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Siemens Energy delivers energy storage solution for Maersk Drilling jackups

Two CJ70 jackup rigs – the Maersk Intrepid and Maersk Integrator – retrofitted with BlueVault batteries from Siemens Energy have seen a 25% emissions reductions compared with their baseline levels. They are the first jackups to employ a combination of hybrid, low-emission solutions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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Enteq Upstream hires rotary steerable veteran Neil Bird

Enteq Upstream, an oilfield services technology and equipment supplier, has named Neil Bird as Rotary Steerable System (RSS) Product Director, ahead of the company’s launch of a new line of RSS tools. Based in Houston, Mr Bird will be responsible for the tool’s development and commercialization, with immediate priorities being static testing and field trials over the coming months. He brings more than 25 years’ operational experience in RSS and directional drilling, including tenures at Baker Hughes and Weatherford, and an international perspective from time spent in the US, UK and Middle East. Mr Bird will oversee an engineering team with combined experience of more than 150 years in RSS and directional drilling technology, which has re-engineered and optimized an ...

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Sandvik to invest in hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory

Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, will invest in a new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory at its Mehsana Mill in Gujarat, western India, to meet increasing customer demand. “The Mehsana Mill is an important facility in our journey towards increasing our footprint in Asia. As part of our strategy to invest capacity and capability in growth markets, the brand new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory, as well as the extensively revamped finishing facilities for the heat exchanger flow, will enable us to capture growth opportunities created by the change towards increased natural gas in the energy mix,” said Michael Andersson, President of Tube Division, Sandvik. The Mehsana manufacturing facility ...

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