Scaling Decarbonization Through Partnerships | Schlumberger
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11/30/2021
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Scaling Decarbonization Through Partnerships

Schlumberger Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer Dr. Katharina Beumelburg discusses forging partnerships across industries, sharing knowledge, and working toward solutions together to accelerate innovation and create mutual value for a decarbonized future

At the Reuters Energy Transition Europe 2021 conference, leaders from across the world came together to discuss setting the European Net Zero agenda.

Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer Dr. Katharina Beumelburg represented Schlumberger at the conference, sharing her insights on the importance of collaboration in energy transition and to speed decarbonization.

Scaling Decarbonization through Partnerships
Reuters Energy Transition Europe 2021 discussion with Schlumberger Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer Katharina Beumelburg

Speaking on the industry outlook Beumelburg commented that it is an exciting time for the industry, which will receive unprecedented investment over the coming decades to realize energy transition. The challenge is providing affordable, reliable energy that supports economic growth while at the same time aggressively decarbonizing.

To meet this objective, collaboration both inside and outside of the industry is essential, as is adopting a partnership mindset to accelerate the speed to innovations.

"That is why we must accelerate the decarbonization of industry operations, while at the same time increasing performance—to build the best version of oil and gas we can together."

To meet existing decarbonization commitments, carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play a major role. Beumelburg highlighted that Schlumberger is advancing the deployment of CCS by bringing decades of experience gained on more than 100 projects to partnerships in multiple industries.

On the topic of energy transition, Beumelburg reinforced that we must diversify the global mix with more low-carbon energy.

"We at Schlumberger are excited to participate in this and believe our culture of science and engineering, global scope, and track record of technology commercialization make us a strong partner to scale new low-carbon innovations."

Learn more about Schlumberger's commitment to sustainability and view performance results in the Sustainability Report.

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