5 June, 2013
HSE – On the Top of the Oil & Gas Industry’s Agenda
According to Ernst & Young Top 10 Risks and Opportunities in 2013 and Beyond[] (click here to download it[]), HSE – health, safety and environment – remains a major concern and a top priority within the oil and gas industry.

5 June, 2013
Top 10 Cities for Oil and Gas Professionals
At the Human capital conference in London[] last April emerged that one the main factor encouraging people to work in the oil and gas industry is the opportunity to move to different countries during the course of their career. In fact, since joining oil and gas companies, employees are offered the opportunity to attend training programmes in many global destinations.

5 June, 2013
Saudi Aramco – New R&D Strategy to Transform its Business
A few days after our discussions and the common perplexity over Aramco’s omission in the EU R&D Scoreboard list[], Khaled A. Al-Buraik – Vice President of Petroleum Engineering and Development at Saudi Aramco – unveiled Aramco’s cutting-edge research and development plans to reconfirm its leading commitment to innovate the oil industry.

5 June, 2013
Faithful + Gould - Healthy industrial markets need talent
*Healthy industrial markets have fuelled the need for sector-specific cost management, project management and project controls skills. Chris Taylor[] explains why this sector has a talent gap yet offers excellent opportunities to use transferable skills. *

5 June, 2013
KCA Deutag secures important contracts in the UK sector of the North Sea
KCA Deutag, the international drilling and engineering contractor and a global leader in platform drilling services, announces the award of significant drilling operation and maintenance contracts for work in the North Sea. These awards represent a long term commitment with core clients Total E&P UK, EnQuest and CNR International (CNRI). 

5 June, 2013
Oil & gas sector in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's oil, petrochemical and chemical industries and equipment manufacturing sectors offer promising opportunities to UK companies.

3 May, 2013
Iesta visit to Kurdistan
Scottish Enterprise News Release regarding iestas Training Trade Mission to Kurdistan next week 6th - 9th May 2013.

3 May, 2013
Ernst & Young – Top 10 Oil and Gas Opportunities
As previously discussed, on one side the oil and gas industry is currently facing numerous risks such as uncertain energy policy, political constraints, price volatility etc… ‘Ernst & Young – Top 10 Oil and Gas Risks[]’. However, on the other, the industry has a wide range of opportunities that attract the attention of the main oil and gas players in order to face the growing global energy demand. So, what are the main oil and gas opportunities? Here we show you the top 10 according to Ernst & Young.[]

30 April, 2013
Brazil's Oil Boom Requires Skilled Professionals
Brazil's budding oil industry continues to garner global attention as the country discovers and develops large amounts of oil in the offshore pre-salt blocks. There's an estimated 14 billion barrels of proven reserves that lie off the coasts of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition to having a lot of oil, the country holds high-quality light sweet crude oil – a commodity that is in high demand.

24 April, 2013
Iran Exports LNG to Asia
By cristina[] / 23 April 2013  

24 April, 2013
£27 Billion Oilfield Services Sector is Core to British Engineering and Manufacturing, says Oil & Gas UK
£27 Billion Oilfield Services Sector is Core to British Engineering and Manufacturing, says Oil & Gas UK - Welcoming the publication of Ernst & Young's review of the £27 billion UK oilfield services industry, Oil & Gas UK's chief executive Malcolm Webb said: “Britain’s oilfield services sector is a core component of the UK’s engineering and manufacturing base and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation honed over 40 years at the cutting edge of exploration and production.” “Ernst & Young’s report highlights a sector in robust health. With up to 24 billion barrels of oil and gas left to recover in the UK, continued investment in our own reserves bodes well for the supply chain and, subsequently, UK employment, tax revenues, energy security and balance of trade.”

10 April, 2013
ExxonMobil to Boost Output at Iraq West Qurna-1 by Mid 2013
U.S. energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp. and its partners are planning to increase crude oil production from West Qurna-1 oil field in southern Iraq to 530,000 barrels a day by July, from 495,000 barrels a day now, a senior Iraqi oil official said Monday.

5 April, 2013
$500 Million Investment in the North Sea
Giant company BP and its co-ventures – Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron – have agreed to invest $500m in a two year drilling programme at the giant Clair field in the North Sea. Their aim is to join forces to transform the Atlantic into an oil-producing region.

4 April, 2013
Monterey Shale Reserve Holds Economic Potential for Region
Some big news out of California this week – oil companies have begun drilling exploratory wells in hopes of tapping the Monterey Shale reserve. Taft California, a town in the middle of it all, was originally founded on the petroleum business. If drilling of the Monterey Shale reserve were to commence, there’s a strong indication it would reignite the region’s profitability.

2 April, 2013
North Sea carbon storage inches closer as two preferred bidders are chosen
The chance of a new industry emerging to pump CO2 from power plants into depleted North Sea oil and gas wells inched a little closer last month when the UK government picked two project ideas to take forward in its £1-billion funding contest designed to commercialise the technique.

12 March, 2013
Tradewinds - Training in a Box
A bespoke HVAC Modular Training Unit (MTU) can be supplied to provide a safe and secure mobile training facility that can be shipped to any location around the world. This consists of a 20ft or 40ft shipping container (non A60 rated) fully fitted with refrigeration test rigs, control panels, lighting, power, and heating.

12 March, 2013
The Underwater Centre awarded funding
The Underwater Centre, Fort William, has been awarded funding to train candidates for the commercial diving industry within Scotland.  The funding is part of the Energy Skills Challenge Fund and has been awarded by Skills Development Scotland.  It is a move towards making sure that trainees, with the right practical attributes to become commercial divers, have a chance to undertake the training – applicants will only be awarded funding after passing a more rigorous assessment procedure.

Download: Shale Insights Chris Faulkner, Breitling Oil and Gas
Mr Chris Faulkner is speaking at the 2013 Shale Gas World Europe[]. In the build up to the event we asked him for his thoughts on the shale industry.