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Siemens, Darktrace form cyber security partnership

May 01, 2017

Darktrace, a provider of Enterprise and Industrial Immune System technology, and Siemens, a global engineering and technology provider, have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for operational technology (OT) to the oil and gas industry and electric utilities…

The robot race

May 01, 2017

A competition to develop an offshore autonomous robot has helped iron out some of the issues that will need resolving to take this technology offshore. Elaine Maslin reports. Foxiris in action…

Getting a grip on data

May 01, 2017

Most workers don’t make anything real anymore – they make data. Daniel Brown, of Common Data Access, ponders whether the oil and gas industry can figure out how to turn data into profit. Images from iStock…

2020: A Digital Odyssey?

May 01, 2017

Operators have their sights set on digital, but it’s no walk in the park, from unravelling current operating systems to accessing the computing power needed. Elaine Maslin reports. Greg Hickey…

Teaching machines to speak drilling

May 01, 2017

Maana’s Jeff Dalgliesh discusses a recent project with Chevron aimed at training a machine to understand how drillers describe problems encountered during operations. Image from iStock. Typically…

Kongsberg, Stress Engineering form offshore alliance

Apr 28, 2017

Kongsberg Maritime Inc., the North American division of Norway headquartered marine and offshore technology company Kongsberg Maritime, and Houston headquartered Stress Engineering Services have formed a strategic alliance to better serve…

Flotek, IBM in cognitive reservoir system development

Apr 25, 2017

Houston-based Flotek Industries and IBM have agreed to develop a cognitive reservoir performance system for the oil and gas industry. The new system uses IBM Watson Explorer technology to analyze Flotek’s proprietary oilfield chemistry research…

ASV Global opens mission control center

Apr 24, 2017

Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, has opened a Mission Control Center developed by ASV Global, an autonomous vessel technology developer, at its headquarters in Portchester, UK.  This new center will be the hub…

Emerson updates Roxar Tempest

Apr 03, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir management software suite - Roxar Tempest 8.0 - bringing reservoir engineers more tools to maximize the potential of their fields. The latest version features additional history-matching capabilities…

Brownfield – without the bother

Apr 01, 2017

Satnam Shoker, of Step Change Engineering, details a new automated, streamlined process, which helps save time during brownfield modification work. Scan data of cooler inlet pipework imported directly into Autodesk Recap…

Baker Hughes develops adaptive drill bit

Mar 14, 2017

Baker Hughes has released its TerrAdapt adaptive drill bit, which can deliver dramatic improvements in drilling economics by using automation to mitigate downhole dysfunctions that cause inefficient drilling and costly tool failures. With self-adjusting depth-of-cut (DOC) control elements…

McDermott expands Middle East markets

Mar 08, 2017

McDermott International plans to construct offshore production solutions in Saudi Arabia. McDermott signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco for a long-term land lease at the new maritime facility at Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia…

Starting from the (ocean) bottom

Mar 01, 2017

A seismic shift – pun intended – has been made in ocean bottom node technology. It is being made more efficient and cheaper to deploy, bringing it closer to challenging the high-end towed streamer market. Elaine Maslin reports. Miniaturization…

The lifting business

Mar 01, 2017

Audrey Leon chats with Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford to learn about the latest technologies available for artificial lift. Dedicated Schlumberger surveillance engineers monitor alarms to prevent or mitigate adverse events…

ABB inks Castberg safety, automation gig

Feb 06, 2017

ABB has signed a project specific agreement for the safety and automation system with Statoil for the Johan Castberg offshore oil field development. Statoil has issued the first call-off from the agreement covering front-end engineering and design (FEED)…

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