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Work for clients completed in January 2019

Here below is a list of some of the work I have completed for various clients in both the print and web media worldwide. Some of the tasks have included editing, writing features, advertorials, press releases, whitepapers, etc.

Eniday

Banks ending funding in Fossil Fuels

This week saw the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced that it plans to end investment in fossil fuels. The EBRD is joining an ever-growing list of financial organisations the World Bank, Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland etc., either ending or cutting bank involvement in coal power projects around the world and instead of expanding investment in gas power generation or renewables-related projects. In fact, some 34% of the EBRD investment portfolio is involved in renewables projects.

Africa’s floating LNG projects set to disrupt global gas trade

Around the coasts of Africa, an increasing number of floating liquid natural gas projects is coming on stream. These include such FLNG projects in the waters of Mauritania and Senegal, Cameroon and Mozambique. One thing is certain, FLNG is cheaper than the cost of building pipelines and onshore liquefaction facilities. For a start, it can cost billions to develop a land-based facility. Nevertheless, refitting an oil tanker into an FLNG can cost US$1.2bn. The technology also makes Africa’s small-scale projects viable.

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How an FPSO or FLNG vessel is used in energy production

Intelligent Land Investments (ILI) Group PLC

Won work to write press releases and then distribute to journalists release promoting their energy storage projects.

Pumped hydro storage solves UK Nuclear headache

Brings growth to green energy

[17 January 2019] Hitachi, the parent company of Horizon Nuclear Power, has announced today, that it has cancelled development at the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station in Anglesey, North Wales. This is the second such nuclear project to be cancelled in recent months. This puts an end to Britain’s nuclear ambitions and puts at risk energy security and thousands of jobs. A new energy strategy is needed investing in more renewables and pumped storage hydro. At present, there are eight nuclear sites generating nuclear power in the UK, however, only one of these is planned to be operating by 2030.

Red John pumped storarage hydro project at Loch Ness in Scotland

Newscred

Compliance Challenges for Oil & Gas: Managing Corruption Risk in Africa

In the process of converting a Dow Jones Webinar into a white paper, work ongoing.

Pipeline Gas Journal

Baltic Pipeline Project

Danish gas transmission operator Energinet and Polish gas transmission operator GAZ-System are jointly planning a new bi-directional transnational pipeline, linking the Norwegian North Sea offshore gas fields with markets in both Denmark and Poland. This proposal supersedes that of the 2001 proposal by Denmark’s DONG ( now Orstead) and Polish oil and Gas company Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (PGNiG) which was suspended on doubts as to its economic feasibility. This Baltic Pipe development will carry Norwegian gas to the Danish, Polish, and Eastern European gas markets, thereby injecting greater competition to gas supplies.

Jack-up rig under repair in Malta Grand Harbour
Oil rig at repair yard in Malta

Rigzone

Major LNG buyers’ uncontracted demand to quadruple by 2030

Wood Mackenzie’s latest research reveals that uncontracted demand by the world’s seven largest LNG buyers could quadruple to 80mn t/y by 2030. The major LNG buyers – CNOOC, CPC, Jera, Kogas, PetroChina, Sinopec and Tokyo Gas – together account for more than 50% of the global LNG market. After a number of quiet years, these northeast Asian players have become active again in global LNG contracting activity, with over 16mn t/y of contracts announced this year. ‘As China pushes on towards a lower-emission economy, its demand for gas and LNG has grown significantly and we expect the trend to continue in the longer term,’ says Research Director, Nicholas Browne.

Trumps Oil price policies hurting US Frackers

One of the world’s oil producers is not happy with low oil prices and expansion of areas open for development. These are the often over leveraged oil producers in the US shale patch and Canadian producers. In fact, many are not happy at oil prices at $50 per barrel, squeezing their profit margins. In fact, many are happier if oil prices reach $70 or more. According to an analysis of Rystad Energy ShaleWellCube, carried by Reuters, the wellhead breakeven prices for 2018 are on average $47.68 in the Eagle Ford, $44.13 in the Bakken, $42.76 in the Permian Midland, $37.94 in Permian Delaware, and $32.22 in Niobrara.

Africa’s floating LNG projects set to disrupt global gas trade

Around the coasts of Africa, an increasing number of floating liquid natural gas projects is coming on stream. These include such FLNG projects in the waters of Mauritania and Senegal, Cameroon and Mozambique. One thing is certain, FLNG is cheaper than the cost of building pipelines and onshore liquefaction facilities. For a start, it can cost billions to develop a land-based facility. Nevertheless, refitting an oil tanker into an FLNG can cost US$1.2bn. The technology also makes Africa’s small-scale projects viable. Small-scale production cannot serve giant utilities in Japan or South Korea, but it can serve individual or smaller groups of power plants that suit more intermittent and flexible supply, or traders rather than end-users.

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