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Shell Chairman confirmed as IP Week Dinner speaker

Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Royal Dutch Shell plc, has today been announced as the keynote speaker and guest of honour at the IP Week Dinner 2019.

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Stars of the energy world celebrated at EI Awards 2018

Awards include coal to biomass conversion in India, STEM resources reaching 10m children worldwide and cutting-edge smart tech

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Dudley, Birol, Barkindo and Rangarajan confirmed for IP Week 2019

Bob Dudley, Chief Executive Officer of BP, is the latest senior figure confirmed for the Energy Institute’s International Petroleum (IP) Week 2019, being held in London from 26-28 February.

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Class of 2008 reveal inside track on UK Climate Change Act

Energy Institute ‘CCA at 10’ social history project marks tenth anniversary of ground-breaking legislation.

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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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EI Fellows recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours

Congratulations to three Fellows of the EI who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2019 for their dedicated work in the energy sector. Professor of Energy Engineering at Imperial College London Geoffrey Maitland FEI was recognised with a CBE for services to chemical engineeri...

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EI collaborates with OUP on new oil and gas dictionary

A new Dictionary of Oil and Gas Industry Terms – an invaluable guide to those new to the industry or requiring a greater insight is published by Oxford University Press this month.Written by leading expert in the field Peter Roberts with assistance from the EI in reviewing the technical terms, the d...

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University of Bath hears from EI Chief Executive on changing relationship between energy and people

‘The balance of power is shifting’ said EI Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI as she spoke on the transitioning relationship between people and energy at the University of Bath in November.Presenting a lecture entitled ‘People and energy - a relationship in transition’, Louise discussed how ener...

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Shell Chairman confirmed as IP Week Dinner speaker

Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Royal Dutch Shell plc will be, the keynote speaker and guest of honour at the IP Week Dinner 2019. Addressing over 1,000 guests at the prestigious dinner, Mr Holliday will draw on more than forty years of experience in senior industry p...

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What's new in Knowledge

Welcome to the latest update from the Energy Institute (EI) Knowledge Service, your hub for energy information.Going digital – Explore 28 years of energy history in our magazine back issuesThe evolving energy world has been reported over many years in the EI’s magazines, Petroleum Review and Energy ...

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UK electricity generation falls to lowest level since 1994, with low carbon sources dominating

Electricity generation from renewable sources rose to a record high last year, accounting for an estimated one-third of the UK total, according to analysis by Carbon Brief.Adding the contribution of nuclear plants, low carbon sources supplied just over half (53%) of UK generation in 2018, with the s...

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Demand for coal ‘stable’ until 2023 – IEA

Coal demand is plateauing as major consumers put air-quality legislation in place. But many developing nations are increasingly reliant on coal to power economic growth. Global coal demand will likely remain stable over the next five years as growth in India and Southeast Asia offsets declines ...

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South East Asian upstream powerhouse in the offing?

The new year has begun with Indonesia’s Medco Energi making a potential cash takeover bid for UK-listed Ophir Energy that, if successful, would create a South East Asian upstream powerhouse.No further details have been revealed, other than the Medco has to make a clear binding offer by 28 January 20...

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Battery storage solution for Norwegian North Sea drilling rig

Siemens has supplied a lithium-ion energy storage solution (ESS) to an offshore drilling rig in a move aimed at reducing the costs and environmental impact of oil production. The installation will make the West Mira drilling rig the first modern oil platform to operate a low-emission hybrid pow...

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Pumped hydro storage to ‘turbocharge’ energy transition – IHA

A new industry report forecasts a significant increase in pumped hydropower storage capacity – but notes that inadequate funding models could hinder the technology’s expansion.  The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has predicted that existing pumped hydropower storage (PHS) capac...

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