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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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Keppel to exit offshore rig building business

Keppel Corp announced today that, amidst the global energy transition and major disruptions facing the oil industry, the company will carry out a comprehensive transformation of its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M). The goal is to create a more competitive Keppel O&M that is well-placed to support the energy transition.

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‘Smart evolution’ enabling efficient remote operations and better use of rig data will be the way forward

Nabors’ Miguel Sanchez: Pandemic accelerated industry’s appetite for digitalization and automation, but companies must remain disciplined with investments  By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher Miguel Sanchez is Vice President of International Operations for Nabors. He also served as IADC’s Division VP International Onshore from 2019-2020. Nabors has a large international fleet operating in multiple markets around the world. So when you look at that rig fleet, what do you see as the biggest challenges that you face today as a drilling contractor? When it comes to challenges, the biggest one is uncertainty around the oil price. We know it fell to very low levels last year because of the pandemic and its repercussions on energy consumption, plus the price war ...

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