Perspectives & News

Pale Blue Dot Energy wins Significant Role in CCS Project

Pale Blue Dot Energy, the Aberdeen based Corporate Development Advisor to the Energy Business and Large Energy Users, has been awarded a 12 month contract by Tees Valley Unlimited, a local enterprise partnership, to develop the business case for an industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) network on Teesside.

UK Shale Gas – Our energy future or another false dawn?

In all the debate and discussion about the possibilities for shale gas in the UK and in wider Europe, there has been little rational discussion about the practical implications of large scale development of shale gas.  In this article we seek to debunk a few myths, and point out some as yet undebated realities.

CO2 Storage Offshore UK: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

The UK is in a strong position with respect to the potential for permanent sequestration of CO2 offshore in rock formations deep below the North Sea.  This is because of two factors.  Firstly the correct type of rock formations exist in places below the North Sea with the porosity to provide capacity for the CO2, permeability to allow its injection, and sealing formations to contain the CO2.

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The Wood Review: Back to Britoil?

The Wood Review, published in February and aimed at identifying ways to stimulate North Sea oil and gas activity, proposes the creation of a new arm’s length industry regulator or agency to take on a broad industry facilitation role.  When one looks at the roles proposed for this new agency, one could be excused for having a sense of ‘déjà vu’.