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Pete Miller to lead Baker Hughes, MHWirth joint venture Baker Hughes and Akastor have announced an agreement to create a joint venture company that will bring together Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems (SDS) business with Akastor’s wholly owned subsidiary, MHWirth. The new company will be owned 50-50 by Baker Hughes and Akastor. Following the closing of the transaction, the company’s operations will be managed from current offices in Houston and Kristiansand, Norway. Merrill A. “Pete” Miller will serve as Chairman and CEO. Mr Miller has been in the oil and gas industry over 40 years, holding various leadership roles, including Chairman, President and CEO of NOV. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to ...

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Neptune Energy, EDF to pilot novel method for measuring offshore methane emissions

EDF will coordinate a team of international researchers to evaluate advanced methods for quantifying facility-level offshore methane emissions, identify key sources and prioritize mitigation actions. Drone, aircraft and methane sensing technologies will be deployed on the Neptune-operated Cygnus platform in the Southern UK North Sea to provide a close-up view of operations typical of a North Sea offshore facility.

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Reliable data critical to demonstrating sustainability achievements

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and demonstrating that commitment to these efforts – has become a critical goal for drilling contractors. However, many challenges remain to be overcome, including data. Anton Rushakov, Senior Consultant at Global Affairs Associates, explains in this interview with DC why drilling contractors often lack reliable data to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions.

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