Material Matters

The knowledge bank - free guidelines aid health and safety

The oil and gas industry has a long history of publishing guidelines and codes of practice to improve safety and environmental performance.

If you build it, they will come... - underground vision

Politicians and economists can be a contrary bunch, but one thing they tend to agree on is that capital investment in transport and infrastructure is one of the most effective ways to kick start an ai

Material matters: The mine above ground - metal theft

Last April, the Oil Patch Warrior statue at Duke’s Wood in Nottinghamshire was damaged by thieves attempting to steal it for the scrap metal.


Material Matters was the regular Materials World column on topical issues, established by and written for many years by Jack Harris until he passed away in February 2009. From June 2010 it was written by Craig Durham CEng MIMMM, a Senior Production Engineer working in the upstream oil and gas industry and Past President of the Mining Institute of Scotland.