Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE. (Photo: GE)
GE and Statoil have now announced a new collaboration to accelerate the development of more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions to help fuel the future.
This joint technology-focused program is aimed at driving an industrial response to some of the biggest challenges facing global oil and gas production, including flaring, CO2 and methane emissions, and water usage, while also optimising business operations.
“In order to respond to the growing energy demands of the world, continued investments in technology and innovation are critical to helping develop long-term, low-cost and more efficient energy solutions,” said Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE.
“The collaboration we are announcing today with Statoil brings together two leading technology players, and allows us to leverage our global network of engineers and technologists to make a profound impact on the development of energy solutions that reduce environmental impacts. Through this collaboration, we hope to be a model for the rest of our industry, and to inspire thinking, creativity and innovation in addressing the challenges of more sustainable energy.”
“The challenge of achieving more efficient and sustainable energy production is too large for one entity to address alone,” said Eldar Sætre, president and CEO of Statoil.
“The private sector has a responsibility to leverage its skills and expertise to contribute to the development of new solutions. Collaboration is a key component to achieving important positive change. This initiative with GE is a good example of an innovative approach to accelerate innovation and help address the energy needs of today and for the future.”