Daily Archives: November 8, 2010

Sheila McNulty

Today’s public hearing by the National Oil Spill Commission has been a good education for anyone who has read bits and pieces about the various investigations into the explosion of BP’s Macondo well, but still felt they did not have a complete understanding of how the whole drilling process works. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Here’s some news that will cheer both environmentalists and hydrocarbon producers.
The UK government is going to open up its CCS trials to gas plants as well as coal ones. After the first demonstration, the next batch of three will be open to applications from gas-fired power plants. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Oil and gas executives have been worried for a while that their workforces are getting older, with a lack of new talent coming in to replace staff who are retiring. Instead, young engineers and other bright graduates who are looking for a career in industry are heading for the much more sexy green energy sector.
So what to make of a report out last week from Oil & Gas UK, insisting that the average age of offshore workers was actually falling? Read more

FT Energy Source

- China’s oil majors come of age in M&A rush – FT
- Shell to sell $3.35bn stake in Woodside – Bloomberg
- Eon prepares for £3.5bn network sell-off – The Telegraph
- Dynegy shareholder Seneca urges “no” vote on Blackstone merger – WSJ
- China plans fifth nuclear reactor for Japan – FT
- China eats into Japan Steel nuclear reactor work – FT
- Siemens eyes €40bn of green revenue by 2014 – Reuters
- Green power’s high cost scuttles projects – NY Times
- Exxon plans to make Iraqi oil flow by creating a river – The Times (£)
- UK nuclear lobby raises concerns of favouritism – The Guardian
- Cairn Energy exits Bangladesh – Argus
- Don’t believe in global warming? That’s not very conservative – The Washington Post Read more