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February 2012


I n t e r n a t io n al NOW including: International Hydrographic & Seismic Search Oil Recovery Enhanced Maximising crude reserves


February 2012


Explosion-proof actuation Automation boosts operational data


Pipeline Construction Plasma cutting systems help meet tight schedules and save money


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36 Exploration • Drilling • Field Services 8 Discoveries boost well resource estimates 8 Production from US shale reserves forges ahead


International Hydrographic & Seismic Search


8 Filling in missing information for offshore engineers 8 Seismic surveys progress worldwide


33 Communications/Telemetry 8 Digital and wireless solutions dominate market


37 Production • Processing • Handling 8 Pumping solutions for extreme conditions 8 Plasma systems save time and money in pipeline construction


66 Instrumentation • Computing • Control 8 Automation improves intelligent field operations and plant operability


70 Health & Safety 8 EU proposes new offshore health and safety rules


13 Insulation requirements 20 Strain gauges 22 Enhanced oil recovery 24 Electronic locks


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47 Ultrasonic flow technology 54 Explosion proof actuation 62 High pressure piping 72 Advertisers’ Index


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