It is an episode for the decommissioning devotees this week with tales of explosions, safety concerns and platforms going overseas, with a bit of green fuel thrown in for good measure.
Cerulean Winds have a plan to tackle the North Sea’s electricity problem and golly it’s a big one. The answer is offshore wind, and the company has set out a plan for a cool £10 billion pound investment. To get this going, pitfalls are ahead, of course, but the major challenge is likely to be the mess of regulators and permits.
In this week’s pod, in association with Dräger, the team discusses how green groups and a judge combined to give Shell a leg-up in the race to net zero. Did Shell say thank you? Did it heck.
Behavioural changes amongst the public have a key part to play in reaching net zero by 2050.
In this latest, swashbuckling EVOL podcast, in association with Dräger, Energy Voice’s scurvy sea dogs, Mark, Ed and Hamish, plot a course through the week’s top tales.
There’s no other place to start this week than with the news of the Velesto Naga 7 oil rig sinking off Malaysia. Our man in Asia, Damon Evans, takes us through the events. No one was hurt, but will there be an open inquiry? And how will the rig be recovered?
Mozambique was on the mind this week, with Total officially hitting the big red force majeure button on its LNG plans. The French company is not waiting around though, and is working on projects elsewhere in the world, including the US and Russia.
This week’s EVOL kicks off with a discussion on harassment of women offshore, and the shocking stat that nearly 60% of female workers have experienced some form of catcalling in the UK North Sea.
Zero emission vehicles in the headlights as the 10 Point Pod talks cars, manufacturing and urban myths
For the majority of people, the most obvious impact of the energy transition will be on transportation.
This latest episode of the EVOL X podcast is dedicated to “Building a Baseline”, the very first report into the state of diversity and inclusion in the UK oil and gas sector.
First oil for Uganda could be just four years away thanks to Total-led, multi-billion project that has been 15 years in the making. It’s all perfectly exemplary and transparent. Or maybe it’s “greenwashy” and obfuscating. Could it be both?
Hurricane Energy is no longer jumpin’ jack flash, with recent news from the company being described by one analyst as “another twitch” in its death throes. Once, shareholders had piled in to the company’s fractured basement story but now it seems there is less and less that can be done by the management team.
In this week’s episode, in collaboration with OGUK, Energy Voice’s three April fools, Ed, Hamish and Mark, put the jokes to one side for half an hour and take a stroll through the last week’s top tales.
The success of the hit 2019 TV series Chernobyl has done the reputation of nuclear power no favours.
The government has set out its plans, in the nick of time, for the oil and gas sector to cut carbon emissions and evolve to 2030. There are plenty of hopes and big numbers, but it’s clear the industry is expected to stump up a fair amount of cash to make the dreams come true.
Mark and Ed are away, so the digital journalists will… play…?
After a run of days of oil industry wheeling and dealing which have left the EV team breathless, Allister battled through the breaking news that CHC is swooping in to buy the oil and gas helicopter business of rival operator Babcock.
There’s a storm brewing over at Hurricane Energy with one of its major shareholders suggesting the board doesn’t have “skin in the game”. Crystal Amber says the relationship has “deteriorated dramatically,” so the EVOL team take this opportunity to dive into the potted history of the west of Shetland operator.
Super-majors continue to drift away from the North Sea, with HitecVision-backed NEO striking a deal to acquire ExxonMobil’s assets. The buyer was staying mum about decommissioning liabilities, as yet impervious to Allister’s probing questions.
It’s green vs blue as Energy Voice and EY’s 10 Point Pod puts low carbon hydrogen production under the microscope
Energy Voice’s Ed Reed, EY’s Tim Calver and ITM Power’s Graham Cooley ask if enough is being done to support low carbon hydrogen production?
Hydrogen is sometimes seen as a panacea for all problems and challenges that the energy transition may pose. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? And what colour hydrogen is the best colour?
Intrepid podsters one-and-all waded into the thick of the Covid-19 quarantine debate this week – should Scottish oil workers have to do time in hotels on return from overseas jobs? Or should they just hop on a train from London and hope for the best?
On EVOL this week, in association with OGUK, big oil is making moves into the UK offshore wind scene, with BP paying top dollar for its entry. The team assess the implications for the market – and the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.
How much of a problem is a two-foot crack in a ship West of Shetland? Clearly not one to prompt action in the first four years after the problem was reported. Who knows whether the latest HSE improvement notice will have any greater impact.
CfD, floating offshore wind and supply chain concerns all in the spotlight as Energy Voice and EY’s 10 Point Pod gets underway
The UK Government’s commitment to developing offshore wind has been unequivocal.