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Why Do We Need to Utilise Carbon Offsetting?

The climate crisis is becoming a larger concern as the years go by, and our negative impact on the planet will soon be irreversible. Because of this, we need to think creatively about how we can offset our emissions. Many of us are already striving towards a greener way of living. Whether that mea ...

John Hannen


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > Carbon Emissions

Why Do O&G Majors Invest in Startups?

As digital transformation in the oil and gas industry evolves, companies turn regard on startups providing automation and digitalisation solutions — for example, in March 2019 Chevron announced that the company is going to invest  $90m  into hi-tech oil and gas startups, while at the beginning of 2 ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion

The Main Challenges of Fully Monetising Natural Gas Resources

Today, after toughening the regulations for excessive flaring keeping the current pace of gas exploration along with minimising environmental footprint has become a complex and expensive task, especially in offshore locations. A lot of companies are therefore developing offshore projects on the mo ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > ReginaChislovaEPOCH

What are the 'new normals' for oil post C-19?

As the COVID-19 virus was starting to spread and we were seeing lockdowns in Europe, the OPEC+ agreement on crude production started to fall apart and Saudi Arabia and Russia squared-off against each other in a fight for market share. They announced plans to boost production by as much as 3 millio ...

Andrew Laven - Sahara Energy Resources DMCC 


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > ResilienceSahara GroupAfrica +1

Responding To an Oil Spill

The damage by oil spills differs depending on the oil type, the location of the spill, and other factors - but the huge social, economic and environmental damage requires quick and effective measures from oil companies. Regina Chislova, Project Director of  EPOCH 2020  - the Congress dedicated to o ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion

Investing in offshore E&P: pros, cons and strategies

An unstable oil price and the growing trend of switching to low carbon technologies are worrying shareholders and potential investors in offshore oil and gas exploration and production (E&P). Questions that should be considered include: is it worth investing in offshore operations now and, if so, w ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion

Recycling Plastics Back Into Oil

With IMO 2020 approaching and growing demand for petrochemical products and low-sulfur fuel, downstream oil and gas companies are looking for ways to reduce costs. One of the possible solutions to the problem is recycling plastics back into oil. This would solve two problems at the same time by pr ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion

Dr. Daniel Fine & T Greg Merrion on the OIL PRICE WAR and U.S. collapse

Interview with Oil and Gas Expert Dr. Daniel Fine with T.Greg Merrion of Merrion Oil D r. Daniel Fine and T. Greg Merrion of Merrion Oil are experts in their fields.  Dr. Fine raises the fact the oil market was manipulated and explains just how it was done.  T Greg gives an acrual account of from ...

Will Fine


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > oil newsBusinessNewsBusiness news +44

Energy efficiency cases by Downstream leaders

EU's 2030 framework for climate and energy with its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to improve energy efficiency, the companies' aim to cut expenses and optimize production costs make the question of energy efficiency arise more and more often. I see news with companies announcing mode ...

Julia


Posted 5 months agoOpinion

Biofuels or electric vehicles?

In 2020 Europe plans the transition to eco-friendly fuels for the transport and industry. For the petrochemical and refining segment it is a loss of the part of the market and at the same time, it is a step out of the comfort zone to rebuild the business strategy. With the increasing greenhouse ...

Julia


Posted 5 months agoOpinion

Oil price crash – Our CEO, Chris Walcot’s response

The current drop in oil prices is going to have a profound effect on the energy sector. We have all been left reeling from the sudden and dramatic price crash. None of us knows how long this crash will last or the long term impact – even after COVID-19 is under control, we are still exposed to the ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > upstreamAfricaNorth Sea +4

Building and maintaining a modern asset ecosystem

In this opinion piece we discuss the importance of maintaining an Asset Ecosystem, how to leverage the benefits of an asset maintenance system using industry best practices and assessing and identifying strategic assets you can apply a comprehensive asset maintenance strategy too. Managing a mode ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > Asset Managementasset management systemmaintenance +6

How Digitalisation Can Help Keep Operatives Safe and Healthy

Many working in industries with remote assets such as Energy, Mining and Engineering Services have been aware for some time of the benefits of technologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things). These advantages have been brought into clear focus over the last few weeks ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > IIoTOil and GasArtificial intelligence +5

Modernising plant & equipment: Adopting industry best practice maintenance strategies

While the major price swings of energy production in the last decade may seem like they're firmly in the past, the future of the energy sector is anything but certain. Many companies have learned lessons from the industry's unexpected turns and implemented processes that are designed to avoid past ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > Plant EngineeringMaintenance StrategyMaintenance and Reliability +6

Oil and gas industry faces huge loss

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA AND DAN BOYD / ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL STAFF WRITERS Published: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 5:04pm Updated: Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 9:55pm " Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal With oil prices plunging to their lowest level in 22 years, state legislators are proje ...

Will Fine


Posted 6 months agoOpinion > Farmington New MexicoDelaware BasinWest Texas Delaware Basin USA +63
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