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Equinor Aims for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, New CEO Says

Nov 02, 2020

Norway's Equinor aims to become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050, including emissions from the production and final consumption of oil and gas, the energy producer's new chief executive said as he took office on Monday.Anders Opedal…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

BP Leads New UK North Sea CCS Consortium

Oct 26, 2020

Oil major BP said Monday it had, together with Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and National Grid, formed a partnership to develop offshore carbon dioxide ‎‎(CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea.'This ‎infrastructure will…

Aker Carbon Capture, Vatenfall in Carbon Capture MoU

Oct 22, 2020

Norwegian carbon capture firm Aker Carbon Capture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sweden’s power company Vattenfall to accelerate the evaluation of future carbon capture plants in Sweden and Northern Europe.Aker Carbon Capture…

Equinor Starts Onshore Prep Works for Northern Lights CCS Project

Oct 20, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has signed a contract with Skanska for building site preparation and the construction of jetty facilities for the CO2 receiving terminal in Norway, as part of the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project…

Equinor Grants Open Access to Offshore CCS Project Data

Oct 19, 2020

Oil company Equinor, with partners Shell and Total, will grant open access to data from the 31/5-7 Eos offshore well drilled earlier this year as part of the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project.The Northern Lights is a project sanctioned in May 2020…

Westwood Hires Ex-Woodmac Man to Lead Energy Transition Business

Oct 16, 2020

Energy data and intelligence company Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has appointed David Linden to the newly-created role of Head of Energy Transition. Based in London, Linden joins from Wood Mackenzie, where he was a Director within the company’s energy transition consulting division…

Microsoft Joins Norwegian Offshore Carbon Capture Project

Oct 15, 2020

Microsoft has signed an agreement with the Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor to explore ways to support the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project which will store CO2 2,600 meters below the seabed offshore Norway.Microsoft…

Design Underway for Carbon Neutral Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms

Oct 09, 2020

Offshore engineering and installation firm McDermott has teamed up with electrical equipment giant Schneider Electric, and io consulting - a Baker Hughes company - to design carbon-neutral facilities for the upstream oil and natural gas market…

UK: Eni Plans to Store CO2 in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs in Liverpool Bay

Oct 08, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has received a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license (CS license) in an area located within the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea.Under the license awarded by the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

Deme in Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Oct 06, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Deme said Tuesday it had joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance. The alliance supports the EU’s ambitious hydrogen and decarbonization strategy.'With this membership Deme underlines its commitment to using its expertise for the production…

Offshore Wind to Power Green Ammonia Project in Netherlands

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and fertilizer company Yara have entered a joint project aimed at producing ammonia from renewable hydrogen instead of fossil hydrogen in the Netherlands.The two companies say their project had the potential to reduce more than 100…

Neptune Energy Appoints Director of New Energy Business

Oct 05, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has created a business branch named New Energy and has appointed Pierre Girard as a director who will lead it.Neptune announced in August the formation of a New Energy team to scale partnerships and investments in low carbon technologies…

Heerema Marine Contractors Says Will Become Carbon Neutral in 2020

Oct 02, 2020

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors said this week that it plans to become carbon neutral in 2020. This will, according to Heerema, make the company 'the first carbon-neutral marine contractor.'Heerema produces carbon emissions through fuel combustion…

A First for Germany: Wintershall Dea Powers Mittelplate Oil Field with 'Green' Electricity

Oct 02, 2020

German oil company Wintershall Dea has said it has switched the power supply to the Mittelplate Drilling and Production island in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park in Germany to '100-percent certified electricity from renewable sources…

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