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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.

What's new?

Major boost for Nigerian oil and gas sector

14-02-2019
Shell and its partners have announced that they are to commence the tendering process for the development of the Bonga South West/Aparo (BSWA) deepwater oil project offshore Nigeria.Commenting on the news, Cao Chai, Upstream Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, says: ‘The agreement between Shell Nig...

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A dictionary of oil and gas industry terms

1-01-2019
"Written by a recognised expert with many years of oil and gas industry experience.A portable, concise and comprehensive text.Supported by appendices with in-text illustrations that aid in understanding and clarity.Energy Institute involvement in reviewing the technical sections"

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EI collaborates with OUP on new oil and gas dictionary

12-12-2018
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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UK oil and gas industry environmental performance report

6-12-2018
A new report which provides an update on the environmental landscape of the UK offshore oil and gas industry to the end of 2017 has been published by Oil & Gas UK.The 2018 Environment Report, which analyses and interprets data gathered and monitored by the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for E...

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ADNOC invests in future vision of Oil and Gas 4.0

19-11-2018
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is looking to accelerate the delivery of its new integrated gas strategy, as well as planning to increase oil production capacity to 4mn b/d by 2020, according to His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, speaking at th...

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Events and training

International Petroleum (IP) Week 2019

26-02-2019
For full information and to book, please visit ipweek.co.uk

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Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPUs) as a means of offshore field development

26-02-2019
The Malaysian branch of the Energy Institute invites you to the following event.

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Future-proofing your Career: Role of IOCs in the Energy Transition

27-02-2019
The industry is in a state of flux. So what role can oil and gas play in the future of energy supply in a wider energy mix, and in developing the careers of young energy professionals?

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Fuellers' conversation - LNG as a marine fuel - progress, prospects and pitfalls

27-02-2019
The Speaker will be Chris LeFevre, Senior Visiting Research Fellow – The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers.

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Asset Integrity Engineering

12-03-2019
'Well Life Cycle Integrity'.

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Technical guidance publications

Human and organisational factors in end of service life and decommissioning

2019
This document is freely available to all registered users of this site.Health, safety, wellbeing and performance of those working on sites, both on and offshore, undergoing decommissioning can be adversely affected by changes in the nature of the tasks performed and the conditions under which they a...

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HM 45. Statistical control of measuring instruments using control charts – simplified method

2019
This publication provides guidance for the adoption and implementation of statistical meter control charts. It is based on the statistical concepts used in ISO 4124 – Statistical control of dynamic liquid hydrocarbon volumetric metering systems. The document provides a simplified version suita...

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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 RR1023 Reliable corrosion inhibition in the oil and gas industry, and draws on expert industry experience...

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Guidelines for offshore oil and gas installations that are not permanently attended

2018
This guidance updates and revises Guidelines for offshore oil and gas installations that are not permanently attended ('NPAI guidelines'), first published in 2010.The aim of this document is to provide all those involved in designing and operating such installations with guidance on how to balance t...

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Guidelines for external corrosion and degradation management of stainless steels in the offshore oil and gas environment

2018
Please note that an erratum was issued in December 2018 for this publication, it is available for download and present in both the sample pages and the full PDF. This change has been incorporated into the main PDF and is sent out as a loose-leaf sheet with any hard copy purchased.This publ...

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