Offshore Automation News - page 28


Automation visionary

May 31, 2013

Dr Keith Millheim, managing director of Nautilus International, a distinguished professor who has also worked with Conoco, Amoco Production, and Anadarko Petroleum, was one of the first to see the potential in automating oil fields. Back in 2008…

New technology boosts well recovery, cuts costs

May 31, 2013

Owners and operators of offshore wells aim at improving efficiency, cutting costs, reducing failures and down time, while maximizing economic benefits. It’s no easy task under the best of circumstances. Reaching these goals requires a sophisticated…

Automation: recreating traditions

May 31, 2013

Ask industry executives what trend is top of concerns; unequivocally the answer will be the pending shortage of qualified engineers. You can talk about real-time data exchange, safety, security, Big Data, alarm management, contextualization…

Wave of the future

May 31, 2013

Automation is the ideal way to unite technology with company cultures. Through technology, workers in the offshore environment have the potential to form a myopic view on life. Produce now, don’t worry about tomorrow. It makes sense. From drilling to producing…

Kongsberg wins DSME automation contract

May 21, 2013

Kongsberg has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers deliveries to four Transocean owned new-build drill ships, with an option for Kongsberg to deliver products and services for six more drill ships…

HHI changes approach to systems and software on semi-sub newbuilding

May 20, 2013

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Fred. Olsen Energy are implementing DNV’s ISDS class notation for integrated software dependent systems on the semisub newbuilding Bollsta Dolphin. Key stakeholders discuss expectations and challenges. The…

DOE Inc announces two new autonomous/WiFi controlled USVs

May 15, 2013

DOE, Inc. (Deep Ocean Engineering) announced they have added two new vehicles to their product line, the dual hull H-1750 and the mono hull I-1650.  Both vehicles are controlled wirelessly by a dedicated WiFi link and have ranges up to 2km…

Subsea 7's autonomous inspection vehicle

May 02, 2013

In this video, Subsea 7 discusses its new autonomous inspection vehicle (AIV). The AIV is a fully autonomous, hovering vehicle designed to provide general video inspection information of infield oil and gas equipment. It is capable of unmanned autonomous inspection of pipelines…

Centrica's York starts flowing

Mar 01, 2013

Centrica Energy has started production on its southern North Sea York gas field.The York Platform (Image: Centrica)The field, 100% owned by Centrica Energy Upstream, is being produced by a normally unmanned installation and is expected to produce about 120mmscf/d of gas at its peak…

Shallow-water seismic acquisition to begin off Ecuador

Feb 06, 2013

SMG to use Fairfield Z-700 ocean-bottom nodesFairfield Industries’ Z-700 nodesRussia’s Federal State Unitary Scientific & Production Company for Marine Geological Prospecting(State SEVMORGEO Company or SMG) has contracted UK-based WGP Exploration Ltd…

NCS Survey grows AUV fleet

Jan 29, 2013

The Aberdeen company acquires two Gavia AUVs Two Gavia AUVs delivered to NCS SurveyNCS Survey has expanded its growing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet with the purchase of two Teledyne Gavia AUVs.These vehicles are the latest…

Automated moorings

Jan 10, 2013

Cavotec deployed its MoorMaster technology for Dutch private ferry company TESO. The vacuum-based automated mooring technology eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote-controlled vacuum pads can be mounted to the quayside or on pontoons for easy mooring and release…

Surveying the field in the search for full autonomy

Jan 09, 2013

The trend toward deeper, more remote offshore oilfields is driving step-by-step automation of subsea operations while the oil industry awaits its science-fiction dream machine – an unmanned, untethered robot that can tend seafloor wellheads and install equipment without human intervention…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

The age of automation

Jan 04, 2013

Automating more of the oil & gas industry's processes will ultimately improve safety. So said several industry leaders during the recent Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones conference in Galveston, Texas. Jennifer Pallanich was there.Baker Hughes' Allen Sinor…

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