Jan 13, 2017

ExxonMobil to hand over decades of climate change information

Oil & Gas
Nell Walker
1 min
Multinational oil and gas giant, ExxonMobil, is once again hitting headlines, this time because t...

Multinational oil and gas giant, ExxonMobil, is once again hitting headlines, this time because the company is being forced to reveal over 40 years of climate change data after investigation by attorney general Maura Healey.

It is suspected that ExxonMobil has hidden information about the connection between fossil fuels and climate change from the public for all this time, and Healey started researching it last year. The company responded by launching a lawsuit against her.

Healey said in a statement: “Exxon must now end its obstructive tactics and come clean about whether it misled Massachusetts customers and investors about what it knew about climate change, its causes and effects.”

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, has refused to confirm in an interview with The Huffington Post whether he knows anything about the company’s alleged lies.

Tamar Lawrence-Samuel, Policy Director for watchdog group Corporate Accountability International, said in a statement: “This is a huge victory for democracy and uncovering the truth about Exxon’s decades of deception, and with Rex Tillerson poised to be the new U.S. Secretary of State, the timing couldn’t be better.”


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May 6, 2021

Global Offshore rebrands Enelift and invests in global hubs

Dominic Ellis
2 min
Enelift plans to augment existing solutions with robotics and remote operational and training technology

Global Offshore has rebranded Enelift and will invest "a seven-figure sum" in establishing new support hubs in Houston, Dubai, Singapore, Perth and the Caspian during the next six months.

The investment will cover oil, gas and renewables, mainly concentrating on manufacturing capability with associated R&D, as well as in stock held in the hubs.

The company’s flagship Hinge Lok technology provides aluminium, non-welded light weight transportation cradle for casing and tubing. Enelift now plans to enhance its offering by augmenting its existing solutions with robotics and remote operational and training technology, which will reduce manpower for handling offshore equipment that is transported and stored using the Hinge Lok system.

Enelift is partnering with "a Japanese robotics company" and the technology will be trialed with "a Norwegian operator on a Norwegian drilling rig", according to a statement.

Operating from its bases in Aberdeen, UK and Esbjerg, Enelift was founded by 35-year industry veteran and Managing Director Paul Brebner 10 years ago to offer the offshore energy industries safe, reliable and efficient storage and transportation of equipment.

The expansion plans are bolstered by the appointment of Jim Clark of the Craigendarroch Group to Chairman, and Adam Maitland to Non-Executive Director. Maitland is the Managing Director of Hutcheon Mearns IF, and brings his wealth of expertise in the field of corporate finance.

Brebner said Enelift may be a new name in the market, but the experience it brings is "industry renowned".

"Our solutions are underpinned by safety that enables inefficiencies and their associated costs to be eradicated – meaning operational personnel can focus doing what they do best, safely. We remain committed to providing the safest storage and transportation solutions for equipment in the sector as we grow our global operations," he said.

Clark said the market is changing and its solutions fully support customers’ economic and safety aspirations.

"We are very well placed to take full advantage of increasing opportunities in the Middle East, Africa, Far East and Americas. Safety is our absolute commitment to our customers and our support hubs will facilitate this. Aligning our identity to our entire offering ensures that we will drive our expansion through new products and global support sites across the rest of this year."


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