Training & Technology

PwC in virtual reality roll-out


A professional services firm’s virtual reality (VR) “experience” that was piloted in Scotland’s oil and gas sector, among other industries, is to be rolled out to clients across the UK.Showcased as part of PwC’s Oil and Gas Technology Roadshow late last year, the technology is being used to highlight potential “disruptors” and give companies a better idea of workplace organisational planning.

North Sea

Hammond ‘must act’ amid North Sea storm


The Scottish Government has urged Westminster ministers to take “urgent” action to boost the oil and gas industry in the wake of a troubling report into the future of the North Sea.


OGUK 2016: Compromise key for North Sea future, industry expert says


Oil and gas majors must compromise to deliver an upturn in the sector’s fortunes, an industry analyst said yesterday. Stephen Halliday, group president of consultancy group Wood Mackenzie, said the energy industry was competitive by nature and that for serious progress to be made, the sector’s leadership had to get in a room together and collaborate. It comes days after PwC published a report saying the industry needed a “change in guard at the top” to disrupt its “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.