- A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)'s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer connector, new designs in access systems and boat landing design).
- Following the success of Offshore West Africa (OWA) 2015, Energy Institute (EI) Nigeria is pleased to announce that it will once again be partnering with the organisers PennWell for the 20th anniversary of OWA next year, which will also include the implementation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme.
- The UK Government has promised to support the safe deployment of shale gas as part of the UK's energy policy, but fracking applications have been rejected by local councils. There has been vigorous debate about the potential benefits and risks of developing shale gas in the UK. To help inform the ongoing discussion, the Energy Institute (EI) has published 'A guide to shale gas', which addresses the technological, environmental and legal aspects of exploiting this energy source, produced independently and based on sound science.
- Thank you for attending the just concluded Nigerian Producers Forum. We will appreciate your feedback in planning for next year's edition.
- For their 2015 summer social, the Energy Institute (EI) South Western and South Wales branch organised a hike to Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.
- The EI will be sending out its annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) request to selected members in July. This year we will be writing to all those professional members who joined the EI in 2013, as well as Chartered Energy Managers, those on the Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC), and a random sample of other professional and chartered members.