Big numbers, big waves, big deal
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Energy Voice Out Loud, under the tender new management of Allister, took a look at the big numbers coming out of OGUK’s big report this week. Imports are rising, it seems, but politics remain a tangled web. Are companies too scared of allegations of greenwashing to make the case for the energy industry? 

The US is coming to terms with the fall out from Hurricane Ida, and Ed caught us up on a drillship that got buffeted by the big waves. The Globetrotter II seems to be taking on water, and pressure is on owner Noble to ensure the safety of its men and equipment. 

Babcock claimed success this week with the completion of the sale of its helicopter division to CHC. Given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is still considering whether to approve the merger, this seemed a little early to call. 


The future of upstream oil and gas development in the North Sea is no longer clear. 

The policy of maximising economic recovery has now been counterbalanced by the UK Government’s 2050 net zero target. But while renewables account for a rapidly growing slice of the energy mix, oil and gas demand continues to grow, on the back of the post-Covid economic boom.

On September 6, Energy Voice will host Future North Sea 2021, a virtual conference that will help you understand the challenges, and answer the questions raised by this tension between energy provision and climate action.

Bringing together experts from across the sector, Future North Sea 2021 will showcase three sessions focusing on Net-Zero Production, Decommissioning, and M&A, all designed to provide your business with the innovative solutions, strategies and products required to thrive in the North Sea of the future.

Join the conversation on September 6, 2021. Register for free at


Energy Voice, in association with Deloitte, Fasken and Costain, is also delighted to present a virtual event series that digs deeper into the prospects for hydrogen in order to separate the hard facts from the hype. Register today to hear from the experts and join the conversation about hydrogen’s future role in the global energy system at


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