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Total launches second Plant 4.0 start-up incubator, accelerating digital technology deployment

Total is launching its second Plant 4.0 start-up incubator, joined this year by Air Liquide, AREVA, Eiffage, Solvay and VINCI Energies. This is the very first multi-corporate Plant 4.0 start-up incubator in the world. The partners’ common goal is to accelerate the deployment of digital technology in industry.

Hackers hit 75% of drillers as sketchy monitoring is blamed

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated.

3esi-Enersight acquires Energy Navigator, becomes largest provider of planning, reserves solutions

3esi-Enersight, a provider of solutions for integrated strategy, planning and reserves has announced it has acquired Energy Navigator.

Survey highlights need for digital experts as energy sector adapts to lower prices

The oil and gas industry urgently needs digital natives – but the right people may not be looking at the sector as a potential career choice. That is one of the key messages from Petroplan’s second ‘Talent Insight Index’.

Wood Group extends digital solutions collaboration with Librestream Technologies

Wood Group has signed an extension to its collaborative agreement with Canadian technology company Librestream Technologies to continue its exclusive industry partnership, providing advanced digitally-enabled solutions for oil and gas customers.

ITC Global initiates satellite communication on Brazil FPSO fleet following West Africa deployment

ITC Global, a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, announced today that it has initiated installations to deliver communications services to seven floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels located offshore Brazil for a leading oil and gas service company.

ION expands West African 2D data library with new acquisition offshore Gabon

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of Gabon (DGH).

Statoil reports more research on CO2 reduction and digitalization

Statoil’s new technology strategy intensifies the company’s research on CO2 reduction and digital solutions.

WebCreek releases virtual reality oilfield training solution

Houston-based software company WebCreek has recently launched its virtual training module for oilfield operations.

Schlumberger, Seitel partner in new 2D multi-client reimaging program onshore Mexico

Schlumberger and Seitel today announced a strategic multi-client alliance to reimage and acquire new geophysical data in key areas across onshore Mexico.

Wireless Seismic, Geokinetics and Total E&P R&D partner for next-generation land seismic acquisition

Wireless Seismic, Inc., Geokinetics Inc., and Total E&P Research & Development announced today the development of the next-generation land seismic acquisition and processing system, Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS).

GE unveils new big data tools amid software shift

GE is unveiling software for boosting its machines’ productivity and streamlining repairs, alongside deals with Danish shipping line Maersk Corp. and French energy producer Dalkia SA.

Efficiency and innovation key themes at oil & gas industry conference

How the UK oil and gas industry can continue to make significant contributions to the UK economy, was the focus of Oil & Gas UK’s fourth annual conference in Aberdeen.

Eni and the University of Bologna to collaborate on new energy paradigm

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, and the Rector of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Francesco Ubertini, in the presence of the Environment Minister, Gian Luca Galletti, yesterday signed a three-year research and development collaboration agreement in the field of energy.

EMGS reports pre-funding for multi-client acquisition in Norway

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announces that the Company has entered into pre-funding agreements related to 3D CSEM data surveys in the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea using the conventional technology and the new Deep Blue source.

Honeywell invests in cyber security innovation center in Asia-Pacific

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will establish a new industrial cyber security center of excellence (COE) for Asia-Pacific in Singapore

CGG delivers final data from Encontrado project over Perdido fold belt

CGG announced today that the final products from its Encontrado multi-client reprocessing project across the Gulf of Mexico’s prolific Perdido fold belt have been delivered on schedule to the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) and the industry.

Gazprom Neft to develop digital technologies in conjunction with Skoltech

Gazprom Neft has entered into a Cooperation Agreement with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the document having been signed by Vadim Yakovlev, first deputy CEO, Gazprom Neft, and Skoltech Rector Alexander Kuleshov, at the new laboratory at the Institute’s Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery.

Beyond Limits secures investment of $20 million from BP Ventures

Beyond Limits, an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, today announced it has secured $20 million in Series B funding from BP Ventures, the corporate investment arm of global energy business, BP.

Halliburton awards multi-million-dollar software grant to King Fahd University

Landmark, a Halliburton business line, today announced a multi-million-dollar educational software grant to King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), a leading public university in Saudi Arabia.