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The world of energy is at once fascinating and controversial, global and local, old and new. The Energy Institute is working to reinforce the role of evidence and expertise at the heart of the public debate about energy. Through original research, events and engagement work we gather and articulate the views of our professional membership, which spans the global energy system.

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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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EI fuel filtration Handbook helps to ensure continued efficiency of aircraft operations

17-09-2019

The operability of over 120,000 daily flights is supported by new guidance published today by the Energy Institute (EI).

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EI collaborates with global energy companies to create workforce health and safety tool

29-08-2019

Incident lessons and safety insights from leading oil and gas companies are being made freely available to frontline workers through Toolbox, an innovative new web-based app to be demonstrated by the Energy Institute (EI) at next week’s Offshore Europe 2019.

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Steve Holliday, Juliet Davenport and Aleida Rios take up positions on ever more diverse Energy Institute Council

10-07-2019

  • Former National Grid boss commits professional body to taking ‘whole sector’ approach to ‘existential challenges’ of climate change and diversity
  • Juliet Davenport HonFEI joins as a Vice President and Aleida Rios FEI joins as Chair of Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee – increasing the diversity of skills and experience around the top table

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Offshore wind health and safety performance improving

25-06-2019

Against a backdrop of growing offshore wind energy capacity, the G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation’s latest report highlights a decrease in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year.

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EI News stories

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

Brazil raises record bonus at 16th bid round

14-10-2019
Brazil has sold 12 of the 36 offshore blocks on sale at the country's 16th bid round, with oil companies once again paying record signing bonuses for areas holding subsalt potential in the Campos Basin, reports S&P Global Platts. The 36 blocks hold an estimated 70bn barrels of unrisked oil ...

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ConocoPhillips to sell interests in Australia-West to Santos

14-10-2019
ConocoPhillips is to sell the subsidiaries that hold its Australia-West assets and operations to Santos for $1.39bn. In addition, the company will also receive a payment of $75mn upon final investment decision (FID) of the Barossa development project.The subsidiaries hold ConocoPhillip’s 7.5% intere...

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Total expands Indian gas market partnership

14-10-2019
Total, the world's second-largest LNG player, is expanding its partnership with the Adani Group, the largest energy and infrastructure conglomerate in India, in order to further develop India’s natural gas market.The Indian natural gas market represents a substantial growth sector. Gas currently mee...

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IEA methane tracker

11-10-2019
Carbon isn’t the only greenhouse gas (GHG). Methane is a potent GHG, with 1 tonne equivalent to 28–36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) if looked at over 100 years. The new methane tracker from the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides a rich source of data about harmful methane (CH4)  emissi...

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Call to prioritise UK energy efficiency investment

11-10-2019
Several UK NGOs and businesses have published: Energy Efficiency First, a declaration calling on all political parties to make investment in home energy efficiency an infrastructure investment priority. The declaration says that to reach the UK’s legally binding net zero emission and fuel pover...

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