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BSEE: Database for offshore drilling needed

Oct 10, 2014

According to officials, the offshore drilling industry needs to develop a comprehensive public database to help improve safety and prevent spills in federal waters. “Currently individual operators are collecting a lot of the data we need to properly assess risk…

One killed in gas platform incident

Oct 10, 2014

One contractor died and two others suffered injuries 13 September while conducting maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast. From Chevron.   The contractor…

Belden: oil, gas security

Oct 10, 2014

Oil and gas continues to be a hotbed of activity when it comes to automation and that also means security is top of mind. When it comes to designing a network diagram for any kind of oil and gas environment, everyone has to understand…

Offshore platform fire forces evac

Oct 10, 2014

A fire at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska’s Cook Inlet forced four workers to evacuate and destroyed the crew’s living quarters. According to officials, no one suffered injuries and the environmental risk was minimal. Photo from Nikiski Fire Dept…

Efficiency on a daily basis

Oct 06, 2014

Technology is there for companies to use and take advantage of, but is it being used as much as it could be to gain insight into operations. Gregory Hale takes a look. With the digital oilfield…

Telecommunications of the future

Oct 03, 2014

The rapid expansion of oil and gas telecommunications systems in order to facilitate the development digital oilfields in increasingly remote locations, enhance safety, and maximize data use, was the theme of a conference on oil and gas telecommunications organized by SMi Group in London…

ABB supplies power solutions to Kraken FPSO

Oct 01, 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from Armada Kraken Pte, a subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider. ABB will provide power and automation technologies for the floating…

Oil & gas must embrace innovation

Sep 30, 2014

The importance of technological innovation in the oil and gas industry has risen over the past two years, according to a survey by Lloyd's Register Energy. Image from Lloyd's Register Lloyd's Register surveyed operators in America…

Ex-Baker Hughes director joins Cubility

Sep 26, 2014

Norway's Cubility has appointed Jose Limia as the company’s regional manager for North America. Limia’s role will be to grow sales of the MudCube technology across the North American market, with specific emphasis on offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico…

Natural Language Generation in the oil and gas industry

Sep 26, 2014

Appearing at the at the Society of Petroleum Engineers conference in Dubai in 2013, Dr. Robert Dale discusses how Natural Language Generation is being used to help operators make sense of their data; his company Arria NLG's technology could be used to help the industry…

Sembcorp buys SSP and builds new facility

Sep 10, 2014

Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine announced they invested millions of dollars in the purchase of an American company and in a new facility in Singapore. The SSP Hub is capable of integrated delivery…

Belden program to train, certify industrial network professionals

Sep 09, 2014

Belden Inc. introduces its Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network program to professionals responsible for industrial network infrastructures throughout North America. The program seeks to train, test and qualify individuals’ skills and…

Emerson offers injection control app

Sep 09, 2014

Emerson Process Management released an injection control application designed for the FloBoss 107 flow computer and ROC800-Series remote operations controller designed to accurately measure and control water or steam delivered to injection wells…

Emerson offers ease-of-use SCADA platform

Sep 09, 2014

Emerson Process Management released the OpenEnterprise v3 SCADA platform for the upstream production and distribution market.  The OpenEnterprise release offers ease-of-use and expanded device connectivity for communication protocols…

Bentley releases upgraded MOSES

Sep 05, 2014

Bentley Systems Inc. released MOSES V7.1 software for the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of offshore platforms and vessels.  MOSES’ functionality covers stability, motions, and mooring studies of offshore operations and aims to…

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