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Education & Training

Programme promotes oil and gas options to female students

FEMALE school leavers are being encouraged to consider engineering careers in the Australian oil and gas sector, thanks to a Perth-based outreach programme targeting high school students. The Women in Subsea Engineering Network (WISE) is currently mentoring 30 female students as part of a week-long Future Engineers Program. The high school outreach program showcases the diversity of opportunities and interesting careers available for female students to consider as they make

Cushman & Wakefield secures Woodside Energy Ltd global HQ facilities management contract

LEADING Australian oil and gas company, Woodside Energy Ltd has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to provide integrated facilities management and workplace services at its new global headquarters in Perth known as Mia Yellagonga. Mia Yellagonga is a brand new campus style complex located in the Perth CBD at 17 Mount Street, combining a world-class built environment with cutting edge technology to deliver a state of the art workplace. Built by

Oil, Gas and Pipeline Guide to Workplace Safety 2018/19 released

POORLY maintained, or run-down plant and equipment can lead to the development of unsafe workplace conditions and procedures. This becomes of a particular concern when large quantities of dangerous goods and chemicals are housed on site. In the oil, gas and pipeline industry, the safety and prevention of risk relies on employers and operators of the facility who need to take reasonably practicable steps to protect the health and safety

Oil and gas companies embracing the new energy era

The drive towards a low-carbon future – catalysed by the Paris Agreement, and coupled with a series of socio-economic and technological trends – is leading many in the oil and gas industry to fundamentally reimagine what the energy company of the future looks like, according to a new paper from Deloitte. ‘Hydrocarbons to electrons – Crossing the chasm to the new energy future’ examines how oil and gas companies are

Oil and gas industry urged to support new skills strategy to up-skill for digital transformation

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics launched today indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don’t exist today. The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over

Industry leaders to highlight importance of Diversity & Inclusion at AOG 2018

There is no doubt that diversity and inclusion in the workplace are now considered C-level issues, and key leaders in Australia’s oil and gas sector are amongst those who are pushing that message. The importance of diversity and inclusion in the oil and gas workplace will be a major feature at AOG 2018, with some of the industry’s leading spokespeople lending their presence to the key Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

Experienced trio to lead WA’s newest investor relations firm

Strategy and outcomes focussed boutique investor relations agency Chapter One Advisors has formally commenced operations, with three highly experienced investor relations professionals heading up the new firm. Located in Perth CBD, Chapter One provides high-quality investor relations and media rela- tions expertise across a wide range of industries including property, technology, oil and gas, minerals and mining. The company was founded by seasoned public relations head Paul Niardone and well-respect-

DNV updates preferred pipeline standard

The most used and recognised offshore pipeline standard in the world has been updated to reflect the latest pipeline research & developments by DNV GL, the quality assurance and risk management company, and other leading industry players.  The standard, previously called DNV-OS-F101 is now renamed DNVGL-ST-F101. Around 65% of all new projects globally are designed according to the standard, first issued in 1976. The new revision reflects the conclusions of

CME project to improve safety

A TRAINING framework led by WA’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) in conjunction with some of WA’s biggest resources companies will improve safety and efficiencies in the workplace. CME said the project also aims to reduce costs and duplication across the sector. The pilot project, which will be rolled out for use across all high risk workers, will provide a framework across the industry for verifying work competency of

Communication key to better spill response

By Andrew Hobbs A TRAINING exercise co-ordinated by the Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC) last year has revealed a need to improve communication between spill response groups, its organisers have said. Known as Exercise Westwind, the five-day exercise simulated a loss of well control from an offshore drill rig offshore Exmouth, to test the existing arrangements to respond to such a scenario. AMOSC created a fictitious oil company, Acme