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Special Features

Student scoops design accolade for Offshore Achievement Awards trophy competition

Robert Gordon University (RGU) student Alexandra Pate, 20, has won the competition to design a trophy for this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OCA). The design brief was to capture the awards’ key themes of “innovation, creativity and out-of-the box thinking”. Miss Pate’s winning entry has already led to a prototype, which will be developed into a final version – made of steel and granite – for winners of the OCAs at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, March 12.

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Shell acts on industry’s skills crisis

Amid the growing need for skilled workers in the engineering industry, Shell has confirmed its investment in a programme aimed to inspire the next generation. Tomorrow's Engineers, run by Engineering UK, aims to tackle the skills crisis by encouraging and inspiring more students to study, and pursue, a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.

Energy Technology

Shell invests £1million to bridge skills gap

Oil giant Shell has invested £1million in a programme aimed at helping address the UK’s critical shortage of scientists and engineers. The Perkins Review of Engineering Skills, published last year, called for urgent action from employers to address this shortage. Shell’s three-year funding, which has been invested in the Tomorrow’s Engineer’s Programme, will enable the programme to expand into more than 500 new schools across the UK.

Special Features

Calling all ‘Young Energy’ students

Oil and gas students have one final chance to enter into an industry wide competition and meet Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and more than 150 senior representative from across the industry. In the run up to skills week Opito has been engaging with people across the industry by giving them the chance to submit a photo with the caption #Iamoilandgas when posting a photo on Facebook or Twitter.


Bristow launches new scholarship programme

The commercial helicopter sector continues to throw open its doors to new recruits and apprentices to the oil and gas industry. Energy Graduate takes a look at one company which is helping lead the way.

Oil & Gas

Information – the undervalued safety asset

Through my studies of disaster inquiries such as Piper Alpha, Texas City, and Macondo, it’s become clear that an organisation's information is equally as valuable as its tangible assets. Whereas poor IM can ripple throughout an organisation, causing it to haemorrhage intelligence through conflicting and contradictory data, effective IM can tie together an organisation’s knowledge in one authoritative set, helping to mitigate risks and enabling greater organisational safety.

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How wave energy systems were invented

Way back in 1799, a French engineer and inventor called Girard, along with his son, patented the first wave energy system. In 1910, the first real wave machine was designed by Bochaux-Praceique to provide power to a house near Bordeaux in France.