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NOV appoints former energy transition exec to board

With the appointment, NOV Inc.’s board of directors now has of ten directors, nine of whom are independent members. Photo via Getty Images

Houston-headquartered NOV Inc. announced the appointment of a former energy transition executive to its board of directors.

Patricia Martinez was named to NOV’s board, and the appointment is effective as of March 6. She was formerly chief energy transition officer of Enerflex Ltd.

“We are delighted to welcome Patricia Martinez to NOV’s board of directors,” Clay Williams, chairman, president, and CEO of NOV, says in a news release. “Patricia brings extensive industry experience to our board, including growing energy businesses in international markets, and more recently guiding and developing projects within the energy transition ranging from CCUS to hydrogen to biogas. Her deep insights into emerging energy opportunities will help shape NOV’s energy transition strategy.”

Martinez, who also serves as a director of Par Pacific Holdings Inc., holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and an MBA from Houston Christian University.

With the appointment, NOV Inc.’s board of directors now has of ten directors, nine of whom are independent members.

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The combined technology portfolios will accelerate the introduction of promising early-stage decarbonization technology. Photo via Getty Images

SLB announced its plans to combine its carbon capture business with Norway company, Aker Carbon Capture.

Upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of this year, SLB will own 80 percent of the combined business and ACC will own 20 percent.

According to a SLB news release, the combined technology portfolios will accelerate the introduction of promising early-stage decarbonization technology.

“For CCUS to have the expected impact on supporting global net-zero ambitions, it will need to scale up 100-200 times in less than three decades,” Olivier Le Peuch, CEO of SLB, says in the release. “Crucial to this scale-up is the ability to lower capture costs, which often represent as much as 50-70% of the total spend of a CCUS project.

The International Energy Agency estimates that over one gigaton of CO2 every year year will need to be captured by 2030 — a figure that scales up to over six gigatons by 2050.

"We are excited to create this business with ACC to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture technologies that will shift the economics of carbon capture across high-emitting industrial sectors,” Le Peuch continues.

SLB is slated to pay NOK 4.12 billion — around $379.4 million — to own 80 percent of Aker Carbon Capture Holding AS, which owns ACC, per the news release, and SLB may also pay up to NOK 1.36 billion over the next three years, depending on business performance.

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