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Chevron, Chrysaor sign software contracts with Aberdeen’s Arnlea

Arnlea, an oil and gas asset management software business, has secured contracts with operators Chevron and Chrysaor.

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns of Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg production platform.

Management Controls announces change of control, increased investment

Management Controls, Inc., a contractor services management (CSM) company for heavy process industries, has announced a change of control with founder Bob Harrell retiring and passing the company reins to long-time investor George Broady and his son, entrepreneur Vincent Broady.

TGS and iLandMan integrate land and well data systems

Oil and gas software firm iLandMan is now offering nationwide well data and status information thanks to a new integration with geoscience data company TGS.

Teledyne CARIS releases new version of Bathy DataBASE

Teledyne CARIS has announced the release of Bathy DataBASE (BDB) 4.4. This new version addresses the important areas of feature generalization and automation of product generation for chart compilation, as well as the increasing emphasis on bathymetric Lidar surveys.

ION announces second 3D multi-client reimaging program offshore Mexico

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the Western Gulf of Mexico, using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data library.

URTeC speakers discuss variety of issues in first-day session

In multiple panel sessions and a topical luncheon, speakers during Day 1 of the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Austin, Texas, tackled a wide-ranging list of subjects, ranging from the viability of international shales to manpower, digital transformation, community responsibility and service/supply margins. And in some cases, the speakers did not pull their punches.

CGG donates full software suite to Heriot-Watt’s Petroleum Learning Center in Russia

CGG GeoSoftware has donated a full suite of its software technologies to the Petroleum Learning Center, a joint educational project of Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia and Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. The donation includes training licenses for each of the software solutions (HampsonRussell, Jason, PowerLog, EarthModel FT, InsightEarth and VelPro) in its product portfolio.

AFGlobal acquires Advanced Measurement Inc.

AFGlobal today announced its acquisition of Advanced Measurement Inc. (AMI), a key provider of automation, controls and data management systems. This acquisition enhances the company’s current upstream drilling, completion and production smart technology, providing better answers and efficiencies for its clients.

IEA's second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency to be held in Paris

The second IEA Global Conference on Energy Efficiency, a high-level forum for global engagement and exchange on energy efficiency, will be held in Paris on June 29, 2017.

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.