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New vibration and corrosion guidance on industry agendas in Aberdeen and Dubai


A raft of new technical good practice guidelines for the offshore oil and gas sector have today been published, coinciding with two EI flagship events - the Middle East HSE & Sustainability Forum in Dubai and the Asset Integrity and Operational Management conference in Aberdeen.

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Offshore wind industry maintains focus on health and safety alongside massive sector growth


  • 2017 data shows decline in high potential incidents overall despite more hours worked than 2016
  • New Working at Height guidance published

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Megatrends and the Energy Transition - Malcolm Brinded Hong Kong Speech Sep 2018


Energy is key to global megatrends, EI President tells Hong Kong conference.

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Steve Holliday chosen to be Energy Institute President from 2019


Former Chief Executive of National Grid Steve Holliday FREng FEI will be the next Energy Institute (EI) President taking over from current EI President Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI at the end of his term in July 2019.

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A generation of switched-on Energy Superheroes speaks!


1,300 young people polled on energy and climate change

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EI News stories

New 'energy estuary' map showcases 'jewel of the UK energy system'

Which region of the UK is responsible for a third of the UK’s coal imports, a sixth of the UK’s electricity generation, landing a fifth of the UK’s natural gas and refining a thir...

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Offshore wind industry maintains focus on health and safety alongside massive sector growth

Transparency in relation to offshore wind workforce safety and new improved guidance were both on the agenda at last month’s WindEnergy Hamburg 2018 conference.The G+ Offshore Wind Health and S...

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EI tie up with IET China

EI President Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI and EI Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI were in Beijing to build further links with sectoral organisations in mainland China. They signed a M...

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Energy is key to global megatrends, EI President tells Hong Kong conference

Population growth, mass urbanisation and climate change can all be positively impacted by innovation in the energy system – this was the message Energy Institute President Malcolm Brinded CBE F...

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120 down to 43 - global talent shortlisted for EI Awards

The level of global interest in EI Awards 2018 has matched last year’s all-time high, with 120 entries from 29 countries around the world including India, Pakistan, Australia, United States, Sa...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Government to explore net zero emissions target upgrade

The government has signalled its ambitious intentions on future climate change policy by asking the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on whether the UK should set a date for a net zero emissions targe...

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US waiver to facilitate BP sale

The US Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) has issued a waiver that will allow BP to proceed with the £300mn sale of a number of its North Sea gas fields to Serica Energy.The divestment had been unde...

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SSE/Npower merger receives final clearance after consultation

The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has given the go-ahead for the proposed merger between SSE Retail (SSE) and Npower. The decision after it concluded investigations into how th...

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FID announced for North Sea Arran field

Shell UK (44.57%), together with partners Rockrose Energy (30.43%) and Dyas UK (25%) have announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Arran gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea. Shell ...

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Nissan and EDF Energy partner to advance low carbon transport

French-owned utility firm EDF has set out a plan to become Europe’s largest provider of charging stations for electric vehicles by 2022. Jean-Bernard Levy, Head of EDF, claims the company ...

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