Offshore Visie is now called
Ocean Energy Resources
Uitgeverij Tridens has decided to adapt its title Offshore Visie to the current market situation.
Publisher and editor-in-chief Han Heilig says: “The low oil price in recent years has indeed had an adverse effect on the current status of our national supply industry. It has become quiet on the Dutch Continental Shelf. A number of contractors have therefore consciously changed their course towards the wind. Almost ninety percent of all IRO members now also supply the wind sector. The North Sea industry is now in the midst of an energy transition and as publisher I also feel the consequences of the transition from the current energy mix to a sustainable energy system. I strongly believe in a world where fossil and renewable fuels can coexist. Especially for the coming decades.”
However, this implies that the oil and gas coloured title Offshore Visie does not cover the subject any longer. Historically, the title Offshore Visie has always been there for the Dutch suppliers to the global oil and gas industry. That is why the magazine has been connected to IRO for so many years. The new name has therefore been submitted to the IRO management at an early stage. And she respects the decision.
According to an estimate by NOGEPA, Dutch onshore and offshore gas stocks will be largely depleted by 2050. Until then, the trade association has characterized gas as the ideal accelerator for the sustainability of the energy mix. Undoubtedly, many hurdles still need to be taken in order to be able to realize an acceptable energy future and to transform the North Sea into the future sustainable energy garden of the Netherlands.
Han Heilig concludes: “We are all facing a super challenging offshore future. Think of decommissioning and the reuse of existing infrastructure. Or digitization of inspection services. We will do so under the modified name Ocean Energy Resources, of which Offshore Visie will remain a substantial part. It is in this respect that I am also very pleased to announce that the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA) has expressed the intention to support Ocean Energy Resources as well.”