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Developers behind the plans for an energy transition zone (ETZ) in Aberdeen have announced the establishment of a skills and training partnership for jobs in the emerging net-zero energy industry.
“It was very much a large bean can, but it became more sophisticated,” Alex Urquhart said of the simulator he designed.
A report from Robert Gordon University has won enthusiastic headlines. By 2030 it foresaw that “the offshore energy workforce mix is expected to change with over 65% of the workforce projected to support low carbon energy activities”.
Energy sector figures have hailed the North Sea Transition Deal for recognising the oil and gas industry’s key role in the UK’s shift to net zero.
The idea of an energy transition itself is not new. We have been experiencing it for decades already in the search for reliable, affordable, and less-polluting sources of energy. However, the need to get to net-zero quickly in response to a growing climate emergency is taking us all through uncharted territory.
A sustainable future is closely linked to creating and adopting innovative technologies. These new products, services and ways of working may solve many of the challenges we face as individuals and as a society. However, to unlock the power of innovation, these technologies must be adopted and deployed. How we produce and consume energy is a critical element of a sustainable future.
After a truly challenging 2020, hopefully 2021 will offer something to look forward to.
What the future might hold for exploration geology in the oil and gas industry is as unclear as it is for the majority of other professions in the energy sector.
A spinout from Robert Gordon University (RGU) has caught the eye of US oilfield service giant Weatherford with its blowout prevention technology.
More than 200 people joined OGUK’s Industry Insights webinar for young professionals today (Thursday, September 17) to hear how the sector is working to advance new technologies on the route to net zero.
A Covid-19 surge in the US creates a dilemma for oil producers going into crunch talks today and tomorrow.
It has been another eventful couple of weeks in the global energy sector. The COVID-19 situation continues to create havoc across the world, as countries deal with the fall-out of the health crisis and associated economic impact.
Artificial intelligence-based software being developed in Aberdeen is said to have the potential to unlock “significant value” from the UK North Sea.
Oil prices rose past $40 per barrel mark on Wednesday amid speculation that quotas for international production cuts could be kept higher for longer.
The UK North Sea offshore industry can weather a raging storm in global oil markets, a leading expert said yesterday.
Unprecedented, unbelievable, ‘off-the-scale’ can’t really sum up what happened to oil prices in North America on Monday April 20. Both WTI (West Texas intermediate) and WCS (Western Canadian Select) plunged to below $0 per barrel and recorded an oil price of minus $38 per barrel for the first time in history. Although there has been talk about negative oil prices for months, nobody really predicted anything on this scale.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen has awarded £27,500 to 21 students as part of its 2020 bursary programme.
The Covid-19 pandemic is driving us to find new ways of getting things done. In these uncertain times, digital technology is leading the way.
A price war between two of the world’s biggest oil producers has sparked one of the worst crude routs in decades, putting companies under “huge pressure” and threatening “brutal” cost cuts.
A director has been appointed to spearhead a new, multi-million-pound Aberdeen centre for the research and development of pioneering subsea energy technologies.
The debate around fossil fuels and the impact on climate change is getting increasingly polarised. What we urgently need is a more informed debate based on facts and evidence.
Oil and gas shares were hit yesterday by a drop in crude prices brought on by the deadly Coronavirus outbreak originating in China.
It is estimated that during 2019 over 20 million people in the UK contacted the 999 emergency services to request immediate police, ambulance, fire or coastguard support or to report an emergency.
North Sea exploration firm Cluff Natural Resources has appointed a Robert Gordon University (RGU) graduate as chief financial officer (CFO).