Balancing the equation, one role model at a time
Norway needs more engineers and technologists. Although women make up 60 per cent of those in higher education in Norway, only about 20 per cent opt to study engineering. And despite numerous measures to motivate them to choose this path, numbers have been stagnating.
Shoot for the moon
Sixteen miles west of Blackpool, offshore England’s northwest coast, lies Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay gas fields, now in their fourth decade of pioneering gas production. Leading the charge are Operations Manager, Steve Newton and Morecambe Hub Asset Manager, John Cowie.
Innovation doesn't happen overnight
Over the years, the oil and gas industry has been under scrutiny for its ‘race to be second’ mindset; a reluctance to take a risk on new technologies. But Spirit Energy has tried to buck that trend – our courage, curiosity and openness towards new ways of working most recently demonstrated during the ongoing decommissioning of our A-Fields development.
Setting a new standard for collaboration
In March 2019, a new chapter was written in Spirit Energy’s history, with first oil achieved from the Oda field – the company’s first operated development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Production started five months ahead of schedule with the project coming in 15% under budget.
Studying Geology? It'll change the way you look at things
Exploration Geologist, Alex Stuart, the third generation of his family to grow up in East Africa, developed a fascination with the way the earth was formed and the processes that continue to shape it today.
A flexible career path is key to success
Following her inclusion in the Women's Engineering Society's Top 50 Women in Engineering, Project Engineer Ellie Zemani gives her thoughts on why both people and businesses should be open to being more flexible
Closing our gender pay gap
Check out our new video, which outlines how we’re driving greater gender balance, and creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce at Spirit Energy.
Safety 30 Conference: Stepping away from lucky
Our Senior Brownfields Engineer Chris Laird, who attended the Safety 30 - Piper Alpha Legacy conference on behalf of Spirit Energy, gives his reflections on the event
Celebrating International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day, hear from members of our team across Europe as they reflect on opportunities for women in the oil and gas industry and what the sector can do to address gender diversity.