“The forces of global decarbonization and the COVID-19 pandemic have underlined how it is only by working together that we can solve the biggest challenges that face both our industry and our world.”
With a robust energy transition portfolio – and five ABS worldwide centers dedicated to sustainable solutions for maritime operations – Miguel Hernandez, Senior Vice President for Global Offshore, thus jointly opened our mainstay US Energy Technologies and Initiatives reception at the fitting ONS Houston Pavilion.
Hosted by US Ambassador Marc Nathanson, the US Commercial Service, AmCham, ABS and City of Houston partners, a capacity 150 invited partners gathered on a conference kick-off day not experienced since 2018.
In his first visit to ONS, Ambassador Marc Nathanson noted that we are at a crossroad. “It is up to all of us to make bold decisions. In the United States we are doing our part, signing a bill that will go a long way toward reducing emissions. The legislation includes nearly $370 billion toward energy security and climate change mitigation, which is truly unprecedented.”
Referencing shared US-Norway Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies leadership, Ambassador Nathanson spotlighted current US Department of Energy initiatives on six full-scale industrial projects, removing millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. “This is a path we share together with Norway.”
Having previously lived in Norway’s energy capital, Schlumberger Vice President and Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bruce Miller warmly exclaimed the swift pace of progress – in both Houston and Stavanger – he has witnessed over the past 20 years. From electric vehicles to windfarms and multi-company initiatives like the Houston Hydrogen Hub, “we are making rapid progress in the energy evolution.”