WorldOil QandA with Jason Roe, CEO Avitas, a Baker Hughes venture In this interview, Jason sheds a little light on Avitas, how it operates as the first venture for Baker Hughes and as a technology accelerator. Pass the remote: bringing Equinor’s offshore roles in to land Automation and a timely tender have enabled the redistribution of tasks carried out offshore and onshore on Equinor’s Askepott rig, paving the way for decreased costs of oil production, improved working conditions for employees and the icing on the frosty cake — savings in CO₂ emissions. Additive manufacturing: the beautiful disruptor Parts and processes that once took months or years now take days or weeks, they can be customized without additional costs and there are previously unimaginable innovations. That’s just a hint of how additive is transforming industries. TechnipFMC, DNV GL partner to benchmark digital twin methodologies The methodology aims to bring a level playing field to the sector’s varying technical definitions of, and expectations towards digital twins. It will set a benchmark for oil and gas operators, supply chain partners and regulators to establish trust in digital twin-generated data for performance and safety decision-making in projects and operations. DNV GL seeks to close gap between risk analysis and “digital twins” DNV GL proposes the “Probabilistic Digital Twin” (PDT) to close the gap between digital twins – used increasingly by operators to manage the performance of their assets – and risk analysis still largely conducted manually before assets enter service. Halliburton Landmark introduces DecisionSpace 365 cloud applications at annual innovation forum Halliburton released ten new DecisionSpace 365 EandP cloud-native applications that leverage advances in digital technology to help operators reduce exploration risk, improve reservoir characterization and boost drilling efficiency. Schlumberger deploys its DELFI cognitive EandP environment for Woodside Energy Woodside will leverage this secure cloud-based software environment to increase consistency, reduce study cycle time and foster innovation in its subsurface characterization and development activities. Weatherford automated connection integrity system reaches deployment milestone Weatherford’s Vero automated connection integrity system, which applies artificial intelligence to validate well integrity and minimize safety risks, has completed 15,000 tubular connections in 50 operations worldwide since its market debut. Saipem Sonsub begins final tests on industry’s first underwater intervention drone Saipem Sonsub has launched its Hydrone-R underwater intervention drone to start endurance and qualification tests prior to its commercialization by year’s end. BHGE, announce JV to deliver AI solutions across the oil and gas industry Baker Hughes, a GE company and today announced a joint venture agreement that brings together BHGE’s fullstream oil and gas expertise with’s unique AI software suite to deliver digital transformation technologies that will drive new levels of productivity for the oil and gas industry.