Commoditities giant Freeport-McMoRan is scaling back its energy business and continues to try to sell some oil and gas assets as crude prices rebound from 13-year lows.
Senior executives and investors will gather in London in June for the 18th Africa Energy Forum where global power industry figures meet with African stakeholders to discuss opportunities in Africa’s energy sector.
Energy firms are are prime risk from cyber crime and what tech experts described as the Internet of Zombies - relentless bot attacks by professional hackers that can run for days, weeks or months at a time.
Scotland-based energy firms will expect the Middle East to become vital to their operations in terms of market share over the next few years, according to a professional services firm. KPMG surveyed more than 30 senior executives from oilfield services and energy-focused technology businesses at a seminar in Aberdeen last week which highlighted business opportunities and risks in the region. The Middle East represents an enormous market for UK-based businesses in the industry with opportunities spanning oil and gas, power generation and renewables.
The most read story on Energy Voice this week was the news of BG Group's new contract on a flotel damaged by North Sea gales.
Dutch communities rattled by earthquakes are upending Europe’s energy market. Towns in the northern province of Groningen sit atop the continent’s biggest gas field, where the Dutch government says exploration by oil and gas majors Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil has triggered 196 earthquakes since 2013, damaging buildings and making home sales difficult.
Apprenticeships in the UK nuclear sector have grown by 300% since 2008, and doubled since 2013, according to figures released to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week. Nearly 1,600 new recruits were enrolled in schemes across the sector in 2014.
The Chancellor has been urged to help energy intensive industries in the upcoming Budget. The manufacturers organisation EEF is pressing George Osborne to avoid a pre-election “giveaway” in the upcoming Budget and instead focus on boosting economic growth.