- The Energy Institute (EI)'s annual awards competition is now open and the EI is calling for entries from all sectors of the global energy industry.
- The Energy Institute (EI) Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Young Professionals Network (YPN) recently organised a debate on The Future of the UKCS - Succeeding in a Volatile Market. Attendees received welcome news that the oil and gas industry is full of opportunities, despite the current uncertainties.
- The latest Retail Marketing Survey, conducted by the Energy Institute (EI) and published as a supplement to the EI's April issue of Petroleum Review, indicates that the trend for forecourt closures has flattened out. The total number of forecourts in the UK at the close of 2014 stands at 8,609 sites, broadly in line with the 2013 figure of 8,611. This follows a 20-year period where we have seen a dramatic reduction in numbers of forecourts, almost halving the number that were in existence in 1994.
- The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by the Energy Institute (EI). The publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 45 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.
- The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) held a successful Safer by Design workshop last month in Oslo, Norway, on the subject of emergency escape from a turbine nacelle in the event of a fire. The workshop was attended by a range of industry representatives with engineering and HSE backgrounds with presentations given from a number of experts within the industry on fire control and mitigation, equipment and PPE to facilitate escape from the nacelle, and escape training and competency requirements.
- The Humber branch of the Energy Institute (EI) sponsored three prizes at the recent Design &Technology Exhibition at Caistor Grammar School on 4 March.