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Robots Could Replace Thousands of Oil & Gas Jobs, Cut Drilling Costs

Mar 30, 2021

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs globally and reduce drilling labor costs by several billion dollars by 2030, if there is an industry push for such a transition, Rystad Energy has found.'Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us, operators will have to continue exploring new avenues for cost reductions to be better equipped to withstand future market declines…

Interview: Cloud Solution Promises to Drive Down CUI Maintenance Costs in O&G Industry

Mar 04, 2021

SAP SE and DNV GL - as of today known just as DNV - have recently announced a collaboration aimed at delivering a new industry cloud solution designed to tackle corrosion under insulation, a major problem facing the integrity of oil and gas plants…

DIGITALIZATION: ROCS Helps Aker BP Move "Tons of Equipment" off the Rig

Mar 01, 2021

Optime’s subsea system, Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) has completed a successful subsea operation for Aker BP, the company reports. The ROCS is designed to eliminate the umbilical during well completions, and it was deployed during…

Plugging the Hole

Mar 01, 2021

Sitting at 49% of the total cost of decommissioning, wells plugging and abandonment (P&A) has long been high on the hit-list on the decommissioning cost reduction agenda. It’s a task that has no returns on the cost to do it, and activity is increasing…

Geothermal Energy: A New Life for Old Offshore Oil Wells?

Feb 28, 2021

Old offshore oil wells could be turned into geothermal energy producers under a plan by a new consortium. The group, The Aquarius North Sea Geothermal Consortium, is “actively” working with North Sea operators to see if old wells could be used to generate geothermal energy for existing platforms…

Baker Hughes, C3 AI to Provide Petronas with AI Solutions

Feb 19, 2021

Baker Hughes and C3 AI on Friday announced an artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration with the Malaysian oil and gas firm Petronas.Under the agreement, the two companies will deploy their joint BakerHughesC3.ai (BHC3) technology across Petronas' strategic digital transformation programs…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

Cummins QSK95s: Big Electric Power for Conversion of Ariake to FPSO

Feb 10, 2021

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels are essential tools in the search for oil  in deeper waters, further from shore-based facilities. Typically, the large FPSO is stationary with a number of wells feeding oil into its holds…

Green(er) Rigs: NOV, Kongsberg, COSL Team Up to Cut Offshore Drilling Emissions, Cost

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling has partnered up with maritime tech provider Kongsberg Maritime, and drilling equipment firm NOV, to cut greenhouse emissions and lower the cost of its offshore drilling operations.COSL’s project, called ‘Energy Control’…

Strohm to Deliver TCP Jumpers for Deepwater Project in Malaysia

Feb 02, 2021

Strohm, a company that manufactures Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), has secured a contract to deliver two gas lift jumpers for an offshore project in deepwater Sabah, Malaysia.'This is the second time the firm’s technology has become a permanent application in the region…

New Water Dissolvable Frac Ball Tooling Launched

Jan 13, 2021

Victory Elements says its newly launched water dissolvable ceramic materials for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells are designed to provide performance and cost advantages compared to conventional practices including faster completion times…

Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ AUV

Jan 12, 2021

Dive Technologies of Quincy, Mass., selected a suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program.Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies’ rapid development…

Subsea Technology: Remote Power, On Demand

Jan 06, 2021

Taking the power to where you want it is another option – perhaps not for compression or pumping system, but potentially for monitoring, inspection, and even intervention systems, such as resident robotics concepts.It’s an idea some have been looking at…

Digitalization: The Digital Oilfield is Arriving Sooner than We Think

Dec 31, 2020

The Coronavirus and a surge of available connectivity means take up of new E&P technologies is stronger than ever, writes Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink.The oilfield of the future is a concept that was emerging before the Coronavirus…

Baker Hughes Flexible Pipe: Reinventing the Familiar for Subsea Production

Dec 28, 2020

In 2017, the Brazil National Petroleum Agency (ANP) issued a failure mode alert: stress corrosion cracking (SCC-CO2) triggered by the presence of CO2 in high-pressure pre-salt conditions had been identified as the cause of broken tensile armor wires on a certain flexible pipe installation…

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