UK’s regulator North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has revealed a new report, which highlights a positive outlook for the supply chain, showing that at least £5 billion (around $6.3 billion) of work is imminent and currently in the works.
Amid ever-increasing calls to phase out fossil fuels and pivot toward clean energy sources, oil and gas exploration activities remained resilient in 2021 undeterred by the accelerating energy transition, reveals Westwood Global Energy, an energy market research and consultancy firm, in its latest report.
The transition to renewable energy is not without its challenges, but today’s markets are increasingly shifting in response to it. Understanding the massive swings in energy supply and demand taking place will enable oil and gas traders to confidently plan for the years ahead, especially as capital allocations shift in response to market signals.
Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has received a drilling permit from Norwegian authorities for a wildcat well located in the Norwegian Sea. The drilling activities will be carried out by an Odfjell Drilling-owned rig.
Kazakhstan expects to produce 90-93 million tonnes of oil next year, up from 87.5 million tonnes this year, depending on when expansion projects at the giant Tengiz field are completed as they may be slightly delayed, its energy minister said.
The UK’s representative body for the offshore energy industry, Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), has revealed that oil and gas operators are expected to pay £7.8 billion (over $9.7 billion) in taxes to the country’s government in 2022, which constitutes a 20-fold increase worth £279 (around $346) per household.
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