August 2021

The resource curse, or the paradox of plenty, is the phenomenon whereby countries underperform economically despite an abundance of natural resources. We map the resource rich countries that have fallen victim.

Also in this issue, we look into a new Canadian floating wind-powered drilling project and explore how ABB and Equinor's partnership at the Krafla field could set a new standard for automation and collaboration.&

Plus, we investigate Axora's cost-saving digital innovation challenge for the offshore industry, ask whether oil majors can afford to continue paying dividends, and consult with cybersecurity experts ExtraHop to learn more about the seriousness of cyberattacks in the oil industry and how to prevent them.


Editor | Callum Tyndall

Writers | Glen Kangisser, Carl Minikes, Mark Johnson, Jean Cristofari, Yoana Cholteeva, Matt Farmer, Matthew Hall, JP Casey,  
Magazine Designer | Dimeji Akinkuolie

Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Ashley McPherson, Tyrrell Lowe, Marzia Del Gaone, Martina Labaiova, Noemi Balint, Filipe Costa, Maria Gimenez, Will Ingham
Lead Designer | John Hammond 

Publisher | Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


Sales Manager | Jamie Mcbarek

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