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DEC holds ‘Rig for the Future’ forum, now planning ‘Transformation in Leadership’ The IADC Drilling Engineers Committee (DEC) held a virtual Tech Forum, “Rig for the Future,” on 24 June with more than 170 participants. The event brought together industry experts – representing drilling contractors, operators and service companies – to share their thoughts on what a new rig for the future would look like, as well as its potential value and the barriers the industry must address to achieve such a vision. Topics addressed included rig power systems, rig floor robotics, leveraging automation and digitalization technologies, and the evolution of rig controls. Speakers at the event, which was moderated by DEC Board member Robert Estes with Halliburton, were Marcel ...

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IADC urges international authorities to adopt IMO pandemic recommendations IADC recently partnered with several trade organizations on a document urging national authorities to recognize a Circular Letter from the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The document calls for personnel in the offshore energy sector to be designated as “key personnel” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations in Circular Letter No.4204/Add.13, which was issued by IMO in consultation with IADC, the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), International Support Vessel Owners Association (ISOA) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), detail recommendations for facilitating movement of key workers to and from their places of work on all vessels and installations engaged in offshore energy ...

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Environment, Social and Governance

Total sets ambitions for net-zero emissions by 2050 In May, Total announced a commitment to get to net-zero emissions by 2050 for its global business, across its production and in the energy products used by customers. Three major steps were announced as part of the pathway to achieve this ambition: Net zero across Total’s worldwide operations by 2050 or sooner; Net zero across all of its production and energy products used by its customers in Europe by 2050 or sooner; and 60% or more reduction in the average carbon intensity of energy products used worldwide by Total customers by 2050, with intermediate steps of 15% by 2030 and 35% by 2040. Total says it believes this low-carbon strategy will provide ...

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