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Oil and natural gas remain the world's leading fuels, accounting for nearly 60% of global energy consumption

Oil and natural gas have been the world’s primary sources of energy for decades. They have enabled advances in all sectors of the economy, from residential lighting and heating to transportation and industrial manufacturing. The use of these fuels are also the main source of greenhouse gases. The oil and gas industry is commonly divided into three major operational sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream. The upstream sector is where reserves of crude oil and natural gas are explored and extracted, while midstream focuses on transporting and storing the extracted products. The oil and natural gas then reach downstream processing facilities where they are refined, distributed and sold to the end customer. You can further explore the three sectors by clicking the links below:

A list of the latest news and articles on oil and gas developments can be found below.

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EU releases first data report on oil and gas sector safety

2018-9-17
The first detailed European Commission report on European Union (EU) oil and gas industry safety has shown that 26.2% of significant offshore accidents involved the loss of control over wells, activat...

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Shell announces methane emissions intensity target for oil and gas assets

2018-9-17
Shell has announced a target to maintain methane emissions intensity below 0.2% by 2025. The target covers all oil and gas assets for which the company is the operator. According to Maarten Wetse...

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Scottish oil and gas statistics announced

2018-9-13
Oil and gas production in Scotland (including Scottish adjacent waters) during the financial year 2017–2018 is estimated to have been 73.7mn toe, according to the latest statistics published by...

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Energy Insight: World oil and gas - top ten (DSS01)

2018-8-20
Production and ConsumptionThe rankings for oil production and consumption reflect the political and economic situations of the countries concerned as much as their own oil reserves.The USA, with vast ...

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Guidelines for injection of corrosion inhibitors in oil and gas production systems

2018-8
Provides guidance for the injection of corrosion inhibitors for corrosion control in oil and gas production systems. It builds on the HSE research report RR1023 Reliable corrosion inhibition in the oi...

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Technical guidance publications

Guidelines for injection of corrosion inhibitors in oil and gas production systems

2018
This first edition technical publication provides guidance for the injection of corrosion inhibitors for corrosion control in oil and gas production systems. It builds on the HSE research report RR102...

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Guidelines for the integrity management of corrosion under pipe supports (CUPS)

2018
This guide was compiled to enhance the awareness of CUPS for a large cross section of personnel within the oil and gas industry. It focuses on corrosion, which is the main integrity threat at pipe sup...

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EI Research report: Exposures to asbestos from work on removal of compressed asbestos fibre gaskets

2018
The oil and gas industry has many facilities where there are large numbers of gaskets on flanges and valves within pipework. Many of these were installed at a time when CAF gaskets were the normal mat...

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HM 26: A guide to liquid metering systems

2018
This publication covers the specification, design, installation and operation of metering stations for high accuracy measurement of the bulk flow of liquids in pipelines and process plants. It does no...

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Good practice guideline working at height in the offshore wind industry

2018
Free to download for registered users. For more information on the G+ visit www.gplusoffshorewind.comSafe working depends on a combination of plant, processes, place and people. The G+ Offshore Wind H...

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