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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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Digitalization fuels Saipem’s efforts to lower greenhouse gases

The relationship between digital technologies and sustainability is symbiotic. Digitalization can serve as a catalyst for companies looking to build sustainable businesses, while the search for sustainable energy solutions is inspiring innovative systems that can power the industry of the future. In this interview with DC, Chiara Perotti, Onshore Drilling Environmental Manager at Saipem, and Luca Motti, Onshore Drilling Digital Transformation and Innovation Manager at Saipem, provides highlights from their presentation at the 2021 IADC Sustainability Conference on 9 February. This includes a review of the company’s sustainability efforts and the role played by digitalization, as well as how rig design factors into emissions reduction.

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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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