Offshore Engineer Automation News


Create Positive Change in the Offshore Industry

Jul 16, 2019

The business case for investing in new technology is much more than simply looking for new capabilities on the promise of greater efficiency and lower costs. Lee Clarke of Dynama advocates considering the bigger picture and explains why it pays…

North Sea FPSO Goes on Remote Control

Jul 11, 2019

Fugro said it has provided remote positioning services on board a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for Bluewater during a scheduled subsea inspection, repair and maintenance campaign in the North Sea.The recent week-long…

OKEA Taps ABB in Digitalization Push

Jul 08, 2019

Technology company ABB said it will support Norwegian oil and gas producer OKEA in an effort to achieve productivity gains using agile and dynamic business models, looking at areas such as autonomous operations, digital solutions and advanced services…

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

Jul 04, 2019

Kraken Robotics' OceanVision marine technology development project will move forward with conditional approval – and millions in funding – from Canada's Ocean Supercluster.The three-year, $20 million project is being spearheaded by Kraken subsidiary…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

Jun 20, 2019

Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

Subsea Challenges, but Also Solutions

Jun 12, 2019

The huge changes made in the industry since the downturn in 2014, through to the challenges that lay ahead and some of the solutions that could help solve them, were set out by a top tier line up ranging from oil major heads of macroeconomics…

DNV GL, Kongsberg and Subsea 7 Finish Remote DP Pilot

Jun 06, 2019

Partners DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea 7 have concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea 7 vessel Seven Kestrel.The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification…

HMI to Develop AI-powered Subsea Manipulator Hands

Jun 05, 2019

US-based subsea robotics firm Houston Mechatronics, Inc. (HMI) said it has set out to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered robotic hands for subsea manipulators, under a recent award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).As technology matures…

Kongsberg Package for Awilco Newbuild

Jun 05, 2019

A new, state-of-the-art semi-submersible drilling rig being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Awilco Drilling will feature an integrated equipment suite from Kongsberg Maritime.Kongsberg said the milestone order from Keppel is its first…

OMV, Aker BP in Joint Digital Push

May 30, 2019

Austria-based integrated oil and gas company OMV ad Norway-based exploration and development company Aker BP have committed to share digitalization competencies and technology across borders and advancing both companies’ digital agendas.Together…

New Model Predicts Hydrate Blockages

May 29, 2019

An online prediction tool is being developed to help operators calculate the operational risk of a hydrate blockage in subsea gas condensate systems in real time.Ice-like methane hydrates, which form inside the pipe and can eventually build up to create a blockage…

The Journey to Autonomous Operations

May 22, 2019

Autonomous installations have the potential to save operators money by enhancing operational stability for more uptime and increased safety. Achieving those benefits requires confidence from companies and regulators. Companies like ABB are part…

Schlumberger Taps Google as Preferred Cloud Provider

May 14, 2019

Services company Schlumberger said on Monday it has renewed and expanded its agreement with Google Cloud to develop cloud-native exploration and production (E&P) applications to help its customers derive actionable insights from data and harness…

Aker Solutions Launches Digital Twin Platform

May 07, 2019

Norwegian offshore engineering company Aker Solutions has launched a new software and digital services company called ix3 that it says will enable operators to accelerate field development projects and optimize asset performance.At the core…

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