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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…

TechX Program Launched for a Third Year

Oct 23, 2019

The Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC) has officially launched the third year of its accelerator program, TechX, with the announcement of new industry partner, Equinor.The TechX Pioneer Program – a unique technology accelerator and incubator…

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…

GE Powers World’s Largest Crane Vessel

Oct 23, 2019

In September, Heerema Marine Contractors’ semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir completed its first project, installing the topsides for the Leviathan development in the Mediterranean, a world record lift.At 220 meters long and 102 meters wide…

Total, Equinor Developing Offshore Robots

Oct 23, 2019

Industry partners working to develop robots for use on offshore oil and gas platforms say they will advance the technology toward real world testing.The OGRIP (Offshore Ground Robotics Industrial Pilot) robot, designed to be used primarily as a surveillance vehicle…

Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

Oct 23, 2019

Aker Solutions aims to adjust its portfolio of products and technologies to include more renewable energy and low-carbon technologies over the next decade, Norway's largest oilfield services firm said on Wednesday.While oil and gas will remain its biggest market…

Helix Introduces Q7000 Well Intervention Vessel

Oct 22, 2019

Helix Energy Solutions Group has introduced its newly built semisubmersible well intervention vessel, the Q7000.The Q7000 can perform through-riser well intervention and decommissioning operations in water depths ranging from 85 meters to 3…

Trendsetter Wins Talos Connectors Deal

Oct 22, 2019

Houston-based services company Trendsetter Engineering said it has been awarded a contract to supply TC7 Clamp Connection Systems and ancillary equipment for Talos Energy on the Bulleit development located in the Gulf of Mexico’s Green Canyon 21 block…

Fugro Enters the South Korean Offshore Wind

Oct 22, 2019

Fugro said on Tuesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) in a move that opens up the South Korean offshore wind farm market.The agreement with UST21 will facilitate collaboration on marine projects in South Korean waters…

ORCA Hub Readies Drones for Offshore Energy

Oct 22, 2019

A consortium of five universities, including Heriot-Watt University, working with 35 industrial and innovation partners, has unveiled the latest results from its research collaboration.The largest academic center in the world for research into robotics technology for offshore energy infrastructure…

A New Slant on Decommissioning

Oct 21, 2019

Shallow gas reservoirs drilled into at a 60-degree angle from the surface in the 1980s have posed a unique decommissioning challenge – resulting in a new design modular plug and abandonment (P&A) unit.When it comes to decommissioning, many operators…

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…

Automated Well Control System Tested

Oct 17, 2019

An Automated Well Control system has been field trialed on a land rig in Aberdeen, a world first, according to the technology's developer Safe Influx.With funding support from Oil and Gas Technology Center (OGTC), the “drilling module” was implemented…

An Unusual Abandonment

Oct 16, 2019

The North Sea oil and gas industry’s 50-plus year heritage now means that history is being revisited as facilities – including subsea wells – installed decades ago are decommissioned.One is the first early production system tieback, which included…

Finding New P&A Alternatives

Oct 16, 2019

The P&A scope is large and the challenges diverse. It’s also an activity that’s increasing. In 2017, for the first time, more wells were abandoned in the UK North Sea (approximately 160) than new wells were drilled (less than 100), as fields reach the end of their productive lives…

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