Production and Operations

Success in world oil production as well as gas production and operations can have multi-million dollar implications, whilst mistakes could threaten the very future of the companies we work for. This industry resource focuses on world oil production, offshore oil production, oil management initiatives, and gas production. Oil and Gas IQ is developed by the industry - for the industry, and aims to ensure that best practices are shared and that right lessons are learned amongst our valued global community.
 

The Bitesize Guide To Shell's $69.6 Billion Takeover Of BG Group

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 4/8/2015

The Bitesize Guide To Shell's $69.6 Billion Takeover Of BG Group - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

Supermajor Royal Dutch Shell today agreed to buy exploration firm BG Group in a deal valued at $69.6 billion (£47 billion). Here are the vital statistics behind this mega-merger. Full Article »


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"What we do is at the heart of the economy" - How A&D Is Driving The Oil & Gas Industry -

In the opening speech of Oil & Gas IQ's Acquisition & Divestiture Summit 2011, conference chairman Ben Arabo of Atlantic Petroleum summarises the challenges and opportunities the last few years have brought to oil and gas financing. Full Video »


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Modular Construction In Oil & Gas - The EPC Perspective

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 6/5/2014


Modular Construction In Oil & Gas - The EPC Perspective - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

In this exclusive podcast, Fred Haney, Executive Director, Design Engineering at Fluor Corporation touches on everything from logistics to the Great Crew Change to why go modular at all from the viewpoint of a tier 1 EPC firm Full Podcast »


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Editorial: The Critical Joke - From Iraq To An Economy Near You?

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 3/3/2015


Editorial: The Critical Joke - From Iraq To An Economy Near You? - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

As Brent crude rises past the $60 per barrel mark, global industry is beginning to come to terms with the seismic shock of three consecutive months of sub $80 oil. The global rig count – a commonly cited bellwether for the health of the industry - is down by eight per cent year on year and drilling rates across the board have slumped. Mid 2014 calculations of 210,000 wells to be drilled through 2020 have been revised down by half, and that is off the back of a lean year of drilling, with mature arenas like the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) seeing the lowest number of wells completed since the 1960s. Although a mollified oil price will be affecting the purse strings and tax income of all oil-dependent states from the Americans to Asia Pacific, few will be feeling the affects more acutely than the beleaguered Republic of Iraq. Full Column »


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The Race for More Oil: Best Practices for Safer, Stronger Offshore Structures

With demand for oil projected to keep climbing, oil companies are exploiting harder-to-reach reservoirs and keeping existing assets operating much longer. Designing a platform for harsh conditions or deep water that is easy to build, cost-effective to install, and safe to operate is no easy feat – and the risk of failure is high. Discover how world-class offshore engineering teams use modern design and simulation technology to create better, safer structures that meet the operational needs of the platform. Full Whitepaper »


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