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Rockwell Automation announces new WAP

Jul 07, 2014

Rockwell Automation announced the launch of the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge, designed to make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise.Unlike typical…

Automation's growth curve

Jun 17, 2014

When a feature published in 2008 speculated that “offshore platforms could soon be run by robots alone, with human beings staying on land,” a commenter in an online discussion group at dismissed the idea: “I think our ET’s and mechanics will have a job for quite some time…

Big data buzz grows louder

Jun 16, 2014

Just spin it the right way, and digital technol- ogy-working with standardized infrastructure, sprinkled with new age seismic sensors, analytics and algorithms - produces Big Data which transforms workflows, improves collaboration and enhances production and profit…

Automating assets

Jun 16, 2014

Statoil’s Valemon oil field is located 160km west of the Norwegian coast and is one of the international energy company’s largest development projects. The site contains recoverable reserves of 26 billion cu. m of gas and five million cu…

Moving forward from automation awareness

Jun 16, 2014

Awareness is a very big word circulating around the industry these days. Awareness about automation. Things like Big Data. More awareness about safety. And a new-found enlightenment about security. With all the changes, and fears, this awareness brings…

Remote tensioner monitoring cuts downtime

Jun 06, 2014

By installing eWON VPN routers and using the Talk2M Internet-based remote access system from MAC Systems, Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, an Acteon company, is now able to securely monitor and quickly resolve issues on its heavy-duty tensioner equipment…

Safety automation reduces hazard levels

Jun 03, 2014

Deepwater Horizon response In light of the Piper Alpha disaster almost 26 years ago and the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe four years ago, there is no doubt safety systems remain a top priority on the water…

ASV's unmanned C-Worker completes DW trials in GoM

Jun 03, 2014

ASV’s C-Worker 6 successfully carried out a seabed transponder calibration in 1300m deep waters. The trials took place in the Gulf of Mexico and were conducted in rough conditions with 2.5m waves. C-Worker is an oil field services…

ABB inks $20m offshore vessel contracts

May 20, 2014

Power and automoation group ABB has won contracts worth more than US$20 million to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next-generation offshore vessels.  The first vessel, of ULSTEIN SX165 design (pictured), is being…

Testing subsea BOPs to the limit

Apr 21, 2014

Maersk Drilling's Maersk Viking drillship. image source: Maersk Drilling Third party, hardware-int-the-loop (HIL) testing has been taken beneath the waves on a subsea MUX BOP. Elaine Maslin reports…

SEG teams with Energistics on open standards

Mar 14, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the international society of applied geophysics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint development opportunities…

Real-time data collection & analysis

Mar 01, 2014

Automation in Drilling FIG 1: Typical remote communications network and components. Most of the general public is unaware that there is an automation revolution happening in the exploration and drilling segment of the Oil & Gas Industry…

Eni fires up supercomputer

Nov 27, 2013

Italian oil major Eni has fired up its new petaflop-class supercomputer at its Green Data Center in Ferrera Erbognone, northern Italy. The supercomputer will support hydrocarbon exploration activities, providing the computing capacity…

TAM International marks its 45th anniversary and the opening of its recently-built manufacturing facility

Nov 01, 2013

TAM International marked its 45th anniversary and the opening of its recently-built manufacturing facility on October 18 with a tour of the facilities in Houston, Texas. The new site was open to employees in September. TAM specializes in inflatable packers…

Offshore Safety: People power with technology

Nov 01, 2013

ABB’s Luis Duran explains how proper asset integrity management can cut down human error, reduce risk, and make the offshore oil and gas industry a safer environment in which to work. Safety and asset integrity are costs that can pay…

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