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Transocean calls for energy innovators, extends deadline for submissions
A major energy corporation has put its feelers out for Houston innovators solving for challenges within the decarbonization of offshore drilling operations.
Transocean, a Switzerland-based offshore energy leader with its United States headquarters in Houston, kicked off its Transocean Open Innovation Challenge this fall. The original deadline has been extended to December 15, and the program is in partnership with the Ion. The submission page is available online.
"Ion is proud to partner with Transocean, a global leader in offshore drilling, to launch this exciting challenge that invites startup companies, academics and entrepreneurs to contribute their innovative ideas with the potential for pilot opportunities and deep-dive engagements with Transocean in the future," reads a statement from the Ion. "Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience, and the winning team may be awarded a pilot project with Transocean, offering a real-world testing ground for your innovative solutions."
Finalist selection will be hosted digitally in February, and the demo day and winner announcement will be in March at the Ion. The winner will have the potential opportunity to run a field trial with Transocean,
According to Transocean, the objections for the program are:
- To engage as a customer to identify innovative technologies that allow us to physically reduce the carbon footprint of our offshore well construction operations
- To explore novel and proven concepts that are ready or nearly ready to pilot
- To discover providers, technology and solutions that are outside our core business, oil and gas exploration and drilling
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