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Weatherford Unveils Automated MPD Riser System

Mar 01, 2019

Billing it as Industry 4.0, Weatherford launched its automated managed pressure drilling (MPD) riser system in Houston this week. The automated riser system combines with artificial intelligence, condition-based maintenance and additional sensors to speed operations…

Imaging the Future

Jan 31, 2019

Once upon a time, visual inspection of subsea infrastructure meant divers taking still cameras down to the seafloor, hoping that the camera casing wouldn’t flood, or that the film wouldn’t be over exposed or destroyed during development. Even…

Ivar Aasen Now Operated from Land

Jan 17, 2019

Aker BP on Wednesday said it has begun operating the permanently manned North Sea platform Ivar Aasen from an onshore control room in Trondheim, Norway.The Ivar Aasen platform was constructed with two identical control rooms – one on the platform…

Swire Seabed Orders a HUGIN AUV

Jan 17, 2019

Bergen based Swire Seabed has ordered its first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), a HUGIN system configured for commercial survey applications from manufacturer Kongsberg Maritime, the firm announced Thursday.According to Swire Seabed, the…

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

Equinor Opens Digital Operations Centers

Jan 07, 2019

Equinor on Monday announced the official opening of its two new digital operations centers established to support Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).The two new centers at Sandsli in Bergen, opened Monday by petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge…

Ensco Launches Continuous Tripping Technology

Jan 02, 2019

Offshore drilling services provider Ensco has rolled out a new proprietary solution engineered to provide greater pipe tripping safety and efficiency.When used in concert with other key equipment, sensors and process controls, Ensco’s patented…

Rashid D Wellhead Platform Completed

Dec 27, 2018

Drydocks World said it has completed the Rashid D Wellhead Platform jacket and topside for TechinpFMC and end client Dubai Petroleum.“Rashid D marks the fourth project we have built [with TechinpFMC] together for Dubai Petroleum,” said Capt…

Grant Spurs Oilfield Data Processing Tech Development

Dec 11, 2018

A recent grant award from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC) in the U.K. aims to spur the development of automated data analysis technology for on- and offshore oilfields.Chemical monitoring and management solutions specialist LUX Assure…

Kongsberg Unveils HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV

Dec 05, 2018

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) system rolled out today by Norwegian-based Kongsberg Maritime offers significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities.The new HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV system builds upon the existing HUGIN…

Seatools Unveils New Deepwater Excavator

Dec 05, 2018

Subsea technology company Seatools has introduced the Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deepwater excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for better accuracy…

Equinor Awards Wired Drill Pipe Contracts

Dec 04, 2018

Norway's Equinor said it intends to ramp up its use of wired drill pipe to acquire subsurface real-time data during drilling operations as it prepares for automated drilling.U.S. based firms NOV and Schlumberger have been awarded corporate frame…

Autonomous Subsea Pipeline Inspection

Dec 04, 2018

Swire Seabed said it completed autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems for Equinor in October 2018 utilizing Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).The inspections were performed on three pipelines between Kollsnes and Troll A…

Harnessing Digital Information to Power Costs Savings

Nov 16, 2018

The high cost of producing offshore reserves is increasingly driving operators to seek out efficiencies, such as doing more with the data they collect.“A lot of people reconsidered how to handle offshore when the downturn came,” Nate Clark, principal at Deloitte Consulting…

Artificial Intelligence Aids Subsea Object Detection

Nov 13, 2018

A developer of real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence has launched a new product that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect and recognize distinct underwater objects.Coda Octopus announced Tuesday…

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