Tagged With UK
UK retail power faces up to reconsolidation
31 March 2020
The market share of challengers hits a landmark figure, but M&A could remake a hegemony, simply with different actors
Pension funds crank up transition pressure
31 March 2020
Some of the most sophisticated UK investors are pushing for a faster energy transition than even the most ambitious promises of oil and gas majors
Heathrow ruling endangers projects globally
31 March 2020
A UK court’s rejection of Heathrow Airport’s expansion policy as invalid on climate change grounds has implications for major projects globally
Ten principles for operator transitions
24 March 2020
Incoming operators face several challenges when taking over an asset, including managing the transition, improving performance, and capturing value. These principles can guide the way
Gloom overshadows North Sea exploration hits
20 March 2020
Two pieces of good news in the UK and Norway are buried by cost-cutting and depressed prices
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
Scotland sets out challenge of further decarbonisation
4 February 2020
Gains from renewable power generation will difficult to repeat from domestic heating efficiency and transportation
OFSE sector steps up to carbon challenge
3 February 2020
Services firms have challenges but also opportunities in both reducing footprints and leading standardisation
North Sea collaboration shot
15 January 2020
Report suggests that UKCS actors are slipping back into bad habits
UK prime minister promises $1bn CCS injection
19 November 2019
Does electoral pledge indicate that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is finally being taken seriously?
Energy transition no grounds for ‘culture war’
15 November 2019
The challenge of re-engineering the global energy system to meet or exceed Paris Agreement commitments is too important and too complex to be reduced to Right-Left squabbling
UK shale suffers potentially fatal blow
5 November 2019
Explorers say they will work with the government to try to revive the nascent shale gas industry, but a new fracking moratorium makes it look like an uphill struggle
Zennor sets sights on CNS upside
26 September 2019
Private equity backing ensures CNS player has a war chest for future acquisitions
North Sea asset sales healthy for now
22 September 2019
A post-2014 shake up has revitalised the basin, but challenges remain for private equity investors looking to exit, says RBC
West of Shetland M&A proves positive
12 September 2019
PE-backed Siccar Point sees recent ownership changes in West of Shetland assets as useful re-organisation
Serica thirsty for more
10 September 2019
The UK independent is in no mood for giving up on acquisitions after a major deal last year
Shell links North Sea spend to collaboration
4 September 2019
The UK-Dutch major stresses an ongoing commitment to its home waters, but with conditions attached
Petrogas banks on Dutch experience
19 August 2019
The Omani firm hopes to bring learnings from its Netherlands’ acquisition to bear on its entry into the UKCS
West of Shetland takes centre stage
8 August 2019
Exploration in the region may lead to the partial revival of the UK Continental Shelf
Iran plays naval cat-and-mouse game in the Gulf
5 August 2019
Western military protection for its tankers is expanding, but unconventional tactics remain a threat
Tankers improvise to avoid Gulf tensions
2 August 2019
Tankers are crossing sea-lanes and hugging the coasts to avoid high-risk areas in the Strait of Hormuz
Immediate threat to Gulf oil flow lifted
23 July 2019
The UK and Iran have shown that they do not want the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker to be the trigger for an armed conflict
Mind the divestment gap
10 June 2019
Oil and gas majors are setting increasingly ambitious divestment targets, despite volatile market conditions and questions over the size of the buyer pool
Chrysaor ups Central North Sea game
16 May 2019
ConocoPhillips deal expands the private equity-backed producer’s position in the UKCS engine room
Fracking tsar quits after government inaction
3 May 2019
The UK shale gas industry has long struggled to gain traction and sees no green light in sight
The changing landscape of north-west Europe
8 February 2019
A rebound in the region is happening above and below water