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Offshore Europe 2013 – Review

As promised by the organisers Offshore Europe 2013 was the biggest and arguably the best, show yet. Over 60,000 people went through the doors at the AECC and this number included a number of top professionals from key Oil and Gas companies. It also included Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Princess Anne and several members of the Scottish Parliament. As far as the Valve industry was ...

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Review: Premier Oil Networking Lunch – NOF Energy

The latest of NOF excellent networking lunch was held this week, with Oil giants Premier Oil hosting. It was an extremely well attended event, which is no wonder given the number of projects Premier Oil have across the globe. The London headquartered company has a number of projects in the North Sea which will be of specific interest to members. The details of these projects were shared during ...

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ARCTIC OIL FIELD: Aker wins Castberg floater concept deal as Statoil look to ‘simpler solution’

Plans to develop a huge Arctic oil field have been given a fresh boost after it emerged Statoil is looking at new ideas for the project. The energy giant shelved plans to develop the £10billion Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea after tax increases planned by the Norwegian government made the cost of development more marginal. But now the company has commissioned Aker Solutions to look ...

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Valve User 26 out next week!

The Autumn Issue of Valve User should hit your desk next week. The issue is packed with news and innovations from our busy industry and, as you may know, this issue has a special Oil and Gas focus to aid promotion at Offshore Europe 2013. We hope you enjoy the issue, and welcome feedback and most importantly, your submissions for the next issue. The deadline for editorial is the 18th October. ...

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Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) Training - 11th October

SILs are being requested more and more for fluid control equipment, but what are they? Are they really necessary and/or appropriate? Can SILs be applied to individual, yet often critically important components, like valves and actuators? If they cannot, how does a product supplier help a system builder meet their needs for SIL targets? All these topics and more will be covered by the BVAA SILs Tra...

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NOF Oil & Gas Networking Lunch: SNC-Lavalin

Wednesday 9th October Thistle Airport Hotel, Aberdeen NOF Energy is hosting a Networking Lunch with Strategic Partner SNC-Lavalin, an international engineering and construction services company with 34,000 employees carrying out more than 10,000 projects in over 100 countries through a global network of over 40 permanent offices. At this event you will hear a presentation that will in...

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Fracking firm scaling back operation at Balcombe

Energy firm Cuadrilla has said it is scaling back work at an exploration site in West Sussex on police advice. The company has been drilling for oil near the village of Balcombe but has not ruled out using the controversial technique of fracking to release gas. Police believe environmental activists at the site are about to begin a campaign of civil disobedience. About 1,000 extra campaig...

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The town where 'fracking' is already happening

FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Fracking might be causing mass protests in Middle England, but for the community living around one of the hundreds of wells already “fracked” in the UK, the locals hardly seem to notice. Wytch Farm in Dorset is in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But you would be forgiven for not knowing the largest oilfield in western Europe is even there. Nest...

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BVAA Training - PED & ATEX Directives - 15th October

CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO ATTEND? Don't take the risk, enroll today. The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) includes Industrial Valves within its scope and has been a mandatory requirement for pressure equipment manufactured for use in Europe since the end of May 2002. Similarly the ATEX (ATmospheres EXplosibles) Directive includes Industrial Valves, as non electrical equipment, within its s...

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Managing Commercial Risk - 14th October

This one-day training session is designed to raise awareness of key commercial risks and how to address them in practical terms. Topics covered include: evaluating opportunities for level of risk; pricing; volumes; specification and warranty; liabilities; intellectual property and payment terms. Confidentiality, supply and development agreements are all addressed in the context of stages in the...

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