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Drilling Innovation Projects Get a Boost

Aug 14, 2019

A group of projects worth more than £1.3 million ($1.6 million) aims to develop new innovative technologies for use in offshore drilling operations.With the help of £640,000 ($772,000) in co-funding from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC)…

OPEX Group Secures CNOOC Contract

Aug 13, 2019

An Aberdeen-based provider of predictive analysis services said it has secured a new multimillion-dollar contract with CNOOC  for digital services across the company’s assets on the UK continental shelf (UKCS).OPEX Group's three-year contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited…

ABB Names Rosengren as CEO

Aug 12, 2019

Björn Rosengren has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of ABB, the Swiss engineering and technology company announced on Sunday.Rosengren, a Swedish citizen, will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1…

Unlocking Production Optimization Insights

Aug 08, 2019

Oilfield services company Weatherford said it has integrated Microsoft's Power BI business analytics service into its ForeSite production optimization platform, in a move to enable customized, asset-level operational insight.The Power BI features…

BP Signs Frame Agreement with Siemens

Jul 26, 2019

Siemens said it has signed a five-year frame agreement with BP to support the UK supermajor as one of its main electrical contractors for future onshore and offshore upstream projects globally.The deal allows BP access to Siemens technology…

Emerson Enables Automation at Shah Deniz 2

Jul 22, 2019

US based technology company Emerson said it has completed its $48 million contract for automation systems and cloud engineering software-as-a-service for the Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan and is fulfilling an ongoing five-year services contract to help ensure reliable…

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…

Thought Leadership: Class & Regulations

Jul 09, 2019

Senior representatives from “thought leaders” ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register weigh in on some of the top class and regulatory issues facing the offshore industry today, from decommissioning and decarbonization to cyber security, unmanned surface vessels and beyond…

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…

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