Baker Hughes and Woodside join forces for natural gas decarbonisation

US energy tech giant Baker Hughes and Australian energy company Woodside have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore initiatives that may have the potential to support Woodside’s climate strategy and decarbonisation pathways.

Courtesy of Bake Hughes
Courtesy of Bake Hughes

Under the MoU, the parties will identify opportunities for potential collaboration, including projects in Australia, Asia and the United States.

Specifically, Baker Hughes will explore how its solutions can support Woodside’s climate strategy including:

  • Lower-carbon solutions including hydrogen, ammonia-fueled, hybrid and fully electric solutions, as well as NET Power’s technology;
  • Emissions detection, measurement and abatement solutions;
  • Carbon capture and storage solutions, including CO2 compression, offshore flexible flowline technology, and chemical products and solutions such as corrosion inhibitors; and
  • Hydrogen compression, liquefaction and transportation.

“Collaborations provide a pathway to help solve the challenges we face in our industry today and into the future”, said Daniel Kalms, Executive Vice President of Technical Services for Woodside Energy. “We look forward to working with Baker Hughes to identify technology solutions that could have the potential to support Woodside’s climate strategy.”

“A full range of technologies and solutions are needed to help the energy industry and hard-to-abate sectors to reduce emissions without sacrificing operational excellence”, added Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes.

“Collaboration is key to making progress toward emissions reduction goals in the energy transition, and we are pleased to be working alongside our long-time customer Woodside to help them further their own climate change strategy to advance their impressive efforts.”

Last year, Baker Hughes was awarded a contract to provide high-efficiency gas turbines and centrifugal compressors to support the expansion of Woodside’s Pluto LNG onshore processing facility in Western Australia.

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