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July 01, 2022
Deirdre Michie OBE has today formally announced that at the end of 2022 she will hand over the reins after almost eight years as Chief Executive of Offshore Energies UK.
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June 29, 2022
Hydrogen has a crucial role in decarbonizing the world’s energy system, but uptake will be too slow. Governments need to make urgent, significant policy interventions, according to a new report by DNV.
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June 29, 2022
As a resource-rich country on the leading edge of many clean energy technologies, Norway is uniquely well placed for the clean energy transition, according to a new in-depth policy review by the International Energy Agency.
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June 28, 2022
The UK government’s decision to impose a 65% tax rate on the nation’s offshore energy providers will do long-term damage to the industry – and raise the risk of future energy shortages, OEUK has told the government.
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June 28, 2022
Strohm has supplied Shell with a static Thermoplastic Composite (TCP) Riser to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets.
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June 24, 2022
BP paid tax on its UK North Sea business in 2021 for the first time in at least six years, according to the company’s latest payments to governments report.
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June 2022
While the upstream market looks its best in three years, governmental interference continues to cause headaches. Herewith, we offer two examples from opposite sides of “the pond”—the U.S. and the UK.
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June 23, 2022
Offshore Energies UK thanked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for a “candid and constructive” meeting with the nation’s gas and oil producers - but warned that his new energy profit levy risks undermining attempts to attract capital investment to the UK.
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June 23, 2022
Cost-efficient emissions reductions of up to 87% on offshore oil and gas platforms could be achieved using alternative power sources, according to the winners of a competition launched to accelerate electrification of oil and gas assets in the North Sea.  
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June 22, 2022
ABB has been contracted by engineering, procurement, and construction contractor Aker Solutions to deliver the main electrical, automation and safety systems for Norway’s Northern Lights project.
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June 20, 2022
The UK government’s new windfall tax, imposed on companies supplying the nation’s oil and gas, may already be undermining the major investments need to keep Britain’s lights on, Offshore Energies UK has warned.
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June 14, 2022
In a move strongly endorsed by Offshore Energies UK it has launched the UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round, offering 13 areas of the seabed as potential sites for permanently storing millions of tons of CO2.
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June 14, 2022
The NSTA has launched this carbon storage licensing round in response to unprecedented levels of interest from companies eager to enter the market.
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June 13, 2022
Fairfield Energy announced the end of an era with the removal of the topsides from Dunlin Alpha. This is the latest milestone in the decommissioning of the four fields which make up the Greater Dunlin Area.
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June 13, 2022
Kent, an integrated energy services company, says it had a positive start to 2022 with some strategic project wins across the globe adding a total of over $550 million to the company’s backlog.
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June 09, 2022
The U.K. government got together with Shell Plc in London this week to talk up North Sea oil and gas, the latest sign of the country’s pivot back toward domestic fossil fuels since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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June 02, 2022
After extensive repairs and improvement work, Norway’s Hammerfest LNG is back in production after the fire in September 2020, Equinor announced. The first LNG is now on tank at Melkøya.
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June 02, 2022
Shell Plc won official consent to develop the Jackdaw natural gas field in the UK’s North Sea, eight months after the country’s regulator blocked the project on environmental concerns.
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June 2022
Recent moves by the UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicate that people in his regime must think that they can play both sides of the street, so to speak, when it comes to oil and gas policy, and get away with it. We are here to tell them that this is not practical, much less ethical and effective.
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June 01, 2022
Oil and gas exploration and production companies in the North Sea are set to miss out on billions of dollars of cash after the UK implemented a windfall tax on energy firms to tackle the rising cost of living.
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May 31, 2022
Petrofac, a global energy industry services provider, has been selected by i3 Energy to provide well engineering, well operations and well operator services for its UK North Sea license areas.
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