http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Making in-situ flowmeter calibration a reality https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/june-2021/features/making-in-situ-flowmeter-calibration-a-reality A combination of laboratory and wellsite analysis can be used to address in-situ meter performance to reduce maintenance frequency. This conditioned-based monitoring can reduce the overall annual cost of operating multiphase flowmeters in deeper and more remote fields. Texas AandM to lead new Ocean Energy Safety Institute https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/6/7/texas-am-to-lead-new-ocean-energy-safety-institute The Texas AandM Engineering Experiment Station will collaborate with energy-sector stakeholders, several national labs and universities in ten states as the manager of a new Ocean Energy Safety Institute. Biden loosens Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions, but startup challenges remain https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/20/biden-loosens-nord-stream-2-pipeline-sanctions-but-startup-challenges-remain A natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany edged closer to completion after the Biden administration loosened sanctions of the controversial project, but significant hurdles remain before the fuel can start flowing under the Baltic Sea. Developing pre-rig solutions that are greener, safer and more efficient https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/may-2021/features/developing-pre-rig-solutions-that-are-greener-safer-and-more-efficient There is an increased focus in the oil and gas sector to look further afield to opportunities presented in deepwater locations. Because of this, finding cost-efficient solutions and overcoming the associated challenges that arise below 1,000 ft will be vital for the success of new activity. Dutch government invites Shell, Exxon to join $2.6B subsea carbon storage plan https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/17/dutch-government-invites-shell-exxon-to-join-26b-subsea-carbon-storage-plan The project at the Port of Rotterdam could sequester about 2.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually by storing it in depleted gas fields in the seabed. The four companies involved—Shell, Exxon, Air Liquide SA, and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.—will receive state backing for the plan, according to Sjaak Poppe, a spokesman for the port. CGG and dCarbonX sign strategic agreement for decarbonization exploration https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/22/cgg-and-dcarbonx-sign-strategic-agreement-for-decarbonization-exploration CGG has signed a strategic agreement to support dCarbonX in the subsurface assessment of its operated clean energy projects offshore Ireland and the UK, which include geothermal energy and storage sites for CO2, hydrogen and ammonia. Exxon proposes federally-funded $100B carbon capture facility on Texas Gulf Coast https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/20/exxon-proposes-federally-funded-100b-carbon-capture-facility-on-texas-gulf-coast In what would be the world’s biggest carbon carbon and sequestration project, Exxon, along with a multitude of private and public partners, would build a facility to collect emissions from refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities along the Houston Ship Channel, Joe Blommaert, president of Exxon’s new low-carbon business said in a blog post. Maersk Drilling secures four-well intervention contract for Mærsk Developer in Brazil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/20/maersk-drilling-secures-four-well-intervention-contract-for-maersk-developer-in-brazil The contract is expected to commence in the first half of 2022, with a firm duration of 110 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 34m, including rig modifications and a mobilization fee. Halliburton and Optime Subsea form global subsea services alliance https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/7/halliburton-and-optime-subsea-form-global-subsea-services-alliance The strategic alliance between Halliburton and Optime Subsea will jointly commercialize and deploy innovative and efficient subsea interventions and controls. VARD wins North Star Renewables contract for three SOVs to operate on Dogger Bank Wind Farm https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/6/vard-wins-north-star-renewables-contract-for-three-sovs-to-operate-on-dogger-bank-wind-farm VARD has secured contracts for the design and construction of three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for North Star Renewables in Scotland. The state-of-the-art hybrid trio will operate on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea.