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Can Hong Kong Maintain its Attractiveness despite Slowdown in China?

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Before answering this question, there are at least three aspects which need to be established. First, is the attractiveness of Hong Kong as a Centre of trade & commerce in South East Asia, really because [...]

Economic Downturn – A Unique Opportunity for Strengthening Presence in OSV Segment

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Offshore Support Vessels sector and Offshore Supply Base sector are two core components of Offshore Oil & Gas sector, which must remain available and can’t be shutdown. The petroleum products demand fluctuations can only [...]

Paris Agreement on UNFCC and Impact on Oil & Gas Industries

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Environmental friendly initiative will always target on the largest and the most obvious contributor to not only energy demand but also pollution. This is the first time that any UN Convention has been endorsed by [...]

Oil Market Downturn – Impact on Most Loyal Servants of Offshore Industry!

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Looking at the facts and figures, there is no real downturn on the demand side of the oil as a source of energy. Neither there has been any drop in production rate of OPEC since [...]

It’s Time to Unseal Sealed Offers in International Arbitration – as a Negotiation Strategy or Pressure Tactics?

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Abstract: This paper traces the origin and history of the use of “sealed offers” as part of the ongoing negotiations between the parties engaged in litigation, with an objective to identify common principles which may [...]

Oil Price can’t be set on one side of the economic analysis as cause or victim – for it is both!

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

This response is a belated reply to a comment from one of the special visitor to this website and who has kindly commented old article on “Oil Price as a Barometer of Economy”. I [...]

Why Arbitration is the Best Forum for Resolving Complex Maritime Disputes?

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The maritime disputes may vary from Charter Party issues, cargo interests, accidents, insurance claims, personal injury claims and the list goes on. All these issues are not only multiple and complex but frequently also are [...]

Why do we blame God when things go wrong!

January 20th, 2016|0 Comments

The historical and an innovative term “Force Majeure”, has been used in commercial contracts in principle to relieve the Parties, from performing their obligations, when prevented by the events entirely beyond the control of a [...]

Rising Costs of Conflicts and Disputes Management – Can it be Controlled?

January 20th, 2016|0 Comments

There is generally no provision for estimating costs of litigation to be added during bidding stage for any contract, as the project cost estimates will make the bid uncompetitive or highly priced. Even then there [...]

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Annual Production of Total Liquid Petroleum and Impact on Future Trend

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The annual production of all petroleum producing countries had been growing steadily year-on-year with Brazil showing the steepest climb in the last five years. The production rates were kept on full steam ahead to meet [...]

Potential of Hong Kong as a Business Centre for Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Segments

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Hong Kong can become an ideal location for the OSV Operators and Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration Companies, in the near to long term future, provided concerted efforts by the government and a favorable eco-system [...]

Opportunities for Offshore Supply Bases in Supporting OSVs with Loss of Charters!

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

How to benefit from the stagnant demand for oil & gas sector, with oil price hanging below psychological benchmark of US$50/barrel? It has made some dents on offshore E & P support service providers. There [...]

Mediation – a Virtue or an ADR Forum in Continuous Evolution!

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Evidence of Mediation in Scriptures and History Between God and Abraham (Genesis 18:23-33) Dispute: God wanted to destroy Sodom because of their wickedness but Abraham interceded Abraham asked if there were 50 righteous men in [...]

Loss-Time Schedule Management in EPCIC Contracts

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Time, Time and Time Again! How many time you hear this: Time is of the essence! Time is critical! Delivery Time is important! Liquidated damages for delay in delivery time will be enforced! Right for [...]