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UK offshore oil and gas industry outlines plan to cut emissions as talks on sector deal begin 16 June 2020

On June 16, the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry committed to halving operational emissions in the next decade, confirming its pathway to becoming a net zero emissions basin by 2050. The sector is one of the first in the UK to commit to industry-wide targets and provide details on how they will be achieved....

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UK upstream industry environment report shows broadly reduced emissions in 2018 24 July 2019

Oil and Gas UK’s 2019 Environment Report was published on July 24, stating that the offshore sector had delivered a “stable” environmental performance on production levels up 4% on 2017 and an overall 20% increase between 2014 and 2018....

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Oil & Gas UK health and safety report for 2017 shows improving trend 29 October 2018

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry continued to see improvement across a broad range of health and safety indicators last year, according to a key insight into the health and safety landscape published by Oil & Gas UK in October. There were no work-related fatalities recorded in 2017 and the non-fatal injury rate also continued to decrease across the UK Continental Shelf....

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Oil & Gas UK study expects industry employment to have risen slightly in 2018 14 September 2018

Oil & Gas UK’s 2018 Workforce Report forecasts an increase across direct, indirect and induced employment to 282,700 from 280,000 in 2017. This comes after total employment supported by industry fell by 14% in 2017 - below previous estimates of 302,000 as the downturn continued to be felt by the supply chain. ...

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HSE tells UK oil & gas operators to reduce oil and gas leaks 26 April 2018

Chris Flint, the Director of the Energy Division within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has sent a letter to UK offshore oil and gas operators urging them to raise their game when it comes to preventing accidental oil and gas leaks. The letter was sent to operators ahead of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster....

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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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Oil & Gas UK Environment Report shows downward trend in emissions in 2015 16 January 2017

Discharges to sea and emissions to the air by the UK’s oil and gas industry have been on an overall downward trend over the last 15 years, according to a report published by the sector’s trade body. The trend echoes the decline of UK oil and gas production together with effective process management and industry’s use of best available techniques, says Oil & Gas UK’s Environment Report 2016....

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Oil & Gas UK publishes new guidelines for use of drones offshore 09 January 2017

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones - has been published by Oil & Gas UK. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Management Standards and Guidelines were developed by a work group set up by the trade body, involving industry and aviation safety experts, plus UAS operators....

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UK offshore safety shows signs of improvement 22 August 2016

The 2016 Oil & Gas UK Health & Safety report says personal safety performance throughout the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector continued to improve in 2015. There were no reported fatalities on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) in 2015, and reportable injury rates for the offshore oil and gas industry, which are calculated via a metric set by Oil & Gas UK, were lower than a number of other sectors, including manufacturing....

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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....