Opinion

Opinion

Established players refocusing, not retreating

06/09/2019

In Aberdeen this week more than 36,000 global oil and gas professionals have gathered to debate, lecture, promote and celebrate the achievements of the energy industry at the biennial SPE Offshore Europe conference and exhibition.

Opinion

Funding E&P in the UKCS

06/09/2019

After a number of very difficult years, a spirit of measured optimism has returned to the North Sea oil business.

Opinion

Relief from R&D costs

06/09/2019

The development of innovative technology solutions has never been more crucial to the oil and gas industry than it is right now.

Opinion

Carbon storage is an imperative of climate action

05/09/2019

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) seems to be everywhere at moment – in just the last week, two major reports have come out calling on governments in the UK to act on its delivery.  Over the last year, report after report has emphasised the necessity of CCS in tackling climate change, and the urgency of deploying it in industrial clusters around the UK.

Opinion

Time for a rethink in the Faroes

05/09/2019

It’s fifth offshore oil & gas licensing round is likely to be the final throw of the hydrocarbons dice for the Faroe Islands.

Opinion

Securing investment in UKCS oil and gas projects

04/09/2019

While it is becoming commonplace to hear the names of investors reported  alongside the names of their investee companies who have acquired UKCS assets, obtaining investment in oil and gas projects remains a complex area for independent oil and gas companies looking to grow their presence, or international organisations hoping to invest in the UKCS.

Opinion

Nuclear secrets and lies

03/09/2019

In the run-up to Offshore Europe 2019, I had a cracking conversation with Simon Gray, chief executive of the lively East of England Energy Group.

Offshore Europe

Investigation is first step

03/09/2019

“Knowledge is everything” may be an overstatement, but every aspect of all businesses, from planning, to project management, to safe operations, requires detailed knowledge.

Opinion

Do offshore operations have to be a dirty business?

03/09/2019

We are all morally obliged and legally compelled to reduce our impact on the environment – and, as individuals, each and every one of us has a duty to do all we can to look after the planet our children and grandchildren will inherit.

Opinion

Turning up the volume in the climate change debate

02/09/2019

OGUK’s Economic Report 2019, which launches this week at Offshore Europe, will reinforce the importance of the UK’s oil and gas industry, a sector that is critical in meeting today’s energy needs and one that will be a key contributor to tomorrow’s energy mix.

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