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Oil and natural gas remain the world's leading fuels, accounting for nearly 60% of global energy consumption

Oil and natural gas have been the world’s primary sources of energy for decades. They have enabled advances in all sectors of the economy, from residential lighting and heating to transportation and industrial manufacturing. The use of these fuels are also the main source of greenhouse gases. The oil and gas industry is commonly divided into three major operational sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream. The upstream sector is where reserves of crude oil and natural gas are explored and extracted, while midstream focuses on transporting and storing the extracted products. The oil and natural gas then reach downstream processing facilities where they are refined, distributed and sold to the end customer. You can further explore the three sectors by clicking the links below:

A list of the latest news and articles on oil and gas developments can be found below.

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Oil and gas industry urged to support new skills strategy

2018-5-14
A new report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don&#x...

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Encouraging collaboration in the oil and gas sector

2018-5-11
ABB recently launched its new global collaboration operations centre in Oslo, Norway, with a network of over 150 industry experts focused ondigitalisation of the oil, gas and chemicals industries. Bri...

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International Petroleum Week 2018: Re-engineering the oil and gas operating models: an industry in transition

2018-3-9
Welcome to the International Petroleum (IP) Week 2018 review, which highlights the key issues, messages and takeaways from IP Week 2018. This year’s conference was held on 20–22 February...

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Petrobras to join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

2018-2-2
Brazil’s Petrobras has joined the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a CEO-led grouping of oil and gas companies that intends to lead the industry’s response to climate change, pooli...

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Oil and gas capex and R&D spending to rise 2018, but industry to keep a cap on costs

2018-2-2
Senior oil and gas sector professionals expect a step change in the industry’s capex, opex and R&D spending levels in 2018, according to new research from DNV GL which confirms confidence i...

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Technical guidance publications

EI Research report: Exposures to asbestos from work on removal of compressed asbestos fibre gaskets

2018
The oil and gas industry has many facilities where there are large numbers of gaskets on flanges and valves within pipework. Many of these were installed at a time when CAF gaskets were the normal mat...

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Transient contractor and supplier risk management and assurance during shutdowns, outages and turnarounds

2018
This publications is freely available to all registered users of this site.Shutdowns, outages and turnarounds (SOTs) of major accident hazard (MAH) sites are challenging. The SOT requires a lot of dis...

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Good practice guidance for controlling noise on offshore installations

2018
UK regulations that apply to offshore installations require the control of noise to be managed where it affects the workers at work and rest. They recognise the importance of managing the hazards asso...

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G+ Safe by Design workshop report: WTG access and egress

2018
This publication is available to download for free for registered users.The latest G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+) Safe by Design workshop focused on the issues associated ...

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Good practice guideline the safe management of small service vessels used in the offshore wind industry

2018
This publication is available to download for free for registered users of this website.In 2013 the G+ commissioned the development of the good practice guideline: The safe management of small service...

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