Norway gives Equinor safety order for not correcting non-conformities

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has issued an order to Equinor after an audit of material handling and management of the working environment on Martin Linge A. This showed that non-conformities that were identified earlier by the PSA have not been corrected. The deadline for compliance with the order is 8 March 2019. PSA must be informed when the order has been conducted.

Newcastle College presents VR offshore wind training facility

Newcastle College’s Energy Academy in Wallsend installed an Immersive Hybrid Reality offshore wind training facility. This is a virtual reality system to help train future engineers, as it replicates working conditions experienced by wind turbine engineers operating on offshore wind farms.

UK oil and gas skills strategy project launched

A new project to develop a UK oil and gas skills strategy has been launched following release of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review. Launched in May 2018, the study found that if the sector achieves energy transition ambitions, around 40,000 people will need to be recruited into the sector over the next 20 years.


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