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Sylvia Pfeifer

Total’s top table was the place to be sitting at last night’s Oil and Money dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

Delegates kept wandering past to congratulate Andrew Gould (right), the chairman and chief executive of Schlumberger, for being awarded the Petroleum Executive of the Year Award – the first service company to receive this award.

That was certainly not a point lost on Christophe de Margerie. The chairman and CEO of Total – and winner of the prize last year – was there to hand over the award to Mr Gould.

Firmly tongue in cheek, the personable Frenchman told the audience that he had had “a nightmare” the night before – namely that Total, “a major oil and gas company” had to give a prize to “a contractor”. How “embarrassing”.

FT Energy Source

- Curbs on deepwater drilling lifted early – FT

- Lift on curbs fails to satisfy oil sector – FT

- Obama’s haste on resumed offshore drilling – NY Times Dot Earth

- Fed lifts drilling ban, but don’t expect new wells soon – Fuel Fix

- TNK-BP makes global push as oligarchs share record dividend – The Telegraph

- Google to invest in wind power – FT

- Anatomy of a Senate climate bill death – Climate Progress

- Failure to impose CCS levy would be ‘disastrous’ – The Guardian

- Staff at ten out of 12 French refineries on strike, says union – Bloomberg

- Icahn swoops for 9.95% of Dynegy – FT

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