Flaring in the UK North Sea fell by 19% in 2021, building on a 22% decrease the previous year, new analysis shows.
North Sea operator EnQuest has confirmed it temporarily shut in production at the Magnus field in the North Sea after breaching flaring consents.
As leaders at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, thrash out how to rein in catastrophic levels of global warming, one of the most important deals is taking place on the sidelines.
A new programme designed to identify opportunities and explore deployable solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been launched in the north-east.
Increasing pressure is being put on upstream operators to decarbonise their operations, from investors, the regulator and the wider public. But while North Sea energy companies are moving to cut emissions, they still have challenging assets on their hands.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has opened an investigation into a possible breach of flare consent, contrary to the requirements of the licence.
Seplat Energy has appointed Emma FitzGerald as a non-executive director, who has previously worked at Shell and Puma Energy.
Harbour Energy has signed up to the World Bank’s ‘Zero Routine Flaring by 2030’ initiative.
Residents in Aberdeenshire have been told to expect flaring from the St Fergus gas terminal later this week.
Capterio has launched an open-access online tool to explore flaring around the world, at a point when the problem has reached its worst point in a decade.
Communities close to the petro chemical plants at Mossmorran have been warned to expect flaring as a £140million upgrade of the processing plant gets set to begin in earnest.
At COP21 in Paris in 2015, 11 countries made gas flaring a stated commitment to their Paris Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs). Disappointingly, five years on, flaring has increased for these 11 countries, by 6% to 60 billion cubic metres per year.
A coalition of Texas oil industry groups is pledging to end routine flaring of natural gas from wells and other facilities by 2030 amid signs that state regulators may crack down on the controversial practice.
A Greenpeace investigation has named the five worst firms for flaring and venting in the UK North Sea, emitting nearly 20million tonnes of CO2 equivalent between 2015-2019.
Oil and gas industry warned it needs to become ‘wholly different’ as CCC releases landmark net zero report
North Sea oil and gas firms are being warned they will need to become “wholly different” if they want to retain their position in the structure of the UK’s economy.
Ensuring that North Sea exploration drilling gets “back on track” next year will be a key part of efforts to help the industry get back on its feet.
The Oil and Gas Authority has stressed the need for operators to maintain high licence management standards, after a report showed patchy compliance in some areas.
BP has started up the second phase of its gas operations in Oman, with the launch of the Ghazeer project.
The North Sea represents some of the best-in-class and most innovative work of the oil and gas industry. Here, significant progress in reducing gas flaring is already making a vital contribution towards delivering “net zero”, and Norway stands out as genuinely world-class.
“Apocalyptic” flaring at the Mossmorran petrochemical plant in Fife has been brought to an end after three nights of noise, light and vibrations.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has started benchmarking North Sea operators on their flaring and venting levels in a crackdown on offshore emissions.
Mossmorran is facing an eight-month delay to noise reduction improvements as ExxonMobil seeks to hold off on the £140million programme.
While the big goal of tackling its sclerotic oil industry is still languishing, Nigeria has been racking up progress in its gas sector.
Spills in Nigeria for Shell increased to 2,000 tonnes in 2019, from 157 sabotage incidents, the company has disclosed in its annual report. This was up from 1,600 tonnes from 111 incidents in 2018.