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Guidance for applications for suspension of inactive wells

Energy Transition Group
The Oil & Gas Authority has set out its approach to considering applications to suspend or extend a supension of inactive wells.

UKCS Wells Insights Report

Energy Transition Group
The OGA has issued its first Wells Insight report. The report’s key messages emphasise the requirement to substantially increase new well drilling, coupled with improved performance, to deliver the substantial UKCS reserves potential, improve well management to maximise production, and a need to improve well abandonment planning to reduce costs.

Stronger adhesion to rough surfaces

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le talks to René Hensel on developing a structure that improves adhesion on rough surfaces.

The technology of post-disaster recovery

Materials World magazine
Prevention is better than a cure. But force majeure and decades of inelegant architectural and societal build-up means not every natural disaster can be mitigated. In these events, engineering plays a vital role in post-disaster solutions. Khai Trung Le reports.

Radium in fracking wastewater explained

Materials World magazine
Two recent papers have asserted the connection between fracking and radioactivity in wastewater. Khai Trung Le reports.