Burness Paull

Coronavirus

Being logical about oil and gas contracts amid the coronavirus outbreak

10/03/2020

As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) increase around the world, industry continues to experience the effects. In particular, Chinese manufacturers in some areas have stopped operations due to factory shutdowns which in turn is starting to affect supply chains. As lead times catch up with supply constraints we expect this to become problematic in the weeks to come.

North Sea

Sunrise or sunset for the North Sea?

07/01/2020

While the UKCS may be regarded as a more mature basin than those in other parts of the world, that doesn’t mean that it is standing still or slowing down.

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.

OTC

We need to look ahead

06/05/2019

As many prepare to head across to Houston for 50 years of OTC, it’s worth noting that, while there will be a Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner to mark that milestone, the opening session of the conference is about the next 50 years for our industry.

Opinion

Scottish ports on the crest of a wave

02/01/2019

You may be relieved to know that this is not an article about Brexit. However, every cloud has a silver lining - because the last six months of Brexit-related debate have in fact seen the UK’s ports sector attract an unusual amount of political, and therefore public, attention.

North Sea

Industry makes slick recovery

07/12/2018

Well, how do you sum up a year like 2018? There’s certainly been no shortage of talking points, that’s for sure.