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12
Apr

Petromall Insights April 2018 issue: io – developments “starting with the end in mind”

Published in Petromall Insights’ April issue http://www.petromall.org/ and republished here with permission. io – developments “starting with the end in mind” io oil & gas consulting (io), established in 2015 by GE Oil & Gas, now Baker Hughes, a GE Company, and McDermott, helps oil and gas operators plan developments “starting with the end in mind”,...
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04
Apr

if technology is no longer the barrier to change, what is? written by Sami Bryan and Duncan McLachlan

introduction Even as the oil price creeps back up, circa $65/bbl at the time of writing[1], the oil & gas industry still exists in a “lower for longer” environment; prices are unlikely to breach the $100/bbl barrier anytime soon, if ever. In this context, there has been a great deal written about the need for...
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27
Feb

7 oil and gas jobs that will exist in the future

Over the coming decades, all industries will be transformed by converging technological trends that dramatically alter how companies do business. This will undoubtedly lead to many current jobs becoming obsolete. However, technological change will also create countless new roles that companies will need to fill. We’re future-gazing and fast-forwarding to 2040, where we’re looking at...
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08
Feb

how agile is your project development process? written by Jim Isherwood

introduction Agile project management approaches, including flavours such as Scrum and Extreme Programming, have taken the software development world by storm. Proponents praise the flexibility and speed of the method which has gathered ardent followers across the globe. Furthermore, penetration into other industries, such as construction, has begun. As the exploration and production (E&P) industry...
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05
Feb

io study unlocks Ntorya for Aminex

Following completion of a gas commercialisation study undertaken by io, and a competent person’s report by RPS Energy consultants limited, io is pleased to announce its client, Aminex PLC, has confirmed the feasibility of developing the Ntorya gas field, in Tanzania, for commercial production. The io study indicated, based on reasonable assumptions, that Ntorya could...
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01
Feb

io intern competition

io is pleased to announce a competition to find an intern Entrants are asked to submit a written response to the following question. A shortlist of the best entrants will be invited to interview from which an individual will be selected to join io as a paid intern during July and August 2018. Entries are...
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26
Jan

io welcomes Safina Jivraj to the team

io is pleased to welcome Safina Jivraj to the team Safina has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector and joins io as Technical Director, Environmental Consultancy Services to lead io’s environmental consultancy offering. As a highly capable environmental specialist, Safina has expertise in supporting clients understand their regulatory obligations, permitting, monitoring and reporting...
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17
Jan

stranded oil and small marginal pools – what do we do with the gas? by Stephanie Ng

Introduction As a consequence of the prolonged low oil price, resource portfolios are being evaluated on stringent capital efficiency criteria; minimising financial risk; and maximising return on investment. This has naturally resulted in prioritising projects with high value investment ratios, rather than large capital intensive (albeit high absolute net present value) projects; favouring infill, small...
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02
Nov

do you trust in collaboration enough to reap the rewards?: written by Michelle Wellsbury

Collaboration vs Co-operation Like many in the industry, io believes collaboration is critical to the success of projects, particularly in this lower for longer environment.  However, the word collaborate is used frequently, in many contexts, and is often used interchangeably with the word cooperate; consequently, the meaning has become diluted and obscure. For example, Oil...
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13
Oct

why has the industry turned its back on long distance subsea tiebacks? written by Iain Bennett

The first decade of this century witnessed the successful completion of a number of field developments that featured long range tie-back to shore as the facilities solution, notably projects like Snøvhit, West Delta Deep and Ormen Lange.  This had the result of increasing the range of tie-back solutions up to 150km, but in the last...
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