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Britain, Energy Policy, Europe, Exploration and Production, Gas, North America, Northern Europe, Pipelines

Shale gas a distant prospect?

By Nicholas Newman European Energy Review 8 January 2015 In 2013 the US Energy Administration estimated that Europe contained 470 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of potentially recoverable shale gas, equivalent to 80% of US reserves. Given the size of Europe’s potential shale gas reserves and the EU’s declared intent to […]

Britain, Engineers, Health and Safety, Human Resources, Industry Reports, Recruitment, South East Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

The World is Desperate for Energy Engineers!!!

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 […]

Africa, Baker Hughes Worldwide Rig Count, Fire Prevention, Gulf States, Health and Safety, Middle East

Using effective HSE Training to mitigate risk

Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa Issue six 2014 -Drilling for oil and gas, whether onshore or offshore, carries potential considerable risks ranging from   small incidents like pipeline leak, fires, massive explosions leading to loss of life. This record of incidents demonstrates that the industry must always be aware of rig […]