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Westwood Hires Ex-Woodmac Man to Lead Energy Transition Business

Oct 16, 2020

Energy data and intelligence company Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has appointed David Linden to the newly-created role of Head of Energy Transition. Based in London, Linden joins from Wood Mackenzie, where he was a Director within the company’s energy transition consulting division…

Microsoft Joins Norwegian Offshore Carbon Capture Project

Oct 15, 2020

Microsoft has signed an agreement with the Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor to explore ways to support the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project which will store CO2 2,600 meters below the seabed offshore Norway.Microsoft…

Design Underway for Carbon Neutral Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms

Oct 09, 2020

Offshore engineering and installation firm McDermott has teamed up with electrical equipment giant Schneider Electric, and io consulting - a Baker Hughes company - to design carbon-neutral facilities for the upstream oil and natural gas market…

UK: Eni Plans to Store CO2 in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs in Liverpool Bay

Oct 08, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has received a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license (CS license) in an area located within the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea.Under the license awarded by the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

Deme in Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Oct 06, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Deme said Tuesday it had joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance. The alliance supports the EU’s ambitious hydrogen and decarbonization strategy.'With this membership Deme underlines its commitment to using its expertise for the production…

Offshore Wind to Power Green Ammonia Project in Netherlands

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and fertilizer company Yara have entered a joint project aimed at producing ammonia from renewable hydrogen instead of fossil hydrogen in the Netherlands.The two companies say their project had the potential to reduce more than 100…

Neptune Energy Appoints Director of New Energy Business

Oct 05, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has created a business branch named New Energy and has appointed Pierre Girard as a director who will lead it.Neptune announced in August the formation of a New Energy team to scale partnerships and investments in low carbon technologies…

Heerema Marine Contractors Says Will Become Carbon Neutral in 2020

Oct 02, 2020

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors said this week that it plans to become carbon neutral in 2020. This will, according to Heerema, make the company 'the first carbon-neutral marine contractor.'Heerema produces carbon emissions through fuel combustion…

A First for Germany: Wintershall Dea Powers Mittelplate Oil Field with 'Green' Electricity

Oct 02, 2020

German oil company Wintershall Dea has said it has switched the power supply to the Mittelplate Drilling and Production island in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park in Germany to '100-percent certified electricity from renewable sources…

Aker Solutions to Electrify Edvard Grieg Platform

Sep 24, 2020

Lundin Energy, a Swedish oil and gas company with operations in Norway, has hired the Norwegian engineering and construction giant Aker Solutions to help it electrify its Edvard Grieg offshore oil platform in the North Sea.Under the contract…

World to Go Past Warming Limit Without Massive Investments

Sep 24, 2020

The world must combine COVID-19 recovery packages with massive investments in renewable energy and low-carbon infrastructure or it will fail to meet a global warming limit target, a report by leading energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Wednesday…

Vattenfall's Offshore Wind Focus: 'No need to go outside of Europe'

Sep 23, 2020

Vattenfall will focus on offshore wind power developments in Europe as the region seeks to boost green investments, instead of expanding globally, the Swedish utility said on Wednesday.State-controlled Vattenfall said the European Union's plans…

Shell, Microsoft in Alliance to Cut Carbon Emissions

Sep 23, 2020

Oil and gas giant Shell, which has been increasingly getting involved in renewables, has said it has partnered up with tech giant Microsoft 'to support progress towards a world with net-zero emissions.'As part of the strategic agreement signed between the two companies…

GE's Giant 13MW Offshore Wind Turbines to Debut at Dogger Bank A & B

Sep 22, 2020

Wind turbine constructor GE Renewable Energy will supply its giant 13MW Haliade-X wind turbines for the Dogger Bank wind farm phases A and B. Dogger Bank is a giant offshore wind farm project in the UK, jointly owned by SSE and Equinor. Once completed…

Report: Shell in Major O&G Cost-cutting Push to Prepare for Energy Transition

Sep 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40% off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters.Shell’s new cost-cutting review…

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