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A wealth of opportunity

Added: 14 Jan 2015

Chemical engineering graduates earn some of the best salaries in the country. But does this stop th…

Murphy Oil Milford Haven refinery

Refined Capacity: the future of UK refineries

Added: 7 Jan 2015

The end of 2014 saw yet another UK refinery close as the European downstream sector struggled to co…

David Cameron IGas shale gas site visit

Shale time

Added: 4 Nov 2014

Over the coming months the UK will get a much better idea of where and how much shale development w…

Buncefield fire

Diverting disaster

Added: 10 Jul 2014

In the wake of an industrial disaster, updating plant safety technology is often the first port of …

BP chemical plant

Gas detectives

Added: 20 May 2014

Tighter safety regulations are forcing companies to consider new ways of keeping tabs on gases.

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Platform protection

Added: 7 May 2014

The UK oil & gas industry is ramping up its efforts to address the skill shortage and retain its hi…

Bionic handling assistant

Brave new world: Industry 4.0 technology

Added: 17 Sep 2013

Wireless devices are common in all workplaces these days, including process plants. But what would …

Flow meter LNG site

Energy sectors are fuelling innovation

Added: 24 May 2013

Emerging energy sectors, such as LNG, biogas and oilsands, are driving demand for new flow measurem…


Learning the lessons

Added: 8 Apr 2013

This summer Oil & Gas UK will stage a major offshore safety conference to mark the 25th anniversary…

Schaeffler rig bearings

Subsea saviour

Added: 8 Apr 2013

Much of the low-hanging fruit has already been picked. In future, offshore natural gas fields will …


Modelling offshore handling equipment

Added: 8 Nov 2012

With offshore oil and gas drilling rigs costing millions a day, their crews need to ensure they get…

UK valves suppliers meet N Sea demands

Added: 15 Oct 2012

?The oil & gas sector is driving demand for UK manufacturers of valves and related systems - as ref…


Big tanks go for advanced level sensing

Added: 4 Sep 2012

London – ?Tank-fill level can be a relatively straightforward parameter to monitor, but level senso…

Emerson Barking

Sensing safety

Added: 25 Jul 2012

?Recent advances in the field of sensor technologies are proving timely for process operators in th…


Bridging the divide

Added: 23 Jul 2012

The UK process industries need to resolve long-standing differences between academics and businesse…


Thermal imaging for hazardous environments

Added: 19 Jul 2012

?Thermal imaging offers clear advantages in ATEX-rated and other hazardous environments, but the la…

Schaeffler rig bearings

Selecting rolling bearings for drill rig plant and machinery

Added: 16 Jul 2012

Drill rig operators must select bearings that maximise machine availability and prevent unplanned d…

Shale holds much promise for equipment makers

Added: 1 Jan 2012

The continuing expansion of shale gas production in the US and its likely spread to other locations…

Seperating the streams

CFD: Separating the oil & gas streams

Added: 24 Nov 2011

Separators are used throughout the oil and gas industry to split production fluids into components …

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Different take on inventory management

Added: 1 Nov 2011

Brazilian energy company Petrobras has recently signed a service contract with Metso covering the s…