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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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26
May

welcoming new people to io

we have great pleasure in announcing the opening of our office in Abu Dhabi and in welcoming a number of new people to io. Mike Nevin joins us as a partner responsible for the Middle East based in our recently established office in Abu Dhabi. Mike has over 20 years oil & gas industry experience...
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28
Apr

in FEED and beyond we will work with you to protect value

At io we believe a key issue with cost and scope growth during FEED is that the holistic (whole system) impact of small cost benefit changes are not understood until the end of FEED. We call this “death by a thousand cuts” or “creeping normalisation”.
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28
Apr

offshore NW Australia

NW Australia has a number of stranded gas accumulations which are unable to support the expense of a dedicated pipeline and terminal independently. The Australian Federal Government were keen to collaborate with the public sector to explore shared infrastructure to exploit stranded reserves.
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28
Apr

challenge us with your stuck projects

io issued an invitation to clients to challenge us on a field development currently viewed as uneconomic. A client supplied a field development concept which was believed to be unviable, due to, low GOR, heavy waxy oil and lack of subsurface data.
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