Stick to letter of the law


The challenges of the combination of Covid-19 and the fall in the oil price continue to place enormous stress on the industry. While those offshore have remained at their workplaces, albeit in smaller numbers and under strange and difficult circumstances, in order to maintain production from the UKCS, others who have now spent two months working from home are beginning to consider a return to the office or work site.


WATCH: Working for BP offshore Angola during Covid-19


BP engineer Arlette Giron Paiva lifts the lid on her experience of working offshore Angola during the Covid-19 pandemic. Arlette is away from her husband and son for six weeks at a time, with two weeks spent in isolation in a hotel with her crewmates before heading to the Greater Plutonion FPSO for four weeks.


Renewables in Africa – Insights from the legal world


Renewable energy in Africa looks set for a bright future, with increasing investment and growing incentives from states to develop green infrastructure. But what are the key legal and contractual issues that stakeholders should consider?


Mozambique’s gas hub future


The LNG industry in Mozambique will have a transformative impact on the country’s economy – and establish it as a regional gas hub, participants on an Africa Oil Week webinar have said.


Green climate technology key to Covid-19 pandemic recovery plans


In the wake of the historic global economic shutdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments are unleashing trillions of dollars in a bid to create jobs and spur economic recovery. The scale of this stimulus is unprecedented, in some cases amounting to more than 10% of countries’ gross domestic product. At the same time, an overwhelming number of economists, finance ministers, and business leaders are saying that much of that money needs to help—and certainly not hinder—our ability to cut emissions.


The long and winding road to recovery


In a recent article I described the mechanisms which drive the market structures of backwardation and contango, which explained how and why the market got into negative territory, with a steep contango forward curve.  But having got there, how does that same understanding of market behaviour help us form a view of where we go from here?