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Decommissioning Leadership Group meets to set strategy

Industry leaders have, this month, joined together to shape the future of decommissioning through the formation of the Decommissioning Leadership Group (DLG). Conceived and managed by Decom North Sea, the DLG held its inaugural meeting at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen earlier in June with the mission to set out a strategy for leading the development of an efficient and effective oil and gas decommissioning sector.

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Ardyne selected by Statoil for development of casing vibration and pulling system

(left) Magne Mykkeltvedt (Ardyne), Jan Audun Omdal (Ardyne), Hans Christian Karlsen (Statoil), David Stewart (Ardyne), Stephen Hoey (NOV), Steffen Hansen (Ardyne).

Ardyne, a provider of innovative plug and abandonment and slot recovery technology, has been selected by Statoil for the design and development of a combined casing vibration and pulling system.

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Siemens, WorleyParsons collaborate on energy and infrastructure projects

At left, Eric Carlos, Vice President Siemens Oil & Gas, Americas; middle is Philip Julien, Regional Director – CARICOM Integrated Solutions, WorleyParsons Trinidad Limited; far right, Jose Latorre, Siemens Corporate Account Manager

Siemens has signed an agreement with WorleyParsons to explore greater collaboration on energy and power infrastructure projects, grid optimization, integration of renewable technologies, and energy efficiency and storage technologies in North East South America and the Caribbean (NESAC) region.

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Siemens takes on offshore energy storage with BlueVault system

A clean, reliable power supply is critical for offshore oil and gas assets. Siemens is now applying its extensive electrification experience in the marine industry to offshore oil and gas, with a focus on reducing emissions and risk in particularly unforgiving operational environments. The company's advanced lithium-ion battery-based solution, known as BlueVault, is suited for both all-electric and hybrid energy-storage applications.

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LORD high-pressure joint earns Spotlight on New Technology award

LORD high-pressure joint earns Spotlight on New Technology award

LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Spotlight on New Technology Award, an awards program via The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) that showcases the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies leading the oil and gas industry into the future. LORD is one of only 17 companies and technologies honored with this award this year.

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Offshore operators collaborate with CSA Ocean on deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm, and HWCG LLC, a consortium of 18 offshore oil and gas operators, collaborated on the design of a deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program to support the environmental needs of the offshore industry. The equipment program remains containerized, on standby, and ready to be immediately mobilized in the event a deepwater blowout occurs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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Subsea variable speed drive completes successful shallow water test

The first full scale prototype of a subsea variable speed drive has been successfully tested in a sheltered harbor in Vaasa, Finland, taking the vision of an all-electric subsea processing facility one step closer to reality. A variable speed drive is needed to boost the productivity of oil and gas processes and improve energy efficiency, while providing the highest reliability.

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ABB-pioneered offshore microgrid to operate on Woodside platform

ABB-pioneered offshore microgrid to operate on Woodside platform

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore Battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service. The system will be installed on the Goodwyn A platform. This innovative ABB solution will contribute to Woodside's 2020 goal of reducing carbon emissions and will help lower cost of operations and maintenance.

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