Technological innovation recurrently throws up game-changers that reshape the energy industry. But often decades pass between the laboratory prototype of a new technology and its development on a commercial scale.
There are many examples. The use of floating structures such as FPSOs and FSRUs was pioneered in the early 2000s, and they are only just reaching scale, while floating LNG (FLNG) is just around the corner. Horizontal drilling was developed on a commercial scale in the 1980s and ushered in a revolution in oil and gas...
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