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  • CCS and hydrogen challenges to be tackled at SPE Offshore Europe 2023

    01 June 2023

    Energy industry leaders are to set out how the sector can overcome challenges posed by the implementation of carbon capture storage (CCS) and the use of hydrogen at SPE Offshore Europe 2023 (OE23)....

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  • Demand for engineers increasing, with rapid growth in green jobs

    26 May 2023

    As the UK ramps up its focus on becoming a net zero economy, a new report commissioned by EngineeringUK has found that demand for engineers is predicted to grow faster than for other occupations and that vacancies for ‘green engineering’* roles in the UK have increased by more than half (55%) over the last five years....

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  • UK awards 20 carbon storage licences

    22 May 2023

    The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) awarded 20 carbon storage licences at offshore sites on 18 May. The UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round was launched in June 2022, with applications closing in September. The 20 licences in total are around 12,000 square kilometres in size and are located in areas such as Aberdeen, Teesside, Liverpool and Lincolnshire....

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  • UK has 22 major energy security projects capable of producing 1.5 billion barrels planned

    16 May 2023

    Major North Sea energy operators met in May to discuss future opportunities and get clear messages on energy security, driving down emissions, and the importance of accelerating the transition at an annual meeting organised by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)....

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  • Health & Safety Executive release safety notice on hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in cargo and slop tanks

    05 May 2023

    The UK Health & Safety Executive has issued a safety notice after identifying high concentrations of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in ullage spaces of cargo and slop tanks. The safety notice, issued on 23 April, is aimed at operators of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) and floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessels and floating storage units (FSU) in the UK continental shelf (UKCS)....

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UK joinery firm fined £20,000 for failing to control wood dust 02 May 2023

A joinery firm in southeast London has been fined £20,000 for failing to control its employees’ exposure to wood dust. F&E Joinery Limited, based in Herne Hill, was inspected in May 2022 as part of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) campaign targeting woodworking businesses....

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Port of Aberdeen investing £55 million to become UK’s first net zero port 02 May 2023

The Port of Aberdeen has announced its commitment to invest £55 million over the next 10 years to become the UK’s first net zero port by 2040. The aim of the investment is to reduce emissions from vessels visiting the port as well as emissions from the port’s own operations....

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International robotics community called upon to help develop fusion energy 27 April 2023

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is calling upon the international robotics community to help make fusion energy part of the world’s future energy supply in a bid to combat climate change and build towards a net zero society....

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Restart of operations completed at North Sea’s Pierce field after major redevelopment to enable gas production 26 April 2023

Shell’s UK subsidiary has completed the restart of operations at the Pierce field in the UK Central North Sea, following a significant upgrade to allow gas to be produced after years of the field producing only oil. Pierce is a joint venture between Shell and Ithaca Energy with Shell being the operator....

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1,300 UK offshore workers go on major 48-hour strike 25 April 2023

Around 1,300 offshore workers began a major 48-hour strike on April 24 which would cause “severe problems” for operators, trade union Unite said. Ahead of the strike action, Unite said it could result in production shutdowns and would impact oil and gas operators including BP, CNRI, EnQuest, Harbour, Ithaca, Shell, TAQA and Total....

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