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  • Recruitment recovers in UK oil & gas sector

    30 November 2018

    Workforce recruitment is on the rise among oil and gas contractors in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as business confidence reaches its highest level since 2013, according to the 29th Oil and Gas survey conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG....

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  • Drax starts Europe’s first carbon capture and storage bioenergy pilot project

    26 November 2018

    UK energy utility Drax has started a pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions at its biomass plant, the first of its kind in Europe, the company said on November 26. Drax said the CO2 will initially be stored on site but that eventually it will seek to find a use for the gas, such as in the drinks industry which earlier this year was hit with a CO2 shortage....

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  • Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Awards for Excellence - **CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OPEN**

    26 November 2018

    The Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on 27 & 28 February 2019, will feature a hazardous area and process safety awards programme to highlight examples of excellence across the sector. Categories open for nomination are Contribution to Safety, Contribution to the Environment, Technical Innovation, Best User Application, PPTex Innovation and Best Customer Service....

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  • BP announces start of oil production from giant Clair Ridge field offshore UK

    23 November 2018

    BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, has announced first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region on the UK continental shelf (UKCS). Clair Ridge is the second phase of development of the Clair field, 75 kilometres West of Shetland. The field, which was discovered in 1977, has an estimated seven billion barrels of hydrocarbons....

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  • Hazardex & PPTex 2019 exhibitors and sponsors

    23 November 2018

    The Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. The event will be sponsored by PR Electronics & Trolex with many more companies (listed below) confirmed to exhibit. Spaces are now limited, so get in touch soon if you wish to take a stand at the original and longest established specialist hazardous area operations event. Event now CPD certified.

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EDF extends outage at UK reactor where cracks found 22 November 2018

EDF Energy has extended an outage at the no. 3 reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station in Scotland, offline since March when cracks were found in its core, until February 21. The reactor was initially scheduled to return to service on November 17, later pushed back until December 18. The cracks were found in graphite bricks used to control the nuclear reaction within the reactor. ...

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HSE updates chemicals webpage to cover “no-deal” Brexit eventualities 19 November 2018

The UK Health and Safety Executive says it has updated its webpage providing chemicals guidance in relation to Brexit to cover the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal with the other 27 members. HSE says it is committed to providing the most up-to-date information and assisting businesses to prepare for any outcome in the Brexit negotiations....

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UK companies fined after workers injured by gas mains fire 09 November 2018

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Southern Gas Networks Plc, which had pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, was fined £1.2million and ordered to pay costs of £18,975.43. ...

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Toshiba's UK withdrawal puts Cumbria nuclear plant in doubt 08 November 2018

Toshiba plans to wind up its UK nuclear business after failing to find a buyer, dealing a potentially fatal blow to plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria. The Japanese engineering giant said it would take a 18.8bn Japanese yen (£125m) hit from closing its NuGen subsidiary, which was to have built a nuclear power station at Moorside near Sellafield in Cumbria. ...

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UK regulator says country has oil reserves for at least 20 years of production 08 November 2018

The UK has enough oil reserves to sustain production for the next 20 years and beyond, according to a new industry report by the sector’s regulatory body. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has estimated overall remaining recoverable reserves and resources of between 10 and 20 billion barrels. However, it said significant investment was required in new field developments for untapped potential to be realised....

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