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Mark Lammey

Energy Voice editor
UK

Hydrogen goes nuclear as UK reactor pivots toward renewables

The $28 billion Sizewell C nuclear station is touted as an anchor for Britain reaching net-zero emissions, yet its reactors will compete with wind farms over the North Sea horizon. On gusty days, where will the plant’s excess power go? Toward making hydrogen.

E&P

Fast finish doesn’t bode well for Equinor-BP Tiger Lily exploration well

Westwood Global Energy reports that as of June 28 there were two appraisal wells active in the UK. Completions to date in 2021 are one appraisal well at 22/26d-3 Glengorm South and two exploration wells at 22/6c-B4Z Bacchus South and 16/2a-6 Tiger Lily.

Norway

Norway records seven commercial discoveries in year to date

Westwood Global Energy reports that there were two exploration and one appraisal wells active as of July 28. Key wells in July include frontier play tests at Stovegolvet and Stangnestind, both of which completed. A total of 17 exploration wells have completed to date in 2021, from which seven commercial discoveries have been made giving a 41% commercial success rate to date.

Opinion

ScotWind will prove beauty is more than skin deep

Following the ScotWind leasing round closing on Friday 16 July, there is now great anticipation to see which applications to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms are successful.