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Gazprom executive taps OTC to share ideas

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Evgeny Yadryshnikov of Gazprom International talked about attending the conference. Edited excerpts follow.
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Aker gets Grieg platform EPC work

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Kvaerner ASA plans to subcontract work to Aker Solutions for the engineering, procurement, and construction of topsides for the Edvard Grieg (former Luno) platform operated by Lundin in the North Sea.
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OTC: A more balanced view on climate change

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It’s Thursday afternoon, the final hours of the Offshore Technology Conference, and it’s in these waning hours when some of the more interesting and diverse presentations emerge.
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Survival Systems draws a crowd without the gimmicks

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Attracting attention at OTC isn’t too difficult when you have a 22,000-pound, bright-orange emergency survival capsule sitting in the center of your booth.
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North Sea still holds promise

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While the North Sea’s oil fields are more mature than newer areas of offshore discovery, the waters still can provide decades of opportunity — especially with high oil prices as an incentive — according to industry experts and Britain-boosters at the Offshore Technology Conference.
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OTC tackles floating wind turbine technology

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The prospect of offshore floating wind turbines was at the center of a series of studies at the Offshore Technology Conference that examined the future of the new technology.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore, OTC, Social
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Travel management executive looks for business at OTC

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Lucas Ribeiro of Wings Travel Management talked about attending the conference.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore, OTC, Social
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Scottish energy companies growing, looking at Houston for new offices

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There is a sizable group of energy companies from Aberdeen, Scotland at the Offshore Technology Conference this year, and many of the companies are using the event as a chance to start recruiting employees for Houston-based offices.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore, OTC, Social
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OTC winner: Drillers can simultaneously drill and case hole with new liner

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A new liner technology created by Tesco Corp. has essentially negated the risks of delay and other problems that go along with having an open drill hole before the liner is dropped in.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore, OTC
Aubrey McClendon, co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corp., is pictured during an interview in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005. (AP Photo)

Chesapeake alone forecasts gas rally for recovery

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon is banking his turnaround of the industry’s biggest debtor on a rebound in natural-gas prices that no Wall Street analysts tracked by Bloomberg expect will happen.