Engineering Industry Must Address Apprenticeship Gender Imbalance

If the engineering industry is to solve the growing gap in female apprentices in the sector then it must significantly alter its thinking, says consultancy giant Aecom. In the run up to ‘National Women in Engineering Day’, Aecom has warned that urgent action must be taken to address the ever increasing gap between the number of female and male apprentices, with the gender imbalance in the indus...
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Atkins Wins Engineering Support Services Contract for Chevron’s WA Assets

Atkins Wins Engineering Support Services Contract for Chevron's WA Assets
Rigzone reports Atkins disclosed on Wednesday that it has secured a contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. to provide onshore and offshore engineering support services for the oil and gas major’s Western Australian-based assets. The firm's Perth-based team of more than 50 oil and gas engineers, supported by global oil and gas teams in the UK and Houston, Texas, will carried out the project. ...
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Europe’s Rise in Natural Gas Demand Means More LNG

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“As 2016 progresses, Europe is set to take on an increasingly important role as the LNG market of last resort. The liquid NW European hubs at NBP and TTF will set the price benchmark for surplus cargoes as LNG export volumes ramp up from new Australian and U.S. liquefaction terminals,” Timera Energy One of the great debates in the energy arena today is Europe’s future demand for natural gas, th...
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Total’s boss says North Sea oil and gas ‘has a future’

The boss of one the world's largest oil companies has said it will continue to invest in the UK and that oil and gas production in the North Sea has a future. His comments follow an estimated 65,000 job losses in the industry and warnings about a collapse in investment. "There is a future for the North Sea, no doubt about it," said Patrick Pouyanne, chief executive of Total. He was speaking...
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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is acquiring business-focused social networking site LinkedIn for just over $26bn, in a deal that will help grow Microsoft’s Office 365 and Dynamics businesses. In an email to staff, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the two companies “are in pursuit of a common mission centered on empowering people and organisations”. “Along with the new growth in our Office 365 commercial and Dyna...
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Shell jobs facing axe rise to 5,000 after BG deal

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday announced plans to cut an additional 2,200 jobs after its £35bn takeover of BG Group in February. The energy company had previously said it expected to shed 2,800 staff as a result of the BG deal, on top of 7,500 Shell jobs and contractor roles it was already planning to remove because of the oil price collapse. But now Shell, which is listed in the UK and the Ne...
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Rwanda Inaugurates Groundbreaking Methane Power Project

Lake Kivu, which straddles the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is renowned for its most unusual resource. Dissolved in its deep waters, at a scale not seen anywhere else on Earth, are billions of cubic meters of methane and carbon dioxide, which result from nearby volcanic activity. For decades, scientists, engineers, and the governments of the two states have sought to ...
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8 project management skills in high demand

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When you think of project managers, what skills come to mind? Many people may be tempted to list attributes like good organization skills, effective time management or a host of technical project management skills, but are these the attributes employers will be looking for in the near future? Not all project managers are created equally, and not all project management skills will be valued the ...
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ADNOC starts up US$10bn Al Hosn Shah sour gas development project

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has opened the US$10 billion (£7 billion) Al Hosn Shah sour gas development project. The development, located 210km south-west of Abu Dhabi, is a joint venture between ADNOC and Occidental Petroleum. The Shah gas field is expected to produce more than one billion cubic feet of ultra-sour gas per day. Half of the gas produced from this field will be u...
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Amec Foster Wheeler appoints new CEO

UK-based engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler announced on Wednesday 27 April that it has named Jonathan Lewis as chief executive officer. Lewis, who is currently a senior vice president for Halliburton, will relocate from Houston, Texas to London on 1 June to begin his new role. The new head of Amec Foster Wheeler brings with him 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and ha...
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