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North Sea Legacy Continues to Help Shape Global Energy Production

There is no doubt that North Sea activity, both its highs and lows, has been the benchmark of quality and efficiency for many decades. It is also clear that frontier regions, such as west Africa and South America and the more established Middle East, look north to emulate and take advantage of innovative technologies that have been tried and tested in the United Kingdom and Norwegian continental shelves, and that can be transferred to more challenging or hostile environments.

Aligned with the transfer of technology and skills is the ambition of many regions, such as the Middle East, to develop and enhance its level of in-country competency. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has traditionally been dominated by the supermajors, but with the entrance of smaller or more independent companies, such as Statoil and Maersk, and competitors from China and South Korea, the “old guard” may have less impact and influence in the future.

Over the past 10 years, a number of regional research centers have been created in the Middle East, including the Qatar Science and Technology Park, the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. All these centers work alongside a number of national and international oil companies as well as international service companies across the region.

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North Sea Legacy Continues to Help Shape Global Energy Production

Fredrik Harestad, General Manager, Omega Completion Technology

01 August 2014

Volume: 66 | Issue: 8

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