil market.  Rig decommissioning, from GMS. The oil industry downturn is…
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 23:15

Popular stories of 2016

AOG takes a look back at some of the most-read stories of 2016. Image of Malikai, from Shell. 2016 began with investors fearing that the…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 09:03

Transforming the LNG transfer zone

The Cryoline hose technology for small scale LNG allows for the safe transfer of gas in liquid form in remote regions where larger power generation…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 08:18

Maximizing economic recovery

NEL’s Neil Bowman outlines how current well testing practice has generated uncertainties, and provides alternative methods that can impact economic recovery. Image of the flow…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:22

Lean management reduces repair times

Sulzer’s Ian Taylor explains the principles of lean management, how they apply to the oil and gas sector and the practical steps that deliver benefits…
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:06

Keeping up with EPC demands

Fluor’s Donna Cruz discusses two EPC projects in Southeast Asia, which the group found to be challenging yet rewarding. Malampaya. Images from Fluor. Since the…
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 08:56

Framing fracking

Are hydraulic fracturing policies driven by science or public perceptions? Daniel Tormey from Catalyst Environmental Solutions explains. Hydraulic fracturing. Image from Daniel Tormey. Science and…
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 08:27

Dropped objects lead to safety review

Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme best practices guidebook inspires safety hazard management initiatives. Douglas Clark explains. An oil rig top drive. Images from Douglas Clark. Natural…
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:38

From survival to growth

New report indicates the Asia Pacific to be the hottest destination for new investment, with 31% of companies expecting to pursue their next investment in…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 08:26

Singapore, Madagascar seed economic ties

Singapore companies looking for growth options will find a viable market in Madagascar’s oil and gas sector, which remains relatively untapped. Audrey Raj writes.  …
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:42

Digitizing the supply chain

Francesco Grillo and Diane de Beaudrap from Steel Available discuss digitalization in the supply chain. The main challenge facing the oil and gas industry today…
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:47

LNG in a changing market environment

While the long-term economic fundamentals of the LNG business remain positive, some producers may just pull the plug on future projects, if prices continue to…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:35

Combatting sand erosion

For equipment that is increasingly coming under attack from sand erosion, how can operators be assured of the equipment’s performance? Zak Latif from NEL explains.…
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 08:05

Singapore academia advances in R&D

ABS’ Dr. Gu Hai shares insights into how the firm is partnering with higher learning institutes in Singapore to investigate high-fidelity sensor techniques and reliable…
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 08:43

Hyperbaric welding on live subsea pipeline

Han Heilig discusses a new method developed to repair a crack on a live gas pipeline in the Java Sea that takes gas from a…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 08:02

Iran: Asia has first mover advantage

Iran's ambitious aim to rapidly develop its oil and gas sector will require foreign engagement in areas Asian companies have leading positions. Mahdi Kazemzadeh from…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:17

Preparing for ballast water ratification

It is estimated that more than 50,000 vessels will need to be fitted with ballast water treatment systems over the next decade. Cathelco’s Justin Salisbury…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 09:05

Spending cuts deepen in 2016

Despite the further slump in upstream spending, some noteworthy projects in the region are set to see significant investments. Audrey Raj reports. Top 15 Asia-Pacific…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 09:49

Are end users heeding the threat?

The impact a single cyber attack could have on oil and gas installation is significantly higher than other sectors. Wood Group Mustang's Rahul Gupta explains. …
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 08:22

2015 isn’t all bad news

As we draw closer to the end of 2015, Audrey Raj outlines onshore and offshore E&P developments in the region, which have been milestone achievements…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:25

Sakhalin II in big data management

Trish Meek provides insights into how massive amount of data in Russia’s first LNG project is being integrated and processed across all operations, including the…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 09:49

The Internet of meter calibration

Web-based meter calibration reduces costs, increases productivity and has no negative impact on accuracy. NEL’s Craig Marshall explains. General view of NEL’s flow measurement facility.…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:47

Indonesia in OPEC membership

In December, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) plans to accept Indonesia’s request to rejoin the oil exporters group after a break of…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:15

Project engineering overcomes T&I challenges

Shanghai-based SB Submarine Systems (SBSS) completed two subsea power cable installations in Saudi Arabia and Korea, which required highly engineered solutions, due to the nature…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 08:02

Validating FLNG design

Wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics can play an integral role in helping to refine the design of an FLNG vessel, says Suba Sivandran,…
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