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Technology – why should you care?
Colette Cohen OBE
Colette Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer for The Net Zero Technology Centre and has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years. Colette successfully launched The Centre in 2017 and has established it as the ‘go to’ technology centre for the industry. Since starting her career offshore with bp in 1991, Colette has worked for ConocoPhillips in the North Sea, Norway, the US and Kazakhstan, where she received a Jubilee Medal from the Kazakh Prime Minister in recognition of her contribution to the country’s oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the centre, she was Senior Vice President for Centrica Energy’s Exploration and Production business in the UK and The Netherlands.
Colette has previously served on the board of Offshore Energies UK and the OGA Decommissioning Board. She currently sits on the Boards of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation Delivery, Deep Ocean, NORECO, Technip Energies and the Technology Leadership Board. She is also a Commissioner for the Just Transition Commission for Scotland, an active champion for the industrial transition of the oil and gas industry to a net zero future and a committed role model for women in industry.
Colette is a chemistry graduate from Queens University Belfast, has a Masters in Project Management and Economics from Ceram University, an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Directors.
Since the inception of the OGTC we regularly get challenged on what value technology brings and why companies should engage or get excited about technology. We co-invest to enable industry to find new solutions, innovate and prepare for a sustainable future.
And we are seeing the results…..many companies are already improving their costs, productivity and efficiency through the deployment of appropriate technology. From non-intrusive inspection techniques, which slash the number of shut down days required annually, to the use of data analytics to increase uptime, delivering more production and higher predictability.
More new innovative technologies are on their way.
Here are 3 technologies being field trialled in the North Sea this year. Envio – improving high value equipment inventory management, EC-OG Power Hub – generating power from tides to unlock the potential of stranded wellheads and GDI’s digital twin, allowing improved efficiency and decision making through real time 3D modelling and visualisation.
How could you use these technologies and many more being invested in by industry and the OGTC to make your business more efficient, lower cost and able to thrive in a competitive basin?
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