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Oil and gas skills requirements are changing at a rapid pace. Digitisation, internationalisation and the transition to a lower carbon future require re-skilling opportunities to be created and new roles to be defined.

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Petrol is an expense which many people must factor in to their weekly budgets, and the fuel industry has maintained a constant upward gradient as the car market continues to grow.

Forum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).

Cutting-edge solutions for high-integrity sealing applications developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions were recently showcased at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen (5 to 7 February), the annual subsea exhibition and conference.

Lighting specialist Glamox has extended its TX60 LED range of explosion-protected (Ex e) LED light fittings for Zone 1 hazardous areas with a through-wired emergency battery-operated version that is fast and easy to install. TX60 LED light fittings are specifically designed to enable rapid, easy replacement of existing T8 fluorescent light fittings without requiring any additional design or installation changes.

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Editor's Comment 

The UK oil and gas sector is fighting hard in a bid to restore competitiveness, and expects to have improved efficiency and its average unit operating cost by more than 40% compared with two years ago.

The current challenges for the offshore oil & gas industry are significant. But it is also important to recognise there are also continuing opportunities. Concerted action by the industry to improve efficiency across the sector is leading to an estimated 22% – over £2 billion – reduction in the cost of operating existing assets by the end of 2016. Supported by the first annual production increase for 15 years, the unit cost of operating UK oil and gas assets will also improve.

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