US President Trump’s recent decision to pull out of the Iran deal has, as expected, rocked the oil industry and sent the price per barrel above $80 - but it's far from the only event to have shaken up the oil industy throughout its history. We take a look at the fallout from Trump's move, and chart a timeline of other geopolitical events that have had a similar effect on the market.

We also investigate safety issues surrounding offshore gas leaks and ask what lessons have been learned since the Piper Alpha disaster 30 years ago, find out how Equinor's approach to powering the Johan Sverdrup field with onshore energy will reduce the project's carbon footprint, and speak to ABB about its work to move production facilities to the seabed.

Plus, we ask whether concerns about oil spills will hamper new exploration efforts off the coast of Nova Scotia, look at the biggest upcoming gas projects, and speak to Lloyd’s Register about its newly launched collaborative approach to decommissioning, which aims to reduce the cost and risk burden for operators.

Ceri Jones, editor

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