Energy Voice – Out Loud
Dynamite, Denmark and superfuel

Dynamite, Denmark and superfuel

June 11, 2021

It is an episode for the decommissioning devotees this week with tales of explosions, safety concerns and platforms going overseas, with a bit of green fuel thrown in for good measure. Mark kicks off proceedings by telling us about an intricate and subtle approach to breaking apart the Ninian Northern using shedloads of explosives. But despite looking like the newest film in the Die Hard franchise, it’s left many unimpressed. 

There’s more disappointment in the decom world after Harbour Energy became the latest firm to confirm it would be sending work overseas, with the Balmoral platform due to travel to Denmark in the coming weeks. And there’s more goings-on in Port of Cromarty Firth where discussions are ongoing about creating a huge power-to-X (not a typo) facility. 

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Tracking the hydrogen transition – reflections on session one

Tracking the hydrogen transition – reflections on session one

June 8, 2021

Hydrogen is at the top of a lot of lists when it comes to the energy transition, securing attention from governments and companies around the world. 

Following the first webinar in the Hydrogen Tracking Transition series, some of the speakers got together to shed some further light on their thoughts and how progress was coming. 

Taking time out to reflect on progress, Daniel Grosvenor, renewables leader, Deloitte UK; Daniel Brock, co lead of Fasken’s Hydrogen Energy Advisory Team; and Rob Philips, energy director at Costain shared some insights into the issues — not least how to spark supply and demand seemingly simultaneously. 

Time is of the essence for governments to provide the support and companies to take the plunge. 

Speaking of time running out, sign up now for the second session of the Hydrogen Tracking Transition series, at https://www.trackinghydrogen.com. A top level group will drill down into projects, finance and infrastructure on June 17. 

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Blowing, towing and get going

Blowing, towing and get going

June 4, 2021

Cerulean Winds have a plan to tackle the North Sea’s electricity problem and golly but it’s a big one. The answer is offshore wind, and the company has set out a plan for a cool £10 billion pound investment. To get this going, pitfalls are ahead, of course, but the major challenge is likely to be the mess of regulators and permits. 

Cleaning up a mess, finally, is Messiah Decommissioning, which is taking on the Herculean task of shifting the Hutton structure from the Cromarty Firth. Allister, who holds all stories on the Cromarty Firth in a place close to his heart, is on hand to talk EVOL through the ups and downs of the eye-catching pillars. 

Finally, Nigeria dished out awards for marginal fields this week to various local companies. The regulator has called for production to start in 2022, which is likely to be a tough task given the way in which the round was carried out. Nigeria’s DPR has talked about learning lessons from the 2003 round, but there is a strong possibility it is making a host of new pitfalls in which its plans will founder. 

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Staying safe in a changing world – EVOL ✕ Dräger

Staying safe in a changing world – EVOL ✕ Dräger

June 1, 2021

Despite the ongoing changes perpetually sweeping the energy industry, health and safety remains a reassuring constant. Come pandemic, downturn or transition, companies are on hand to make sure the standards don’t slip. 

In this special Energy Voice Out Loud Xpertise Series episode, in a paid partnership with Dräger, marketing manager Richard Ryan sits down with Hamish Penman to discuss how the safety technology provider has adapted in the face of widespread changes in the industry. Richard also sets out how Dräger plans to tackle the energy transition era and potential new regulations that could crop up as futuristic technologies hit the market.

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Shell’s head start, UK oil on the cusp, and decom hot potato

Shell’s head start, UK oil on the cusp, and decom hot potato

May 28, 2021

In this week’s pod, in association with Dräger, the team discusses how green groups and a judge combined to give Shell a leg-up in the race to net zero. Did Shell say thank you? Did it heck. 

Anyone who read Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s latest oil and gas survey will know that the oil and gas supply chain is already heading in the right direction. But companies could do themselves a favour by setting some emissions targets of their own. 

Then Ed, Allister and Mark Axis also dug into a court case between two US oil companies with “far reaching implications” for North Sea decommissioning. 

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
10 Point Pod 05 – Green public transport

10 Point Pod 05 – Green public transport

May 25, 2021

Get on yer bike. Or yer bus. Or even walk. Just rethink whether you need to get in the car, whether it’s electric or a diesel clunker. 

We’re going to need to do more than just electrify cars. There must be a shift to public transportation if the net zero goals are to be achieved. This will require various levels of government to provide support, to make cycling safer, to protect pavements – and possibly to deter people from jumping in the car. 

Sayeh Ghanbari, UK&I business consulting leader at EY, and Chris Boardman, Olympian and Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking commissioner, get together to set the world to rights, one street at a time. 

