As a world leader in offshore wind and deep sea oil exploration and field development, there is a global demand for UK energy-sector equipment, staff and training, consultancy services. For current and new exporters, contracts can vary between just a few thousand pounds to many millions.
Still on the horizon lie developments in quantum computing, which will enable the robots of the future to be enhanced to become autonomous decision makers, capable of ensuring the smooth running of operations and maintenance.
Nicholas Newman, Eniday, February 2016. Today the workwear and the equipment worn by energy workers are likely to be highly fashionable, protective and productive. Not surprising given the tough conditions and challenges that workers endure operating in the cold North Sea, fracking in the heat of a Texan summer or […]
By: Nicholas Newman Not having the right people can cause the industry delays and cost millions in lost income. A typical rig, as leased from Transocean Ltd, the world’s largest owner of offshore rigs, can cost operators such as BP at least $3-5 million a week. “The current shortage is […]
By Nicholas Newman It’s not a scarcity of oil the world should be worried about but more importantly a desperate skills shortage of engineers. This is especially so for the global energy industry. For many jobs, the number of vacancies exceeds the number of skilled experienced engineers that are […]