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Managing Waste and Emissions

Managing Waste and Emissions

Source of emissions Like any industry, the offshore oil and gas industry inevitably generates several waste streams during exploration and production activities. These waste streams are of two types: operational wastes that are discharged to sea under permit or authorisation, for example produced water other wastes, which are unwanted materials that are stored on the […]

Key Facts about Gas and Oil Operations

Key Facts about Gas and Oil Operations

Key facts 99% of UK oil and gas occurs in the UK continental shelf (UKCS). There is a network of 14,000 km of pipelines linking 113 oil platforms, 189 gas platforms and a large number of subsea installations. There are 337 producing fields, including four which started production in 2014. Since 1965, over 4,300 exploration […]

Latest Oil Recovery Technology

Latest Oil Recovery Technology

Continued investment in new technologies used to interpret hydrocarbon-bearing rock structures is a crucial factor in maximising recovery of the UKs remaining offshore resource of up to 24 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe). With industry tackling ever deeper and more complex reservoirs, the challenge of extracting commercial amounts of oil and gas is growing […]

The Future of Gas

The Future of Gas

The Governments proposed reforms to the electricity market have been eagerly awaited. We are pleased that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) sought evidence earlier this year on the role of gas generation. This is a welcome sign that DECC recognises the importance of gas in ensuring we are all reliably supplied with […]