The chief executive of the OGA has said he is frustrated by companies “mucking around in commercial disputes” while a climate emergency is ongoing.
“At BP, I think we try to do the right thing,” says Emeka Emembolu, the energy giant’s North Sea boss.
An alliance exploring offshore platform electrification in the UK can act as the “glue” that binds together a range of stakeholder interests and make projects a reality.
A leading technical body has lamented the Covid-19 pandemic as a “lost opportunity” for speeding up the energy transition.
Jersey Oil and Gas is resetting the timeline for its flagship Buchan field, which had been due for an investment decision next year, in order to allow for electrification studies to take place.
The Scottish Government has opened a survey into plans for electricity from offshore wind to power oil and gas platforms.
State-owned operator Equinor has celebrated the start of production on the Martin Linge oil and gas field after a big rise in costs.
Shell, BP, Harbour Energy and TotalEnergies are working together on platform electrification plans, it has emerged.
I live in a small village in beautiful Aberdeenshire. We have been known to suffer from power cuts here due to overhead powerline failures, storms and the occasional transformer committing hari-kari. These things do happen so, having had the importance of resilience hammered into me by my dad, who was an electrical supply engineer, I designed my energy system accordingly.
Regulators are considering a “ScotWind”-type leasing round in the North Sea for wind projects to power oil and gas platforms.
Strathcylde Uni has come aboard the Orion project in Shetland, a scheme to see major oil and gas fields in the region go net zero and produce clean fuel for the islands.
The phrase “Energy Transition” is now a central theme in climate change terminology, but transition to what energy sources and over what time period?
North Sea oil firm NEO Energy said today it would strive to cut the carbon intensity of its production operations in half by 2030.
Jersey Oil and Gas (JOG) has taken further steps to underline its ESG credentials with a new “carbon policy”.
A landmark £16 billion deal has given the North Sea oil industry a huge boost in its quest to transition to a low-carbon future.
Private-equity backed Neptune Energy has commissioned a study to review options for reducing the carbon intensity of its Cygnus platform, including electrification.
Home heating systems shutting down. Hospitals facing water shortages. Oil refineries going offline.
Norwegian energy service firm Aker Solutions will prepare the topsides of Equinor's Troll B and C platforms off Norway to receive electricity from shore via cable.
With pressure from net-zero obligations now mounting, coupled with a growing awareness that it has a valuable energy transition role to play, the North Sea oil and gas industry would at last appear to be taking electrification of UKCS infrastructure seriously.
West of Shetland operators are working with “serious intent” to get huge new oil projects “to a net zero outcome”, according to the head of a major clean energy scheme on the islands.
North Sea minnow Zennor Petroleum claims to have become one of the first UK operators to go “carbon neutral” as first gas from its flagship Finlaggan field beckons.
A Scottish decarbonisation group has been successful in its bid to secure more than a million pounds to draw up an industrial emissions reduction roadmap.
Reflecting on Oil and Gas UK’s prediction that North Sea projects could take up to three years to return, the industry body’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, said, “we have to start the year more positively than that.”
Shell’s UK North Sea chief has said the task of engineering ageing oil platforms to run on green power would be as complicated as “open heart surgery”.
The energy transition is an “enormous opportunity for lawyers”, according to the managing counsel for BP North Sea.