The long-awaited UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) kicks off in Glasgow in November when world leaders arrive in Scotland to seek agreement on how to tackle clime change collectively.
Everybody loves a big-budget, blockbuster sequel. Half a century after the original and long-running oil boom adventure, the North Sea is poised to repeat and surpass that success with an even bigger net-zero carbon and renewable follow-up: the £16 billion North Sea Transition Deal.
Energy skills body OPITO has announced the creation of a new Energy Transition team, which could open the door for oil and gas workers looking to shift to renewables.
Trade unions and climate campaigners have called for the creation of an “offshore training passport” to help workers move between the oil and gas and renewables sectors more easily.
We live in a rapidly-evolving world. The energy we need for our day-to-day lives – from switching on the kettle in the morning and powering up a laptop, to driving to the shops or picking up the kids from school – is growing exponentially and our energy system is transforming to meet this demand in a sustainable way.
Leading global safety firm, RelyOn Nutec, has further expanded its market leading digital training capabilities by adding a core oil and gas safety course to its comprehensive e-learning library.
An new alliance between Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech and 3T Energy Group has bagged a “significant” project to help shape future training of oil workers in Mozambique.
As key contributors to OGUK’s events programme, Lois Wilkinson and Isabella Busch help organise a host of events including the representative body’s annual awards, where members of the next generation achieved industry recognition.
For the vast majority of the UK’s workforce, the commute to the office typically involves driving a car, catching a bus or train, hopping on a bike or walking. But not for the thousands of oil and gas workers that travel to installations miles offshore every day – including 20-year-old apprentice Scott Milligan.
The transition to a lower carbon economy, including commitments by the UK and Scottish Governments to achieve net zero by 2050 and 2045 respectively, coupled with increased urgency around climate action plans leading to COP26 in November, have sent a clear message.
Three of the north-east’s top oil and gas industry training providers share their insights on the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic and energy transition with emeritus editor Jeremy Cresswell.
The energy sector faces two existential shifts in the coming years, with the digitalisation of existing energy systems and the transition to a future energy mix.
Oil and gas bosses are confident the revamped Aberdeen Science Centre will encourage youngsters to learn about the “vital role they can play” in the energy transition.
Maersk Training has recently announced a significant investment of $1million into its UK business, headquartered in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg) has grown its membership over the past 12 months, with sign-ups coming from leading companies within the renewables sector, renowned industry bodies and energy companies who are placing an increased focus on clean energy.
Global skills body OPITO has marked a “strategic shift” in the business after it made its first move into the renewable energy industry.
Global skills organisation OPITO has launched a new initiative to help seafarers make a move into the oil and gas industry.
Oil firms must seize the opportunity presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to grasp the nettle and embrace digital technology and data analysis, industry experts have said.
Looking after the wellbeing of our colleagues in the global energy workforce during the coronavirus pandemic is, in a sense, business as usual for all of us at Opito.
More than 140 young people from a dozen schools around the north-east of Scotland took part in the final day of Subsea Expo 2020.
Our industry is facing a tremendous challenge as we tackle the energy transition, and developing a workforce that is multi-skilled, flexible and technology-enabled is critical.
A former petrol pump designer has scooped Opito’s Apprentice of the Year Award at the age of 33.
The head of Aberdeen Science Centre has revealed the building will reopen in June, following a huge revamp which will create “a massive wow factor”.
Now more than ever, it is important we work to attract the next generation into the industry.
The white heat of digital technology has greatly intensified during 2019. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is massively disrupting and transforming our industry and society all around us.