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WEBINAR: Cleaner more efficient conventional fuels competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £5m in  collaborative R&D  and feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in the extraction and use of conventional fossil fuels.    The competition will fund projects that improve the efficiency, reduce cost and minimise the environmental impact in the following sectors Energy intensive industries ...
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Cleaner more efficient conventional fuels - Aberdeen Competition event

On the 18th February 2015 Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, held a brokering event in Aberdeen to support the new competition, 'Cleaner more efficient conventional fuels'. The event was attended by a cross section of companies and academics from the power generation, fossil fuel and CCS industries and from energy intensive industries. The event began...
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Cleaner more efficient conventional fuels - Manchester Competition event

On the 11th February 2015 Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, held a brokering event in Manchester to support the new competition, 'Cleaner more efficient conventional fuels'. The event was attended by a cross section of companies and academics from the power generation, fossil fuel and CCS industries and from energy intensive industries. The event...
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OGIC working with SMEs to accelerate technology development

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), established in Aberdeen at the end of 2014, is already working with SMEs to accelerate new technologies to support the North Sea oil and gas Industry. The first OGIC projects have been approved and research is underway while further projects are in the final stages of approval. The OGIC team is engaging with the SME community to progress more...
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Companies across the UK join the push for sustainable shale

A new £2 million fund to ensure safety and sustainability are at the forefront of any drilling for shale gas and oil in the UK has been announced today. Following an intense competition 19 projects have been chosen, which will see companies test innovative ideas for shale gas and oil projects. These will explore at least three types of water treatment, new...
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Technology Showcase 2015 - Making technology reduce cost and improve efficiency

On the 4th March 2015 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, ITF in collaboration with Oil and Gas UK, Innovate UK and the Department of Energy and Climate Change, will be hosting the Technology Showcase 2015. The event is both a conference and exhibition. Key figures from industry will speak on topics ranging from Drilling efficiency to robotics and autonomous systems....
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New Funding Opportunity for Conventional Fuels

Cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels   Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss the forthcoming competition ‘Cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels’. Overview Fossil fuels provide some 70% of the UK’s electricity as well as much of our domestic heating and other uses of energy....
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NERC Exploitation in Challenging Environments Event

On the 17th October 2014 the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network held a workshop in London to support the new NERC innovation programme which will fund the translation of existing academic research into innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry.  The event began with presentations from NERC on their innovation...
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NERC Unconventional Hydrocarbons Event

On the 24th September 2014 the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in collaboration with Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network held a workshop in Manchester to support the new NERC innovation programme which will fund the translation of existing academic research into innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry.  The event was attended by a cross section of...
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NERC support for the Oil and Gas Sector

Are you involved in the Oil and Gas Sector? Would you like to know what academic skills and capabilities are available to you in the UK? The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014 to investigate solutions to the top challenges facing the sector in the UK.    ...
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Oil and gas supply chain should look for offshore wind opportunities (Scottish Enterprise news)

There are plenty of opportunities in offshore wind for oil and gas supply chain companies, and it's time to take up the challenge and invest, says Maggie McGinley, Director of Energy and Low Carbon Technologies at Scottish Enterprise.   Since the first discoveries of oil and gas reserves off our shores four decades ago, Scotland has built up an enviable global...
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Search for Oil and Gas Authority Chief Executive (DECC announcement)

The formal recruitment process for a Chief Executive to the new Oil and Gas Authority North Sea regulator has begun.   Edward Davey MP commissioned Sir Ian Wood to lead a review of the UK’s offshore oil and gas production because, while investment levels are rising and near-term prospects are strong, there are new challenges for exploration and...
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Government proposals to simplify deep underground access for shale gas and geothermal industries (DECC press release)

The government is launching a consultation on proposals to simplify the existing procedure for shale gas and deep geothermal underground drilling access. he Government is launching a consultation on proposals to simplify the existing procedure for shale gas and oil and deep geothermal underground drilling access. The new proposals would simplify procedures which are costly...
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Oil and gas: EEMS database (DECC guidance)