Green public transport is the fifth point on the government’s 10 point plan. Next month, and continuing the theme of movement, is jet zero and green ships. 

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Lose it, choose it, twos it

Lose it, choose it, twos it

May 21, 2021

The IEA has set out a plan this week pooh-poohing the possibility of future exploration – amid a range of steps including major technological progress. The UK officially continues to allow exploration, even though the industry seems to be not particularly willing to seize the opportunity. 

One new opportunity is the new SEQual platform, intended to simplify industry standards in decommissioning work. Responses have been mixed, with companies complaining of more bureaucracy and unnecessary red tape. 

Finally, Eni and BP are maybe thinking about teaming up to work together in Angola. The West African state has had a few tricky years, but things are looking up. The move may open the way to a future sale, garnering the two cash and at the same time providing an out from those pesky carbon emissions. 

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
A CCS arms race, an all-subsea solution, and pirate gas

A CCS arms race, an all-subsea solution, and pirate gas

May 14, 2021

In this latest, swashbuckling EVOL podcast, in association with Dräger, Energy Voice’s scurvy sea dogs, Mark, Ed and Hamish, plot a course through the week’s top tales. There’s a big jobs win for the north-east after SSE and Equinor announced plans for a CCS power plant in Peterhead – but will they succeed where others have failed? It’s then off to the West of Shetland where BP is exploring an ‘all-subsea’ option for the third phase of its Clair field. Finally, Ed sets a course for Nigeria and tells us about plans for a floating LNG facility on the nautically named Yoho field.

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Sinking rig, Paper Tiger, and Afrenta

Sinking rig, Paper Tiger, and Afrenta

May 7, 2021

There’s no other place to start this week than with the news of the Velesto Naga 7 oil rig sinking off Malaysia. Our man in Asia, Damon Evans, takes us through the events. No one was hurt, but will there be an open inquiry? And how will the rig be recovered? 

Staying with issues of safety, the team assess the consequences – or perhaps lack thereof – for a precarious decommissioning job for the Buchan Alpha oil rig, leading offshore union Unite to describe the HSE as “a paper tiger with no bite”. 

Rounding us off, it’s a new venture from ex Tullow boss Paul McDade with Afentra. Just as smaller companies have filled the void left by majors in regions like the North Sea, this new venture hopes to do the same in West Africa. But how will that play out with climate change so strongly in the conversation? 

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Options, debts, and a battered Bentley

Options, debts, and a battered Bentley

April 30, 2021

Mozambique was on the mind this week, with Total officially hitting the big red force majeure button on its LNG plans. The French company is not waiting around though, and is working on projects elsewhere in the world, including the US and Russia. 

Also not waiting around was Mark with an update on the impact of Hurricane Energy’s debt woes. The company has agreed to swap debt for equity but our North Sea observers remain unconvinced, not least because of Hurricane’s bumpy relationship with the OGA. 

Enquest has picked up the storied Bentley field, but will it motor? The heavy oilfield has been through a number of hands but operators have struggled to get into gear, owing to the number of wells needed to tap the resource. 

Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, are delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at trackinghydrogen.com

Energy Voice helps organisations understand the geopolitical, economic and financial factors that underpin market events, and give you a view on what’s coming over the horizon. As a listener to this podcast, you can get a free trial of energyvoice.com, giving you two weeks of unrestricted access to the latest crucial news and insight. The trial is entirely without obligation – we don’t want your credit card, and there’s no auto-enrolment at the end. 

📧 Email trials@energyvoice.com to get the best market analysis in the world, free. 

🗣 To find out how to speak to over one million qualified users in global energy, through our peerless digital news and insight platform, visit https://www.energyvoice.com/content-services 

Bookmark and subscribe to energyvoice.com, sign up to our newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Ⓛ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/energy-voice 

ⓣ https://twitter.com/EnergyVoiceNews 

  • To accept the trial offer, email trials@energyvoice.com providing your name. 
  • One of our sales team will set up as a user of the Energy Voice website, apply your trial allowance and email you to provide access instructions. 
  • You will have two weeks of unlimited access from the point at which the trial allowance is instigated. At the end of the trial period you will retain your user account but will only be able to view a restricted number of articles as a free registered user (currently four per month). 
  • You will not be automatically enrolled on a paid subscription at the end of the trial period. A member of the sales team will contact you to find out if you are interested in subscribing, provide options for subscription and payment if so, and process the transaction with your authorisation. Alternatively you can purchase a subscription directly from the website. 
  • We retain the right to terminate trials and free registered user accounts without notice or explanation. 
Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App