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Energy Technology

Wind power project aims to help oil companies cut emissions and costs

Floating wind turbine technology is well placed to help oil and gas operators reduce the cost of recovery from reservoirs using water injection, according to an industry expert. A new joint industry project - Win Win - being led by DNV GL, has brought together oil majors including ExxonMobil, ENI, Statoil, Nexen and VNG to share knowledge and pursue water injection in subsea reservoirs delivered by wind-power rather than traditional gas turbines. The technology is seen as being cost-efficient, able to reduce an oil platform's carbon footprint and offers opportunities for one turbine to be used on multiple wells.

Offshore Europe

Offshore Europe 2015: North Sea industry must not “waste a crisis”

The North Sea oil and gas industry was warned not to “waste a crisis” as consultants urged firms to adopt cost cutting measures. Risk management from DNV GL expects that the region’s oul and gas industry won’t be “trending positive” again until 2017, while demand for rigs won’t do so until 2018. Nevertheless, DNV GL’s Liv Hovam, director of divisional Europe and Africa, oil & gas, underlined a number of projects the consultancy firm has been undertaking which can save tens of millions of costs for firms in the North Sea -a basin which has experienced the highest cost inflation in the world in recent years.

Other News

Imes launches new safety division

An offshore engineering company founded by one of the north-east’s best-known businessmen is launching a Marine Safety Systems (MSS) division following a six-figure investment. Aberdeen-based Imes Group, which was co-founded by Melfort Campbell, expects to create a total of ten jobs at the new subsidiary, with six staff having already been hired. Mr Campbell last year chaired the Scottish Government’s Independent Expert Commission on Oil & Gas and who is a former chair of CBI Scotland. Other directors of the new division include Rod Buchan, who was appointed as executive chairman of Imes Group in April.

Other News

DNV GL in joint industry project bid with Korean yards to standardise and reduce costs

DNV GL has launched a JIP (Joint Industry Project) in a bid to establish a new international standard for offshore oil and gas projects which could cut costs by 15%. The move is in a bid to curb the challenges presented by varying owners, operators and regulators during both engineering and construction phases in South Korean yards. A number of companies are involved with the initiative including Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company, as well as Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries.