CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY
On Thursday 23 June, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) celebrates the incredible work women engineers do daily to support lives and livelihoods. Leah Bentley, Spirit’s graduate process engineer shares her thoughts on a brighter future in the energy sector.
From Trees to ROVs
Growing up, Chris Darbyshire had no interest in the oil and gas industry – in fact, he didn’t really know what it involved or the career opportunities available within the sector.
What he did have was an interest in engineering and a fascination with the sea, which meant the industry was the perfect place for him.
Bringing Teams Together in Lockdown
In the socially-distant, home-working world we find ourselves in, building business relationships and a team camaraderie can be difficult. For Spirit Energy’s Al Currie, however, creating the conditions where everyone is working towards a common goal is as important today as it has ever been.
Embrace the change
Sarah Willis, our Head of Finance Operations, has experienced, it’s life's twists and turns along the way that you can build valuable experience, improve your ability to adapt, and open doors to opportunities you may not have expected.
Keeping our assets in good shape - a recipe for success
Girish Kabra is the Director of North Sea Operated Assets at Spirit Energy; responsible for a number of Spirit's assets. Hear his story and his recipe for successfully extending the life of mature fields.
Don't sit on the sidelines of safety
Since her first stint offshore as a jack-up stewardess at just 21 years’ old, Steph Sunley, a Logistics Supervisor and Elected Safety Representative, has been a passionate advocate for improving the industry's safety performance.
A shared purpose is the key to success
More than 27 years since production first started in the Greater Markham Area (GMA), it continues to exceed expectations, with collaboration, hard work and unwavering faith in a promised outcome undoubtedly factors behind its success.
Diversity and inclusion should be part of the job description
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a major discussion point in the oil and gas industry, and a topic that's particularly close to the heart of Mustafa Mohamed, Spirit’s Incident Free Workplace (IFW) Programme Manager.
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.