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Oil Giants to Invest $1 Billion in Carbon Capture, Low-Emissions Technologies

Oil and gas giants including Shell, BP, Statoil and Total today said they will invest $1 billion in low-emissions technologies including carbon capture over the next 10 years.

GE-Statoil Challenge

Meet the Technologies GE, Statoil Say Will Revolutionize Oil & Gas Water Management

The latest technologies poised to reduce water usage in onshore oil and gas production, according to General Electric and Statoil, include a water treatment via a nano-sponge, ice crystals and an evaporator tornado, as well as high-powered laser beams that make pipes super water repellent. Managing water is one of … Read more »

GE Partners with Walmart, Intel, Statoil, 5 Others on Water, Energy Efficiency

General Electric Ecomagination is partnering with BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs and MWH, Intel, Masdar, Statoil, Total and Walmart to accelerate innovation in water and energy efficiency. The partners have taken on the following initiatives to improve productivity, reduce impact and increase returns: GE and BHP Billiton will work jointly to … Read more »

Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling Lease Sales

The Obama administration has cancelled 2016 and 2017 Arctic oil drilling lease sales. The US Department of the Interior on Friday said it will cancel two oil companies’ potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled under the current five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017. It also denied Shell … Read more »

Statoil to Field Test Methane Detection Technology

Statoil has joined the Environmental Defense Fund’s Methane Detectors Challenge — a collaboration between oil and natural gas companies, technology developers, environmental groups and government and academic advisors that aims to identify and bring to market new technologies that will help reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. EDF says … Read more »

The Fracking Innovation Challenge Winners Are…

General Electric and Statoil announced the winners of its inaugural Open Innovation Challenge, which focused on addressing the use of sand in unconventional operations. Sand plays a critical role in shale development and the hydraulic fracturing process. The proppant is mixed with water and injected into a formation to stimulate … Read more »

Water Challenge

GE, Statoil Seek Ways to Reduce, Reuse Shale Development Water

General Electric and Statoil’s Sustainability Collaboration has launched the call for entries for its second Open Innovation Challenge focusing on water usage in the development of onshore unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Through crowd sourcing, the challenge invites companies, innovators and institutions to find innovative ways to both reduce fresh … Read more »

GE Oil & Gas

GE, Statoil Team Up to Reduce Industry’s Environmental Impact

General Electric and Statoil have teamed up to develop more environmentally and economically sustainable technologies for oil and shale gas production that also reduce emissions. This program is aimed at driving an industrial response to some of the biggest challenges facing global oil and gas production, including flaring, CO2 and … Read more »

Last Mile

Statoil, GE, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Expand Flare Gas System

A joint venture of General Electric and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, along with energy company Statoil, says it will expand a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six of Statoil’s drill rigs and one frac fleet in North Dakota. The expansion is the … Read more »