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Durham Energy Institute


Thursday 14 December 2017

Optimising Infrastructure Asset Management Using Survival Analysis and Discrete Event Simulation

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Room ES231, Arthur Holmes Building, Science Site, Dr Atai Winkler, Principal Consultant, PAM Analytics

Asset failure causes widespread financial and operational problems for infrastructure asset-rich industries, for example water, energy and transport. All over the world organisations in these industries are under intense pressure from governments, regulators and the public to do more with less whilst maintaining if not improving the safety, reliability and environmental performance of their assets.

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Wednesday 24 January 2018

The role of oil and gas tomorrow

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Olaf Martins, IOGP

The world’s population is growing. So is the need for energy. For heat. For light. For transport. For food and water. And for industry, which makes those things you want and need.

  • But, will we have enough energy?
  • Will we be able to provide it in a sustainable way?
  • Which energy sources will help us to bridge security of supply, affordability and environmental and climate concerns?
  • What will the role of oil and gas be in 2040?

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Monday 12 February 2018

Training in Energy: Society and Practices.

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to discuss how to understand energy in society through the various practices involved. From material culture studies to practice theory, from economics to visual studies, we explore the analyses available in the social science and humanities that will be needed to make sense of energy and to change the way we organize energy practices. The course introduces key theories and methods from anthropology and sociology, such as the idea of material cultures, everyday practices, organizational forms and social relations.

With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, this will effectively be a series of masterclasses in understanding energy pracBces in a social context. Each theme is introduced through theoretical discussion and case study examples. A site visit may also be included.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Gannet – A Story of Recovery

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Cliff Lovelock, Senior Production Geologist, Shell UK Exploration & Production Ltd

After some challenging years which saw pipeline integrity issues and pig transmission difficulties, Gannet Alpha is back in production and proving its worth as one of Shell Expro’s most prolific UK assets.

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Tuesday 20 March 2018

UK Energy Storage Research Conference 2018

11:30am to 5:00pm, Newcastle University - Urban Sciences Building

Hosted by CESI, Newcastle University, Energy Storage Network, Energy Superstore and STFC Network in Battery Science & Technology, UKES2018 provides a platform for researchers in Energy Storage to present their work through talks and poster sessions.

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