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UK’s oil and gas supply chain’s eyes new low carbon export opportunities

The landmark North Sea Transition Deal document described the UK oil and gas sector as having “an international reputation for leading the world in offshore exploration and production capabilities,” going on to point out, “its supply chain services are exported around the world”.


Lifting of Iran sanctions to spark fight for oil market share in Asia

The expected return of Iranian oil to the market as US sanctions are likely to be lifted over the next year will offer new opportunities for former buyers in Asia to reshuffle their oil import mixes. Significantly, the return of Iranian barrels will trigger a fierce battle among global suppliers for market share raising the risk of price drops, reported Fitch Solutions.

Oil & Gas

Export success down to urgency and passion

Aberdeen entrepreneurs need to show a sense of urgency and passion if they want to make exporting work for their companies, local businessmen said yesterday. Peter Moon, an account manager at oil and gas software firm Tracker, which has only been in the export market for a year, said he wished the firm had gotten in on the act earlier. Mr Moon, whose company is targeting Middle Eastern clients, said: “We’ve taken a target-driven approach to exporting. Exporting seems a long way off to some people. You can make a two to three year programme but if you think like that, then in two years you will still just be talking about exporting.

North Sea

Ewing urges operators to make more of “world beating” supply chain

Oil and gas companies can help secure a bright future for the north-east by making better use of its “world-beating” supply chain, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said yesterday. Mr Ewing co-chairs the Oil and Gas Industry Leadership Group (ILG), which is targeting total sales from the domestic supply chain of £30billion by 2020, despite the oil price collapse. But he said operators were guilty of squandering talent which is right under their noses.

Oil & Gas

Ukraine’s PM calls for halt on Nord Stream II pipeline project

The Prime Minister of Ukraine has called for the European Union to block the Nord Steam II gas pipeline project, according to reports. The leader said it would hurt his country and also potentially provide Russia with more of a monopoly over gas supplies in the region.