Author: Alastair O’Dell
Senior Editor
PE Live: OFSE sector should embrace the transition
22 May 2020
As the pace of the energy transition accelerates, oilfield companies are increasingly applying their engineering expertise to a more diverse range of applications
PE Live: OFSE consolidation needed to attract capital
21 May 2020
Creating larger companies with a greater reliance on technology could provide the stable and larger returns that investors seek
PE Live: OFSE sector being reshaped by downturn
14 May 2020
Oilfield services and equipment companies that survive the era of low prices are likely to emerge leaner, more innovative and with a greater focus on green energy
Turbulent times shine a light on imperfect contract structures
7 May 2020
The pandemic provides an opportunity for a significant reset of contract structures
Price crash may fuel contract renegotiation push
6 May 2020
A prolonged era of sustained lower oil prices could result in widespread pressure to renegotiate contracts
Covid-19 may not justify force majeure
5 May 2020
The declaring party will need to demonstrate a causal link between the pandemic and the reason it is unable to fulfil its obligations
PE Live: Covid-19 may not justify force majeure
23 April 2020
The declaring party will need to demonstrate a causal link between the pandemic and the reason it is unable to fulfil its obligations
All systems go
9 April 2020
New Siemens oil and gas CEO Thorbjoern Fors says that every fuel source and technology should be in the energy mix as the world economy strives towards carbon neutrality
Arrested development in Africa
7 April 2020
Africa will experience deep cuts and long delays to discretionary capex. But preparatory work continues for when the market recovers
Change in the air for UK power
7 April 2020
The removal of restrictions on onshore wind will reduce costs and emissions. It may even tempt the majors to diversify into the sector
BP likes to be beside the Teesside
3 April 2020
The level of investment in the Net Zero Teesside project will be instructive as to how seriously BP and other majors are taking their recent emissions pledges
Decarbonisation webcast: your questions answered
26 March 2020
Participants listening to yesterday’s webcast on waste heat recovery systems put their questions to an expert from Turboden
DoE's Windberg: US shale to benefit from AI
10 March 2020
Using artificial intelligence to analyse what is happening subsurface could have a huge impact on fracking's productivity
Opec+ deal failure sends oil spiraling
9 March 2020
Brent price falls from $45/bl to $25/bl in early trade, before partial recovery to $36/bl at 10am, as production surge threatened amid weak demand
Thomas Siebel: AI to transform oil and gas
5 March 2020
Silicon Valley entrepreneur is bringing artificial intelligence to the oil and gas industry
DoE’s Winberg: Tech will solve CO₂ emissions
5 March 2020
US fossil energy secretary Steven Winberg has faith that technological developments will be enough to mitigate CO₂ emissions and provide hydrocarbons with a long-term future
Is CCUS the solution?
5 March 2020
Few people dispute that CO₂ emissions must decrease. But views of CCUS range from it being the saviour of the oil and gas industry to a cynical attempt to keep hydrocarbons flowing at any cost. Either way, it is urgently needed
AspenTech enters hybrid modelling era
3 March 2020
CEO Antonio Pietri discusses his lighthouse pilot for hybrid modelling capabilities
Birol: CCUS a ‘huge opportunity’ for industry
27 February 2020
International Energy Agency head calls on oil and gas companies to invest in non-core assets including CCUS and clean energy to maintain their social license
Energy Institute tells majors to ‘own’ emissions
25 February 2020
Net-zero target by 2050 is not ambitious enough, IP Week delegates told
Investors and NGOs take tougher line on climate change
20 February 2020
Fossil fuel projects in Africa often need international support to proceed and multilateral agencies and asset managers are strengthening their climate-related investment criteria, potentially leaving valuable resources stuck in limbo
Somalia ratifies petroleum law
10 February 2020
Final stage in the legislative process paves the way for IOC investment
US DoE aims to double oil and gas production rates
6 February 2020
Fossil energy secretary puts his faith in technological development to boost output and CCUS to ultimately reduce emissions
Kazakhstan to step up petchems effort
5 February 2020
The Central Asian oil, gas and coal producer is attracted by demand projections for petrochemical products, while it ultimately aims to decarbonise domestic power generation
Carbon audits to ease stranded asset fears
5 February 2020
The calculation of carbon intensity can be the starting point for making even seemingly uneconomic fields viable
Deepwater emerges from its slumber
5 February 2020
The post-2014 investment decline can be fully arrested if processes are standardised and regulators become more responsive
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