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  • Hazardex 2017 exhibition stands, last few remaining

    23 June 2016

    Following the success of the 2016 Conference & Exhibition, there are just a handful of exhibition stands remaining for the Hazardex 2017 event. Please contact us promptly if you are potentially interested in exhibiting next year as the remaining stands are likely to sell out in the next few weeks. Call +44 (0) 1732 359990 or email events@imlgroup.co.uk for more information. ...

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  • Brexit - Implications For UK Oil & Gas; Free whitepaper

    21 June 2016

    Oil & Gas iQ has published a free 9 page whitepaper taking a look at the effects of Brexit on the UK’s oil and gas industry, on the eve of the historical referendum when the UK’s population will decide whether to remain a part of the European Union, or to become the first country to leave the political bloc since its original creation as the European Economic Community in 1957....

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  • Women workers highlight problems with ill-fitting protective equipment

    21 June 2016

    Women are still encountering difficulties with ill-fitting personal protective equipment at work causing discomfort and putting their safety at risk, according to a Prospect survey. Responses suggested that some items had improved since a 2009 study by the Women’s Engineering Society, but overall the results showed that progress was slow....

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  • One dead after gas blow-out in Boulby

    17 June 2016

    The accident occurred in the early hours of the morning where rescue teams had been attempting to deal with a situation involving the release of gas. The sudden and powerful gas blow-out which killed the worker did not produce an explosion. The other employees in the mine at the time were evacuated safely. ...

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  • Hazardex 2017 Conference – Initial call for papers

    16 June 2016

    The 2017 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will be taking place once again at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK on March 2nd & 3rd 2017. After the success of the 2016 event, we plan to grow delegate numbers with an even stronger conference programme next year and are now looking for submissions for Hazardex 2017....

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Oil & Gas UK estimates 120,000 job losses in sector since 2014 14 June 2016

Industry trade body Oil & Gas UK says jobs supported by the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, currently under the severe strain of continued low oil prices, will have fallen by the end of 2016 by an estimated 120,000 since their peak in 2014. The analysis, carried out by marketing services company Experian, forecasts that in 2016 just over 330,000 jobs in the UK will be supported by oil and gas production....

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French court fines Total subsidiary and former manager over fatal 2009 petrochemical plant explosion 14 June 2016

On June 13 the criminal court at Sarrguemines (Moselle) found Total Petrochemicals guilty over the 2009 blast at its Carling plant that killed two and injured six. The company was fined €200,000 and a former manager of the petrochemical plant at the time of the accident was handed a one year suspended prison sentence and fined €20,000....

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HSE publishes UK offshore safety stats for 2015 14 June 2016

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report for 2015. The report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015....

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Welcome to e-Legacy 2016 14 June 2016

The team at EPDT is delighted to announce that the 2016 e-Legacy awards will return to its roots in the Roof Gardens in Kensington....

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HSE rewrites Pipeline Integrity (PIPIN) model 13 June 2016

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) asked the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) to rewrite its PIPIN (PIPeline INtegrity) model using a Monte Carlo solution approach, to update the science in the model based upon peer review recommendations, to update the damage data used in the predictive model, and to update the historical operational experience data. ...

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French nuclear power at crossroads

Nuclear energy is the primary source of energy in France, generating 77% of the country’s electricity, the largest share of any country in the world. This situation is due to the French government deciding in 1974, just after the first oil shock, to rapidly expand the country's nuclear power capacity, harnessing the country’s engineering expertise and enabling it to bypass its relative lack of native energy resources....

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SIL 2 – The functionally safe option for oil and gas industry specifiers

The world's oil and gas industry is a strictly regulated, multi-billion dollar enterprise that uses cutting edge technology to improve the performance of operations and eliminate random, systematic and common cause failures. Simon Rooks of Tyco Fire and Integrated Solutions explains how SIL2 is fast becoming a cornerstone of best engineering practice, and provides an insight into the journey of compliance....

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To leave or not to leave

As the date for the Brexit referendum gets closer, advice on the likely effects of leaving or staying  for industry has proliferated. Both camps have put forward their arguments and whose you choose to believe may well reflect how you gauge the risks and opportunities for your company and the sector it operates in. ...

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