WorldOil Roundtable discussion: Coronavirus, energy and the future of work How does a global industry respond to a global pandemic? In this roundtable, four experts with four different perspectives look beyond the economic impacts and consider how the experience of Covid-19 could change attitudes toward work, technology, the environmental agenda and the future of the energy sector, itself. PosHYdon: The key to unlocking offshore hydrogen’s future energy potential The PosHYdon pilot project will create the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production plant in the Dutch North Sea. The project will gain experience in integrating working energy systems at sea and producing hydrogen in an offshore environment. Editorial Advisors: Nathan Meehan receives SPE’s highest honor, takes on new role One of World Oil’s most notable editorial advisors receives SPE’s ultimate distinction while also taking on new roles in the industry. Halliburton launches innovation lab to accelerate clean energy development Halliburton Company announced the creation of Halliburton Labs – a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and industrial labs come together to advance cleaner, affordable energy. URTeC: Operators, innovators discuss new processes for technology adoption Some of the high-impact technologies in 2019 no longer have the same economic punch in today’s Covid-19-battered market. At the same time, say some operators and innovators, some of the overlooked or low-impact technologies now are extremely useful, even transformative. Aker Solutions, Kvaerner transform to seize renewable-energy opportunities “At a time when renewables have developed from niche technologies to global industries, Aker’s ambitions exceed the announced spin-offs in Aker Solutions,” Aker Chief Executive Officer Oyvind Eriksen said in a statement. “We take an active role to position ourselves in a broader and rapidly growing renewable energy industry.” Norway to tackle $100 billion PandA liabilities with new oilfield tech North Sea nations and oil companies face costs of more than $100 billion to shut down old wells in the depleted region. Researchers in Norway believe they can cut that figure dramatically. Total’s CEO Pouyanne plots successful course while competitors stumble Europe’s oil giants came into 2020 promising shareholders they can “do it all” -- maintain generous dividends, keep the crude flowing and make a historic shift toward clean energy. Only one of them may succeed. OTC announces 2020 Spotlight on New Technology Awards recipients The Spotlight on New Technology Award recognizes companies that have created new and advanced technologies that play a role in advancing the offshore oil and gas sector into the forthcoming years. Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore experts collaborate to develop coronavirus PPE Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore (TVO), a developer of innovative solutions for the offshore industry, has collaborated with local pulmonary and critical care physician Luis E. Chug, MD, to introduce personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.