Three floating wind exclusivity agreements have been signed by Cerulean Winds as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas leasing round.
Electrification of oil and gas platforms not only supports lower carbon emissions offshore, but it also has huge potential to deliver energy security through power back to the UK grid, writes Flotation Energy's Barry MacLeod.
One of China’s turbine giants could be poised to deliver a much-needed boost to Scotland’s wanting wind manufacturing sector.
Westwood Global Energy Group recently compared the net zero journeys of Norway and the UK, indicating that INTOG might be too slow to electrify the North Sea.
Notwithstanding all the rhetoric, pledges and promises, 27 COPs, as well as genuine progress and notable effort in some areas, the global energy mix has not really changed from an 80:20 fossil fuel to renewables ratio over the last 30 years.
In terms of the economic opportunity, many of our skills developed around oil and gas over decades can be applied to offshore wind in areas such as surveying, installation, operations and maintenance and health and safety.
Crown Estate Scotland has announced the winners of its “world-first” innovation and targeted oil and gas leasing round, with 15 candidates being successful.
Crown Estate Scotland has announced the winners of its "world-first" innovation and targeted oil and gas leasing round as 13 of the 19 applications have been successful.
In response to its broadening remit, the NSTA recently appointed Andy Brooks as its first director of new ventures.
Subsea Expo, the global underwater showcase in Aberdeen, is set to return to pre-pandemic numbers this year, with more than 6,000 visitors expected.
Research firm Westwood Global Energy Group has delivered its forecasts for the offshore wind market in the coming year.
Change has swept through our industry in 2022. At the start of the year, we re-branded to reflect our evolution to embrace organisations that not only have an interest in oil and gas but also carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and offshore wind.
In August 2021 Marine Scotland released “The Offshore Wind Energy for Innovation Projects and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation (INTOG) Planning Specification and Context” report for public consultation. Within a year , Marine Scotland had identified areas it considered suitable for such developments and on August 10, 2022 the INTOG leasing round opened for applications, closing on November 18.
Orcadian Energy will look to the INTOG offshore leasing round to help progress its flagship Pilot development, chief executive Steve Brown said, as the firm looks to make headway in 2023.
The future of offshore renewables, Scotland’s hydrogen ambition, the changing supply chain, skills, and the transformation of the workforce will be amongst the major talking points at AREG’s inaugural Energy Futures Event next Conference and Exhibition next week.
A senior energy transition figure at Shell (LON: SHEL) has shared his “dream” of an integrated network of electricity cables spanning the North Sea.
The skills supply and demand dilemma is once more at the forefront of a set of very big challenges facing the underwater industry.
Crown Estate Scotland has opened the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process, a crucial step in lowering emissions from North Sea oil and gas production.
Decarbonisation of oil and gas activities in the North Sea, largely through electrification, will play a central role in Scotland's ongoing energy transition.
INTOG among several Scottish opportunities being chewed over by Equinor, says North Sea offshore wind boss
The upcoming INTOG offshore wind round is among a raft of “different opportunities” Equinor (OSLO: EQNR) is chasing in Scotland.
Last month, Crown Estate Scotland (CES) provided some long-awaited information about the new leasing round for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) projects. It offered clarity on the proposed application process and indicative timelines for each phase, as well as an outline of how applications would be evaluated.
Shell has said it is working with Siccar Point Energy and the UK Government to “map out the next steps” on the Cambo project.
Masdar did not win a piece of the ScotWind action this week, but the company is keenly interested in further offshore wind opportunities in the UK.