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Residency in Waiting

Oct 29, 2019

It’s long been a vision to have underwater vehicles able to support subsea operations without reliance on a surface vessel. We’re closer to this vision than ever before, but what’s new that wasn’t in place before to make this happen?Earlier…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Production 4.0

Oct 08, 2019

As the oil and gas industry increasingly automates functions, one service company has focused on changing the focus from dumb iron to the cloud.Weatherford’s vision is to take its range of production tools and technologies to the next level by bringing them together with the basics of Industry 4…

Subsea 7 Acquires 4Subsea

Oct 03, 2019

Services company Subsea 7 announced it has acquired 4Subsea, a provider of technology and services that delivers decision support to oil and gas and offshore wind operators.4Subsea will function autonomously within Subsea 7, maintaining an independent brand and management team…

LR Report Identifies Data Gaps

Oct 03, 2019

Despite the age of big data, 71% of organizations still rely on a single data source to analyze asset performance and risk management – instead of drawing information from multiple sources for a more comprehensive view, reveals a report released by Lloyd’s Register…

PTTEP, Halliburton Ink Automation Deal

Oct 01, 2019

PTTEP, a national petroleum exploration and production company in Thailand, selected Halliburton Landmark for joint development of new well design workflow to automate drilling and completion engineering processes across the well lifecycle, the US-based oilfield services company announced…

Maersk Supply Service Takes Crew Management to the Cloud

Sep 30, 2019

German software provider Hanseaticsoft said Copenhagen-based Maersk Supply Service has opted to implement its Cloud Fleet Manager ship management system for vessels and shore-bases to manage crews and handle all crew-related tasks.Kevin Bro Beier…

TechnipFMC, DNV GL Form Digital Twin Partnership

Sep 26, 2019

Oil and gas industry partners have set out to develop a methodology for qualifying the integrity of digital twin technology – said to be the industry’s first.The methodology, which is being developed by TechnipFMC and DNV GL, aims to bring a…

Monitoring, and Addressing, Crude Quality in Real-time

Sep 20, 2019

Through artificial intelligence and machine learning, oil companies can monitor production stream quality in real time to optimize the value per barrel.“The industry is now recognizing the importance of product quality,” says Paul Oates, US business development director for Validere…

An Integrated Offering

Sep 18, 2019

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture and platform. Tony Brayford explains.

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