- Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Responsible for swiftly and safely reacting to breakdowns on a broad range of equipment around the plant
- Recruiter: Mars Pet Care
- Ashford, Kent
Planning and execution of all activities and to develop and conduct appropriate procedures of company equipment, processes, products and systems.
- Recruiter: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Totnes, Devon
- Up to £30,000 p.a. + benefits
Control Systems Engineer, with 1+ years industry experience to join our innovative, growing business. Degree qualified. Good salary + benefits
- Recruiter: Argand Solutions Ltd
- London (Greater)
- £26,000 - £30,000 basic salary + target bonus
Technical Sales: Are you an enthusiastic sales or account executive with a can do attitude?
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Birstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
- £23k – 29k plus excellent benefits
Would you like to start a career at Mars as Electrical Technician?
- Recruiter: Mars Pet Care
- LE5 5LZ, Leicester
We are looking for an electrical design engineer who can provide expertise to support the engineering team.
- Recruiter: Cressall Resistors Limited
- Stevenage, Hertfordshire
These roles encompass the development of knowledge and skills in each of the relevant skill areas
Carrying out manufacturing and test tasks within the electrical department
This is an excellent opportunity to join the UK Manufacturing team as it embarks on building a new production facility
- Stevenage, Hertfordshire
An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Manager to lead the Manufacturing Operations and Logistics teams within the Manufacturing workshops
UK oil output likely to increase, says report
Oil output may hit 1.4 million bpd in 2017 at £56 per barrel
The UK's North Sea oil output, long in decline, is likely to increase in the next few years, according to research published this week, reflecting the impact of rising investment, high prices and tax breaks.
Oil output will reach 1.4 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2017 based on an oil price of $90 (£56) a barrel, the University of Aberdeen study predicted.
Last year, production fell more than 17 percent to average 1.04 million bpd.
"Oil production should revive from recent levels for a period of several years, particularly with the higher-price scenario, where the increase could be substantial," the study by Alexander Kemp and Linda Stephen concluded.
The finding is relatively upbeat on the near-term prospects for British output.
While the industry is benefiting from a rise in investment, other experts have predicted a slowing of the rate of decline rather than an increase.
The report was published just before the government's Autumn Statement on the economy and at a time when the North Sea is seeing something of a mini-revival.
In March, the government announced tax breaks that have provided an incentive for companies to do more work in the North Sea.
An increase in output could provide a boost for the government which is struggling to revive its economy.
It might also have implications for a vote on Scottish independence that is scheduled for 2014, as a majority of UK oil and gas is in Scottish territory.
A spokesperson for the Scottish government, in response to the study, said oil and gas would remain an "enormous economic resource" for decades and extracting as much as possible of the remaining supplies was key.
"Just one percent more recovered oil and gas over the lifetime of development equals £22 billion more tax revenue," the spokesperson said.
UK natural gas output is also expected to rebound in the next few years, based on a gas price of 55 pence per therm as well as $90 (£56) oil, to reach over 5 billion standard cubic feet per day in 2015, the study said.
Britain was among the world's top 10 oil producers in the 1990s, but output has declined from a peak of 2.9 million bpd in 1999, when oil prices dipped to $10 a barrel, as the larger and easier-to-tap fields have been pumped out.
Last year's drop in oil output came despite a record average Brent crude price of $111 (£69) a barrel.
This year Brent has averaged almost $112 (£70), on track to exceed last year's all-time high.
Still, the study said total production in the next 30 years may not reach a government estimate of 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe).
It forecast 16.8 billion boe instead unless more work is carried out, including on exploration and project development.
While field investment is expected to reach an "extremely high" £11.5 billion in 2012 due to the development of several large fields and projects, spending could take a downward turn, the study said.
"In a few years, it will fall substantially unless more new projects are brought forward," it said.
"Read about the key issues that are getting people talking, from the UK's flood defences and doping in sport to the dirty tricks of cyber criminals"
- US readies missile defence systems against North Korean rocket launch
- Artificial liver microbioreactor helps replace animal testing
- Obama wants oil tax to fund driverless cars and green transport
- Power challenge offers £2000 prize to electronics researchers
- Honda forced to recall 5.7m cars with faulty airbags
- Contact lenses become computer screens with new polymer coating
- Bluetooth and the Internet of Things: Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG
- World’s largest off-shore wind farm to be built in Yorkshire
- Ground-penetrating radar spies on wombat colonies
- Nuclear fusion experiment launched in Germany
- Hack-proof RFID chip makes identity theft impossible