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Equinor safety head takes helm of offshore wind health & safety body

15-01-2020

The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has today announced Tove Lunde as its new Chair.

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Incoming BP chief confirmed for IP Week 2020 in crossroads year for climate change agenda

05-12-2019

  • New BP Group Chief Executive Bernard Looney confirms early speaking engagement will be IP Week Dinner
  • Industry leaders will be joined by speakers from environmental NGOs and others to help define the sector’s role in delivering a low carbon future

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Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week returns to Dubai

21-11-2019

Safe and responsible industry operations will be the focus of a three-day conference being run by the Energy Institute, in partnership with ENOC, in Dubai next month.

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Women scoop EI Awards for achievement in geothermal energy and energy data revolution

08-11-2019

The achievements of two leading energy professionals in the fields of geothermal energy and energy data were recognised last night at the gala ceremony of the 20th Energy Institute (EI) Awards in London.

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New caisson and FPSO asset integrity guidance published at Aberdeen conference

02-10-2019

Two new technical good practice publications for the offshore oil and gas sector have been published by the Energy Institute, coinciding with its Asset Integrity Management 2019 conference in Aberdeen today.

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Select Committee backs EI call for government action on net-zero

28-08-2019
The EI’s contribution to the policy debate about meeting the UK’s new 2050 net-zero target was brought to the fore twice during August, with the publications of policy recommendations from the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee and the new National Engineering Policy Centre.&nb...

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Not all superheroes wear capes - Joanna Tomlinson MEI

23-08-2019
Joanna Tomlinson was not always destined to be an energy superhero. Having studied Building Surveying, she worked as a Surveyor for several years. Yet she always had a keen interest in climate change, solidified by her role as the green champion in her department. By 2009, the call to arms of growin...

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A helping hand when it’s needed

20-08-2019
Health, job security, money matters – life can be full of challenges, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn. From 1 September EI members will be able to access a new confidential advice service providing practical information, support and counselling on a wide range of personal, legal a...

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Scottish Energy Minister joins YPN debate on Scotland’s energy future

22-07-2019
The competing interests of Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) of North Sea oil and gas and the binding decarbonisation goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement were under the spotlight at an event held in June by the EI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Aberdeen.The Scottish Government’s Minist...

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‘We must engineer the future energy system’: Prof Sir Jim McDonald delivers flagship lecture

22-07-2019
Accelerating the energy transition will require ‘collaboration, vision, courage and boldness of purpose’, argued Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FEI, the recipient of the EI’s prestigious Melchett Award. Instituted in 1930 and given in the name of one of the EI’s past Presidents – the Rt Hon Sir Al...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

US and China pause trade war

20-01-2020
After more than a year of trade tensions, the US and China signed a ‘phase one’ trade deal on 16 January 2020. As part of the deal, China has agreed to increase the value of energy imports by $52.4bn above 2017 levels over the next two years. What could this mean for the oil market?Ann-Louise Hittle...

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IEA calls for oil and gas sector to step up climate efforts now

20-01-2020
Oil and gas companies are facing a critical challenge as the world increasingly shifts towards clean energy transitions. Fossil fuels drive the companies’ near-term returns, but failure to address growing calls to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could threaten their long-term social acceptabil...

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Angola’s Agogo oil field onstream

17-01-2020
Eni has started production at its offshore Agogo oil field, located in block 15/06 offshore Angola just nine months after the field’s discovery.Some 20,000 b/d of production is targeted over the next few weeks. According to preliminary estimates, the field holds over 650mn barrels of oil in place, w...

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European refineries least prepared as IMO 2020 regulations loom large

17-01-2020
European refineries expect the largest impact from new IMO 2020 sulphur emissions regulations, yet just 23% of these refineries are focusing on operational improvements targeting higher availability to make low sulphur fuels, according to a global study of senior employees in the refining industry, ...

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Responding to the energy transition challenge

16-01-2020
The Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has said that the oil and gas industry's ‘social licence to operate’ is under serious threat and there is no scope of a second chance, adding that it must do more to help solve the challenges of climate change and the drive to net zero.A...

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