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CO2 Capture Technology Ready for New Offshore Frontiers

Jan 02, 2024

If the industry has been capturing CO2 for decades, why all the innovation now?CO2 capture technology has been used for around a century in natural gas processing plants to separate out the commercially valuable methane. In the 1970s, that CO2 found purpose in advanced oil recovery. Now, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is reducing upstream CO2 emissions, with more applications to come.The processing technology is being adapted from onshore…

BP's Carbon Emissions Rise for the First Time Since 2019

Mar 08, 2024

BP said on Friday its overall carbon emissions climbed in 2023 for the first time since 2019 as the company started up new oil and gas projects and increased its production levels.BP's so-called Scope 3 emissions, caused by the burning of the oil and gas produced by the company…

Environmental Groups Ask Lenders to Avoid LNG Project in Papua New Guinea

Dec 12, 2023

Major global lenders should refuse to finance a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Papua New Guinea to help keep global warming in check, civil society groups said on Wednesday, as some owners tap banks ahead of a final greenlight next year…

Tech File: Hatenboer-Water Develops "Plastic Free @Sea" Concept

Dec 20, 2021

While much of the maritime world's tech chatter focuses on emissions and fuel choice, Dutch water company Hatenboer-Water developed the Plastic Free @Sea concept as a smart solution to reduce plastic waste on board ships at sea.Reducing plastic waste has become key in environmental protection…

The Path to Zero: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, TotalEnergies Study LCO2 Carrier

Aug 26, 2021

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has initiated a feasibility study with TotalEnergies for the development of a liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier, a key plank in the CO2 ecosystem as carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) attracts increasing attention worldwide…

Sri Lanka Douses Another Fire on New Diamond Tanker. Tows it to Deeper Water

Sep 09, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy said on Wednesday it had extinguished another fire on a stricken supertanker loaded with 2 million barrels of oil and is towing it to deeper water.The navy's disaster management team put out the fire that reignited on Monday on the MT New Diamond…

Lukoil Aims to Be Net Zero CO2 Emitter by 2050

Mar 02, 2020

Vice president of Russian oil producer Lukoil, Leonid Fedun, said on Monday the company aimed to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2050.'It is realistic to a reach zero carbon footprint' for us, he said at a presentation.(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Asia Pacific’s Decarbonization Bill to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2040

Nov 12, 2019

Recent research by Wood Mackenzie indicates that Asia Pacific’s decarbonization bill could hit $3.5 trillion by 2040. This includes investments in solar, wind, hydrogen, nuclear and hydro power, collectively referred to as zero-carbon energy between now and 2040…

Oil Companies Push Carbon-capture Efforts

Sep 23, 2019

A group of 13 major oil companies charted out a plan on Monday to promote investments in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), ahead of a gathering in New York.Oil chiefs grappling with growing demand for action to fight climate change have…

DNV GL Route Map for Energy Transition

Sep 10, 2019

Gas and variable renewables  must work together alongside greater uptake of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to secure a rapid energy transition, according to a new forecast of the energy transition by DNV GL.According to the report '2019 Energy…

Malaysia Urges Development of Aquaculture

Sep 10, 2019

The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry is encouraging all Malaysian States to carry out aquaculture to boost the production of high-quality fishery produce to meet the rising demand, as well as to create a healthy environment…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

July: Earth's Hottest Month Ever Recorded

Aug 16, 2019

According to the latest monthly climate report from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet and Polar sea ice melted to record lows.Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July…

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

Aug 15, 2019

AW-Energy Oy, a Finnish wave energy technology developer, received an “approval” for AW-Energy’s patent application from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The patent [PCT/050485] provides AW-Energy with broad IP protection…

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