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Andrew Bradshaw

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Five tips for surviving OTC

by Andrew Bradshaw
12 Apr

With hopes high that the international oil and gas industry may have seen the worst of the current downturn in commodity price, it’s anticipated that this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, (May 1-4) will attract an increased number of visitors.

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What OTC will tell us about the state of international oil and gas

by Andrew Bradshaw
27 Mar

With a growing optimism that the three-year downturn in the fortunes of the international oil and gas industry may be improving, all eyes will be on this year’s Offshore Technical Conference (OTC), which runs from May 1-4 in Houston’s NRG Park.

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Spring Budget; a step in the right direction for oil and gas industry

by Andrew Bradshaw
08 Mar
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5 ways to get the best out of your marketing agency

by Andrew Bradshaw
24 Feb

Five ways to get the best out of your marketing agency

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Global hub may be the future of oil and gas industry

by Andrew Bradshaw
14 Feb

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New Year spells new hope for oil and gas

by Andrew Bradshaw
10 Jan

Is the onset of a new year creating an environment for generating cautious optimism in the oil and gas industry?

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The Stone Age didn’t end because of a shortage of stone

by Andrew Bradshaw
01 Nov

The challenge to oil in the 21st century.

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Change the record OPEC! Why its planned production cut will fail

by Andrew Bradshaw
27 Oct

You know how it is when you go somewhere and spot someone famous? Seeing a celebrity outside of their familiar setting (maybe in their normal day clothes rather than their stage gear, maybe a bit older or heavier than you remember) can make you question whether it really is that person from the telly or the world of sport or music.

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The oil price crash: why didn’t we see it coming and what’s the future?

by Andrew Bradshaw
24 Aug

More than 350,000 jobs have been lost globally in the oil and gas industry since the current downturn started in the summer of 2014. By the end of this year, Oil & Gas UK predicts 120,000 jobs in the North Sea will have gone.

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What’s behind Saudi Arabia’s energy reshuffle?

by Andrew Bradshaw
20 Jun

The recent removal of Saudi Arabia’s long-standing oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, and his replacement by Saudi Aramco chairman, Khalid al-Falih, raises questions about the future direction of the kingdom’s energy policy.

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