Opinion

Opinion

The Green Finance Strategy is the next step to decarbonising the economy

09/07/2019

Following the Government's target of net zero emissions by 2050, the recent publication of the Green Finance Strategy, endorsed by both the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Treasury, represents an initial steppingstone to achieving a carbon neutral economy.

Opinion

Helicopter safety should leave no stone unturned

05/07/2019

With North Sea helicopter safety in the spotlight, there will doubtless be many offshore workers once again spooked by having to commute to their places of work using a mode of transport that they would not ordinarily choose.

Opinion

Vision 2035 offers ‘solution’ to UK’s energy challenge

04/07/2019

Climate change and the energy transition have competed for media attention recently, pushing Brexit-focused news off the front page and giving us the ideal opportunity to highlight why our industry is going to be needed now more than ever.

Middle East

Iran uncertainty major factor behind OPEC delay

28/06/2019

Uncertainty relating to Iran and the US-China trade war has led volatile oil prices and the postponement of a key OPEC meeting. The recent exchange of words between US and Iranian leaders has not calmed markets.

Opinion

Alexa – how do we achieve gender balance?

20/06/2019

Director of the Oil and Gas Institute, Professor Paul de Leeuw, and Business Analyst, Sumin Kim, tonight join gender balance AXIS Network’s event for a fascinating insight into the data behind the UKCS Workforce Dynamics Skills Landscape report.

Opinion

BP-Greenpeace standoff will have significant economic consequences

19/06/2019

The immediate economic consequences of the BP-Greenpeace standoff over the Vorlich field are obvious: the drilling operations are delayed and, as operations of this type are very costly, only a few days can have a considerable impact.

Opinion

Russia’s power grid ‘easy target’ for US attacks

18/06/2019

A report in the New York Times that the U.S. Cyber Command has intensified secret efforts to hack the Russian power grid is less interesting for its content than because of U.S. officials’ apparent cooperation in publicizing the activity. Like any power grid undergoing a digital transformation, the Russian one is quite hackable – but why would the U.S. want public discussion of the matter?

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