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What the UK is doing to reduce emissions to zero

For those who are environmentally conscious, you'll be pleased to know that the UK is planning to be emission-free by 2050. However, this is quite a way away. And with a yearly output of an estimated 500 million tons of greenhouse gases released, this is likely to have some damage to our planet. G ...

John Hannen


Posted 4 days agoOpinion > Energy & Environmentsustainability

Safety in Numbers! Technology, Human Resources and Oil & Gas

Across oil and gas, mining and engineering industries, the move towards automation has been motivated by similar impulses. For some companies the most important aspect is financial cost savings, for others its efficiency and predictable outcomes. But the area that they all have in common is recog ...

Danabek Zhanayev - World Monitoring


Posted 4 days agoOpinion > Technologyairobotics +4

Pirates on the Prowl in the Offshore

Opportunists lurk in today's offshore oil and gas industry. And like the buccaneers of old, they are starting to make waves. Last week, Luminus Management issued a press release criticizing the management and board of Valaris . Luminus, through its affiliates, owns 18.7% of Valaris. The firm ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 7 days agoOpinion > valarisENSCORowan +7

The Biggest Oil Discoveries of 2019

Amidst all the talk revolving around finding newer sources of energy, the world is still making huge oil and gas discoveries. Since the shale boom, conventional oil discoveries have fallen steeply, and stands at its lowest in 70 years. There are still several amazing discoveries though, in the myst ...

Michael Kuchar


Posted 7 days agoOpinion > Oil Discoveriesoil tradingcrude oil trading

Middle Eastern Business Smarts: Make Friends, Not Deal

By Neil Hathaway, Regional Middle East Manager We're all familiar with the hard sell. Sometimes, in the ruthless commercial culture that characterises much of the western world, it seems that all that matters is making the sale. It is well-documented in powerful Hollywood movies such as  Tin Men   ...

Saffron Cummings


Posted 10 days agoOpinion > Middle Eastbusiness tipscustomer satisfaction +6

Progressive TSL profiles: Jon Barker

Jon has been working for five years at Progressive TSL as a Senior Consultant for Enterprise Asset Management implementation. Here he shares some of the unique experiences he has had while working for Progressive TSL. 1. Tell us more about your role at Progressive TSL I am part of the EAM (Enterp ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 10 days agoOpinion > Asset Managementasset management systemasset integrity management +4

Are Women Equally Represented in the Engineering Sector?

Are we doing enough to encourage young women to get into engineering? Currently, it seems that much more could be done. The number of women entering into roles in the STEM industry is much lower than that of men. This disjunction is odd, considering the fact that a higher number of girls than boys ...

stephen avv


Posted 11 days agoOpinion > EngineeringcareersCareers in Oil & gas +7

Rule of Thirds: Breaking It Down in the Midstream

Shrinking E&P budgets, weak commodity prices, the rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The case for greater emphasis on customer satisfaction in the oil and gas industry has never been stronger. Providers of midstream services, and their stakeholders, ignore the evidence at ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 13 days agoOpinion > midstreamOil Gathering LinesMarkWest Energy Partners +4

How changes to the oil industry impact the construction industry

Thanks to worldwide changes in demographics, attitudes, and costs, the construction industry has to adapt and evolve constantly to stay ahead of the game. The availability of oil is a crucial factor in this. With the cost of oil fluctuating unpredictably, those in the construction industry need to ...

stephen avv


Posted 17 days agoOpinion > oil industryConstruction IndustryFossil Fuels +7

Discussing the future of EAM – Progressive TSL’s highlights from the Infor EAM UK&I Summit

On 7th November Progressive TSL were lead sponsors at Infor EAM's Summit held in Manchester, UK. It was a great day, packed with insights and interesting people. The theme of the event was to discuss the future of Enterprise Asset Management - with fascinating talks from Infor staff and technology ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 17 days agoOpinion > InforAsset Managementmaintenance +10

Reducing Human Error in Construction and Engineering

Human error is inevitable, but it is not uncontrollable. Many steps can be taken to reduce the risk of human error in the workplace. For the Construction and Engineering sector, these methods can be the difference between a completed project and a stalled process. It can also be the difference betw ...

stephen avv


Posted 19 days agoOpinion > human errorconstructionEngineering +3

The importance of waste-to-energy solutions

Our world is dealing with a crisis — mountains and mountain of waste. At the same time, the worry of fuel shortages is also rising. Can the two issues be combated together? According to waste management experts, yes, we can. With progress being made across various "waste-to-energy" schemes, just w ...

stephen avv


Posted 20 days agoOpinion > wasteWaste Managementfossil fuel +7

What could happen to the gas industry in even of a no deal Brexit?

With uncertainties still surrounding Brexit and the negotiations, no one really knows for sure what will happen after Britain leaves the EU. The government has made preparations for every scenario in its negotiations with the EU, including a ‘no deal' Brexit. As a country that relies heavily on a m ...

stephen avv


Posted 26 days agoOpinion > BrexitGas IndustryBiomethane +7

Shape Corp. wins Swedish Steel Prize 2019

Abstract:  The winner of the 20 th international Swedish Steel Prize is Shape Corp. from the United States. The prize is awarded for the groundbreaking use of martensitic steel in a 3D formed tube for automotive roof rail applications. “With great skill, Shape Corp. has shown the way forward and ...

Linh Hoang


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > SwedishSteelPrizeWinnerShape Corporation +1

Everyday is Different Part 5: Onsite Project Delivery in West Africa

Welcome to the final part of a series of blogs by Sarah Davis - Service Delivery Manager at TouchstoneEnergy. In this series Sarah will walk you through the journey of a new project manager at TouchstoneEnergy and their experiences onsite at their first international project: Delivering a new fin ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Africaafrica oil and gasProject Management +5
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