The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has concluded a review of offshore safety regulations in response to President Donald Trump’s order to reduce “unnecessary burden on industry”. We ask whether the resulting proposals can uphold safety standards while stripping down safety guidelines.
We also take a look at the progress of the Zohr natural gas field project and its potential to help Egypt overcome its energy crisis, speak to the director of the UK’s TechX technology accelerator, which aims to support innovation by smaller companies, and find out how 3D modelling software helped to extend the life of Shell's Leman Alpha project.
Plus, we explore the challenges of repairing critical oil and gas infrastructure and look into the controversial suggestion that decommissioned platforms should be left in the UK North Sea rather than being removed completely.
Susanne Hauner, editor
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