• Saudi mining city brings diversity

    Materials World magazine
    Saudi Arabia’s new mining city will provide security with the chance to diversify from oil. Ceri Jones reports.
  • A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Financial benefits to carbon management

    Materials World magazine
    Companies may be pressured into further action on carbon mitigation, or risk losing opportunities and weakening their financial standing. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Parsons 2019 - Call for Papers extended to 31 May

    IOM3
    Call for Papers now open for the 2019 Parsons Conference. The 2019 Parsons conference will focus on the challenge of turbines operating under novel conditions, looking the interactions between environmental degradation mechanisms and mechanical interactions, in both gas and steam turbine applications.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    IOM3
    The IOM3 Managing Board recently approved the restructure of the Industry & Technology Policy Board by creating a new Technical Communities Board (TCB). Nominations are now being sought for the role of Strategic Advisors on the TCB. This voluntary role is open to any member of the Institute. Members can request a full prospectus which sets out the ethos behind the change and includes both the job description and Terms of Reference.
  • A farewell from CEO Bernie Rickinson

    IOM3
    Looking back over 21 immensely enjoyable years as Chief Executive at IOM3, it is hard to single out one aspect or achievement within the job that has given me the most pleasure. Some of the activities and brands above have been a part of the Institute’s development under my watch.
  • UK Oil and Gas Reserves and Resources Report

    Oil & Gas Division
    The UK’s petroleum reserves remain at a significant level which could sustain production for at least
  • Guidance for applications for suspension of inactive wells

    Oil & Gas Division
    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

    Oil & Gas Division
    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.
  • 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.

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