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DW Monday: Super Pumas Grounded – Western Europe Heavy Helicopter Supply Scenarios

The fatal helicopter crash in April 2016 near Turøy, Norway, involving the H225 / EC225, has created uncertainty surrounding the future supply of Airbus's heavy aircraft. In spite of the European safety regulator's decision to lift the flight ban on the Super Puma models, the Super Pumas continue to ...

DW Monday


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > DW MondayHelicopters

The Hydrogen Economy – More Green Mythology

By Euan Mearns The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on their new draft energy strategy and targets (links are top right on the page linked to). The new energy strategy in general terms has four main strands:  A four-fold increase in renewable energy production by 2030. Embrac ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Energy MattersEuan MearnsHydrogen +1

Brexit impact on the oil and gas industry in the UK

  Few could have predicted the sequence of events triggered by former Prime Minister David Cameron, when in February 2016 he made his announcement on the steps of Downing Street that the Brexit referendum would indeed take place. Irrespective of the way people then voted on June 23 rd 2016, very ...

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Posted 1 year agoOpinion > BrexitUnited Kingdom

Accelerating the pace of digital change in oil and gas

In my opinion there are three types of oil and gas people on the technical side – we'll leave aside the support and commercial types for now: • Geoscientists • Drillers • Engineers Geoscientists were the first to move to digital. It was the 1980s and rather than draw contours with coloured pencils ...

Steve Roberts


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > The Oil & Gas Technology CentreinnovationDigital Transformation

Westwood Insight: Northwest Europe Exploration Drilling – 2017 Results and 2018 Outlook

8th January 2018 A ten year low in oil discoveries in Norway in 2017 doesn't deter an expected increase in drilling in 2018, whilst performance continues to improve in the UK with the focus switching to gas for 2018. In 2017, there was a shift towards high impact exploration drilling in both the U ...

Victoria Roe


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > Northwest Europe2018 Drilling PredictionsNorway +1

Breaking Dround in the US

By Steve Kent, Chairman, Deep Casing Tools. The US onshore market holds massive potential for ambitious UK-based oil and gas service companies. With more than 900,000 active wells, breaking into this lucrative sector is a huge focus for E&P technology SMEs the world over. Deep Casing Tools is ...

David Stephenson


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > export strategyaberdeen oil and gasexport +1

Breaking the Mould: the Need for New Technology to Expedite and Enhance Current P&A Processes

Over the next decade, 1,400 oil and gas wells are forecast to be abandoned on the UK Continental Shelf, at a cost of around £7 billion; a huge financial burden and an equally huge opportunity for innovation. Plugging and abandonment (P&A) is one element of the decommissioning process which certain ...

David Stephenson


Posted 29 days agoOpinion > Decommissioningplugging and abandonmentDrilling +3

Oil price, BP, I Solo Oil, And finally...

Oil price I always think that it is rather nice when the market appears to be thinking with one voice, particularly if G Sucks is on the other side. The feedback from the Opec meeting is overwhelming cynical with most so called experts writing the obituary of the whole organisation let alone thi ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceBPSolo Oil +2

Oil price, Northern Petroleum, Frontera Resources, And finally...

WTI $49.44 +$4.21, Brent $50.47 +$4.09, Diff -$1.03 -12c, NG $3.35 +4c Oil price So, the organisation got it together roughly as expected but is this an early Christmas present or trouble by Easter? As with any Opec agreement, particularly those burnished with gilt, the proof of the pudding i ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceNorthern Petroleumfrontera resources +1

Oil price, Faroe Petroleum, Jersey Oil & Gas, And finally...

WTI $45.23 -$1.85, Brent $46.38 -$1.86, Diff -$1.15 -1c, NG $3.32 n/c Oil price The day of the Opec meeting dawns and no one is quite sure of what the end of the day will bring. I guess that the market is slightly favouring a  deal of some sort without too much confidence, intransigence rules ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceFaroe PetroleumJersey Oil & Gas +1

Oil price, Victoria Oil & Gas, Hurricane Energy, Falcon Oil & Gas, And finally...

Oil price It is now officially squeaky bum time with  the Opec meeting starting on Wednesday and many potential strategies still being discussed. The non-Opec meeting scheduled for today has been suspended as the Saudis have apparently decided to ensure that the Opec house is in order before any ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceUKVictoria Oil & Gas +3

Oil price, Ithaca, Sound, SDX, Lamprell, Sundry-Egdon- And finally...

WTI $47.55 -41c, Brent $48.56 -44c, Diff -$1.01 +2c, NG $3.04 +1c Oil price The prices above are as at 0900 hrs this morning, what with Thanksgiving yesterday trade was thin. It might be today as well as we all gear up for Opec next week which might be as important a meeting as two years ago. ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceIthaca EnergySound Energy +4

Oil price, Europa/Union Jack, And finally…

WTI $47.49 +$1.80, Brent $48.90 +$2.04, Diff-$1.41 +27c, NG $2.95 +11c Oil price It's all going according to plan as world oil chiefs slowly come into line ahead of next weeks meeting.  Yesterday it was primarily the work of Iran who accepted that they would have to participate in at least ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Europa Oil & GasUnion Jack Oiloil price

Oil price, Range Resources, Aminex/Solo, And finally...

Oil price Whilst many commentators remain unconvinced, the oil price is tracking upwards and for the moment giving the deal the benefit of the doubt. A decent spin from the 1oth December non-Opec meeting should cement, at least for the time being the situation. Range Resources Range has annou ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceRange ResourcesAminex +4

Oil price, Shell, Plexus, EOG, Sundry-Faroe-Falcon-IOG- And finally...

Oil price Crude oil has drifted back in the last couple of days, production is obstinately high, reports yesterday that Opec output in November was up to 34.2m b/d and that Russia was up to 11.2m b/d. Add to that news of first Saudi Arabia and then Kuwait cutting prices to Asian customers and one ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceShellPlexus +4
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