Law firm Burness Paull is targeting growth for its energy business after pulling off a “coup” with the appointment of Bob Ruddiman.
In the face of significant challenges, the oil & gas sector needs to embrace digitalisation and increase the pace of change to survive the decade ahead.
The skills deficit in energy is a source of concern that has increased rapidly for employers. With global authorities cementing their commitment to reaching net zero targets by 2050 at the latest, the pressure is on for energy companies to deliver against substantial sustainability targets. But a dearth of trained resources has the potential to hinder this growth.
Australia, Japan and Vietnam are leading the shift to renewable energy in Asia Pacific, according to the latest research from IHS Markit. Significantly, coal and gas power plants are also being built at a brisk pace as part of the energy mix across the region.
There is a high risk that political turmoil in Myanmar will negatively affect the energy sector, however, Chinese companies look set to benefit from the tumultuous environment, according to Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.
The Joe Biden climate plan, Energy sector experts breakdown what to expect as the new US President looks to change the country's climate change stance.
Now that the campaigning is over, the work begins for Joe Biden to start making good on the policy changes he promised. Here’s a breakdown of how a Biden presidency may affect some two dozen U.S. industries and what might rise to the top of his agenda as he takes over from Donald Trump in January. A few giant tech companies -- practically industries unto themselves -- are included for good measure.
This article is intended as a quick legal guide of some key points for busy Energy executives who need to manage business risk exposure when global supply chains are disrupted.
Energy firms BP, Wood and Subsea 7 are among six new companies joining a coalition to improve gender diversity and inclusion across the industry.
SVPs for strategy of Edison International & NRG Energy join Reuters Events ‘Reshaping Energy’ webinar
Reuters Events - today announced the second episode in a new three-part broadcast on Energy Transition. The future energy system will mark a radical overhaul of the energy business ecosystem, with traditional industry diving lines set to be blurred. Speed and timing will be crucial for those looking to stay on the right side of the transition.
Singapore’s Minister for Trade & Industry, Chan Chun Sing, will open the Gastech Virtual Summit 2020.
As the threat of blackouts continues to plague California, officials are pointing to battery storage as a key to preventing future power shortfalls. But the Golden State is going to need a lot more batteries to weather the next climate-driven crisis—let alone to achieve its goal of a carbon-free grid.
Encouraging start-up companies to remain in the north-east will have a "transformational" effect on jobs creation in the energy sector, according to an industry expert.
Total has signed an agreement to sell the Lindsey refinery to independent British conglomerate Prax Group.
The future of the energy industry landscape has long been up for debate, and the effect of COVID-19, combined with the dramatic global oil price crash and its detrimental impact, has brought this to an unparalleled level.
Employment law expert Nicola Gray has rejoined Aberdein Considine (AC) as a partner after a seven-year spell at rival legal firm Mackinnons.
Teresa Waddington, Shell's plant manager for the Fife NGL Plant, has used her animation skills to create a short video about the economics of oil and gas as society comes out of the Covid-19 lockdown. Check it out above.
The apocryphal Chinese curse ‘may you live in interesting times’ could well apply to the current situation within the oil and gas sector.
After weathering the storm that was the price collapse of 2014, the oil industry has again been hit in recent months by two new blows almost simultaneously: oversupply (caused by the failure of negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Russia to agree on production cuts and the aggressive response of the former); and a demand shock (reflecting the economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown).
Energy companies are used to weathering disruption of all kinds. And during this incredibly challenging time, we are now more than ever relying on them for the safe access and delivery of power, gas, water and other essential services. As governments around the world enact drastic measures to slow down transmission of the COVID-19 outbreak, energy companies are facing multiple challenges: from the health and well-being of employees to disruption in the supply chain and from working capital shortages to complete closure of operations. They have also been squeezed by a big drop in demand for both oil and natural gas, which has led to lockdowns, a collapse in industrial activity and travel bans all over the world. Oil prices have been sent crashing to their lowest level since 2001, while gas demand has fallen by as much as 20% in some cases.
A popular energy sector conference and exhibition in Stavanger, Norway, has been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Researchers are using 5G communications technology to create a simulator system aimed at inspiring businesses and residents to get involved in the development of new energy systems in Orkney.
Employment lawyers have criticised a lack of clarity in the government’s coronavirus jobs retention scheme, highlighting it is unlikely to prevent “difficult decisions” for the oil and gas sector.
Still ‘tough’ times ahead for North Sea firms despite global 10m barrel reduction deal, Prof Kemp says
North Sea firms still face “very tough” times despite the Opec cartel and its allies striking a landmark deal to reduce output by almost 10 million barrels of oil per day, a top petro-economist has said.
The UK’s new points-based immigration system from January 2021 will impact how energy businesses recruit, onboard and retain non-UK workers at all levels of skill and experience.