Simulation News


Simulation: Cutting the Corner on Machine Learning

Apr 27, 2021

As the offshore oil and gas industry becomes more competitive, it actively pursues increased efficiency through innovative approaches while streamlining production, reducing costs, and improving safety. Many companies are looking at digitization to insulate themselves from market shocks…

Germany Develops Offshore Grid Simulator

Feb 18, 2020

Germany has got a research project underway that is seeking to improve the integration of offshore wind farms into the grid.German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is developing a mobile grid simulator that will allow the testing and optimization…

eDrilling launches simulator

Dec 08, 2015

Norway-based eDrilling launched a simulator for drilling and well engineering and training of all engineering disciplines, to help the industry with efficient and safe well delivery.  WellSim Interact represents the ultimate training/engineering…

Maersk, Seadrill sign training agreement

Jun 09, 2015

Maersk Training entered into an agreement with Seadrill to deliver its Well Control training globally under the accreditation of The International Well Control Forum. The agreement will cover more than 2000 assistant drillers, drillers…

Chevron, Schlumberger sign software agreement

Mar 27, 2015

Schlumberger signed a long-term software contract with Chevron Energy Technology Company. The new contract provides universal access to the Petrel E&P software platform across Chevron’s entire earth sciences organization. 'We have…

Rough years ahead for UK subsea

Feb 11, 2015

The fast-growing UK subsea sector, which supports 60,000 jobs, is in for two years of tough times. An Infield report showed subsea tree orders, a major indicator of subsea activity, is expected to fall by nearly 30% between 2014-2019…

Kongsberg Maritime launches K-Sim Navigation

Nov 11, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime unveiled its latest generation ship's bridge simulator, K-Sim Navigation, which meets the requirements of the most demanding navigation training for merchant, offshore and naval vessels. Designed for the future of advanced and integrated simulation training…

Emerson enhances Tempest suite

Oct 02, 2014

Emerson Process Management launched Roxar Tempest 7.1, the latest version of its integrated reservoir engineering software suite. The new software enhances its uncertainty management and reservoir prediction features within the software module Tempest ENABLE…

Kongsberg Maritime to supply simulator

Jul 09, 2014

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) announced it has selected Kongsberg Maritime’s K-Sim Offshore simulation platform to enhance crane operator training and the safe, efficient implementation of heavy lift operations. The contract was signed on 21 May…

Simulation solutions

Jun 12, 2014

A bridge simulator in action. Photo from Kongsberg Maritime AS.  Audrey Leon spoke with Kongsberg Maritime about their range of simulator training services in Rio de Janeiro.Kongsberg Maritime is no stranger to simulator training services…

AUV-based 3D laser imaging

Mar 27, 2014

Simulated 3D laser image of a subsea tree Lockheed Martin's John Jacobson and Dan McLeod explain the comapny's latest tool for subsea integrity management. Recent advances in underwater 3D…

Multi-dimensional

Mar 10, 2014

Aker Solutions' Kjetil Notodden discusses benefits of the latest drilling simulator technology, developed in response to new SEMS requirements.   Drillers receiving training in an Aker Solutions 240° dome simulator in Katy…

BP uses high-fidelity simulators to develop non-technical skills

Mar 10, 2014

Tim Bailey, director of BP's Global Wells Institute, explains how simulators are used in the applied deepwater well control program. BP's well control and drilling simulator allows trainees to experience…

Virtual reality

Mar 10, 2014

Current drilling simulators strive to offer operators hazard-free, cost-effective training solutions in a true-to-life environment. Greg App provides an overview of the latest technology. Some of the most substantial technological innovations…

Colloquy: Waiting on Weather

Nov 27, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column A lot of time and money can be wasted waiting on weather. Down time is expensive. Wave height and period determine vessel motion and when they exceed operating limits, work slows or stops. Working in rough weather can lead to injuries and damage equipment…

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