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Shell Chairman confirmed as IP Week Dinner speaker


Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Royal Dutch Shell plc, has today been announced as the keynote speaker and guest of honour at the IP Week Dinner 2019.

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Stars of the energy world celebrated at EI Awards 2018


Awards include coal to biomass conversion in India, STEM resources reaching 10m children worldwide and cutting-edge smart tech

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Dudley, Birol, Barkindo and Rangarajan confirmed for IP Week 2019


Bob Dudley, Chief Executive Officer of BP, is the latest senior figure confirmed for the Energy Institute’s International Petroleum (IP) Week 2019, being held in London from 26-28 February.

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Class of 2008 reveal inside track on UK Climate Change Act


Energy Institute ‘CCA at 10’ social history project marks tenth anniversary of ground-breaking legislation.

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New vibration and corrosion guidance on industry agendas in Aberdeen and Dubai


A raft of new technical good practice guidelines for the offshore oil and gas sector have today been published, coinciding with two EI flagship events - the Middle East HSE & Sustainability Forum in Dubai and the Asset Integrity and Operational Management conference in Aberdeen.

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New CPD requirements for Chartered Engineers

18-01-2019
The benefits of becoming professionally registered were recently demonstrated in a salary survey undertaken by The Engineer, which found engineers working in the energy sector in the UK receive on average around £8,000 a year more if they are professionally registered.Employers pay more because they...

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EI Fellows recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours

2-01-2019
Congratulations to three Fellows of the EI who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2019 for their dedicated work in the energy sector. Professor of Energy Engineering at Imperial College London Geoffrey Maitland FEI was recognised with a CBE for services to chemical engineeri...

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University of Bath hears from EI Chief Executive on changing relationship between energy and people

12-12-2018
‘The balance of power is shifting’ said EI Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI as she spoke on the transitioning relationship between people and energy at the University of Bath in November.Presenting a lecture entitled ‘People and energy - a relationship in transition’, Louise discussed how ener...

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EI collaborates with OUP on new oil and gas dictionary

12-12-2018
A new Dictionary of Oil and Gas Industry Terms – an invaluable guide to those new to the industry or requiring a greater insight is published by Oxford University Press this month.Written by leading expert in the field Peter Roberts with assistance from the EI in reviewing the technical terms, the d...

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Shell Chairman confirmed as IP Week Dinner speaker

12-12-2018
Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Royal Dutch Shell plc will be, the keynote speaker and guest of honour at the IP Week Dinner 2019. Addressing over 1,000 guests at the prestigious dinner, Mr Holliday will draw on more than forty years of experience in senior industry p...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Sinopec’s retail IPO gets green light from State

16-01-2019
The Chinese authorities have finally approved Sinopec’s long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) of the business arm that runs its network of fuel retail outlets and convenience stores, reports Petrolworld. Although a definitive timetable for when preparations will start has not been set, it is un...

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New gas and condensate discovery south of Kristin

16-01-2019
Equinor (52%, operator) has, together with its partners Petoro (27%), ExxonMobil (15%) and Total (6%), has announced a new gas and condensate discovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well is located south of the Kristin field, and recoverable re...

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Online sales and heavy trucks to drive China’s HDMO market

16-01-2019
Demand for heavy duty motor oil (HDMO) in trucks in China is estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.6% through 2022, based on the ‘most likely’ scenario in a recently published report from Kline. In particular, the heavy truck fleet is estimated to show 5% to 7% annual gr...

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New global alliance to help end plastic waste

16-01-2019
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is a new non-profit organisation consisting of nearly 30 global companies that aims to advance solutions to help reduce mismanaged plastic waste in the environment‘Innovative plastics make modern life possible, but even the most beneficial product can be harmful if ...

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Ineos selects Antwerp for €3bn olefins investment

15-01-2019
Ineos has selected Antwerp as the location for its €3bn olefins project, which comprises a world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant (750,000 t/y) and world-scale ethane cracker (likely 1mn–1.25mn t/y). The development represents the biggest investment made by Ineos to date and will be the fir...

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