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Self-drilling Oil Wells to Beat Self-driving Cars to Market, SLB VP Says

May 06, 2024

A top executive of Schlumberger NV (SLB), the world's largest energy services firm, on Monday predicted autonomous drilling of oil and gas wells will beat autonomous driving cars to market and create new efficiencies for oil producers.Autonomous drilling is ripe for adoption by many of the world's oil majors, Abdelah Merad, an SLB executive vice president, said at the Offshore Technology Conference…

Liza Unity is First FPSO to Earn ABS REMOTE-CON Notation

May 07, 2024

The ABS-classed Liza Unity has received the first REMOTE-CON notation for an floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) from ABS. The notation demonstrates the vessel’s alignment with remote-control functions and signifies that the design…

Valaris Jack-up Using AI for Man Overboard Detection

May 07, 2024

A Valaris jack-up drilling rig is using an AI-enabled intelligent detection and tracking solution to provide automated person overboard detection and alerts, marking the first time the cutting-edge technology has been deployed in the offshore oil and gas sector…

ABS Approves Autonomous Technologies for Offshore Platforms

May 06, 2024

Classification society ABS on Monday announced it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to two critical autonomous functions on a proposed offshore platform in the latest phase of its collaboration with HD Hyundai Group.The artificial intelligence…

ADNOC Says AI Added $500 Million of Extra Value in 2023

Mar 05, 2024

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) use of artificial intelligence generated $500 million of additional value last year, it said on Tuesday.The state oil giant said it had already integrated more than 30 AI tools across processes from field operations to corporate decision-making…

HAUV Featuring Adaptive Autonomy Deployed at Nordsee One

Sep 27, 2022

Trials of the state-of-the-art A.IKANBILIS hovering autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV) conducted by Nordsee One GmbH and supported by manufacturer BeeX Pte Ltd and European partner Subsea Europe Services GmbH at the Nordsee One wind farm in…

Nauticus Robotics Announces Contract with Shell

Aug 04, 2022

Houston-area marine technology company Nauticus Robotics said it has reached a deal with oil major Shell to advance to the qualification phase for a more efficient means of acquiring subsea integrity data utilizing Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut robotic platforms…

Solstad, DeepOcean and Østensjø Launch Remote Ops Venture

Jun 15, 2022

A group of companies working in the offshore energy industry are teaming up in an effort to fast-track the journey toward remotely managed services, including onshore remote operations centers and unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Solstad Offshore…

ARV-i: New Subsea Resident Vehicle Set to Launch

Oct 08, 2021

In October, a new class of underwater observation vehicle, the ARV-i, will be launched at Ocean Business 21. New Zealand-based Boxfish Research and Norwegian partner Transmark Subsea developed the autonomous underwater resident vehicle in a joint venture…

Using Smart Data for a More Sustainable Offshore Industry

Jun 04, 2021

To thrive in the long term, the offshore industry must turn its attention to extracting—and making the most of—another key resource: data. This will help companies stay afloat in an increasingly challenging economic context and enable them to play their part in the energy transition…

Reygar Launches Autopilot System for USVs

May 27, 2021

Maritime monitoring and control systems provider Reygar has launched an integrated autopilot and mission planning system for unmanned survey vessels (USVs). The system, called V-PILOT, uses an embedded vessel controller and a shore-side user interface to connect to existing GPS…

Schlumberger, NOV Working to Speed Up Adoption of Automated Drilling Solutions

May 11, 2021

Schlumberger and NOV, giant oilfield services and equipment companies, announced a partnership on Monday to help oil and gas producers and drilling contractors implement automated drilling technologies faster. Customers will be able to use Schlumberger…

ABS Discusses the Value of Digital Twins in the Offshore Sector

Dec 16, 2020

While it's barely news anymore that the offshore oil and gas industry has been hit hard by the effects of the global pandemic and a huge drop in oil price, there are some positives to be drawn as well, such as the increasing adoption of digital technologies…

Digitalization: Trust - The Keystone for Digital Transformation

Oct 29, 2020

The slowdown of the world economy and plummeting energy consumption have eclipsed most other industry news. Oil exporting countries are coming to terms with limiting production to sustain reasonable prices, and operators are looking for ways to improve efficiency…

Siemens to Give Shareholders 55% of Energy Business Spin-off

May 26, 2020

Siemens will give 55% of its power business to shareholders when it spins it off in September, the German engineering group said on Tuesday, the latest stage in its shift away from a sprawling conglomerate.The trains to industrial software maker…

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