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Petrobras talks tech investments

Sep 19, 2013

Petrobras President Maria das Graças Silva Foster announced at public hearing in the Brazilian Senate that the company plans to invest R$4 billion in 2013 and R$21.2 billion between 2013-2017 in information technology and telecommunications…

Aker Solutions acquires International Design Engineering And Services

Sep 01, 2013

Aker Solutions acquired Glasgow, Scotland-based International Design Engineering And Services Ltd. (I.D.E.A.S.), an engineering company that has developed software and technology to improve the quality and accuracy of integrity and life time analysis for oil and gas assets…

NEL opens new EFC at Glascow

Aug 13, 2013

NEL has invested US $386,666 in a new erosive flow center at its Glasgow base. The facility is the first in the UK to offer the complete range of erosive flow services, including flow testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), operation and performance assessment…

The Quest for Oil goes online

Aug 01, 2013

Maersk Oil launched the web-only video game Quest for Oil early this summer with the aim of making the oil and gas industry more accessible. OE discusses the strategy behind the game with CEO Jakob Thomasen. Maersk Oil launched the video game…

Marine vehicle design wins award

Jul 31, 2013

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) won the second phase of the recent SBRI competition to develop a long endurance marine unmanned surface vehicle (LEMUSV). ASV will undertake the detailed production design, build, commissioning and sea trials of a fully operational…

Turbine flow meter

Jul 31, 2013

AW-Lake Company launched its SABRE Turbine flowmeter for the subsea market. To keep the electronics dry and in a pressure-regulated environment, the meter was designed with integral, sealed electronics, allowing more valuable real estate in the subsea electronics module canister…

Emergency severance tool honored

Jul 31, 2013

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-based provider of technology solutions and services to the oil and gas industry, won an excellence award for its success in the Technology Innovation category and was jointly named rising star at the Scottish regional judging of the PwC / HSBC Private Business Awards 2013…

Swellable packers introduced

Jul 31, 2013

TAM International Inc. established a new line of TAM FastSwell™ elastomers, adding to their extensive FREECAP® swellable packer product offering. TAM FastSwell™ provides a fast, controlled swell time at lower temperatures and high salinities…

Harsh environment lifejacket

Jul 31, 2013

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment introduced a new dual-approved thermal lifejacket with broad appeal for the offshore and commercial shipping industries operating in harsh, cold environments. The PV9720 has been tested and approved according…

Altitude measurements

Jul 31, 2013

OceanTools Ltd. completed a redesign of their MA500 Precision Altimeter. DSP electronics combined with frequency swept CHIRP technology are housed in a hard anodized aluminium housing rated to 3000m as standard. The MA500 uses a new composite…

HMPE rope technology enables deeper and safer operations

Jul 30, 2013

The offshore oil and gas industry has changed tremendously over the last several years. Moving into deeper waters has created challenges in operations that would be considered commonplace in shallow water projects. Deeper water has not only made tasks more complicated…

Monitoring is only the beginning

Jul 30, 2013

Sophisticated monitoring systems on floating production systems can provide real time information for operational support and to improve performance, but a holistic approach is needed to be fully beneficial. Louise Ledgard, head of oil and gas business development…

Using VIEC to enhance oil separation

Jul 30, 2013

Wärtsilä’s acquisition of the British-headquartered, global engineering company Hamworthy early in 2012 has added a portfolio of high technology products and systems to the Finnish power solutions company’s offering including vessel internal electrostatic coalescer (VIEC) technology…

The heave compensation conundrum

Jul 30, 2013

Active heave compensation has become a must-have for offshore lifting and landing. But is it the best solution? Heave compensation systems were introduced to the offshore market in the early 1980s to enable the safe landing and lifting of loads…

ION Geophysical opens new facility

Jul 24, 2013

ION Geophysical Corp. established a GX Technology (GXT) seismic data processing center in Perth, to serve the needs of oil & gas companies in Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The new center is staffed with experienced geoscience…

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