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Siemens and Saipem to collaborate on subsea control system technology

Saipem and Siemens have signed a Joint Development Agreement aimed at qualifying and promoting an open standard subsea control systems for Saipem’s Subsea Bus architecture based on Siemens Subsea DigiGrid.

Halliburton introduces new real-time coiled tubing services

Halliburton has introduced SPECTRUM FUSION service, the newest offering in the SPECTRUM family of real-time coiled tubing services.

Bristow forms new search and rescue consortium for Gulf of Mexico

Bristow U.S. LLC today announced that it has been awarded a contract with Shell Offshore, Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), for medevac and search and rescue (SAR) services in the Gulf of Mexic

Smart Driller Indicator wins CIPPE 2017 Gold Award

For CIPPE 2017 Gold Award, the review committee consists of Chinese academy of sciences and Chinese academy of engineering academicians, and authoritative experts from CNPC, Sinopec and CNOOC. With strict evaluation for innovative products and technologies from well-known drilling companies, the committee has selected the Smart Driller Indicator (SDI), developed by Strategy and Planning Institute from CNPC DR, as the final winner, due to its unique innovation and superior drilling performance in the intelligent drilling field.

Vryhof launches offshore engineering unit

Vryhof and its business unit Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) have launched a new engineering unit to support the company’s offshore oil & gas, renewables and aquaculture operations across the globe.

GustoMSC introduces new self-propelled cantilever jackup

The NG-5500X-LD is the latest design in GustoMSC’s successful series of self-propelled jackup designs, the NG series. Based on the proven and seasoned NG-2500X and NG-1800X designs, the NG-5500X-LD is a solution for light drilling and well intervention in a large number of mature fields in the Southern North Sea, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

ABB Customer World: Under the hood of xStream, ABB’s process control engineering methodology

ABB’s xStream engineering methodology is so named because it enables project teams to perform multiple (“x”) tasks simultaneously in parallel work “streams.” Representative of this concept is the Ethernet I/O Wizard in the company’s flagship control system 800xA.

ABB Customer World: Standards, tools and clouds: speeding up engineering workflows

Moving automation off the critical path of project execution requires agility as well as speed. Configurable single channel input/output (I/O) systems and fully digital instrument communications have advanced both causes.

ABB Customer World: ABB unveils new line of level transmitters

Magnetostrictive technology is one of the most accurate liquid level transmitter technologies in the world today. ABB has supplied industry-leading level instrumentation for years, and is now introducing a new range of magnetostrictive level transmitters, the LMT Series.

ABB Customer World: A quantum leap in leak detection

When it comes to transporting natural gas (methane), pipelines offer the safest option. But preserving safety means constant vigilance for the pipeline operator, and a reliance on detection systems to pinpoint leaks.

ABB Customer World: Preparing for the digital revolution

Collaboration and connectivity is key within the digital revolution, ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said during the welcome keynote address Tuesday morning at ABB Customer World in Houston.

ABB Customer World: How many ways can you use laser level detection?

This year at ABB Customer World, one of the many new products being introduced is the LLT100, a new laser level transmitter from the company’s Measurement and Analytics business. It’s specifically made for industrial applications and harsh environments.

ABB Customer World: AssetInsight drives smarter maintenance

Condition-based maintenance is something all oil and gas operations seem to be chasing these days, and for good reason. Performing maintenance only when it is needed is common sense, but in a low oil price environment it becomes an essential tool in managing cost.

ABB Customer World: Eliminating I/O surprises with flexible single-channel system

The process industries’ newest production assets have never been larger or more complicated. But with increased scale and complexity has come a growing inability to predictably deliver capital projects on schedule and within budget. Key contributors to this growing risk are late design changes that tend to cascade throughout a project, causing delays and budget overruns.

ABB Customer World: ABB unveils digital solutions portfolio, ABB Ability™

ABB commercially launched ABB Ability™ at ABB Customer World 2017 in Houston this week, introducing customers to the new digital solutions portfolio that combines cutting-edge technologies to deliver impressive solutions and services that aid in solving a variety of potential complications faced in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure.

ABB Customer World: Intelligent projects model is the future of oil and gas project execution

Oil and gas projects have been conducted the same way for decades. According to an EY report, 64% of projects face cost overruns and over 70% are reporting a schedule delay. This has inevitably led to the pursuit of rethinking the way oil and gas companies conduct projects. This idea was the main topic of Tuesday’s plenary session “Innovation in project execution is causing the chemical, oil and gas industry to think differently” at ABB Customer World 2017.

READ signs multi-country cased hole logging services and analysis agreement with Shell

READ Cased Hole (READ) has been awarded a multi-country award in the UK, Ireland and Norway, to provide all cased hole logging services and analysis within scope of supply for Shell’s operations in these regions.

Baker Hughes launches new automated TerrAdapt drill bit

Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of its TerrAdapt adaptive drill bit, which uses automation to mitigate downhole dysfunctions that cause inefficient drilling and tool failures.

DynaEnergetics expands DynaStage factory-assembled, well perforating systems

DynaEnergetics has introduced two new product dimensions to its line of DynaStage factory-assembled well perforating systems, which are now available in 3 3/8-in. and 2 3/4-in. diameters, in addition to the original 3 1/8-in. model.

ABB Customer World: Catch a glimpse of the future at the Innovation Lab

Research and development is the lifeblood of ABB. Every year, the company devotes more than a billion dollars to the function, which includes our seven global Corporate Research Centers (CRCs) as well as R&D activities within business units.