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Changing landscape calls for industry to embrace new ways of working, transition to a lower-margin business

Equinor’s Erik Kirkemo: Companies can prepare for the future by leveraging digital solutions, prioritizing emissions reductions, staying proactive on safety By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher Erik Kirkemo is Senior Vice President Drilling & Well at Equinor. From your perspective at Equinor, what do you see as the key challenges right now in terms of drilling and completions? First and foremost, safety must still be the top priority; it remains fundamental to everything we do. Our No. 1 priority is to ensure we do everything we can to prevent major scale accidents and injuries to people and the environment. With that said, COVID-19 continues to be a huge challenge for the industry, from supply chain to business continuity to costs, ...

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Digitalization, decarbonization remain key areas of focus for Total as company navigates downturn

If there is a silver lining with the current economic landscape, it’s that it may provide companies with a unique opportunity to transform themselves, by improving efficiencies and adapting to a lower carbon future. That’s the approach Total is taking, according to the company's Vice President of Drilling and Wells.

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