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Kongsberg Maritime launches K-Sim Navigation

Nov 11, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime unveiled its latest generation ship's bridge simulator, K-Sim Navigation, which meets the requirements of the most demanding navigation training for merchant, offshore and naval vessels. Designed for the future of advanced and integrated simulation training…

Knowledge management – are we ready for change?

Nov 11, 2014

The future “digital oilfield” must be more than just a trendy buzz word, says Tim Marting, or we risk losing “lessons learned” in out-of-reach pockets of data. Major investment in new extraction technologies is made constantly to help…

BP introduces new EOR technology

Nov 10, 2014

BP has added to its portfolio of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies with a robotic coreflooding system. 'It will give us ten times increase in capacity to test out new EOR techniques on core samples,' Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive…

Emerson gets in on Shah Deniz project

Nov 05, 2014

BP awarded Emerson Process Management a US$40 million contract to be the main automation contractor for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development project in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. Upon the terms of the agreement, Emerson will…

Addressing the challenges of obsolescence

Nov 04, 2014

Obsolescence is not a new issue for the offshore energy industry, however, it remains an insidious creeping plague, which hides in the wake of new and changing technologies to take everyone by surprise around 10 years into the system life cycle…

Faster than real time

Nov 01, 2014

Gregory Hale explains why real-time data transfer doesn’t always cut it in the offshore oil and gas environment. Real-time information is not enough anymore. When a compressor was showing signs of possible overload, a team of engineers watching the data noticed some subtle…

EMC Launches QuickSkid

Oct 20, 2014

Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) introduces QuickSkid Solution to enable faster, more reliable and flexible communications for the oil and gas industry. Image of QuickSkid. From EMC.   Rig owners…

Kongsberg wins Petronas software contract

Oct 17, 2014

Malaysia’s Petronas Carigali awarded Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS a US$2.2 million contract for drilling operations software and services. The software, SiteCom, is a real-time drilling operations software. The four-year contract has a one-year extension option…

Emerson launches reliability management consulting service

Oct 15, 2014

Emerson Process Management created a new global reliability management consulting practice to provide guidance on managing maintenance costs. The company says the catalyst for the new service was the 5-7% of unplanned downtime losses due…

Belden: Dragonfly malware not targeting energy industry

Oct 15, 2014

Belden Inc. released new research that shows the recently revealed Dragonfly (Havex) malware is likely targeting the pharmaceutical sector, not the energy sector as previously believed. Belden says until now, advanced cyber-attacks against…

Improving solar-cell efficiency

Oct 10, 2014

Solar power generation gained some more strength using devices made with polymers. This solar cell consists of a new polymer, called PID2, which was developed in the laboratory of Luping Yu. From Andrew Nelles…

Hydrogen generator goes nano

Oct 10, 2014

A small scale “hydrogen generator” uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element. The research also unveiled a previously unknown property of graphene where the two-dimensional chain of carbon atoms not only gives and receives electrons…

Oil, gas training goes 3D

Oct 10, 2014

Oil and gas companies are now able to enhance worker training and demonstrate technical concepts and techniques via stronger 3D animation and imagery. FuelFX's Oliver Diaz.   Part creative content provider and part technologist…

Refinery records mean safety first

Oct 10, 2014

Refinery safety remains paramount as production continues its upward swing as equipment and people end up pressed to increase a facility’s capabilities. It is no secret with new technologies for fracking and drilling that are giving a…

Yokogawa: Racing, automation unite

Oct 10, 2014

Other than the idea of keeping operators safe, Formula One racing has quite a bit in common with the manufacturing automation industry. As an automaker first focused on Formula One and now on other industries like energy, health and wellness…

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