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21st century visioneers

Feb 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin examines how virtual reality goggles and augmented reality offshore platforms are quickly becoming part of the 21st century oil and gas industry. Simulation solutions. Photo from Aker Solutions…

Drilling into data

Feb 01, 2017

Imagine a library where the books are written in a language so old, few alive can speak it; and the pages crumble to dust when turned. In data terms, this is the state of the UK oil industry’s 50+ years of exploration archives. Elaine Maslin reports on one project aiming to fix it…

Teledyne releases Klein side-scan/bathymetry module

Jan 23, 2017

Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of the Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has released a side scan/bathymetry module that incorporates US-based Klein Marine Systems’ UUV-3500 high-resolution side scan sonar with optional bathymetry sonar…

HMC chooses Emerson VRC for Sleipnir

Jan 05, 2017

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for a semisubmersible offshore crane vessel, SSCV Sleipnir, currently under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore…

AGR, Netscenario form digitalization pact

Dec 15, 2016

AGR Software and Norway-based Netscenario have joined forces to bring digital and automation expertise to companies across the oil and gas industry. Image from AGR. The partnership…

Emerson releases Roxar RMS 10

Dec 08, 2016

Emerson Automation Solutions has released Roxar RMS 10, the latest version of its reservoir characterization and modeling software. Through a host of new features and greater workflow integration to support the Big Loop solution, RMS 10 provides improvements to the seismic to simulation workflow…

Schneider Electric, Landmark team up for E&P workflow

Dec 06, 2016

Automation specialist Schneider Electric announced a collaborative project with Landmark, a Halliburton business line, which aims to provide total transparency to (exploration and production) E&P decision makers—from oil field to board room—with a real-time…

Wireless wells 

Dec 01, 2016

For the first time, wireless technology has been used downhole on a subsea well. John Sheehan speaks with FMC Technologies to learn more. Communicating beneath the waves.  Images from FMC Technologies…

mltech develops survey tech

Nov 22, 2016

mltech, pipework set-up and measurement software developer, has developed automet Lite, a pipe spool fabrication inspection system, which can be used without specialist training. Used in conjunction with Leica iCON survey instruments…

Eyes in the sky: Using aerial drones to power offshore operations

Nov 21, 2016

Drones can enhance the safety and efficiency of offshore oil and gas operations – but they require a strong, secure communications network to do so. Josh Parker of Rajant Corp. explains. Image…

Sonomatic develops ICT for internal caisson inspection

Nov 10, 2016

Sonomatic, a provider of automated ultrasonic inspection services, has developed a tool for the internal inspection of caissons. The integrity of caissons is critical to safe and efficient operation of offshore structures. As offshore facilities age…

Emerson, IPRES agree to collaborate

Nov 01, 2016

Emerson Automation Solutions and IPRES (Integrated Petroleum Resource and Economic Service), a Norwegian provider of advanced software tools and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, have agreed to collaborate.  Under the terms of the agreement…

Unmanned offshore vessel takes shape

Nov 01, 2016

UK firm Automated Ships and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the world’s first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations. In January 2017, Automated Ships will contract the Hrönn…

Batteries not included

Nov 01, 2016

The drill floor robot is no longer a vision, it’s a reality and it’s going to start operations offshore Norway next year. Elaine Maslin reports. The world’s first drill floor robot installed at the Ullrigg Drilling and Well Centre…

NAVTOR upgrades GC Rieber fleet

Oct 31, 2016

GC Rieber, a specialist ship owner, operator and manager, has signed a fleet-wide agreement with NAVTOR for a total vessel navigation solution, spanning both paper and digital deliveries. NAVTOR, a provider of e-navigation technology and services…

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