The move of offshore drilling into ever-deeper waters, and the accompanying technical challenges, have been a boon to Norwegian technology companies. They have a reputation for innovation and attention to quality and safety, said John Hurter, an oil and gas advisor for INTSOK, a Houston-based industry consortium of Norwegian oil and gas partners.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...