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Teekay picks Petrotechnics' Proscient

Sep 10, 2013

Petrotechnics has been awarded a €2 million contract by Teekay Petrojarl to deploy its Proscient across its global fleet. Petrotechnics will provide work management tools to support Teekay Petrojarl’s goal of creating a standardized approach to work management across their global operations…

OE13: Looking forward to the next 50 years—risks and costs

Sep 04, 2013

“The future is about volume and value”, George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, told yesterday’s opening plenary session at SPE Offshore Europe. Osborne said government and industry have a shared interest in maximizing returns from the North Sea…

GL Group releases new data network guidelines

Jul 15, 2013

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has published new guidelines for data networks which are implemented onboard ships or offshore platforms. As the maritime industry makes greater use of automated systems data networks have become more and more complex…

ABB wins $27 million offshore automation contract

Jul 11, 2013

ABB has won an order from Statoil for the upgrade of safety and automation systems at the important Heimdal platform in the North Sea, off Norway. The agreement with Statoil was signed in the second quarter of 2013. ABB’s scope comprises…

Dutch develop dual MPT for new drillships

Jun 13, 2013

European editor Elaine Maslin went to visit Huisman’s yard in Schiedam, Netherlands, as the finishing touches were being carried out on the Noble Globetrotter II.    When offshore lifting, pipelay and drilling firm Huisman decided…

Beating an Advanced Persistent Threat

Jun 06, 2013

Oil companies consistently underestimating the hacking risks they face. Richard Sale explains how underestimating the threat can be fatal to a company’s future. Globally-interconnected digital information and communications infrastructure…

Taking On The Information Challenge

Jun 06, 2013

Optimizing operational efficiencies by making critical asset information instantly searchable whenever and wherever from multiple devices, and secure. One of the many challenges faced by the offshore industry globally is effectively managing…

Competing interests walk a tightrope

Jun 05, 2013

Off the coast of Summerland, California, they didn’t drill the first-ever offshore oil well. They hammered it. “Engineers” used a pile driver to pound a pipe 455ft into the seabed in about 30ft of water. Yield was moderate; the site shut down after several years…

Automation visionary

May 31, 2013

Dr Keith Millheim, managing director of Nautilus International, a distinguished professor who has also worked with Conoco, Amoco Production, and Anadarko Petroleum, was one of the first to see the potential in automating oil fields. Back in 2008…

New technology boosts well recovery, cuts costs

May 31, 2013

Owners and operators of offshore wells aim at improving efficiency, cutting costs, reducing failures and down time, while maximizing economic benefits. It’s no easy task under the best of circumstances. Reaching these goals requires a sophisticated…

Automation: recreating traditions

May 31, 2013

Ask industry executives what trend is top of concerns; unequivocally the answer will be the pending shortage of qualified engineers. You can talk about real-time data exchange, safety, security, Big Data, alarm management, contextualization…

Wave of the future

May 31, 2013

Automation is the ideal way to unite technology with company cultures. Through technology, workers in the offshore environment have the potential to form a myopic view on life. Produce now, don’t worry about tomorrow. It makes sense. From drilling to producing…

Kongsberg wins DSME automation contract

May 21, 2013

Kongsberg has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers deliveries to four Transocean owned new-build drill ships, with an option for Kongsberg to deliver products and services for six more drill ships…

HHI changes approach to systems and software on semi-sub newbuilding

May 20, 2013

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Fred. Olsen Energy are implementing DNV’s ISDS class notation for integrated software dependent systems on the semisub newbuilding Bollsta Dolphin. Key stakeholders discuss expectations and challenges. The…

DOE Inc announces two new autonomous/WiFi controlled USVs

May 15, 2013

DOE, Inc. (Deep Ocean Engineering) announced they have added two new vehicles to their product line, the dual hull H-1750 and the mono hull I-1650.  Both vehicles are controlled wirelessly by a dedicated WiFi link and have ranges up to 2km…

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