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Engineers, Health and Safety, Human Resources

Skills Gap in the Marine Maintenance Energy Sector To Worsen?

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 […]

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, Exploration and Production, Gas, Oil, Oil Review Africa

The future of shale gas in Africa

Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa Issue six 2014. Across Africa, there is much excitement about the possibility of replicating in Africa the American shale gas revolution. African states with suitable geology are hoping they can attract the interest of shale gas investors, such as Royal Dutch Shell, Repsol and ExxonMobil […]

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 […]

Caribbean, Copy writing, Corporate Journalism

A new direction for hydrocarbons

All the Caribbean community and common market (Caricom) member states depend heavily on fossil fuels and are therefore sensitive to changes in the price of oil and natural gas.  Trinidad and Tobago is the only one of Caricom’s 15 member states, self -sufficient in oil and gas, and the only […]