Wendy Laursen

Wendy Laursen

Contributing Writer
Wendy Laursen has 20 years of experience as a journalist. In that time, she has written news and features for a range of maritime, engineering and science publications. She has completed a Master of Science research degree in marine ecology as well as diplomas in journalism, communication and subediting.
Australia

Energy Storage on O&G Platforms - A Safety Boost, too?

Apr 19, 2024

The fuel savings gained by installing energy storage systems on oil and gas platforms are significant, but it’s the safe-ty benefits that might overcome what has been a relatively slow uptake of late.Industry lore has it that drilling rigs say…

Digitalization is Drawing CCS a New Learning Curve

Feb 27, 2024

Digital solutions are accelerating the progress required to ensure CCS earns its place in climate change mitigation history.Carbon capture has been around since the 90s, but the behavior of CO2 in pipelines is still not that well understood…

CO2 Capture Technology Ready for New Offshore Frontiers

Jan 02, 2024

If the industry has been capturing CO2 for decades, why all the innovation now?CO2 capture technology has been used for around a century in natural gas processing plants to separate out the commercially valuable methane. In the 1970s, that CO2 found purpose in advanced oil recovery…

Gensets: New Fuels but Perennial Goals

Dec 01, 2023

Fuel flexibility may be a key driver for recent developments in gensets, but the perennial goals of lowering CapEx and OpEx remain.Fuel flexibility is one of the pillars of decarbonization that is being embraced by genset OEMs. Fuel efficiency…

The Power of Offshore Molecule Production

Oct 20, 2023

Energy ecosystems are evolving as the value of offshore power-to-X production is being realized.Flexible and delivered in long lengths on reels in a fast-track operation, thermoplastic composite pipeline can transfer up to nine times the amount of energy as a cable and can be used to store hydrogen…

Fugitive Methane Emissions: LDAR Campaigns are Getting Smarter

Jun 16, 2023

Top down or bottom up, new technologies are helping the industry boost their leak detection and repair (LDAR) strategiesAs the world approaches 1.5°C, the presumed threshold of dangerous warming, action to reduce methane releases is seen to be a way of buying time for achieving longer term CO2 cuts…

A New Generation of WTIVs

May 03, 2023

WTIVs have always been fuel-hungry. Now they are being tasked with installations that are further, deeper and heavier.Offshore wind farms continue their march into deeper water, further from shore, with turbines that can now reach more than 270 meters high with blades 120 meters long…

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