Tom Baxter


Operators must not underestimate value of front end loading

The reported upturn in oil and gas activity together with articles on the need for continued vigilance on supply chain costs, reminded me of Oscar Wilde’s quote ‘the man who knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing’.


Opinion: Transformational technologies – learning from the past

The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is calling for technologies to transform how we develop the remaining UKCS hydrocarbons. That prompted me to think about transformational technologies I’ve seen in my 40-plus years as a chemical engineer. Could we learn from past innovations?