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Huisman Unveils 'Green' Offshore Drilling Rig Design

Aug 22, 2022

Dutch company Huisman, best know for its offshore crane solutions, on Monday revealed its design for a 'green' harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig, which promises to reduce costs and emissions of offshore drilling operations.According to Huisman…

Port of Aberdeen: Offshore Renewable Charging Hub in the Works for Idle Vessels

Aug 18, 2022

Stillstrom, an offshore charging company recently launched by Maersk Supply Service, said Thursday it would collaborate with Port of Aberdeen on a project aimed at cutting emissions from vessels on standby outside the port.Stillstrom and Port…

Oil Industry Gears Up to Tap U.S. Climate Bill for Carbon Capture Projects

Aug 16, 2022

Tax credits in the $430 billion U.S. climate and tax bill set to be signed into law this week will kickstart carbon sequestration projects, say oil and gas proponents, offsetting startup costs for some of the anti-pollution initiatives.Carbon capture and storage hubs that take gases from chemical…

Norway's Climate Choice: Old Oil, Gas Fields Switch to Green Power or Close Early

Aug 15, 2022

Norway will have to phase out some of its old oil and gas fields prematurely to achieve its 2030 climate goals, unless it can use carbon-free power on more offshore platforms to cut their emissions, the country's Climate Minister Espen Barth Eide said…

Crown Estate Scotland Opens Process to Cut UK North Sea Oil and Gas Emissions

Aug 10, 2022

Crown Estate Scotland opened on Wednesday the registration window for an offshore wind leasing process that aims to lower emissions from Britain's North Sea oil and gas production.The public corporation's Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas…

Investments in Hydrogen, Platform Electrification, and CCS Could Create 26,000 New Jobs in UK by 2030

Jul 12, 2022

A trio of new low-carbon technologies could create 26,000 new UK energy jobs by 2030, according to Robert Gordon University research commissioned by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK).Many of the new jobs would be in coastal communities stretching around the UK…

IEA: Norway Must Prepare for Faster Drop in Oil Demand

Jun 29, 2022

Norway must do more to prepare for a decline in its dominant oil and gas industry in the coming decades as other nations start to free themselves from petroleum dependence, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a new report.Western Europe's…

Equinor and Fluxys Plan 1000-km European Pipeline to Norwegian Offshore CO2 Storage Sites

Jun 29, 2022

Norway's Equinor and Belgium's Fluxys plan to build a 1,000-km (620-mile) pipeline to transport CO2 captured on the European continent for storage underneath the North Sea [on the Norwegian continental shelf], the two companies said on Wednesday…

Alternative Power Sources Could Eliminate 87% of Emissions from Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms - Study

Jun 23, 2022

Alternative power sources might cut emissions on offshore oil and gas platforms by up to 87 percent, and cost-effectively at that.This is according to the winners of a Platform Electrification competition launched in September 2021 by what was then called the Oil and Gas Authority (The OGA)…

CNOOC Completes China's First Offshore Carbon Capture & Storage Project

Jun 22, 2022

Chinese state-owned oil and gas firm CNOOC has completed the country's first offshore carbon capture and storage project designed to permanently bury carbon dioxide in the seabed, state media reported recently.The project is located at the company's Enping oil field in the mouth of the Pearl River…

Semco Maritime Develops Pumping System for Danish CO2 Storage Project

Jun 20, 2022

The Danish company Semco Maritime said Monday it had developed a new pumping system design allowing subsea CO2 storage in the North Sea in connection with Project Greensand.The mission of the project is to store CO2 in the Danish part of the…

Equinor Joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Jun 15, 2022

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping continues to grow in size and influence, with Equinor joining as a Strategic Partner.Equinor is both a producer and a supplier of fuel to the maritime sector and has worked systematically…

UK Launches First Ever Offshore Carbon Storage Licensing Round

Jun 15, 2022

The UK-based North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) on Tuesday launched UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round with 13 areas available.   'The new carbon storage areas, alongside the six licences which have been issued previously, could…

Three Firms Apply for CO2 Storage Acreage Offshore Norway

Jun 09, 2022

Three companies have applied for future storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said Thursday.Norway in April announced a new area for CO2 storage in the North Sea, citing growing interest from the industry…

UWA Engineers Supporting Worley's Enhanced Subsea Gas Tieback Project

Jun 03, 2022

To develop stranded gas reserves in remote regions, chemical engineers from The University of Western Australia are cooperating on novel cost- and carbon-reduction technology.Professor Zachary Aman, Chevron Woodside Chair in Long Subsea Tiebacks…

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