Today is International Women’s Day. Across the globe, it’s a day for honouring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - and this year it marks a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
It is difficult, no matter where you source your information, to avoid talk of all things Brexit in our current national discourse.
Today the UK Offshore Wind Sector welcomed the new sector deal with the UK Government.
The Offshore Wind Sector Deal between the UK Government and the offshore wind industry aims to keep the UK’s global lead by hitting the 30GW capacity mark by 2030 and supplying 30% of the UK’s electricity needs.
A couple of weeks ago the Scottish Enterprise PR team posted on Twitter that in 2018 Scottish companies had received to the tune of £100 million in venture capital.
With the exponential growth of Internet users in the last ten years comes two potential problems that organisations and individuals connected to the web need to be aware of; privacy and cyber security.
“To be honest, looking at things right now, I haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going to happen in the coming weeks…”
Electricity from renewable energy is essential for modern living and mitigating climate change, but here in the north, our people are getting a very poor deal.
As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make your workplace safe for your employees.
We’ve had encouraging exploration news recently with two exciting discoveries, Glendronach and Glengorm, proving that significant oil and gas resources still exist on the UK Continental Shelf.
So the deed is done.
Mergers and acquisitions are engrained in the oil and gas industry’s DNA.
The recent Energy Voice article covering the chief executive of the OGA, Andy Samuel’s evidence to the inquiry into the public cost of decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure at Westminster, prompted me to review the minutes of the session.
As we move into the time of year where many organisations will be conducting shutdowns, TAR’s or outages for planned and essential maintenance work to be performed, the scopes of work to be delivered during that time mean that it is critical that both workforce and leaders are not just capable but also motivated to engage with the safe delivery of the project.
Ambitious targets have been set for the UK’s oil and gas supply chain to double the value of its £11bn export market in the next two decades. But, if this key element of the Vision 2035 strategy is to be delivered, it’s time to start having honest conversations about why some international ventures underachieve or fail completely.
As someone who provided written evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, The future of the oil and gas industry, I attended the launch of the final report at an Oil and Gas Technology Centre session on Monday, February 4th.
Back in the day – the late ’ 90s – a project called the Zero Surface Facilities Initiative was set up between a collection of operators and contractors known as the Atlantic Margin Joint Industry
Currently, more than a third of global oil and gas production comes from offshore fields. The exploration, development, construction, production, logistics, maintenance and decommissioning operations of these fields are carried out with maritime units, including offshore vessels, installations (fixed, floating and subsea) and pipelines. For many countries, the offshore industry is contributing significantly to the national and global economy.
Technology is finally high on the CEO agenda at Davos. This year’s theme, Globalization 4.0., was heavily peppered with conversations about digital technology and how it’s currently reshaping major multinationals’ operating models. In such a world, the supply chain has to reshape business models to survive, then flourish.
Since its introduction in May last year, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it is commonly known, has attracted a lot of attention and not all of it good.
Global oil and gas executives are preparing to accelerate investments in digital technologies, with the main goal of furthering their cost-saving ambitions.
The past year has marked a significant milestone in the North Sea’s history, with one of the world’s largest oil producers, Shell, celebrating 50 years of North Sea production and predicting a positive outlook for the next 50. This renewed positivity and optimism has been reaffirmed recently with the likes of Gannet E coming back online, Buzzard restarting output and production from new fields, including Garten and Clair.
It's been a decade of lows for commodities after posting 7 declines in 11 years, but we've seriously underestimated lithium. It's back with a vengeance in 2019.
Recent press on a skills shortage for the oil and gas industry prompted me to share my views on graduate training and recruitment. It is focused on my own discipline Chemical (Process) Engineering, a key skill for the oil and gas industry.
I read with interest Penelope Warne’s Energy Voice piece on Decommissioning Re-use and Recycling.