S.T.E.M.MING The tide of ignorance and encouraging sea change of opportunity

Posted by Ann Vicens on 04-Mar-2019 12:00:00

In this blog, we take a look at the subject of S.T.E.M (an acronym for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with Claxton’s, Ann Vicens, a respected engineer with a long and diverse career history in the industry, is not only a specialist Product Leader, but very much representative of a successful woman contributing to cultural change in the workplace.

A passionate advocate for equal opportunities within traditional male-dominated industries, Ann has experienced positive change over the years, yet feels there is still some way to go to encourage an operating environment conducive to all gender types and abilities.


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Topics: STEM, Women in engineering

How a strong competency framework can address offshore industry challenges more efficiently

Posted by Robert Carlyon on 07-Feb-2019 11:00:00

With oil and gas operators continuously looking for ways to streamline projects and achieve cost savings in an ever-changing industry, the pressure on the supply chain to provide appropriate solutions is ramping up. Service companies now need to push the technological boundaries of traditional processes and deliver greater value through integrated solutions to really get underneath the client’s challenges; particularly when it comes to the late life stage. With these advancements, an experienced multi-skilled workforce back up the strategy.

In this blog, we investigate how competency training is the key to achieving consistent reliable operational success for offshore operator’s projects and across a portfolio that offers integrated solutions. We also give an exclusive insight into the game-changing infrastructure that Claxton is putting into place.

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What does 2018 tell us about the future of Drilling & Exploration? / Regional Report: A focus on the Mexican wave

Posted by Sapphire Withers on 17-Jan-2019 13:00:00

In 2019 confidence is buoyed for a potential worldwide increase in exploration and production, particularly so in North America, where rig activity levels are demonstrably on the increase.

Our January blog looks back at global trends from the past 12 months that we feel will influence 2019 and beyond. We also analyse in depth the North American continent with particular focus on Mexico. We also hope to feature other countries over the year to provide context and interest. 

the global scene and growth scenarios

The market is generally picking up, seeing investment in the upstream industry set to increase six percent year-on-year according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

North America in particular, is investing more in oil and gas exploration and is driving growth in capex: 

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The Future of the UKCS Offshore Decommissioning Industry

Posted by Claxton Marketing Team on 13-Dec-2018 10:00:00

The Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2018, run jointly by Decom North Sea and Oil & Gas UK, took place from 26 – 28 November at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews. Around 450 delegates gathered at the conference focused on the current challenges around shutting down oil and gas infrastructure together with exhibitions and keynote speeches by industry experts, and where the 2018 Decommissioning Insight Report was launched.

The report provides insight into the decommissioning market for the next ten years and provides context for operators in scheduling, forecasting and planning, and widens the scope for supply chain expertise and deployment of services.

In this blog we provide an overview of the key themes discussed in the report. Regular readers of the Claxton blog will recall Head of Brand & Marketing, Andy Norman’s piece: The Future of the UKCS Offshore Decommissioning Industry: 2017 Predictions, and we follow on to ascertain how the predictions have materialised from two years ago.

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Topics: decommissioning, well abandonment

Reflection on ADIPEC 2018

Posted by Claxton Marketing Team on 06-Dec-2018 09:00:00

With over 140,000 trade visitors and 10,400 conference delegates, The Abu Dhabi International Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) is described as the “world’s most influential oil and gas exhibition”. During November, Abu Dhabi was the home of ADIPEC, a multi-disciplinary conference, visited by international and regional oil and gas professionals, who are involved in both the technical and non-technical functions within the industry.

In this blog we look at three key themes and discussions that emerged from the event, and what the industry plans to achieve over the next 12 months to ensure a secure future.

Photo credit: adipec.com

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