OUR GREAT MINDS

Exploration & Production Featured Stories:

    • Brand Finance: Worlds Top Oil and Gas Brands in 2017

      by Tina Olivero

      Every year, leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies. Brands are first evaluated to determine their power/strength (based on factors such as marketing investment, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation) and given a corresponding letter grade up to AAA+. Brand strength is used to […]

    • Industry Leader: Mark Collett talks oil offshore

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM: Where do you think the price of oil is going? Mark Collett, COO, Crosbie Group: Shale oil clearly has been a game changer, and I don’t think anyone fully understood the impact it would have on industry. Supply and demand are coming back into balance, so I don’t think that it’s a stretch […]

    • VISIONARY ROB CROSBIE: Business Offshore

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM: What strategies have you implemented at Crosbie Salamis to continue to win contracts and build the business in low oil dollar times? Rob Crosbie – CEO, Crosbie Group: As the economic landscape has changed, we have diligently worked through the traditional activities around prudent budgeting and fiscal restraint.  However, we continue to spend funds […]

    • BILL FANNING: An oil veteran’s view!

      by Tina Olivero

      The OGM – Our Great Minds Interviews visionary leader Bill Fanning, the President and Country Manager Kvaerner Canada. The OGM: What strategies have you implemented with Kvaerner to continue to build the business in Canada now that Hebron is completed? Bill Fanning, President and Country Manager Kvaerner Canada: We have pursued R&D activities that are suited to […]

    • Finalists in the global SPE Offshore Achievement Awards 2017

      by Tina Olivero

      Hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, the annual awards recognise some of the industry’s most innovative technology developments as well as talented individuals and exceptional large and small company performance. This year’s shortlist comprises a wide cross-section of the offshore sector, with companies large and small, spanning a variety of sub-sectors, represented. […]

    • Harber Coatings: Invents Revolutionary High-Performance Coatings

      by Tina Olivero

      When an industry faces a harsh downturn for two years, there is a critical need gain efficiencies, optimization and reliability.  That’s a global trend. And in the coatings industry its leading minds that have come up with optimal gains that support sustainable long-term cost reductions and higher efficiency. Replacement and repair of damaged equipment are […]

    • Bids Offshore Newfoundland garnish $758 million in work commitments

      by Tina Olivero

      Today, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that significant exploration opportunity exists in the province’s offshore as evidenced by the results of Call for Bids in the Eastern Newfoundland Region and in the Jeanne d’Arc Region, both located in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.  8 land parcels were awarded and a […]

    • Offshore Newfoundland Discovery West Orphan Basin

      by Tina Olivero

      West Orphan Basin The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that an independent resource assessment covering the area of the West Orphan Basin had identified 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas potential. This discovery is based on new data covering nine parcels of land on offer in the […]

    • Ben van Beurden Interview (Shell Chief)

      by Tina Olivero

      Van Beurden and his colleagues might well have been in need of a drink after the gruelling nine-and-a-half month takeover campaign. While that day’s vote by BG shareholders – waved through with more than 99 percent approval – had never been a concern, van Beurden had faced a tough battle to convince his own shareholders […]

    • Tina Olivero: Hollywood Movie Tells the Story of Rig Disaster

      by Tina Olivero

      The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was like a floating hotel. The deck of the rig was nearly as big as a football field. It encased a 25-story derrick. Below the deck, two more floors accommodated nearly 150 people. Each room – a home away from home – had its own bathroom and satellite television, and […]