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Privatisation: 30 years of changes

06/12/2019

Thirty years ago, legislation to privatise Scotland’s electricity industry was completing its passage through parliament. It created outcomes which were never intended and are ripe for review.

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Helping employees to focus on wellbeing

06/12/2019

This year has seen much greater and very welcome stability return to the oil and gas industry, thanks in no small part to a reduction in oil price volatility that has plagued the sector in recent years.

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People make difference to innovation successes

05/12/2019

As we approach the end of another eventful year in oil and gas, it’s timely to reflect on the significant progress made by the industry’s technology leadership board (TLB) to articulate and realise its strategy over the last 12 months.

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Dig in for fracking fight

05/12/2019

Last month the UK Government took the energy industry by surprise by announcing a moratorium on the quest for shale gas onshore in England.

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CMS: Intricacies of interim terms

03/12/2019

Reviewing the past year is made much easier for me by our annual publication on legal developments in oil and gas, the latest edition of which came out in September.

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Aberdeen deal activity – an honest assessment

03/12/2019

I was asked to present a view on deal flow in Aberdeen. Not a bland “it’s getting better, albeit still challenging” comment, but something more realistic, perhaps more honest, based on what we’re seeing in the day-to-day.

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Tackling change in the North Sea

02/12/2019

Change is a constant development in the North Sea – it challenges us, presents opportunities and asks us to keep thinking differently.

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Opito sees a world of difference

02/12/2019

The white heat of digital technology has greatly intensified during 2019. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is massively disrupting and transforming our industry and society all around us.

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In today’s volatile world, good intelligence has never been more important

29/11/2019

In September, a swarm of drones and missiles crashed into the oil-processing facilities of Abqaiq and Khurais - the heart of the Saudi oil industry. It was the most devastating attack in the industry’s history, and the latest spasm of violence in a region that has witnessed a series of attacks on oil tankers and pipelines over the summer months.

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