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29
Oct

how systems modelling optimised A-CAES

written by Anil Lad how can we decide on the best solution amongst competing interests? From our everyday personal lives to highly complex business projects, trade-offs arise in almost all decision-making processes and understanding how to best manage them is key to finding an optimal solution which satisfies all stakeholders. For large capital-intensive energy projects,...
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20
Oct

8 things you should know about hydrogen energy

Baker Hughes’ Energy Forward online publication, focused on the latest innovations & people shaping the future of their industry, interviewed our CEO, Richard Dyson and Principal Consultant, Mary Snowdon, about the key things an operator should consider before joining the hydrogen revolution. Here is their shortlist of top tips. 1. Not all hydrogen is created...
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08
Oct

McDermott, Schneider Electric and io consulting join forces to develop net zero upstream facilities

study to empower operators with data, analytics to refine carbon-reduction priorities McDermott International, Ltd, Schneider Electric and io consulting today announced a collaboration to advance research and design of carbon-neutral facilities for the upstream oil and natural gas market. The three companies will combine their capabilities and resources to explore and develop a proof of...
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01
Oct

the case for CAES

importance of Compressed Air Energy Storage written by Jim Isherwood energy transition Global electricity generation is transitioning to an ever-greater contribution from variable renewable sources (VRE), such as wind and solar. As international grids adjust, the need for energy storage[1] becomes acute. When the wind does not blow, or sun does not shine, a disparity...
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15
Sep

Europe’s hydrogen ambitions

written by Chris Malins introduction Hydrogen has garnered much attention in recent years due in part to its relative novelty, but also due to the number of industries and sectors it can disrupt, and indeed must disrupt if we are to meet our COP-21 Paris agreements. The environmental necessity has clearly been understood by the...
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10
Sep

upstream GHG emissions reduction in a week

written by Max Peile & Safina Jivraj cleaning up upstream operations Independent oil and gas companies (“Independents”) are having to balance between rapidly adapting their operations to ‘the great existential challenge of our times’ whilst still maintaining an acceptable return to their investors. The pace of change is perceived by many to be too slow,...
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02
Sep

io awarded contract for NewGen Energy’s carbon neutral/green hydrogen project

io consulting (io) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for a bankable feasibility study (BFS) by NewGen Energy Limited (NewGen) to support development of a proposed carbon-neutral/green hydrogen production facility in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). The hydrogen output from the project is intended as a “green” input to ammonia production at the...
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20
Aug

zero emissions platforms

written by Stephanie Ng introduction In io consulting’s (io) Powerful Thinking article “associated gas – now it’s your turn to stand up and be counted!” [1], we considered the challenges of meeting the environmental targets for associated gas in the context of oil and gas developments. Building on this work, in this article we focus...
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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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