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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…

Pacific Drilling Goes Digital with Oceaneering

Apr 29, 2019

An industry-first partnership aims to enable better, more reliable connectivity on board offshore drilling rigs, marking a key step for the implementation of new and expanded digital services.Oceaneering International and Pacific Drilling announced…

Op/Ed: A Transformed Landscape for Service Providers

Apr 24, 2019

There is a quiet but confident sense of growing optimism about prospects for the oil and gas market. The industry is now a far cry from 2015’s oil price crash that led to widespread decommissioning and lay-offs. Whilst operators are still facing volatile markets…

Voser Steps in as Interim CEO at ABB

Apr 18, 2019

ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss industrial group as the board and major shareholders look for a speedier turnaround at the maker of industrial robots and supplier of factory automation.Spiesshofer’s abrupt exit follows…

Talakar Named CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas

Apr 18, 2019

Arja Talakar has been appointed CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas, effective April 1, 2019. He will be based in Houston.Talakar brings to this position extensive leadership experience. Prior to taking this new role, he was responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia…

Schlumberger, Rockwell Form Automation JV

Mar 21, 2019

Industrial automation and information company Rockwell Automation and oilfield services provider Schlumberger have teamed up to create what they're calling the first fully integrated digital oilfield automation solutions provider.The new Houston based joint venture…

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