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#0165: «Greening of gas»

Gjest: Liv Hovem

CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

Med Vert Silvija Seres

In this episode of #LØRN, Silvija seeks to find out the main trends in the oil and gas sector and how CO2 can be extracted from the gas before using it. Her guest is the CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas, Liv Hovem, and she tells her about the changes in the oil and gas sector, digital twins, and why technology plays an important role in this. With more than 30 years of experience in helping the energy and maritime industries manage risk to enhance safety, reliability, and efficiency, Liv works extensively with technologies and solutions geared towards enabling the energy transition and the role of gas in the sustainable future energy mix. Liv’s leadership background includes strategy development and execution, innovation management, growth in emerging markets, and organizational change and development. She is a technical specialist in risk and probabilistic modeling, hydrodynamics, and the strength of ships and offshore structures.
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Who are you and how did you become interested in energy technology?
I’m a board member of NTNU AMOS – Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems. I first became interested in energy technology when I watched films on big waves hitting offshore structures at NTNU. I now have responsibility for very strong gas competency units in The Netherlands and the UK.

What is your role at work?
We assist customers to develop and adopt novel technology in an efficient manner, often redefining perceptions of what is technically feasible and financially viable. 

What are the most important concepts in energy technology (your sub-branch)?
Increasingly, we are seeing a need for technical services not just at the component level but also at the systems level: across whole transportation chains, across gas value chains, or within and across complex power transmission and distribution grids. 

Why is this exciting?
We are on the cusp of a technological revolution and accelerated uptake of cyber-physical systems. The coming decade will be about combining advanced technologies and implementation – where concepts such as automation, data-driven insights and grid parity acquire real meaning and scale. 

Which national and international differences exist within these technologies?
The challenge in Norway has been to demonstrate that the technology is meeting regulatory safety requirements. In a global context, it is important that Norway’s legislation and use of standards do not drive technology in a direction that makes it less attractive for the global market.

What do you think are the most interesting controversies?
Regulations in Norway have served technology development well. With functionally based regulation, there is much freedom for the industry to develop and implement new solutions. But this flexibility also leaves room for interpretations and thus uncertainty in terms of how regulators will assess new solutions.

What is your own favourite example of energy technology?
Green gas is a key area of interest for me as our industry embraces the energy transition. I find the potential use of hydrogen and CCS particularly relevant. 

Do you have any other good examples of energy technology, nationally or internationally?
The H21 project in the UK. 

How do you usually explain energy technology, in simple terms?
When talking to new young entrants to the oil and gas industry, I explain that energy technology is helping our industry to look forward. 

What do we do particularly well in this field in Norway?
Norway excels in electric power systems, a cost-effective oil and gas industry, carbon capture and storage, automation and subsea activities, among other things.


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Digital twins
Greening of gas
Smarter subsea

34 percent, a third of the industry looks set to increase R&D spending in 2019, corresponding to the level of the outlook for 2018. R&D investments are clearly critical to developing new technologies that can reduce costs and enable projects that are otherwise not possible to realize. However, innovation and increased complexity in design often lead to the development of technology, which cannot be certified against existing standards, rules, and codes of practice.

- Liv Hovem

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