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30
Jul

io consulting’s progress to net zero watch

The Paris Agreement aims to keep the increase in global temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To do this will require a rapid cut in current rate of CO2 emissions and programmes to actively remove CO2 through...
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27
Jul

future-proofing the offshore industry

The energy transition and the UK’s drive to net-zero requires the oil and gas industry to embrace energy efficient operations, while supporting the growth of CCS, offshore renewables, and hydrogen. written by Mark Dickson Oil and gas as a source of energy is a significant fraction of the 2050 energy mix, despite many opinions in the popular...
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16
Jul

CCUS – how smaller E&Ps can get involved & maximise value

written by Rob Thomson & Anil Lad With the rise of clean, emission free renewable energy sources, oil & gas is becoming a smaller proportion of total global energy demand [1]. The oil & gas industry is responsible for a significant share of carbon emissions, with the 20 largest carbon emitters having contributed to 35%...
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10
Jul

fuel cell electric vehicles market & infrastructure considerations

As the energy transition progresses, a key area to consider is the decarbonisation of transportation. How this will be achieved remains the subject of fierce debate: will electric vehicles dominate the road?. Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles take over?, or is the solution a blend of technologies?. Elon Musk has denounced fuel cells as ‘fool...
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23
Jun

why oil & gas companies should pivot to hydrogen

written by Mark Hollis The oil & gas industry will still be producing gas for at least another two decades to cater for at least 22% of the world’s energy consumption even in the IEA 2°C Scenario (2DS) as discussed in our earlier article[1]. Currently the industry still has social licence to operate and the...
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21
May

upstream field development planning course, online & in-person

with the oil industry experiencing a shock like no other in its history only the most resilient investments have a chance of going ahead. Our 4-day intensive upstream field development planning course is delivered online or in-person by instructors with real-world experience.   You can learn remotely through our highly interactive online course or arrange...
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31
Mar

io awarded Athos Concept Select Study

io consulting (io) is pleased to advise that we have been awarded a concept select study by Gasunie New Energy, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel, collectively the Athos consortium, to support their review of options for CO2 transportation and storage from industrial CO2 emitters in the region of the Noordzeekanaal (North Sea Canal),...
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26
Mar

Covid-19: a message from our CEO Richard Dyson

These are difficult and challenging times for everyone as Covid-19 (commonly known as the Coronavirus) continues to spread and impact the global community, I want to personally update you on the steps we have taken to ensure business continuity for all our clients around the world. io’s actions are based on the latest guidance from...
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19
Mar

io is pleased to welcome Craig Branch to our ever increasing team

Craig joins as director, innovation & technology and has over twenty five years’ experience in the oil & gas sector in both upstream and downstream. He is a renowned technical authority and has extensive expertise in advanced simulation techniques particularly in HYSYS dynamic simulation, reliability availability & maintainability modelling and computational fluid dynamics. As a...
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05
Mar

Middle East energy transition – can the Jafurah gas development release all Saudi oil for export?

written by: Graham Brook, Mark Dickson, Safina Jivraj This week various press articles[1][2][3] lauded Saudi Aramco’s announcement of the commitment to develop the Jafurah gas field for a mere USD 110bn, which will release some 2Bcf/day and a recoverable reserve of 200 Tcf. io explores this issue and contends that Saudi Aramco will be able...
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