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Is there a Future for Eco- friendly Transportation?

Today, one of the major causes of air pollution is the emission of carbon monoxide (CO) from passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

According to the State of Global Air 2018 report, ninety-five percent of the world’s population live in areas exceeding WHO guidelines for healthy air. This polluted air exposes people to health risks such as chest pain, cancer, asthma and bronchitis. With this problem at hand, policies have been put in place in several developed countries to curb air pollution, especially from cars and trucks. In the United States the effect of such policies is a 90% reduction in carbon monoxide emission since 1998.

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7 Keys to Rendering Excellent Service

Today’s business world is a proverbial marketplace where organizations seek to grow by satisfying the needs of their customers. The key to this ever-complex phenomenon of customer satisfaction lies in the entrenchment and promotion of Excellent Service in organizations. In case you are wondering what, it means to provide excellent service, we can simply posit that excellent service is the constant practice of wholesome customer satisfaction by meeting and exceeding customer requirements the first and always.

It is important to note that excellent service is a product of deliberate efforts put into customer satisfaction by organizations; There are certain distinguishing factors or keys that are common to every organization that seeks to deliver excellent services to their customer. Some of these factors include:

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RusselSmith Bags WSO-NG BEDC OSH Merit Award

At the recently-concluded World Safety Organization (WSO) Nigeria National Conference and Awards on Health, Safety, Security, and Environment. RusselSmith, an ISO 9001:2015 certified integrated oilfield services provider, received the WSO-NG BEDC OSH Merit Award. The Award is designed to recognize companies or corporations with an excellent safety program and safety record, with programs on off-the-job safety and environmental programs.

At the award ceremony which took place at LoveWorld Convocation Arena Annex in Lagos, on October 24th, 2018. WSO Nigeria lauded RusselSmith for contributing to the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment through innovative programs, and for showing concern for the well-being of its employees and local community.

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Are Plastic Straws The Next Big Environmental Threat?

An estimate of 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the United States. It has been recorded that 7.5% of plastic in the environment comes from straws, according to an analysis by a group of pollution research non-profit organizations. The excessive use of plastic straws is doing more harm to the environment, specifically the oceans.

The Problem with Plastic Straws.

  • Single-use plastic straws do not last long. Once used, they are thrown away.
  • Straws count as one of the most common items that are picked up during beach clean-ups.
  • Plastic Straws do not biodegrade, and cannot break into compounds that can easily be recycled.
  • Plastic straws are harmful to ocean wildlife due to their sizes and cylindrical shape. When taken in by these animals they can cause choking, suffocation, and eventual death.
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Nigeria and Mozambique Lead Capital Expenditures Position for Upstream Projects

A global data and analytics company, GlobalData, recently released a report indicating that a total of 65 planned and announced crude and natural gas projects will begin operations in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2015 – 2018.

This come as no surprise as it was predicted earlier in the year by GlobalData that Sub-Saharan Africa’s gas production will grow 18% by 2021 to 9.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd). It was also mentioned that over 6.4 bcfd of natural gas in 2021 will be produced by conventional gas projects, while coal bed methane (cbm) projects will contribute 8.5 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) to Sub-Saharan Africa production in 2021.

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Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

The world that we live in is constantly evolving. The idea of a global village has gained prominence in the world of thought and practice, blurring the once ever-present ethnic, cultural, regional and national lines.

The workplace as a part of this system is also embracing the need to have a global outlook which is devoid of all forms of discrimination, with the need to appreciate the differences in individuals ranging from gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and social status. This is the foundation for the elevation of cultural diversity in the workplace.

It is important at this juncture to ask some important questions; What benefits can an organization derive from cultural diversity? Why would organizations want to integrate people from different cultural and ideological backgrounds, when there is always a possibility of conflict due to these differences? Differences in language, interpretation of events can lead to miscommunication. If not addressed, awkwardness and hostilities arise.

In spite of these challenges, the benefits of cultural diversity are many. People with different backgrounds have different interpretations of events, therefore they contribute unique perspectives that allow the group to look at problems from all angles and create innovative results. With so many different and diverse minds working together, many more solutions will arise as every individual brings in their personal way of thinking, operating and solving problems and making decisions. Companies that encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace will promote tolerance, collaboration and open-mindedness, and inspire their employees to perform to high standards.

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The Future of Robotic Technologies in the Nigerian Energy Sector

From time began, man has always sought means by which to make life and work easier. First he started with using simple tools. Then he began to use Animals. Then he began to make other men use his tools to do his work for him. Fast forward to now, and we have robots doing a significant portion of man’s work for him.

Robots are machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer (Wikipedia). Robotic technology meanwhile, is the application of scientific knowledge in the development and production of robots. Robots have proved themselves to be quite indispensable, as they go to work and function in places where man may not be able to continually go, and they perform repetitive functions that would possibly bore the average Joe and push him to a state of near-madness. And it is these features of theirs that makes the Future of Robotic Technology in the Nigerian Energy Sector a gloriously bright one.

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RS Inspire Essay

RS INSPIRE Essay Competition RusselSmith is pleased to announce the commencement of its RS Inspire Essay Competition, a contest which encourages innovative thinking and promotes the development of home-grown solutions to problems (technical and otherwise) in the Nigerian energy sector.…

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A Look at How Far We Have Come

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 16th edition of Innova, RusselSmith’s online publication on all things interesting, innovative and informative, with a special focus on the oil and gas industry.

This edition marks the end of the first half of 2018. At the beginning of the year, I emphasized that in 2018 we will focus on disruptive solutions that will have a positive impact on the Oil and Gas industry.

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