New International Energy Agency Technology Network Initiative Will Focus on Advancing Technologies for Sustainable Development of Gas and Oil

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New International Energy Agency Technology Network Initiative Will Focus
on Advanc
ing

Technologies for Sustainable Development of Gas and Oil



N
ew comprehensive technology initiative launched as part of the International Energy
Agency
’s

T
echnology
N
etwork
.



The founding member countries of the
Gas

&

Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement (
GOT
IA
)

are the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland
. They will work together with
Australia, Canada, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom as well as other countries

from both

in
and outside the
IEA

to

promote sustainable, safe and efficient energy based on long
-
term
hydrocarbon supply for global needs.



GOT IA
l
eadership
select
s

GE Oil & Gas as
o
perating
a
gent and Statoil as the
f
irst GOT IA
t
ask
l
eader.



B
roader
c
o
llaboration

by

g
overnments,

i
ndustry and
the

R & D
c
ommunity
to be
p
ursued
w
orldwide.



GOT IA to
e
ncourage
a
doption of
a
dvanced
t
echnologies and
o
perating
p
ractices
improving

the
s
afety
,

s
ustainability
and
e
fficiency
of
g
lobal
h
ydrocarbon
s
uppl
ies and
s
upp
orting the
i
ndustry’s
s
ocial
l
icense to
o
perate
.



NEW YORK

September 25, 2013

The Gas
&
Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement (GOT IA), the
newest such agreement within the
International Energy Agency
’s
t
echnology
n
etwork
,
was launched
today at an event

in New York City. The GOT IA will create a global dialogue, leading to a strategic
vision
;

i
t will

address technology gaps, business cases and roadmaps
, as well as incentives and other
technology drivers

leading to safer and more sustainable development
and use of the world’s natural
gas and oil resources.


In making the announcement, Jostein Dahl Karlsen,
c
hairman

of
the IEA’s

Working Party on Fossil
Fuels and
the
c
hairman of the new
implementing agreement

said,
“Following the unconventional gas
revoluti
on in the United States, gas and oil technology has become a key driver at the heart of world
energy developments
. T
herefore, the global gas and oil community has a growing role to play in
international concerted action responding to the major challenges f
acing energy developments in
the 21st century. The Gas
&
Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement stands ready to work with
multilateral organizations, governments, industry, research
i
nstitutions, academia and non
-
government organizations to support innov
ation that moves the world toward a more sustainable,
efficient and affordable energy future for all.”


The
e
xecutive
c
ommittee of the GOT IA has selected GE Oil & Gas as the
o
perating
a
gent of the new
agreement to provide administrative and secretariat du
ties.








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713
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Markus Becker, global government affairs and policy leader for GE O
il
&

G
as

said,

Technology is the
key to providing the world secure, abundant and affordable gas and oil resources in a safe and
sustainable manner.
At
GE Oil & Gas
, we believe tha
t addressing the technology gaps, regulatory
and policy drivers in a collaborative and open manner will lead to outcomes that support the
optimum development and use of those hydrocarbon resources
.”


Participation in the GOT IA is open to governments, nati
onal and international oil
and gas
companies,
vendors and technology providers, as well as universities and non
-
governmental organizations
that
wish to work together to

provide advice and guidance on key technology developments and trends

and related
incen
tives and technology drivers

to

encourage the adoption of advanced technology
and operating practices. The goal
is
to improve safety, sustainability and public acceptance of
operations related to

the supply of

hydrocarbon
s
.


The GOT IA will
organize

its w
ork in five
t
ask
a
reas.



Subsurface exploration and enhanced recovery



Cost
-
effective drilling and well intervention



Production, processing and transportation



Clean and safe hydrocarbons



The role of technology in determining the role of gas in the future e
nergy mix


As part of its mission to serve as a collaborative information exchange, the
task areas

plan to deliver
studies and white papers that examine research
,

technology
gaps

and best practices
in order

to
accelerate innovation
.
To promote global infor
mation exchange and dialogue, the
t
ask
a
reas
will
hold
c
onferences

and expert meetings on technology matters

of strategic importance.


Statoil has agreed to serve as the
t
ask
l
eader for
t
ask
a
rea
o
ne, which will focus on subsurface
exploration and enhanced

recovery. Per San
d
berg, Statoil vice president and chief of innovation,
said, “Technology has provided us access to vast quantities of gas and oil, the challenge is now to
develop new technology that will allow us to recover more of th
e
se reserves in an
efficient and cost
-
effective manner, while ensuring that we protect the environment. Statoil will work within the GOT IA
to mobilize further innovation in support of this important mission
.



Didier Houssin, director of
the directorate of sustainable ener
gy policy and technology of t
he IEA,
presented the agency’s new oil and gas technologies publication, Resources to Reserves 2013. He
said,

Resources to Reserves 2013 finds there are adequate resources of fossil fuels to meet
projected increases in energy

demand. The emphasis now is on the technology, prices and policies to
ensure resources are developed into proven reserves in financially viable and environmentally
sustainable ways. The study describes the challenges faced by government and industry in me
eting
these criteria as developing resources and bringing them to market becomes ever more technically
demanding. The Gas

&

Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement should make a major contribution
to collectively moving towards a sustainable, secure and ef
ficient energy future through state of the
art information sharing of related technology
research and development
.”








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Phone: 001
-
713
-
647
-
2227 or via Email: paul.doucette@ge.com



Also attending the launch, held in conjunction with the 68
th

s
ession of the General Assembly of the
United Nations

(UN)
,

was

Dr. Ivan Vera
,

s
enior
s
ustainable
d
evelopment
o
fficer and UN
-
Energy
Secretary

who
said,
“I would like to commend the IEA technology network on its new gas and oil
technologies initiative. Among key related UN priorities, we work in a dedicated fashion towards the
prom
otion of universal access to energy and increasing efficiency of energy supply, to highlight a
few. These are long
-
term challenges where the new gas and oil technologies initiative may provide a
valuable and complementary contribution, and I therefore loo
k forward to a future dialogue with it.”


Representing Norway, a country with several decades of experience developing cutting
-
edge
technology in a gas and oil exploration and production front
ier, Norwegian Ambassador

Mr
.

Kåre R.
Aas

said, “Norway welcomes

the GOT IA Initiative; sustainable development and use of gas and oil is
an international challenge that demands global collaboration. Connecting governments with other
stakeholders to identify technology gaps, encourage development and implement policy a
nd
regulatory drivers is an effective way to move security and sustainability of supply forward. Norway
has great experience within this field and sees strong merit in working similarly within a global
concerted effort as that of the GOT.”


The GOT IA is
part of the
IEA
’s

t
echnology
n
etwork
, which consists of
more than 40

agreements that
operate under a standard legal framework and act as autonomous research organizations to further
energy technology cooperation. The GOT IA has a five
-
year mandate at which

time the mandate can
be renewed. The new GOT IA was approved by the IEA
g
overning
b
oard on

March

20,

2013
,

and is the
technology network’s

first comprehensive
i
mplementing
a
greement focusing on hydrocarbon
technology.



###

For more information, contact
:


Jostein Dahl Karlsen, Chair

IEA Gas & Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement

+47 (22) 24 62 35

Jostein
-
Dahl.Karlsen@oed.dep.no


Paul Doucette, Operating Agent

IEA Gas & Oil Technologies Implement
ing Agreement

001
-
713
-
647
-
2227

Paul.doucette@ge.com