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Size matters

Jul 01, 2012

With the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season well under way, Weather Research Center's Jill Haslings discusses key learnings from the super storms of the past decade and how the Freeman/Hasling Damage Potential Scale can help the oil industry better understand the threat from the Gulf hurricanes to come…

Schlumberger

Jun 26, 2012

Schlumberger has acquired Gedco, a Calgary-based provider of integrated geophysical survey design software and services. Gedco, which becomes part of the WesternGeco business unit, developed the OMNI 3D seismic survey design and modeling system and the VISTA 2D/3D seismic data processing package.

Dolphin Geophysical

May 27, 2012

Dolphin Geophysical has purchased the entire stock of US seismic processing software specialist Open Geophysical. OGI’s newly developed software is already being used on Dolphin’s Polar Duchess for real time quality control of acquired data and in the company’s new London processing centre.

Subsea 7

May 27, 2012

Subsea 7 is considering a potential future spinoff and listing of common shares in Veripos, its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary supplying GNSS positioning solutions for the offshore oil & gas industry.

Schlumberger

Apr 28, 2012

Schlumberger has entered into an agreement with Altor Fund II to acquire SPT Group, a privately owned Norwegian software company specializing in dynamic modeling for multiphase flow and reservoir engineering applications.

Ultrasound business sense

Apr 01, 2012

Bergen companies know a thing or two about using intelligent sensors to optimize well productivity. One of the leaders in this field is ClampOn, which, as its name does more than suggest, specialises in sensors of the nonintrusive variety. Since it was founded in 1994…

Scanning at speed

Mar 03, 2012

Point cloud collection speeds of up to 30,000 points per second and a range of 150m can be achieved with Topcon Positioning Systems’ new GLS-1500 laser scanner. When the unit’s built-in 2.0 megapixel digital camera is connected to a PC and used with Topcon’s ScanMaster software…

Subsea teamwork

Mar 03, 2012

ROV and AUV software developer SeeByte and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have teamed up to develop advanced control algorithms for ROV systems. The collaboration will build on SMD’s experience with its Distributed Vehicle Control…

Frode Sedberg

Jan 10, 2012

Frode Sedberg (pictured) has joined Emerson Process Management as regional manager for its Roxar Software Solutions (RSS) division, based in Rio de Janeiro. He was with Odin Petroleum for eight years in various reservoir engineering roles.

Seeing is believing

Dec 02, 2011

Reservoir complexity and an emphasis on asset integrity have encouraged developers to refine visualization technology for oil & gas applications. OE shares details of a handful of new products that have come across our desk in recent weeks.The…

BOP risk software in the works

Dec 02, 2011

Class society Lloyd's Register is working with leading owners and operators from the oil & gas sector to improve current methods of monitoring the performance of blowout preventers. Two risk management specialists within the Lloyd's Register Group…

Scandinavia Offshore

Sep 01, 2011

Discovering Arctic EuropeResources and business conditions in Arctic Europe will be the subject of a mini-seminar during Offshore Europe organized by the cities of Aberdeen, Bodø and Kirkenes.A large new area became available when the delimitation…

Controlling the construction processes

Jul 01, 2011

In less than a year, shipyards' lack of experience in delivering automated, highly-integrated offshore topsides has dropped as a primary source of non-productive time, according to a recent report that polled operators about the causes of NPT…

Products in action - OE June 2011

Jun 08, 2011

Heavy demand--Schilling Robotics confirmed during OTC that EMAS has ordered eight of its Heavy-Duty ROVs while another offshore contractor, Global Industries, is purchasing one of the company's new Ultra-Heavy- Duty systems. EMAS plans to install the work-class HD ROVs…

Products in action - OE May 2011

May 01, 2011

Subsea welding goes deeperA decade of research at the UK's Cranfield University has confirmed that subsea welding can be successfully conducted at depths of up to 940m, more than 600m deeper than previous records and far deeper than the 180m depth limit for divers…

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