Offshore Software News


Danos Leverages VR for Training and Assessment

Nov 20, 2019

Services company Danos said it is tapping virtual reality (VR) technology to assess and train its employees, in an effort to drive down costs for customers while increasing safety and minimizing exposure.“It’s critical that employees be assessed for competency…

Partners Bring AI to Energy

Nov 20, 2019

Baker Hughes, C3.ai, and Microsoft Corp. announced an alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to the energy industry on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.This alliance will enable customers to streamline…

Digital Technologies Driving Reserves Numbers Up

Nov 15, 2019

Operators have traditionally grown their resources and reserves through acquisition, exploration and producing more from an already-discovered field. Now, digital technologies are helping operators increase reserves.Wood Mackenzie research director…

Pemex Won't Pay Ransom After Cyberattack

Nov 13, 2019

Mexican national oil company Pemex will not pay a ransom demanded by suspected cyberattackers who targeted the firm's computer systems, Energy Minister Rocio Nahle told reporters on Wednesday.Nahle, who also serves as chair of the Pemex board…

Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

Nov 13, 2019

Showcasing Norwegian digital solutions, the Subsea Digital Alliance has been launched to bring smart cloud collaboration to the energy industry.As digital strategists in the oil and gas sector see the opportunity to leverage new projects to introduce new…

Injazat, Lamprell Partner on Digitization

Nov 12, 2019

Lamprell, a provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil and gas and energy sector, said it is partnering with digital solutions and services company Injazat  to create and market digital solutions focused on the oil and gas and renewables markets…

Weatherford Unveils ForeSite Flow

Nov 11, 2019

Oilfield services firm Weatherford has introduced ForeSite Flow, a flow-measurement solution driven by Production 4.0 intelligence.Unveiled this week at ADIPEC 2019, ForeSite Flow is a full-range, non-nuclear multiphase flowmeter paired with Weatherford ForeSite intelligence…

Industrial Control Systems, Cyber Security and Hygiene

Oct 30, 2019

SamSam, Shamoon, Stuxnet and Triton are just some of the popular viruses that have been targeted at Industrial Control Systems (ICS). They have caused a lot of damage. Triton’s purpose was causing loss of life; now, that is serious. In the IT security environment…

Wood Wins Commissioning Work from Apache

Oct 25, 2019

Services firm Wood said it has been awarded a contract with Apache to provide commissioning services to the Beryl Alpha, Beryl Bravo, and Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta platforms located in the UK North Sea.Apache will leverage Wood’s…

Predictive Maintenance

Oct 25, 2019

Asset managers leveraging advanced sensor technologies, vast pools of stored and processed data, and real-time analytics are able to foresee—and prevent—costly component failures.A recent report from Lloyd’s Register points out that predictive…

Advanced Tools Tap Digital Knowledge

Oct 23, 2019

Innovative search techniques optimize digital information access for decision-makingSenior management makes strategic decisions based on reliable information that is assembled by support staff. In the aftermath of the big crew change, the makeup…

Doubling Down on Digital

Oct 23, 2019

Companies successful in reducing their capex and opex costs in the real world often do so by taking advantage of the digital world.There’s a reason terms like big data, digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the digital…

New App Aims to Improve Project Performance

Oct 18, 2019

An Aberdeen-based company has created a lessons learned management system that captures critical project data and helps inform the future performance of complex oil and gas developments globally.Prism Energy, which provides project and risk management applications and consultancy…

The Drilling Evolution

Oct 14, 2019

Following a few years of low oil prices and a drop in rig utilization rates, drillers remain focused on ways to improve operational efficiency and safety.Many of the improvements to rigs are evolutionary, such as automation, remote control and sensing…

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This issue of Offshore Engineer is dedicated to Big Data and Digitalization

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