While renewable energy will grow significantly to meet the overall increase in demand and to replace carbon intensive coal, oil and gas are expected to account for a sizeable part of the energy mix towards 2040. This entails a continued need for exploration and development of offshore oil and gas fields.
Meeting this need in a responsible way is where Maersk Drilling can make an impact.
Producing oil in the right way makes a difference
The CO₂ emissions linked to the production of one barrel of oil vary a great deal from oilfield to oilfield. Despite the harsh offshore environment, Norway has achieved one of the lowest CO₂ footprints thanks to the adoption of energy and CO₂ efficient technologies. The average carbon footprint from upstream activities on the Norwegian fields is around half the global average of 18 kg CO₂ per barrel and it continues to drop.
Removing inefficiencies in the value chain
Smarter Drilling for Better Value
Many drilling campaigns suffer from inefficiencies caused by a complex supplier landscape and coordination challenges.
With our strategic ambition of Smarter Drilling for Better Value, we aim to deliver operational excellence while exploring new business models and innovative technologies that reduce complexity for our customers. By rethinking the traditional ways of organising drilling campaigns through partnerships, we have, in our current best case example, been able to save up to 36% on time and an equivalent saving on energy and emissions in a drilling campaign.
"We work to reduce energy consumption and emissions from our operations, and fully support the Paris Climate Agreement and regulation to ensure efficiency in the industry"Jørn Madsen