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UK: Boris Johnson Outlines 10-point Green Plan with up to 250,000 Jobs

Nov 18, 2020

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday set out a ten-point plan for 'a green industrial revolution' which promises to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs.'Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies…

Aker Solutions Launches Call to Action to Speed Up Energy Transition

Nov 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore energy services firm Aker Solutions, which last week merged with Kvaerner, on Monday launched a campaign aimed at speeding up 'the transition to sustainable energy production.'The company, which has 15,000 employees around the world…

Woodmac: 2-degree Pathway Could Lead to 65% Drop in Upstream Gas Investments

Nov 13, 2020

Energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie has said that a world on a 2-degree celsius pathway could significantly reduce upstream gas investments - by 65% through to 2040.To remind, countries that signed the famous Paris Agreement in 2016, committed…

Total, ADNOC in Carbon Capture Pact

Nov 12, 2020

French oil major Total and Abu Dhabi's oil firm ADNOC have signed agreements to jointly work on opportunities in the areas of CO2 emission reductions and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).'The agreement brings together the best-in-class in low carbon technologies from ADNOC and Total…

Chrysaor Files Application for Offshore CO2 Storage License

Nov 10, 2020

Chrysaor, a UK-North Sea focused oil and gas company, has tendered a license application for the purpose of storing CO2, and will, in parallel, seek agreement for a storage lease with The Crown Estate for the storage of CO2 in a depleted Southern North Sea gas reservoir…

BP, Ørsted Enter Green Hydrogen Pact in Germany

Nov 10, 2020

British oil major BP and Danish wind developer Ørsted have signed an agreement to work together to develop a ‎project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen in Germany.Green hydrogen is made by the electrolysis of water using ‎renewable power…

Vår Energi Charters Olympic, Tidewater PSVs

Nov 09, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm Vår Energi has chartered two offshore support vessels, which the company says will help it reduce environmental footprint.One is the Olympic Energy platform supply vessel, owned by Olympic Shipping, the other is Tidewater's 2012-built Troms Sirius platform supply vessel…

Petronas Sets Net Zero Emissions Target

Nov 06, 2020

Malaysian oil giant Petronas has announced its plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.The company'  President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Muhammad Taufik said: 'As the world contends with the many challenges brought about by energy transition…

Baker Hughes to Buy Compact Carbon Capture in Push to Expand Beyond Oil and Gas

Nov 03, 2020

Baker Hughes Co said on Tuesday it would buy Compact Carbon Capture AS in a bid to expand its footprint beyond oil and gas oilfield services as it prepares for a transition to a low-carbon future.Facing pressure from shareholders worried about…

Equinor Aims for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, New CEO Says

Nov 02, 2020

Norway's Equinor aims to become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050, including emissions from the production and final consumption of oil and gas, the energy producer's new chief executive said as he took office on Monday.Anders Opedal…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

BP Leads New UK North Sea CCS Consortium

Oct 26, 2020

Oil major BP said Monday it had, together with Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and National Grid, formed a partnership to develop offshore carbon dioxide ‎‎(CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea.'This ‎infrastructure will…

Aker Carbon Capture, Vatenfall in Carbon Capture MoU

Oct 22, 2020

Norwegian carbon capture firm Aker Carbon Capture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sweden’s power company Vattenfall to accelerate the evaluation of future carbon capture plants in Sweden and Northern Europe.Aker Carbon Capture…

Equinor Starts Onshore Prep Works for Northern Lights CCS Project

Oct 20, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has signed a contract with Skanska for building site preparation and the construction of jetty facilities for the CO2 receiving terminal in Norway, as part of the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project…

Equinor Grants Open Access to Offshore CCS Project Data

Oct 19, 2020

Oil company Equinor, with partners Shell and Total, will grant open access to data from the 31/5-7 Eos offshore well drilled earlier this year as part of the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project.The Northern Lights is a project sanctioned in May 2020…

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