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  • SPE Offshore Europe 2017

    18 August 2017

    SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is taking place at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil and gas industry has seen in decades. Over four days, under the theme Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry, the event will provide opportunities to share knowledge and shape the future of the industry.

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  • Prominent geologist expresses pessimism over likely size of UK shale hydrocarbon reserves

    17 August 2017

    Professor John Underhill of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland has said the UK's potential shale deposits are likely to be far smaller than originally forecast because of fundamental geological realities that have not been taken into account up until now. In the light of this, he said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B to fracking for future gas supplies....

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  • UK company fined after worker suffers flash burns

    14 August 2017

    A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms. Pyronix Limited manufactures intruder alarm equipment. Part of the manufacturing process involves dipping Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in Fluorocoat Thin Film Coating, which is a highly flammable substance, to provide humidity protection....

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  • Tata Steel UK fined after uncontrolled release of toxic substances

    11 August 2017

    A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe. Hull Crown Court heard on 17 June 2011 a large quantity of Benzole was released at an open site glass in Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe Steel Works. The release resulted in a large flammable vapour cloud that exposed five workers to the risk of serious injury of death had the cloud ignited....

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  • UK recycling plant blast kills worker, injures two others

    09 August 2017

    West Midlands Police said that a worker died following an industrial accident at a recycling plant in Oldbury, west of Birmingham, on August 7. The man suffered 'very serious burns' in the incident at the Innovative Environmental Solutions factory and subsequently died, emergency services confirmed. Two other workers also sustained burns in the incident and were in a stable condition....

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UK could use hydrogen as industrial and domestic fuel in proposed trial 07 August 2017

According to the Guardian, Liverpool and Manchester could be the testbed for an ambitious £600m project designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the gas used in the industrial and domestic sectors. Cadent, previously National Grid Gas Distribution Limited, will provide 100% hydrogen fuel to existing industrial methane (natural gas) users, and a mix of methane and hydrogen to millions of domestic users....

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HSE served prohibition notice on Shell over Brent Charlie gas leak in May 04 August 2017

Shell was served with a Prohibition Notice by the UK offshore safety regulator over concerns a gas leak on its Brent Charlie platform in May could have led to an explosion. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) took the enforcement action on 27 May, according to information published by the regulator on its website on August 2....

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Key report shows safety further improving in UK offshore oil and gas 27 July 2017

The Oil & Gas UK 2017 Health & Safety Report, which provides the latest annual health and safety data for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, shows a continued trend of improving performance, despite 2016 being a challenging year. The report captures the significant trends, issues and themes of the sector’s performance on the UK Continental Shelf during 2016. ...

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UK chemical company fined £1.2m after explosion 27 July 2017

A chemicals company has been fined £1.2m following an explosion at its site at West Thurrock, Essex. Only two people suffered minor injuries following the blast at the Industrial Chemicals Ltd plant, which happened during the operation of the hydrochloric acid (HCl) burner on 26 September 2013....

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World’s first floating wind farm being assembled off coast of north-east Scotland 25 July 2017

Construction has begun on the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm, around 15 miles off the coast of north-east Scotland. Five giant turbines will be installed in the Hywind project by operator Statoil of Norway, which together are expected to provide 30 megawatts of energy, enough to power 20,000 homes. One of the turbines was installed in late July, with the rest expected to be in place by the end of August....

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