The UK Oil & Gas Technology Centre has invested in three robotic technologies to help transform pressure vessel inspection on offshore rigs. We find out how the systems being developed could help reduce costs and improve safety in this vital task that currently requires full shutdown and manual inspection.
In this issue we also take a look at the tension between Cyprus and Turkey over oil and gas deposits in a contested region off the island’s coast, take a look inside the growing US oil production market, and ask what New Zealand's ban on new oil and gas exploration permits will mean for the industry.
Plus, we check out a Norwegian-developed well-sealing technology using “artificial” magma to fuse infrastructure to surrounding rock, speak to ABB about optimising operations, and track the growing number of climate change-related lawsuits against major oil companies.
Susanne Hauner, editor
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