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Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. to Build Two CO2 Carriers for Norwegian Northern Lights Project

Oct 11, 2021

Chinese shipbuilder Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. has won a contract to build two CO2 carriers for Northern Lights, a Norwegian carbon capture and storage project.Under the contract awarded by the Northern Lights JV, owned equally by Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies, the Chinese shipbuilder will build two CO2 carriers, each with a cargo size of 7,500 m3 and a length of 130 meters.The two vessels…

Maersk Drilling to Provide Rigs for Danish Carbon Storage Project

Oct 14, 2021

Danish drilling contactor Maersk Drilling has been selected as the preferred supplier of drilling rig services for the Greensand offshore carbon storage project offshore Denmark.The framework agreement for drilling rig services has been signed with the Nini Joint Venture…

Offshore Drilling Firm Transocean Sets Emissions Reduction Target

Oct 12, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Transocean has committed to reducing operating Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 40% from 2019 levels by 2030.“Globally, almost one billion people lack access to electricity, and all of us desire…

Chevron Eyes Net Zero Operational Emissions by 2050

Oct 11, 2021

Chevron Corp on Monday set a target to cut operational emissions to net zero by 2050, joining a list of energy companies taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.The move to cut upstream emissions from its own operations and indirect emissions…

GlobalData: Woodside's Acquisition of BHP's Oil Business 'Complicates' ESG Narrative

Oct 08, 2021

Woodside's recent acquisition of BHP's oil and gas business is making its ESG narrative complicated, energy intelligence firm GlobalData said, as BHP's assets it has acquired will boost Woodside's oil production and ultimately lead to a more carbon-intensive product base over the near term…

Wood to Support Horisont Energi's Barents Blue Project

Oct 06, 2021

Horisont Energi, a low-carbon technology company based in Norway, has signed a framework agreement with Wood, a major global consulting and engineering firm.As Horisont Energi continues to mature projects in clean ammonia and hydrogen, Wood…

ExxonMobil Adds Ethylene Plant to Acorn Carbon Capture Mix

Oct 06, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed an Expression of Interest to capture, transport, and store CO2 from its Fife Ethylene Plant, as part of the proposed Acorn carbon capture project in Scotland.The Acorn carbon capture project is designed to…

Australia Sets Aside $180M for Carbon Capture Projects

Sep 30, 2021

The Australian government on Thursday committed to provide A$250 million ($180 million) in grants to support the development of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) projects, part of a broader technology push to help cut carbon emissions…

Altera's Petrojarl Knarr FPSO Pilots DNV ABATE Class Notation

Sep 27, 2021

Classification society DNV has introduced the new ABATE class notation, to assist the owners and operators of offshore floating installations to identify and implement measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The ABATE notation provides…

BP Exec: Asia Needs Carbon Pricing to Accelerate Energy Transition

Sep 27, 2021

Asia needs to adopt a carbon pricing mechanism to help accelerate its transition towards lower emissions, a senior company official at oil major BP said on Monday.'A well-designed carbon pricing framework that is able to prevent carbon leakage…

UK: Electrification of Oil Platforms Could Drive Construction of 4GW of New Offshore Wind Capacity

Sep 23, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has announced a £1million ($1,37 million) decarbonization competition for the electrification of offshore oil and gas platforms in the UK North Sea.'The competition is designed to advance the widespread electrification…

CNOOC Powers Bohai Bay Oil Fields from Shore

Sep 23, 2021

Chinese offshore oil and gas company CNOOC said Thursday that a project to power Bohai Bay offshore fields from shore has kicked off operation successfully.'This onshore power project is located in the mid-western Bohai Bay,  containing two parts…

DNV, LISCR Grant AiP for Large Liquefied CO2 Carrier

Sep 23, 2021

Classification society DNV and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) have awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering CO. (KSOE) for a new 40,000 CBM liquified CO2 carrier design…

Valaris to Provide Offshore Drilling Rig for Dutch CO2 Storage Project

Sep 21, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris has won a contract with oil firm TAQA offshore the Netherlands for Valaris JU-123 offshore drilling rig.The contract for the heavy-duty harsh environment jack-up rig is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021…

Investors Managing $10 Trillion Set Tough Climate Blueprint for Big Oil

Sep 17, 2021

Investors managing more than $10 trillion on Wednesday published an ambitious blueprint for energy companies seeking to tackle climate change, including sharp cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and a winding down of oil and gas production.The…

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