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Europe remains the bastion of wind energy where Germany leads the region in onshore capacity, the UK leading the offshore markets, and countries like Denmark and the Netherlands ushering the EU toward a fossil free future through their commitments to renewable technologies.
The EU continues to strengthen its position on green energy through its targets for renewably sourced electricity and is working hard toward an energy sharing network to enable complimentary generation capacity to be exchanged as needed.
Market leaders such as Siemens and Vestas work closely with entities like Vattenfall, DONG Energy and Statoil, providing state-of-the-art wind farms for national energy providers working in close conjunction with Europe’s grid operators. As such, their combined expertise is the driving force behind some of the most significant innovations within the industry, and their commitment to investing into ongoing research and development programs are producing world leading technologies. Hornsea Project One will have the capacity to provide power to one million homes, which is a genuine milestone achievement for an offshore wind farm, and demonstrates how advanced Europe’s wind energy solutions have become. Projects such as Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak have also shown the World how cost effective wind power can be and is paving the way to removal of wind energy subsidies. These developments are crucial to wind power becoming a ubiquitous part of our energy landscape and reducing electricity costs for the consumer.
The technologies being developed within Europe now to support wind energy generation and storage will have far reaching and lasting consequences for the World as their refinement and development has knock on effects for electrically powered travel and for mobile digital communications. InDepth NRG will remain heavily invested in Europe’s energy market place reporting on each new development and looking at their ramifications for our industry and our planet.
Oil from Emlichheim has a future Wintershall is expanding its crude oil production at its Emlichheim site in Lower Saxony (County of Bentheim). “With a 3D seismic survey we’re now laying the foundation for developing additional oil reserves on the German-Dutch border,” said Andreas Scheck, head of Wintershall Deutschland, at
Spirit Energy is extending the life of one of its key North Sea fields by tapping into new reserves this year.
Spirit, one of the top independent oil and gas operators in Europe, is to drill a new well at the Chiswick field in the Southern North Sea to bring around a further 50 billion cubic feet of gas on stream. The new well, which represents a £75million investment from Spirit,
31 January 2018 BP today announced two new exploration discoveries in the North Sea. The discoveries are Capercaillie, in Block 29/4e in the Central North Sea, and Achmelvich, in Block 206/9b west of Shetland. BP is 100% owner of Capercaillie and the Achmelvich well partnership comprises BP (operator, 52.6%), Shell
February 1, 2018 The West Hercules semi-submersible rig has been contracted for drilling two exploration wells in the Barents Sea in 2018, and options to drill another five exploration wells. Statoil and the licence partners have signed a contract with North Atlantic Norway Ltd for use of the 6th generation
25 January 2018 Petrobras joins the international representation of OGCI OGCI brings together 10 major oil and gas companies, representing over 25% of global oil and gas production The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) today announced that Petrobras will join the initiative. This
24.01.2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/9-14, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations. Wellbore 35/9-14 will be drilled from the Songa Enabler drilling facility, at position 61⁰25′ 19.8727’’ North, 03⁰49’ 41.92’’ East after completing the drilling of wildcat