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Aquaterra Energy, Lhyfe and Borr Drilling join on offshore green hydrogen jack-up rig production concept

Aquaterra Energy has signed a partnership with renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling to develop an innovative concept for offshore green hydrogen production in the North Sea.

UK minister says ‘no immediate concern’ on gas supplies

There’s “no immediate concern” about fuel supplies running short for consumers in the UK, Conservative MP Alok Sharma said Sunday.

European banks termed ‘hypocrites’ for doing business with fossil fuels

Barclays Plc and Deutsche Bank AG are among 17 banks accused by climate law activists of “hypocrisy” over work related to a controversial North Sea oil field.

Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy and Doosan Babcock join on CCUS Projects in the UK

Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy and Doosan Babcock have formed a consortium which will see the three companies draw upon more than 450 years of combined experience to develop technology and solutions for the growing UK carbon capture, utilization and storage market.

Neptune Energy, Harbour Energy consider merger valued near $10 billion

Neptune Energy Group Ltd., the private equity-backed explorer, is considering options including a merger with Harbour Energy Plc that could create one of Europe’s largest independent oil and gas companies, people familiar with the matter said.

ScottishPower Renewables backs Proserv offshore wind subsea cable solution

Global controls technology company Proserv Controls has received industrial sponsorship for its disruptive subsea cable condition monitoring system for the offshore wind segment, ECG, or Electro Cable Guard, from ScottishPower Renewables.

Greenpeace sues Scotland over new BP offshore drilling permit

Greenpeace asked judges in Scotland’s Court of Session to overturn the government’s decision to grant BP a permit to drill for 30 million barrels of oil in the North Sea.

Green scrutiny delays Siccar Point’s Cambo work offshore UK

Siccar Point Energy Ltd. is delaying work on its Cambo oil field in the UK North Sea, a target of vociferous criticism by environmental activists.

Opinion: Giving Scotland’s green party an inch makes them a ruler

Cameron Wallace, World Oil

Taking a page from the Neville Chamberlain Handbook for Diplomacy, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is lobbying the UK to take actions that will ultimately lead to a disorganized and very costly end to fossil fuel development in the Scottish sector of the North Sea.

Scotland’s First Minister calls on UK to “reconsider” oil and gas permits

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asked the UK government to reassess oil and gas fields that have been licensed but not yet developed, such as the Cambo development west of Scotland’s Shetland Islands. Green groups say that's not enough.

UK regulator advances lease process for two 100 MW floating wind sites in the Celtic Sea

British Isles seabed regulator The Crown Estate has confirmed an intention to move forward with the lease process for two 100MW floating wind test and demonstration sites in the Celtic Sea to Llŷr Floating Wind Limited.

UK oil and gas industry body reiterates Paris Agreement commitment following Shell decision

In the UK, the oil and gas industry has committed to working in line with the Paris Agreement and recently passed the landmark North Sea Transition Deal which included a pledge to cut production emissions by 15 million tons by 2030.

OGUK: parties must support Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today paid tribute to former Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse and urged all parties to support the sector and its world class supply chain in order to realize homegrown greener energy.

BP CEO Bernard Looney to headline OGUK Annual Conference

OGUK today announced the details of its Annual Conference. The three-day virtual conference entitled ‘Industry in Transition: Driving A Net Zero Energy Future’ will take place online between June 1-3, 2021.

Neptune Energy acquires interest in the Pegasus West discovery

Neptune Energy announced it has acquired a 38.75% equity interest from Spirit Energy in the Pegasus West discovery and surrounding acreage in the UK Southern North Sea.

CGG and dCarbonX sign strategic agreement for decarbonization exploration

CGG has signed a strategic agreement to support dCarbonX in the subsurface assessment of its operated clean energy projects offshore Ireland and the UK, which include geothermal energy and storage sites for CO2, hydrogen and ammonia.

Shell joins key large-scale carbon capture project in the UK

Shell will team up with the UK’s biggest independent oil and gas producer Harbour Energy Plc, and the project’s developer Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd, a unit of the latter said Friday. The companies will be equal partners in the Acorn venture, it said, without disclosing potential investments from them.

VARD wins North Star Renewables contract for three SOVs to operate on Dogger Bank Wind Farm

VARD has secured contracts for the design and construction of three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for North Star Renewables in Scotland. The state-of-the-art hybrid trio will operate on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea.

KRG Engineering expands in oil and gas with £2 million investment program

The company aims to grow turnover by 20% annually for the next five years by expanding its oil and gas, rail, defense and FMCG presence and diversifying into renewables.

North Sea oil and gas license ban may factor into UK’s green strategy

Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the UK could eventually follow in the footsteps of North Sea neighbor Denmark which will stop offering new oil and gas licenses and end production by 2050.