Robert Gordon University


Covid-19: a turning point for UK jobs

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.


Turning negative oil positive

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.

North Sea

‘Decaf gas’ can help to tackle climate change

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.


St Fergus manager rises to occasion

St Fergus gas processing plant engineering manager Brian Geddes has been named the winner of the Energy Industry Council (EIC)’s rising star award for 2019.


Data science firm backs apprenticeship scheme

Opex Group, an Aberdeen-based technology firm specialising in data science and predictive analysis, has moved quickly to support a new graduate apprenticeship scheme at Robert Gordon University (RGU).


Alexa – how do we achieve gender balance?

Director of the Oil and Gas Institute, Professor Paul de Leeuw, and Business Analyst, Sumin Kim, tonight join gender balance AXIS Network’s event for a fascinating insight into the data behind the UKCS Workforce Dynamics Skills Landscape report.