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North Sea vessel remote controlled from California

Sep 01, 2017

Technology group Wärtsilä has performed the remote operation of a North Sea platform supply vessel in the North Sea - from San Diego, California, 8000km away.  The four-hour test, which involved driving the vessel through a sequence of…

The beginning is nigh

Sep 01, 2017

With a need to find more cost-effective solutions, for more complex systems, converging with the big data era, could it be time for the all-electric subsea system? Elaine Maslin reports. Daniel Abicht…

Askelos, ITF launch JIP

Aug 31, 2017

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and Akselos have announced they will work together to investigate the potential to revolutionise asset management in the oil and gas industry.  The initiative will bring a joint industry project (JIP) to ITF member companies and beyond…

Saab Seaeye joins NOC robotics innovation centre

Aug 31, 2017

Underwater robotics company, Saab Seaeye, has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, as an Associate Member. Since its foundation in 1986, Saab Seaeye has pioneered many innovations that have…

Nabors buys Robotic Drilling Systems

Aug 31, 2017

Shareholders of Robotic Drilling Systems (RDS) voted to sell all company shares to Nabors Industries, Norway drilling firm Odfjell Drilling has announced.  Odjfell, which holds about 37% of the shares in RDS through Odfjell Drilling Technology…

Emerson debuts PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp

Aug 15, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range, the PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp, for increased safety and well integrity. PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp…

Internet of oil things

Aug 01, 2017

The Internet of Things is becoming ever more embedded in the oil psyche. Steve Hamlen reports. Mackinnon The increasing use of sensors coupled with the progress in data collection…

Virtual metering

Aug 01, 2017

NEL’s Damian Krakowiak examines the potential of virtual flow metering technology and how better testing could enable its adoption. Validation needed. Photo from  NEL. With the…

Designs on the future

Aug 01, 2017

Diamond Offshore is championing a new Floating Factory concept meant to meet future deepwater challenges, but drumming up support during the downturn may be tough. Karen Boman reports. Photo from iStock…

ASV works with Shell on unmanned seismic source

Jul 25, 2017

ASV Global has started phase 2 of a multi-phased project with Shell aiming to develop an unmanned seismic energy source vessel as part of their Rapid Autonomous Marine 4D (RAM4D) source concept. Upcoming trials for the project will include…

Emerson launches Roxar RMS 10.1

Jul 12, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir characterization and modeling software, Roxar RMS 10.1. RMS 10.1. Image from Emerson. Through even…

Bourbon joins race to build autonomous supply vessel

Jul 11, 2017

French offshore industry vessel operator Bourbon has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Limited (ASL) to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations…

AFGlobal acquires Advanced Measurement

Jul 06, 2017

AFGlobal has acquired Advanced Measurement (AMI), a provider of automation, controls and data management systems. AFGlobal says this acquisition enhances the company’s current upstream drilling, completion and production smart technology…

Can oil and gas learn from automotive and aerospace?

Jun 12, 2017

Compared to the automotive and aerospace industries, the oil and gas sector has been slow in its uptake of optimization through analysis in the early design phase. It should be viewed as a fundamental requirement for the successful design of all offshore risers and conductors for instance…

The digital revolution is now

Jun 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin and Audrey Leon look at how digitalization stands to make a big splash in the offshore industry. Embracing a digital vision. Image from DNV GL. Often when digitalization is mentioned…

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