- Piloting high-power fuel cells to drill the world’s first well using 100% carbon-free powerThe oil and gas industry is under pressure to reduce its carbon footprint at every stage of the well life cycle. During the drilling phase, rig emissions, which vary depending on a number of factors, can contribute to a significant portion of the overall carbon footprint of the well. Meeting the industry’s ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives will require sustainable drilling technologies, digital solutions, and alternative rig power sources, including mobile fuel cells. We sat down with Schlumberger’s Product Manager for Rig Equipment, Brian Winter, to talk about the important role emissions-free hydrogen fuel cells will play in helping drilling contractors and operators eliminate rig emissions, reduce equipment maintenance, and expand into previously inaccessible locations. Read full article here.
Feb 07 2023