During mid-2012, Liquid Robotics and Schlumberger created Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a joint venture to develop innovative services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Glider®, the world’s first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicle. Recently, around the Wheatstone area of Northwest Australia, Wave Gliders equipped with metrology sensors including turbidity were deployed for Chevron to conduct reliable baseline surveys prior to the start of their upstream and downstream dredging operations. A total of 1,424 nautical miles were covered over a 60-day period. Additional time-lapse measurements will be taken during and after the operations to validate environmental compliance. As Wave Glider technology deployments continue to expand, offshore oil and gas operators continue building confidence in their ability to solve some of the industry’s exploration and environmental monitoring challenges.In North America, Schlumberger pioneered the deployment of bi-fuel or dual fuel technology for the diesel engines used in hydraulic fracturing operations, having implemented the technology in Canada more than two years ago. Bi-fuel operations make it possible for a diesel engine to run on a blend of diesel and natural gas such as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or field gas. On land in the US, Schlumberger has multiple bi-fuel enabled crews deployed across the country as technology development continues with powerplant suppliers to implement optimized solutions for the North American market. Schlumberger completed its 600 th job in June 2013 using bi-fuel technology, and its bi-fuel operations have helped decrease overall fuel costs by 25-40% while lowering environmental impact without compromising safety or engine performance.
Schlumberger Announces Second-Quarter 2013 Results
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