Enabling technology advances in the energy transition.September 14, 2023
Wednesday October 18th and Thursday October 19th, 2023.
We're excited to announce that our colleagues from James Walker Norway will be exhibiting at this year's OTD Energy event in Stavanger.
OTD Energy is the leading trade fair for the Norwegian petroleum and energy industry and this year James Walker will be among more than 400 exhibitors hoping to meet and greet some 15,000 visitors from Norway and other European countries.
Today around 80% of the world's industrial energy comes from fossil energy sources but there are significant political initiatives to replace fossil energy sources with sustainable, renewable and green solutions. Technology and innovation will play a central role in the transition. Existing and new technology will have new applications and innovation will be driven by private players who see new market opportunities.
In the new energy industry, petroleum will be replaced over time with renewable energy sources. In this transition, oil will still play an important role in terms of energy security and traditional energy companies will have to reinvent themselves and break out of their old business models with many new players coming into the market. This transition will see a drive for innovation in developing new, renewable energy solutions.
Sustainability, decarbonisation, carbon capture, energy efficiency and lower emissions will be among many new business opportunities and James Walker is already working with new and existing customers to develop the new technologies that will be required.
Oil & gas
Supporting customer challenges under extreme conditions such as rapid gas decompression, chemical attack and extremes of temperatures, we already have validated and proven materials for many new applications both subsea and onshore, upstream and downstream.
As there are no existing standards or approved test programmes in place for assessing sealing products and materials for hydrogen service, James Walker has taken the initiative in undertaking a programme of product and material validation. The objective is to give customers confidence that specific products or materials are suitable for hydrogen service, and that any such selection can be supported with evidence from relevant testing.
Carbon capture and storage
Transportation and storage of carbon dioxide can present a number risks and technical challenges including variations in system temperature, elevated pressures and significant volume changes.
Sealing components exposed to these extreme environments need to be supported by test data and proven field experience. James Walker has conducted testing with 100% CO2 across a number of materials to ensure that the products offered can cater for the most demanding applications in CCUS service.
James Walker has been a supplier of critical sealing and bolting solutions to the wind industry for many years, delivering innovations that provide long-term reliability, aid generating efficiency and minimise the costs of maintenance . From seal supply on the world's largest turbines to wireless bolt monitoring technology that can slash the costs of bolt checking, our products are integral to the continued growth of this sector.
You can visit the team from James Walker Norway on Stand E 4030.
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