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The future of the oil and gas industry will be under the spotlight at the biennial SPE Offshore Europe 2015 conference and exhibition being held in Europe’s oil capital Aberdeen from 8 -11 September The choice of this year’s theme, inspiring the next generation, empowers the industry to address both

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Iván Martén asks: How will low oil prices affect natural= gas markets? Global natural gas markets have already felt some impact from the slide in oil prices. But they will be affected to a much greater degree if oil prices remain in the $50-to- $60 range for an extended period.

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A setback for grid parity? By Stephen Nash The impact of the recent fall in the oil price on O&G investments has been well covered, but what is the impact further down the value chain? What is the impact on the power sector, and on the quest for grid parity

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In this piece Stuart Turnbull reviews the main risks for oil rigs and how they can be addressed. Oil and gas production is a hazardous business. The combination of physical demands and extreme working environments creates unforgiving conditions where mistakes can cost lives. Collectively, the industry has recognised the importance

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Paul Taylor offers the essential guide to talent sustainability Organisations are reliant on their ability to embrace expertise and achieve competitive differentiation. However, the process industries are sitting on a ‘demographic time bomb’. Veterans with comprehensive knowledge and vital skills either in engineering, project planning, scheduling or operations management are

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As our push for tapping new reserves of oil and gas increase, a new scanning device promises to make the mapping of the Earth’s subsurface more accurate and reliable than ever before and mitigates risk of non-essential hole drilling. Gordon Stove explains. Time-honoured methodology exploring the potential for new oil

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What now for training and employee performance management, following retrenchment? By Shirley Barnes With ongoing volatility in the price of oil and gas and retrenchment in the industry, what can operators do to maximise the performance of staff and therefore the performance of the business, while reducing risk caused by

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Henry Edwardes-Evans takes a look at the German renewables market, and how this form of energy could be integrated into conventional energy-only markets – giving gas-fired units some hope of a future balancing role. It is fair to say that Enel chief executive Francesco Starace is not a fan of

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