Opinion

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.

Opinion

The trials and tribulations of transition

02/09/2019

The energy transition discussion is the dominant topic for the sector. It’s a multi-layered debate that encompasses macro and micro issues and will have an increasing impact upon our lives and our businesses in the UK.

Opinion

UK onshore: winds of change?

27/08/2019

This month saw a letter sent to Boris Johnson signed by 157 Members of Parliament (35 Conservatives among them), urging the Government change its course in relation to onshore wind.

Opinion

A number of ‘ifs’ in Labour plan to renationalise energy firms

15/08/2019

There are a large number of 'ifs' that would need to be satisfied for a Labour government to take power in the UK with sufficient political support and time to allow it to pass the legislation required to deliver its desired renationalisation policy, against likely strong opposition from other political parties, MPs within the Labour party, stakeholders and the House of Lords and in the face of competing demands.

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