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.
The UK Government has set a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Chrysaor, the UK’s largest offshore oil and gas producer, is mulling plans for electrification of its North Sea platforms.
Shell's North Sea boss has said firms will be “very rapidly” challenged by the economics of reducing emissions, calling for collaboration, government and regulatory support.
Aberdeen ‘energy transition park’ and net zero should ‘feature heavily’ in oil sector deal – OGA boss
Proposals for an Aberdeen energy transition park, along with a host of net zero solutions, should be at the “heart” of an incoming sector deal, according to the head of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Energy giant BP has confirmed it is studying the potential to power North Sea platforms with green electricity in a bid to cut carbon emissions.
Driving electric cars and scrapping your natural gas-fired boiler won’t make a dent in global carbon emissions, and may even increase pollution levels.