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May/June

IBP: Brazil is ‘on the right track’ with changes to local content, tax regimes, environmental licensing

It might be an understatement to say that the Brazilian oil and gas industry is in a state of flux. With the double whammy of a global oil price collapse and a corruption scandal that brought its national oil company to the brink of meltdown, Brazil looked like it was headed for some deeply troubling times...

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Perspectives: Trent Martin, Transocean: Industry’s embrace of data-driven approach to drilling optimization means it’s a great time to be an offshore engineer

As a child of a Saudi Aramco helicopter maintenance engineer in the 1970s and ’80s, Trent Martin lived in more places while growing up than some people visit in a lifetime. From East Africa to Saudi Arabia and across Canada, the oil and gas industry quickly captured Mr Martin’s imagination as his father moved from one part of the industry to another...

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