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9 industry sector predictions every on-site machinist should know

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 16, 2018 1:31:32 PM


Mirage in-situ machining products are used for many different applications across a wide range of industry sector. That's why do our best to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and predictions. This not only helps us forecast demand for products, but also drives our product development, sales and marketing strategies.

So what does the future hold for the sectors that generate work for the on-site machinist? Take a look at some recent predictions we’ve found from various of sources below.

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Topics: Oil news, Renewable news, Shipbuilding, construction, Oil and Gas Industry, decommissioning equipment

5 key oil and gas innovation findings from the Lloyds Register Energy report

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 13, 2016 10:35:50 AM



Throughout the world, advances in new technology have always remained important for the oil, gas and energy sector, but when the going gets tough do the innovators keep going?

With the current challenges facing the sector and the outlook for the future uncertain, there’s never been a better time to find out.

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Topics: Oil news, Offshore, Oil and Gas Industry, petrochemicals, engineering innovation

Client focus: Completing offshore projects with Claxton Engineering

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 15, 2014 2:19:44 PM


Working together with Claxton Engineering, Mirage has provided a number of specialist portable machine tool solutions for complex offshore projects.

A recent example being the commission of a subsea drilling and pinning machine, used for the removal of a redundant well conductor in the North Sea.

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Topics: Oil news, Subsea, Oil and Gas Industry

Talent shortage in the oil and gas industry: infographic

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 8, 2014 12:00:00 PM


A notoriously difficult sector to keep talent, the oil and gas industry has always suffered from a shortage of workforce. Subsequently this has lead to the rising costs of wages and disputes between operators.

But what is the cause of this talent shortage in the first place? Mercer looks into the hot topic in their infographic below:

Talent shortage infographic

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Topics: Oil news, Oil and Gas Industry

Industry report points to significant future oil and gas investment

Posted by Simon Pownall on Nov 21, 2014 12:00:00 PM


A new industry report from Oil & Gas UK has indicated that approximately £1 trillion is needed to fully recover the gas and oil remaining within British waters.

According to the industry body, as much as 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) are thought to remain offshore in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) with £1 trillion needed to offset the operational costs and financial incentives required to successfully extract it.

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Topics: Oil news, Oil and Gas Industry



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