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Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the April issue of E&P Plus.
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Despite the exploration market in upstream oil and gas experiencing what TGS CEO Kristian Johansen has described as a “deep cyclical trough,” exploration companies, like so many others in the oilfield services (OFS) sector, are learning to adapt. In many cases, such as for TGS, adaptability includes diversification into avenues of the energy transition and increased focus on ESG.

Kristian Johansen, TGS
Kristian Johansen, TGS

TGS, self-described as an energy data and intelligence company, launched its New Energy Solutions (NES) business unit in February. The new component of the company aims to provide data-driven applications and solutions for wind energy, carbon storage, geothermal and deepsea minerals.

“Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing interest for our data and insights from other industries besides the oil and gas industry,” Johansen said. “By establishing our NES business unit, we are preparing our non-oil and gas offering for future growth.”

Johansen recently sat down for an exclusive interview with E&P Plus where he further discussed NES and how data management can play a role in the energy transition. He also discussed offshore development trends and how the OFS sector can thrive in a new environment with depressed demand and limited new development.