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Pumping through the pain
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Why America’s shale gas producers are still waiting to see who blinks first. By Eric Wilson

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IT in the clouds
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Hosted desktops help ease pressure on the bottom line while introducing improvements including physical and online security. By Joseph Blass

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Brent Cheshire discusses the UK’s wind energy market and highlights the significance of DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank extension project, which will add an extra 258MW of capacity to the existing Burbo Bank wind farm

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Mutual benefits
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Government take in E&P: framing a more balanced dialogue. By Iván Martén, Philip Whittaker, and Álvaro Martínez de Bourio The decline of crude oil prices since mid- 2014 has hit oil producers hard, wiping out 36 per cent of revenues across the industry. Not surprisingly, companies have responded to this

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How big are your flares
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Accurate measurement is critical to safety and profitability in the oil & gas industry. Adam Chapman outlines some of the key considerations for industry parties in ensuring that monitoring and measurement is accurate, effective and meaningful The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 is estimated to have released 210 million

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a year in review
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2015 – when volatility in energy markets became the ‘new normal’. By Joanne Smalley 2015 has seen a sea change in global energy markets – with the long talked about ‘Energy Trilema’, balancing cost, carbon and security, becoming something of a multi-dimensional polyhedron! The end of 2015 saw oil at

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The H factor
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Dr Ian Randle, President-Elect of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) and Managing Director of Hu-Tech Human Factors asks: Is human error avoidable? Human error has been implicated in the great majority of major industrial accidents. Investigations may end with a conclusion of human error as if

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A sunny outlook
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Do solar-powered vehicles have a viable future asks Ian Draisey A number of concept cars with solar-powered capability have been showcased at motor shows in recent years. Many manufacturers claim that their technology is pushing the boundaries, but the average car roof simply does not provide enough space to generate

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Get smart
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Improving data quality in a smart world. By Miguel Torrão Mendes It is no secret that missing or inaccurate data is a major problem within the utility industry. According to Ofgem, the government regulator for the electricity and natural gas markets in Great Britain, three quarters of all utility company

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Energy for the future
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Market-based energy-transition through innovation. By Michael Mieszczanski Electricity is essential to our economy and modern way of life. It keeps society functioning and our economies operating and growing. The power system – delivering electricity whenever we need it – is thus one of the core infrastructures of any society. In

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