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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Insight: Technology is what matters

Shell said it spends more money than any other international oil major on research because it believes technology is the way to take the industry forward, says Director of Technology Matthias...

Total finally plugs Elgin gas well in North Sea

Total has succeeded in plugging a well from its North Sea Elgin platform that has been leaking gas for more than seven weeks. The Elgin platform is one of...

North Sea oil and gas regulation risks raised

North Sea oil and gas regulation risks raised The European Commission wants to take over the regulation of offshore oil and gas safety Trade unions and the oil and gas industry...

Fracking for oil and gas 'safe' says report

Fracking for oil and gas is a safe process, providing proper safety measures are taken, according to an independent report.   Fracking is seen as a controversial way of extracting...

Borders & Southern makes 'significant' gas discovery off Falkland Islands

Explorer Borders & Southern has discovered "significant" gas condensate reserves south of the Falkland Islands, opening up a new and controversial oil and gas basin. ...

Union wants wider exclusion zone round North Sea gas leak

An offshore workers union has called for the exclusion zone around the crippled Elgin platform in the North Sea to be extended. Unite said the three-mile zone should be increased to five...

Chancellor George Osborne announces North Sea tax measures

Measures to boost investment in the North Sea oil industry have been announced by Chancellor George Osborne. His 2012 Budget includes new tax allowances, including a £3bn new-field...

Poland: European Capital Of The Shale Gas Boom?

In this exclusive interview with Oil & Gas IQ, Dariusz Latka , Corporate HSE Lead at Talisman Energy Poland explains the role of his company in the comparably young sector of shale gas. ...

Shale Gas – An Important Bridge To Renewable Energy Or An Environmental Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Spearheading M&A in the energy sector It would seem there are those on both sides of the aisle willing to vehemently present their argument for or against the emergence of...

Five Reasons Why Combined-Cycle Plants Will Be The Future Of European Power Generation

1) EU Policies Support Lower CO2 Emissions The European Union has strict targets in place to reduce CO2 emissions between 80 and 95 percent on 1990 levels by 2050. In its...

Can Shipping Ever Be Carbon Conscious?

All industries are under pressure to reduce their carbon emissions and increase efficiency. A global push by governments to cut carbon has seen more, tighter regulations introduced to boost the...

Marine Energy – Supporting Array Technologies

The government is to invest over £10 million in new research and development to help demonstrate that wave and tidal energy can be generated at scale, and with lower energy...

North Sea investment hits record levels driven by high oil prices

North Sea investment hits record levels driven by high oil prices High oil prices have helped drive investment in North Sea exploration and production to record levels By...

Threat to oil sector from tough regulations and green policies

Regulatory pressures and 'green' policies are threatening the future of Britain's eight remaining oil refineries and could result in further closures, the industry has warned the...

ITF announces plans for 2012 technology investment

ITF, the global oil and gas technology facilitator, has announced the challenges that its membership of operator and service companies want to see tackled as priorities in 2012.   ...
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