WorldOil Gazpromneft-Khantos establishes Upstream Control Centre using digital twin technology Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Khantos has launched an Upstream Control Centre as part of its “Digital Field” program. Deloitte, FOROIL deploy Digital Oil Recovery to increase recovery from brownfields Deloitte has announced an exclusive go-to-market collaboration with FOROIL to help upstream clients dramatically increase production and reserves from brownfields – conventional oilfields with more than seven years’ operating history – using historic production data, breakthrough mathematical modeling and high-performance computing. Quantico Energy Solutions introduces new drilling optimization solution Quantico Energy Solutions announced today the release of QOpt, a drilling optimization solution that maximizes rate of penetration (ROP) and reduces the overall cost to drill a well. MOL Norge selects AGR for well and drilling engineering Global energy services and software company AGR has been awarded a Frame Agreement with the Hungarian Operator MOL. Norbit acquires field monitoring specialists Aptomar Norwegian technology group Norbit has acquired field monitoring specialist Aptomar. Breakup of Saudi-Russian alliance would collapse crude prices, Citigroup says The Saudi- and Russia-led supply limits that have lifted crude to a 2 1/2-year high must be prolonged for an extended period or prices will collapse, said Ed Morse, global head of commodities research at Citigroup Inc. DNV GL introduces innovative approach to independent verification of oil, gas assets DNV GL has introduced remote witnessing in independent verification surveys, providing operators with more flexibility and efficiency without compromising safety. Halliburton launches new high-speed telemetry service Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business, has announced the release of JetPulse high-speed telemetry service, which provides consistent, high-data rate transmission of drilling and formation evaluation measurements. Joint-industry collaboration to boost drone, digital twin technologies in offshore sector Sembcorp Marine, DNV GL, A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop disruptive applications in additive manufacturing, drone and digital twin technologies that could revolutionize solutions for Singapore’s offshore and marine (OandM) sector and boost its global competitiveness. Statoil unveils Norway’s first platform to be remote-operated from land The opening of the Valemon control room was celebrated today at Sandsli in Bergen. Valemon will be the first platform in Statoil’s portfolio to be remote-controlled from land.