Energy Voice – Out Loud / First oil for Uganda looms, all hail the Play Dough Decom King, and blowing off steam

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First oil for Uganda could be just four years away thanks to Total-led, multi-billion project that has been 15 years in the making. It’s all perfectly exemplary and transparent. Or maybe it’s “greenwashy” and obfuscating. Could it be both? 

Decom North Sea has a new boss, one with bags of experience of large-scale platform decommissioning jobs in the, yes, North Sea. It’s a match made in heaven surely. But where does play dough fit into the picture? A new approach to project modelling? Surely not.

And a company led by a Northern Irishman has removed the nails pinning its feet to the floor and let off steam by swapping a pioneering idea for maximising oil recovery with a far more sensible option. If only he had $1bn.

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