Access the Environmental and Emissions Monitoring System database to get data on oil rigs and other offshore installations around the UK. Overview Environmental and Emissions Monitoring System ( EEMS ) is the environmental database of the UK oil and gas industry. It provides measured and calculated data relating to emissions from offshore installations and associated onshore...
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Energy Systems Catapult Consultation - your opportunity to input and help us scope the new Catapult Centre

Vince Cable recently announced that an Energy System Catapult (ESC) would be launched in April 2015. The UK's Innovation Agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has been tasked with setting up the Catapult. The first phase of development is a detailed scoping activity involving consultation with industry, academia and the public sector. Key elements of the consultation will be an online...
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The Technology Strategy Board is pleased to launch its “Infrastructure for offshore renewables” competition.

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects to accelerate the development of innovative infrastructure technologies for the offshore wind, wave and tidal stream industries, to help reduce the cost of electricity generation. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will provide up to a further £500k to fund academic partners in...
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Developers encouraged to come forward with water production solutions for Brazil

ITF, the global technology facilitator, is calling on developers to come forward with new and innovative solutions to water production challenges in Brazil. The not-for-profit organisation is owned by 32 international oil and gas operator and service companies and has facilitated the launch of more than 200 Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) from early stage projects through to field trials...
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Get an early insight into Energy in Horizon 2020: Introductory webinar series - October and November 2013

Horizon 2020 – the EU’s new Research and Innovation framework – is the successor to the Framework Programme 7, the European Commission’s research and development funding programme, and will incorporate actions previously funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. It will combine much of the research and innovation funding currently provided through different pillars and aims to...
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Two forthcoming events in Wales on Localised Energy Systems and Energy in Horizon 2020, 4 and 13 November 2013

1) Localised Energy Systems Event Invitation Venue: Park Inn Hotel, Mary Anne Street,  Cardiff, CF10 2JH 4th November 2013 10:00am - 16:00pm Localised energy systems are one of many solutions to solve the need for an affordable resilient and sustainable energy system of the future that balances supply and demand appropriately, however delivering this presents...
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Developers encouraged to join ITF's bespoke Technology Street at SPE Offshore Europe 2013

ITF is inviting technology developers who are interested in showcasing their innovative solutions to the global upstream oil and gas industry to join ITF's bespoke Technology Street at SPE Offshore Europe 2013, Europe's largest oil and gas conference and exhibition. Taking place on 3 -6 September 2013 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, SPE Offshore Europe is now in its...
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The World's Oldest Certification Authority Joins ITF

ITF, the global technology facilitator, welcomes Lloyds Register to its growing and diverse list of prominent industry players.  This follows the recent announcement that Expro, CNR and FMC Technologies will also be part of the global group, now boasting 30 members. Founded in 1760, Lloyds Register is the first certification authority to be part of ITF.  As an energy and...
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Oil and gas strategy will promote billions worth of new investment (BIS press release)

Press release from 28 March 2013 An oil and gas strategy to secure billions of pounds of future investment and thousands of jobs will be unveiled by the UK government today pledge to maintain fiscal regime that encourages investment and innovation measures to boost supply chains and tackle engineering skills gap £7...
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How to ensure safer drilling

Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill back in April 2010, the safety of drilling operations has come in for massive scrutiny. The spill, which flowed unabated for three months was the largest accidental oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. The explosion killed 11 men working on the platform, injured 17 others and caused massive damage to the marine and wildlife habitats of...
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Insight: Finding more UKCS oil...

Now diving into the website of the Bank of England is not a normal activity for me, you understand, but I was searching for a copy of their latest Quarterly Bulletin in which, according to the Times this week, they attribute part of the UK's drop in productivity to the decline in output from the North Sea; and sure enough I read: 'Norway is similar to the United Kingdom; both...
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Charting 60 years of Oil and Gas

Two weeks ago, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. In this article we take a look at some of the events that have shaped the oil and gas world in the last 60 years, from Suez to shale gas. 1950s 1956 – The Suez Crisis – 1.5 million barrels of oil transited the 192km canal every day, 1.2 million of which was destined to the Western world,...
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